David Byrne, Hugh Masekela and Grizzly Bear Among Artists To Celebrate A Month of Paul Simon
The Brooklyn Academy of Music has announced that it will host an April series, ‘Love in Hard Times: The Music of Paul Simon.’ The event will consist of three separate programs running over multiple nights. ‘Love in Hard Times’ will open on April 1-6 with a concert performance of The Capeman, the 1998 Broadway show Simon created with Nobel Laureate in Literature, Derek Walcott. Simon will perform along with Claudette Sierra, Obie Bermudez, Ray de la Paz and Little Anthony and the Imperials. Then on April 9-13 Simon will return to the music of Graceland and The Rhythm of the Saints for ‘Under African Skies.’ Here Simon will be joined by Hugh Masekela, David Byrne, Cyro Baptista and many members of his Graceland band. Finally, ‘American Tunes’ (April 23-27) is billed as ‘a revisit to the quiet railway stations, urban sounds, and immigrant dreams covering a wide range of songs throughout Paul Simon’s brilliant career.’ Artists scheduled to appear include Olu Dara, Grizzly Bear, and The Roches. Ticket information is available at the BAM website.