Music Haven 2016 lineup

DakhaBrakha music group

"Adventurous Ukrainian ‘folkdrone Björkpunk’ quartet" DakhaBrakha will be there in August.

Here's the lineup for this summer's Music Haven concert series in Schenectady's Central Park, which is now in its 27th season. The Sunday evening series starts up July 10.

One of the things that sets Music Haven apart from the other summer series is that it tends to focus on world, jazz, and roots music. And this year is no different.

Shows start at 7 pm. Rain site is Proctors.

Blurbage via Music Haven.

July 10­­: Pape Diouf et La Génération Consciente
With: Umoja African Dance & Drumming
"Pape Diouf is considered the torchbearer of Mbalax, a pulsating fusion of Western pop and sabar, the traditional drumming and dance music of Senegal and the Gambia."

July 17: Jerry Douglas presents The Earls of Leicester
With: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys
"Bluegrass just doesn't get any better than this monster all-star line-up, led by legendary dobro master Jerry Douglas in tribute to genre pioneers Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs."

July 24: Gary Nuñez y Plena Libre
With: Jose Conde Unplugged
"Puerto Rico's foremost purveyors of plena and bomba employ a riot of hand drums, hard-hitting horns and rich vocal harmonies to define where folklore meets the dance floor."

July 31: Monty Alexander-Harlem Kingston Trio
With: Alfred St. John's Trinidad & Tobago Steelband
"For five decades, this legendary pianist has infused jazz and pop with the music of his native Jamaica, performing with stars as diverse as Frank Sinatra, Dizzy Gillespie, Bobby McFerrin and Sly & Robbie."

August 7: DakhaBrakha
With: Tavche Gravche
"The ethereal and entrancing vocal roots music of Eastern Europe is brilliantly airlifted into the 21st century by this adventurous Ukrainian 'folkdrone Björkpunk' quartet."

August 14: Dervish
With: Matt & Shannon Heaton
"Rooted in County Sligo's tradition, but always pushing the boundaries of modern Irish music, the critically-hailed Dervish plays with remarkable skill, verve and invention."

Earlier on AOA:
+ Troy Rockin' on the River 2016
+ Alive at Five 2016 lineup

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