5/23 Red Baraat

Saturday, May 23, 8PM
Not for the passive or the faint of heart, Red Baraat and their high-energy fusion of Indian bhangra and funky New Orleans brass will kick start our 40th season celebration on Saturday, May 23rd, at 8PM. Last at the West Kortright Centre in 2011, the group melds the infectious rhythms of traditional North Indian music with funk, go-go, hip-hop, Latin, and jazz. Their second album, Shruggy Ji, debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Music charts and propelled the band on a two-year world tour that included performances at Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, and the Monterey Jazz Festival, along with clubs, theatres, and arts centers. Along the way, they sold out rooms as diverse as the Luxembourg Philharmonic and the Bowery Ballroom, and performed at the request of The White House, Peter Gabriel, TED, and the Olympic Games.

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Tickets for this concert are:
$25, ($28 day of); $21 WKC Member ($24) and $11 under 19.
For more information, call (607) 278-5454, or visit http://westkc.org/event/red-baraat/

Celebrating the Arts & Life in the Catskills!

This is our 40th Year of Celebrating the Arts & Life in the Catskills!

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The West Kortright Centre is a thriving arts & community center in a bucolic farm valley that has been celebrating the arts and life in the northern Catskills since 1975.

• Outstanding Performances
• Shakespeare in the Valley
• Compelling Workshops
• Stellar Gallery Exhibits
• Annual Gala Dance
• Landscape & Garden Tour
• Glorious Wedding Spot

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Legendary Performers Past & Present

The Centre, known for presenting fine programming in an acoustically warm and intimate auditorium, has enticed hundreds of musicians, actors, writers and other performers from as far away as Ireland, Italy, Zaire, Ukraine, Jamaica, Angola, Palestine, Uganda, Cuba, Haiti, Peru, Zimbabwe, Mali, Sweden, Morocco, Israel, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Argentina, and Brazil.

Artists presented at The West Kortright Centre include composers John Cage, Meredith Monk, Peter Schickele, and Virgil Thompson; poets Allen Ginsberg, Sekou Sundiata, and Hayden Carruth; [Read More…]