Brooklyn Folk & Folk Artists Series
In Spring 2018, the Brooklyn Public Library, in collaboration with the Brooklyn Arts Council and documentary professionals, presented the Brooklyn Folk Arts & Artists Series—performances by 20 folk and traditional artists, with an emphasis on art forms in need of preservation. The Brooklyn Folk Arts & Artists Series spotlights Brooklyn's immigrant communities historically underrepresented by cultural institutions.
Steve Bhola of the Steve Massive Rhythm Band performs and discusses the multidimensional rhythms that make up J'Ovuert Rhythm band's with Ray Allen, professor of music at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center.
Simon Shaheen and Hanna Mirhige perform Near Eastern Traditional Music at the Bay Ridge Public Library as part of the 1989 Brooklyn Folk Arts and Artists Series.
Simon Shaheen discusses the Oud and performs the Rahbani Brothers song "La Enta Habibi" with Hanna Mirhige on darbuka and tambourine.
Marvarid Uzbek Dance group performs Traditional Uzbek Khorezm style dance performed at Brighton Beach Library