A true reggae legend, Jamaican-born singer Mykal Rose came to fame as the leader of the seminal band Black Uhuru, whose album Anthem won the first-ever Grammy Award for reggae music and helped to catalyze the roots movement worldwide. His distinctive vocals inspired the “Waterhouse” style, and his solo work—filled with bravely topical lyrics and influences from far beyond reggae’s borders—continues to define the genre.
This free outdoor summer concert series features an eclectic roster of legendary trailblazers and emerging musical visionaries of R&B and world music. Past performers have included Maceo Parker, Los Lobos, Jimmy Cliff, The Wailers, Odetta, Salif Keita, Amadou and Mariam, and The Spinners. These lunchtime performances are held at MetroTech Commons, home to NYU-Poly's Brooklyn campus.