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Live at the Gantries: AJOYO

July 11, 7 pm.

Experience the perfect combination of FREE live music and stunning waterfront views this summer at the 12-acre oasis that is Gantry Plaza State Park! Introducing Live at the Gantries, a series of free outdoor performances featuring a diverse range of local talents that celebrate the unique cultures and communities of Queens.

AJOYO is a joyful ceremony of unrelenting groove and virtuosic improvisation spearheaded by Sarah Elizabeth Charles, Yacine Boulares, and Jesse Fischer. Their singular sound blends African traditions, jazz, and soul. It is a celebration of life, love and justice through music: music for the heart, the mind and the body, the kind that is soulful, sophisticated and that makes people want to dance. Their self-titled debut album was celebrated for its vibrant eclecticism and social conscience, paving the way for War Chant winning Best Global Music EP at the 2020 IMA.