NY Gypsy Festival presents Gypsy Boat Party w/ Sway Machinery
Part of the 5th Anniversary celebrations of the NY Gypsy Festival
All Aboard for the Gypsy Boat Party!! A New York Gypsy Festival first: a true gypsy boat party with Sway Machinery and DJ Pepe. The Sway Machinery is an all-star collective of innovative musicians led by guitarist Jeremiah Lockwood of Balkan Beat Box. The Sway Machinery's line-up includes Brian Chase of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs on drums, touring member of Arcade Fire, Colin Stetson on bass saxophone, and Stuart Bogie and Jordan Mclean of Antibalas on tenor saxophone and trumpet respectively. For those who have seen The Sway Machinery in action, little explanation is needed. The band's combination of rhythmic power and potent folklore takes no prisoners. The Sway Machinery's sound stems from Lockwood's rich musical relationships with his grandfather Cantor Jacob Konigsberg, and with his mentor Carolina Slim, the renowned blues player who guided Lockwood's musical development. Konigsberg, one of the last great exponents of Cantorial singing, led Lockwood into an understanding and love of the soulful and ancient heritage of Synagogue music. Lockwood's deeply personal relationship to these two musical traditions helped him to forge a unique musical language of his own. Plus global gypsy beats by DJ Pepe.
Meet us at 9pm on the dock at Pier 17, South Street, Seaport. Boat leaves at 9:30pm for three hours of sailing around Manhattan.
The Clipper City Tallship
Pier 17, South Street Seaport
New York, NY 10028
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|