Rhythm Exchange

Summer & Fall 2022

Gather on the Green for a musical melting pot featuring Indian classical dance, traditional Hawaiian dance, jazz, gospel, bachata, hip hop, a New Orleans-style parade and Day of the Dead celebration—and more! Food truck vendors, lawn games and seating will be available during the duration of these events. In partnership with the Proprietors of the New Haven Green. With additional support from the New Haven Town Green District.

Indian Classical Dance, Hula & Storytelling, Jazz & NeoSoul

with Rania Das, Tiare Kahana, Clifford Schloss and Avery Collins

Experimental Soul and Jazz

with Myles Tripp and William Parker

Funk Band and Drum

with Velez & His Band and The Lost Tribe

Bachata Dance and Musical Storytelling

with Baila con Gusto CT's Jason Ramos & Amanda Duvall and Alexis Robbins & Friends

Hip Hop Honors

with Tang Sauce, Alyssa Hughes, Marshun Art & DJ Dooley-O

New Orleans Second Line Bands

with musicians from the Yale University Bands and New Haven Public Schools (Curated by Thomas Duffy, Director of Bands at Yale)

This performance will shake the Green with the best New Orleans rhythms by the bands from Yale University, the Cooperative High School for the Arts, and the Wolfpack Drumline from Amistad High School. Curated by Thomas Duffy, the renowned Director of Bands at Yale. Bring your Mardi Gras beads!!!

Day of the Dead

with Unidad Latina en Acción (ULA)

Unidad Latina en Acción (ULA) will celebrate the Hispanic culture by the performing of Mariachi musicians from the group Mariachi Nuevo Son; and the “Culturas del Pasado, Voces del Presente” (Cultures of the Past, Voices of the Present), a group of elder women from Tlaxcala, Mexico, who will share their Mexican and indigenous traditions.