March 10, 2017 by admin
I am so so pleased that this came together the way it did, and I hope to see all of you there!
The The New York Immigration Coalition aims to achieve a fairer and more just society that values the contributions of immigrants and extends opportunity to all. The NYIC promotes immigrants’ full civic participation, fosters their leadership, and provides a unified voice and a vehicle for collective action for New York’s diverse immigrant communities. The services provided by the NYIC are particularly crucial in the wake of the recent presidential executive actions, and they have been working overtime to help the people affected.
The lineup for the concert reflects the diversity of the city itself, and includes artists from a wide array of genres: folk music in Spanish and Japanese (Elena Moon Park and Friends), original music that fuses Eastern European folk and Western classical traditions (Ljova), new pieces for solo cello by some of today’s most exciting composers (Ashley Bathgate), acoustic arrangements of original (and largely uncategorizable) songs by singer/electronic producer Glasser, genre-defying music by indie band/percussion trio Tigue, and feminist afrobeat (Underground System).