NJPAC announces Sounds of the City lineup: Kindred the Family Soul, Kurtis Blow, Bilal etc.

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Kindred the Family Soul (featuring Aja Graydon and Fatin Dantzler) performs in NJPAC’s Sounds of the City series, Aug. 17.

NJPAC’s annual Horizon Sounds of the City series of free outdoor concerts returns this summer with artists including the neo-soul duo Kindred the Family Soul, the pioneering New Jersey rap group The Sugarhill Gang, salsa duo Edgar Joel and Anthony Colón, and others.

As has been the Sounds of the City tradition, shows will take place Thursday nights from 6 to 9 p.m. on Chambers Plaza in front of NJPAC’s main entrance. Food and drinks will be available from food trucks and NJPAC’s restaurant, NICO Kitchen + Bar.

Here is a schedule. The July 20 and Aug. 10 shows also will feature performances by alumni, faculty and current students of NJPAC’s Hip Hop Arts & Culture program.

July 13: Felix Hernandez’s Rhythm Revue Dance Party
July 20: The Sugarhill Gang, DJ Wallah
July 27: “Newark Salutes Its Own” featuring local artists
Aug. 3: Edgar Joel & Anthony Colón
Aug. 10: Kurtis Blow
Aug. 17: Kindred the Family Soul
Aug. 24: Bilal

For information, visit njpac.org/series/horizon-foundation-sounds-of-the-city.

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