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Berry Lane Park Concert Series: Paul Beaubrun

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

The City of Jersey City, Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Jersey City Municipal Council and the Office of Cultural Affairs are excited to welcome back the Berry Lane Park concert series.

Part of the larger Summer in the City series, the Berry Lane Park series takes place in Berry Lane Park during the months of July and August. The Office of Cultural Affairs, in conjunction with the Friends of Berry Lane Park have curated this series to enrich the park with live music throughout the summer.

Today’s performance: Paul Beaubrun (Haitian Roots, Blues)

About the Band:

A SCION OF HAITIAN MUSICAL ROYALTY, PAUL HAS SPENT HIS LIFE LIVING TO THE BEAT. SON OF THE GRAMMY NOMINATED BAND BOUKMAN EKSPERYANS, HIS EARLIEST MEMORIES ARE OF RHYTHM AND SOUND. MOVING TO NEW YORK AS A YOUTH HE WAS INSPIRED BY HIS HERITAGE TO BEGIN CRAFTING A SOUND ALL HIS OWN. CONSTANTLY AWARE OF HIS ROOTS, THE STRUGGLE OF AN IMMIGRANT AND THE DRIVE OF NEW YORK LIFE, PAUL BEGAN TO CREATE A PATH WHERE MUSIC, ACTIVISM AND HISTORY MEET.

A UNIQUE AND TRANSFIXING SOUND HE CALLS ‘ROOTS/BLUES’, PAUL WEAVES HIS IMPECCABLE GUITAR SKILLS, RICH, VOCALS, MUSICAL INGENUITY AND CULTURAL HISTORY TOGETHER; ALL WHILE PERFORMING A SMOOTH MELANGE OF BOTH ENGLISH, FRENCH AND CREOLE (THE NATIVE TONGUE OF HIS HAITIAN ROOTS).

PAUL HAS PLAYED ALONGSIDE SOME OF THE WORLD’S BEST ARTISTS INCLUDING MS. LAURYN HILL, MAXWELL, ARCADE FIRE, JACKSON BROWNE, MICHAEL BRUN, EMMANUEL JAI, AND BOB WEIR.  WORLDWIDE PERFORMANCES INCLUDE VENUES SUCH AS THE BEACON THEATER AND RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL IN NYC, MASSEY HALL IN TORONTO, THE RYMAN THEATRE IN NASHVILLE, THE HOUSE OF BLUES IN CHICAGO,THE MONTREAL JAZZ FESTIVAL, FESTIVAL INTERNATIONALE NUITS D’AFRIQUE IN MONTREAL, LE TRIANON IN PARIS, THE PALEO FESTIVAL IN SWITZERLAND, NO SIESTA FIESTA IN NORWAY.  THESE CONTINUED ACCOMPLISHMENTS MAKE HIM ONE OF THE FEW ARTISTS COMING OUT OF HAITI TO GARNER WORLDWIDE SUCCESS.

PAUL HAS JOINED FORCES WITH ARTISTS FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE, AND BECOME AN INTEGRAL PART OF THEIR ORGANIZATION.   HE IS CURRENTLY WORKING IN COLLABORATION WITH JACKSON BROWNE, AND SEVERAL OTHER ARTISTS INCLUDING JON RUSSELL (THE HEAD AND THE HEART), JONATHAN WILSON, HABIB KOITE, JENNY LEWIS AND RAUL RODRIGUEZ ON AN UPCOMING ALBUM FOR APJ.  HE ALSO CONTINUES TO BE AN ACTIVE MEMBER AND PERFORM AT THEIR MANY EVENTS IN THE USA AND CANADA. THIS ALLOWS PAUL TO DO WHAT HE LOVES; PLAY MUSIC WHILE ALSO FURTHERING AWARENESS OF HAITIAN ART, CULTURE AND PROMOTING THE INCREDIBLE TALENT OF HAITI’S YOUTH.

PAUL’S ALBUM TITLED ‘VILNERAB’, RELEASED IN 2015, SOARED DIRECTLY TO #1 ON ITUNES IN THE WORLD MUSIC CATEGORY, RECEIVING RAVE REVIEWS. IN 2016, HE WAS NOMINATED FOR A DORA AWARD BY THE TORONTO ALLIANCE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS FOR OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN/COMPOSITION IN THE PRODUCTION OF ESPWA/ESPOIR.   PAUL’S MOST RECENT ALBUM, “AYIBOBO”, RELEASE IN MAY OF 2018 ON ROPEADOPE RECORDS, SEES PAUL’S FURTHER EVOLUTION OF SOUND INTO ROCK/ROOTS/BLUES MUSIC.

 

This event is free and open to the public. For weather updates and cancellations, be sure to follow along with us at jerseycityculture.org, check the Office of Cultural Affairs Facebook page, or call the Office of Cultural Affairs at (201) 547-6921.

Driving Directions:

  1. The park is located between Garfield Avenue and Woodard Street – the park can be accessed from Berry Lane
    • Hudson-Bergen Light Rail to Garfield Avenue Station
    • NJ Transit Bus No. 6 to Garfield Avenue

Details

Date:
August 8
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

Berry Lane Park
1000 Garfield Ave
Jersey CIty, NJ 07304 United States
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Website:
http://berrylanepark.org/