If you’re one of those people who has only heard of the Thievery Corporation from the Garden State soundtrack then shame on you, because, put simply, Thievery Corporation is world music at its finest. This DC-based group is one of the most eclectic artist and DJ collectives around, spanning a wide variety of genres, including dub, acid jazz, reggae, Indian classical and bossa nova. The group’s members also speak a crazy number of languages; besides the requisite English, we’ve got Hindi, Persian, Romanian, Portuguese and Italian in the mix. They’ve released a steady stream of albums since their 1995 birth, their latest album Saudade embracing the collective’s bossa nova roots.
Fri., Aug. 15, 6 p.m., 2014
Hudson River Park at W 55th St
New York, NY 10019
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