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Peekskill concert to spotlight ‘ties that unite’


A concert at the Paramount in Peekskill Saturday night aims to bring different cultural groups together in response to the brutal beating of an Ecuadorian immigrant in May.

The lineup is designed to “get Peekskill to know Peekskill,” said songwriter and producer Alfredo Dueñas. “We have these ties that unite us, and we can grow from there,” he said.

The performers include: singer Mary Mancini; Ecuadoran musical ensemble Inti Andino; the Children’s Theater Company of Peekskill; Peekskill’s own youth band Backlash; Los Rufianes, a Peekskill Guatemalan community-based ranchero band; the Westchester Band, an Ecuadorian brass band; a program of African and Afro-Caribbean drumming and dance with master drummer Maxwell Kofi Donkor and friends with  Nydia and Sergio Rodriguez; and poetry / spoken word by Nancy Ewing, Ibrahim Saddiq (P-O-E-T) and Hip Hop recording artist Noodle; and tap dance by actor, songwriter and dancer Marcus Franklin.

Details on the “One Peeskill, One World” event are on this ArtsWestchester page.

This entry was posted on Thursday, October 14th, 2010 at 4:50 pm by Leah Rae. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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