Hip-Hop Legend RZA Kicks Off Lincoln Center’s Free Three-Week Festival

Lincoln Center puts on a wide-ranging festival every year for three weeks in late July and August, and this year’s fest will start with a unique performance.

RZA, famed founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan, will kick off this year’s Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival on Tuesday July 24 with “an epic audiovisual film experience.” RZA wrote a new score to accompany the 1978 martial arts film “The 36th Chamber of Shaolin”, and will perform it at a live screening of the film in Damrosch Park (62nd Street) starting at 7:30 p.m.

The festival will host a very wide range of performances, from Latin music to pop to percussion to kids’ performances. Well-known performers like Carly Rae Jepsen (Call Me Maybe) and Mavis Staples will be there, as will performers with more experimental styles.

The festival runs from July 24 to August 11, and is very much worth checking out!

See the whole calendar here.

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