Breathing Pavilion: A Weekly Music Series | Baba Don Babatunde
About the series:
Featuring wind and percussion jazz musicians in meditative sets, solo artists interact with Ekene Ijeoma’s immersive art installation, Breathing Pavilion. Designed to promote interconnectedness and self-reflection, Breathing Pavilion offers a safe and peaceful sanctuary at a time when many have experienced hardship or loss.
Featured artist: Baba Don Babatunde | Percussion
For decades, in-demand percussionist Baba Don Babatunde has performed with many major American dance companies in the world’s greatest performing-arts venues. His vast and varied recording career includes the jazz idiom, rhythm and blues, and most African-derived percussion styles, and he is a featured member of the esteemed Last Poets. He has long been acknowledged as one of New York City’s master teachers of African Drumming and the rhythms of the Diaspora in the Americas, having been on faculty at the Harlem School Of the Arts for over 25 years, teaching students from four years of age to adults.
3/23: Kalia Vandever, Trombone
3/30: Melanie Charles, Flute
4/6: Joel Ross, Vibraphone
4/13: Baba Don Babatunde, Percussion
4/20: Neil Clarke, Percussion
4/27: Lakecia Benjamin, Saxophone
5/4: Participatory Drum Circle led by Mr. Fitz of the Brooklyn Music School - all are welcome to join!
5/8: Keyon Harrold, Trumpet
Breathing Pavilion is open from 12-8pm daily for meditation. Sign up for your slot here.
Presented by Downtown Brooklyn Partnership in collaboration with Van Alen Institute and Jazz Foundation of America, with support from Two Trees Management Co.
- DBP is adhering to city and state guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Safety is of the utmost importance at all of our events. If you are feeling sick, please do not attend. Please follow all protocols on site, maintain a minimum of 6 feet from others, and wear a mask at all times.
Thank you! Your compliance will help keep our events safe for all to enjoy.