Lincoln Center Festival Highlights

Lincoln Center Festival 2008

Extraordinary performance-artist Laurie Anderson returns to the Festival this season with her most sophisticated production to date, Homeland, a “concert poem” driven by the political urgency of contemporary American culture.

Another highlight is a concert featuring an eclectic group of artists from around the world “” including Afel Bocoum, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Kokanko Sata, Candi Staton, Lobi Traore, and Simone White “” all of whom have recorded for Honest Jon’s, the record label founded by former Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn, who will perform as well. The Festival also welcomes the return of the charismatic Goran Bregovic and his Wedding & Funeral Band, who had the audience dancing in the aisles in 2006 with their brass-powered Balkan folk arrangements.

Laurie Anderson: Homeland
July 22 – July 26
Rose Theater

Damon Albarn & The Honest Jon’s Revue
July 12
Avery Fisher Hall

Goran Bregovic: Wedding and Funeral Band
July 8 – July 9
Avery Fisher Hall

Check out the full Lincoln Center Festival calendar here.