Upper Jay Art Center / Recovery Lounge Event Information:
Dance Party with DJ David Sommerstein
7:30pm start. Admission by donation at door NPR radio host David Sommerstein will provide dance music from around the globe.
The Beat Authority with David Sommerstein is a Friday show (Friday at 3:06 pm to be exact.) It's a kick into the weekend, a bounce for your afternoon, a swing for your end-of-the-week step. A fresh, eclectic choice of dance music from all over the world. You may hear cumbia or bluegrass or afrobeat or jazz, but it'll keep your head a-noddin' and your spirits up. Join in the groove and enjoy.
Host David Sommerstein says:
Ever since I got a Fisher Price record player for Chanukkah when I was four, I've been a musical sponge. My favorite stuff is music that ventures across genres, and music that makes you dance.
Globalization has been a mixed bag, but it's sure invigorated the world of music. Salsa from Israel, flamenco from east L.A., Algerian rai from Paris, hip-hop from Senegal, reggae from Morocco–artists are borrowing at will, threading the sounds they hear on TV and radio into their own traditions.