Jersey City Theater Center presents World Music: Unity Festival

originally published: 2024-10-07

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) — Join us Jersey City Theater Center on Sunday, July 21, 2024 for an unforgettable evening at the Jersey City World Music: Unity Festival, where the vibrant rhythms and melodies of Indonesia, Cuba, the Philippines and the United States come to life. This multicultural celebration combines the different sounds and rich traditions of these four nations, offering a unique opportunity to experience the world through music. The event starts at 17:00.

This event is proudly produced with contributions from HealthierJC and the Jersey City Arts and Culture Trust Fund.

“In these times of uncertainty, Jersey City Theater Center unites artists and people worldwide through the universal language of art to promote peace,” said Olga Levina, executive producer. “Join us and experience limitless global sounds and unity.”

Tickets are available for purchase online. The Jersey City Theater Center is located at 165 Newark Avenue in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Indonesia: Be enchanted by the intricate gamelan orchestras, the soulful sounds of angklung and the dynamic dances that reflect the country’s rich cultural tapestry. Back by popular demand, featured artist RDP & THE SYNDICATE is an Indonesian music group that mixes traditional Malaysian music with disco-style electronic music, creating a hybrid composition that bridges Eastern and Western musical traditions.

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Cuba: Feel the contagious energy of Cuban Salsa, the soft rhythms of son and the passionate beats of Afro-Cuban music that will take you straight to the heart of Havana. “Sabor – A Celebration of Latin Music & Dance” is an enchanting performance that doubles as a cultural journey, immersing the audience in the pulsating rhythms, lively dance movements and rich heritage of Latin America and the Caribbean. The performance is a collaboration between Giselle Bella’s and that Los Hermanos Garcia Band.

Giselle, along with the band leader, Justin Garcia, who are both first generation Cuban Americans, focused heavily on Cuban Salsa, Son and Cha Cha Cha. This music and style strongly influenced both their development as artists and as people. But the Latin experience covers many genres regardless of the specific country or culture. Come early to learn salsa steps with Giselle and Sabor de Cuba, showcasing the rich musical heritage of Cuba and the United States.

Philippines: Immerse yourself in the harmonious blend of indigenous, Spanish and modern influences, with performances ranging from traditional folk songs to contemporary. Angel Framethe sultry versatile Fil-Am diva of the tri-state, will captivate you with her dynamic performances.

USA: Discover the diverse musical landscape of America, from the soulful tunes of blues and jazz to the energetic beats of hip-hop and rock, showcasing the nation’s melting pot of cultures.

Whether you’re a music lover or just looking for a night of fun and cultural discovery, Jersey City World Music can: Unity Festival promises to be a joyful celebration of global unity and artistic expression. Come and experience the world, one patch at a time.

Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) arts organization committed to inspiring conversation about important issues of our time through the arts. Co-founded by Executive Producer Olga Levina, an immigrant from Belarus, Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) produces and presents universal yet locally relevant works, emphasizing social justice and human rights. Since 2006, JCTC has provided a platform for all artistic voices to be heard in Jersey City, with the goal of starting a meaningful cross-cultural dialogue that helps build greater understanding, mutual respect and better communities in New Jersey.

Programming made possible by many supporters, including the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development, Hudson County, the City of Jersey City, and the Cultural Office.

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