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Performance: “Native Sounds Downtown with Irka Mateo” (NMAI-Heye, NY)

August 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Heye Center’s annual outdoor summer concert showcase “Native Sounds Downtown” will take place Thursday, Aug. 2, 5–6 p.m. outside of the museum, featuring Taíno Dominican singer-songwriter and folk-music researcher Irka Mateo. Mateo’s work is considered one of the precursors of the Dominican alternative music movement and an essential reference to new generations of musicians. Her work is inspired by popular music and Indigenous/Afro/European Dominican folkloric rhythms. Mateo previously hosted a Taíno music program for children at the Heye Center.

In conjunction with the exhibition “Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean,” at NMAI-Gustav Heye, New York (open through October 2019)


National Museum of the American Indian-NY
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