PHARAOHS DAUGHTER at Summer On the Hudson


Summer On the Hudson, one of New York City s largest free summer festivals,
continues its eighth season with a summer of unique contemporary music events at
Riverside Park South. Summer On The Hudson is an Annual Arts and Cultural Festival
in Riverside Park South Presented by The New York City Department Of Parks &

Contact Information for all events: Telephone 311, or (212) 408-0219, or visit, or

Music Events:

Date: Sundays, July 13 to August 24
Event: Acoustic Sundays
Time: 7:00pm 9:00pm
Location: Pier I, Riverside Park South, Manhattan.
Description: Enjoy spectacular sunsets over the Hudson as you listen to some of New
York s best jazz, R&B, and world music. Sponsored by Riverside South Properties.

July 27 Pharaohs Daughter
Aug 3 Howard Fishman

July 27: Pharaohs Daughter

Blending a psychedelic sensibility and a pan-Mediterranean sensuality, Basya
leads her band, Pharaohs Daughter, through swirling Hasidic chants,
Mizrachi and Sephardi folk-rock, and spiritual stylings filtered through percussion,
flute, strings and electronica. Their sound has been cultivated by Basyas Hasidic
music background and a series of trips to the Middle East, Africa, Israel, Egypt,
Central Africa, Turkey, Kurdistan and Greece. She began retuning her guitar to sound
like a cross between an Arabic oud and a Turkish saz, with harmonic minor melodies,
and odd time signatures.

Daphna Mor on recorders, zurna and melodic
Violinist Meg Okura
Bassist Shanir Blumenkranz
Rock and Middle Eastern drummer Yuval Lion
Jazz and world pianist Jason Lindner
Cellist Noah Hoffeld

Aug 3: Howard Fishman s Biting Fish Brass Band

The Biting Fish Brass Band plays a classic Nola repertoire of spirituals, blues,
gospel and funk. Tunes like “Liza Jane,” “Bye and Bye,” “Just a Closer Look” and
“Tipitina” are mixed in with a few select originals and tasty surprises, all played
in the second-line style and all suitable for ridiculous dancing.

Howard Fishman, composer, guitarist and bandleader, has come to be recognized as one
of today’s most agile interpreters of the American songbook. Whether he is
performing his own compositions or drawing on a seemingly endless repertoire of
American popular music, it is all filtered through a sensibility and aesthetic
entirely his own.