Music Haven will lanch its 30th anniversary season at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 7, in Central Park with a night of Indian pop music featuring Neeraj Arya’s Kabir Cafe and special guests Crossroads: Jay Gandhi & Yacouba Sissoko.
The performance by originally scheduled season opener Raghu Dixit has been cancelled due to visa issues.
“We wanted to start this special season with a trip to India and we are staying the course,” said Music Haven Founder/Producing Artistic Director Mona Golub. “Arya’s music is vibrant and inspiring, as it takes Indian tradition for a contemporary spin.”
Founded by social activist Neeraj Arya, Kabir Cafe has pioneered Kabir Rock, which blends the vibrancy of folk music from the Indian region of Malwa and the discipline of Carnatic (or Indian classical) music with the gritty energy of rock and dance vibes of reggae and pop.
Music Haven performances are free to the public. A variety of food and beverages will be available for purchase at all shows. The rain site for the concert is Proctors.