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Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City: Felix Hernandez




Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City
July 11-August 29

Enjoy eight exciting free concerts and discover for yourself why NJPAC is the place to meet and mingle on Thursday evenings in the summertime.

Coming off its most popular summer ever in 2012, with between 4,000 and 6,000 attendees each Thursday night, Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City, NJPAC’s free, outdoor concert series, returns to the Arts Center’s Theater Square. A magnetic community event, Sounds of the City showcases some of the hottest artists in reggae, funk, Latin music, world music, hip-hop, soul and pop.

The party gets under way Thursday evenings from 5 to 7:30, now through August 29.

The return of the popular Rhythm Revue Dance Party with Felix Hernandez leads off Newark's favorite music festival on July 11. Grammy®-winning, local hip-hop royalty Naughty By Nature headlines on July 18. (Last season, group leader Treach whipped the crowd into a frenzy during his cameo appearance with Big Daddy Kane.) Composer, keyboardist and founding member of the quintessential funk collective Parliament Funkadelic, New Jersey native Bernie Worrell brings his orchestra to Newark (July 25) for a night of rock, funk and jazz fusion.

On August 1, percussionist and vocal pop star Sheila E., a former member of Prince’s band, will perform a solo set of songs from her CD The Glamorous Life in addition to other hits. Grammy- winning reggae star Shaggy, known for “Bombastic,” “It Wasn’t Me” and “O Carolina,” brings some island spice to Theater Square on August 8 with songs from his hot-selling string of albums.

Widely considered the standard bearer of contemporary Latin music, the 13-member Spanish Harlem Orchestra returns to Newark on August 15 with its classical New York salsa. The Ohio Players, one of the busiest touring bands in the business, will have concert-goers grooving on August 22 to their 1970s street funk and underground R&B smashes, including No. 1 hits “Love Rollercoaster” and “Fire.”

Rounding out the summer series on August 29 will be Cameroonian singer, composer, bass player and bandleader Richard Bona with Mandekan Cubano.

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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is the sole member of The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. Both are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.