Queens Botanical To Host Festival
The Queens Botanical Garden will hold a press conference to announce an outdoor performance it will host on September 15 at 2 p.m. Titled “The Gift of Wisdom”, the concert is part of the 25- event, 12-day Locating the Sacred Festival organized by the Asian American Arts Alliance. Master artists from the New York Foundation for the Arts Folk Artist Development Program will present the sacred traditions that have been passed on to them through lineage and legacy. Performances will include a devotional Odissi dance (classical dance form of India) by Mala Desai, a Hindustani classical composition on sitar by Ikhlaq Hussain, powerful songs of praise for elders on the kora (African harp-lute) by Alhaji Papa Susso, and a seasonal improvisation on the kayagum (Korean zither) by Yoon Soon Park. The Gift of Wisdom is the final event this season in QBG’s Music in the Garden performance series, which is made possible by generous support from Astoria Federal Savings. For more information about this and other festival events, please visit www.locatingthesacred.org.