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HONK! Festival

When

Date: 10/10/2014 to 10/12/2014



Where
Various locations, Cambridge and Somerville Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
http://honkfest.org


Good for: Family


Price: FREE


Description:
A festival of activist street bands featuring several days of performances, processions and lantern ... Read More >>

A festival of activist street bands featuring several days of performances, processions and lantern parades.


Across the country and around the world, a new type of street band is emerging. Acoustic and mobile, borrowing repertoire and inspiration from a diverse set of folk music traditions – New Orleans second line brass bands, European Klezmer, Balkan and Romani music, Brazilian Afro Bloc and Frevo traditions, as well as the passion and spirit of Mardi Gras and Carnival– these “honkers” all share a commitment to several core principles. Metaphorically speaking, they honk their horns for the same reasons motorists honk theirs: to arouse fellow travelers, to warn of danger, to celebrate milestones, and to just plain have fun.

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