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Breathing Pavilion:
A Weekly Music Series
Neil Clarke

Breathing Pavilion, Ekene Ijeoma (2021). Photo: Kris Graves

Featuring wind and percussion jazz musicians in meditative sets, solo artists interact with Ekene Ijeoma’s immersive art installation Breathing Pavilion. Designed to promote interconnectedness and self-reflection, Breathing Pavilion offers a safe and peaceful sanctuary at a time when many have experienced hardship or loss.

Featured artist: Neil Clarke | Percussion

Master percussionist Neil Clarke, born and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, has been involved with traditional African drumming and percussive arts for more than half a century. Best known for his many years playing in Randy Weston’s African Rhythms group, he has also had long musical relationships with other important artists, including Harry Belafonte, Dianne Reeves, Miriam Makeba and Onaje Allan Gumbs, while making significant contributions as a bandleader and educator.

Please adhere to city and state guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Safety is of the utmost importance at all of our events. If you are feeling sick, please do not attend. Please follow all protocols on site, maintain a minimum of 6 feet from others, and wear a mask at all times.

Breathing Pavilion is co-produced by Van Alen Institute and Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, with support from Two Trees Management Co.