The Scooches “Lift You Up” with Garden Players & You

08 Jan 2023 Forest Hills, NY (USA)


Time : 3-4pm and 5-6pm
Venue : The Community House
Address : 15 Borage Place
State : NY
Zip : 11375
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A Collaborative Concert

New York City’s The Scooches invite you to sing along, participate in a group video creation, and experience music infused with elements of Gullah-Geechee culture with global folk traditions, New Orleans influences, and music from the 1920s.

Garden Players Kids sing songs from We Are Monsters and join the Scooches on: Stop This Climate and Change and Let’s Grow Our Roots Deep and True.

“This band is a melting pot of many different cultures, genres, instruments, and sounds,” says Russo. “My dream is that people of all races and origins live, play, and share all our different world musics and cultures together as one united race, without fear.” The result—in The Scooches’ last album Get Us Out Of Fearland (#2 on the International Folk DJ Charts) —is a revival of what makes us all come alive.

The musicians, from New York, Suriname, and everywhere in between, have played with Wynton Marsalis, Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Max Roach, Paul Simon, Cecil Taylor, and Reggie Workman. They’ve performed on Good Morning America and at Club Passim, the Kansas City Folk Festival, and venues around the world.

Featuring Betina Hershey, Nick Russo, Miles Griffith, Harvey Wirht, R$shC$sh, with Melinda Faylor on piano and more special guests.

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