Concert to feature all-women Brazilian drumline group FogoAzul NYC, among other New York City female musicians


WHO: Barnard College, the nation’s most selective women’s college, and Summer on the Hudson, sponsored by the Riverside Parks Conservancy and NYC Parks, present the artist lineup for “Make Some Noise: A Celebration of Women & Music,” featuring women musicians who are current students or recent graduates of New York City colleges and universities.

Annette Aguilar String Beans, percussion and strings band creating Latin Brazilian jazz, classical, and world music (Lehman College)

Bacchantae, Barnard’s all-women a cappella group (Barnard College)

Castle Black, rock trio with hard-hitting jams, representing the School of Visual Arts NYC

FogoAzul NYC, 10-piece percussion band, NYC’s only all-women Brazilian drumline (Hunter College)

Juliet K, alt-folk singer-songwriter backed by strings and drums (The New School)

Yingjia (Lemon) Guo and Katherine Whatley (Japanese Koto + vocals), pop-folk-classical representation of East Asian music (Columbia University and Barnard College)

Zoe Allyn, soulful pop singer-songwriter (Barnard College)


WHAT:Make Some Noise: A Celebration of Women & Music” is a free concert in Riverside Park, part of the Summer on the Hudson series, celebrating young women working to make their mark in one of the most vibrant music scenes in the world. The evening’s lineup spans a wide range of musical genres from a cappella to rock to Brazilian percussion and more.

WHEN: Sat., May 13, 5-9 p.m.

WHERE: Riverside Park, Crabapple Grove North (Enter Riverside Park at W. 91st or W. 95th St., Manhattan)

WHY: Free concerts are part of what makes New York City great during the spring and summer months; “Make Some Noise” celebrates the diversity of women musicians and interests and our New York City communities.

HOW: Selected through a city-wide audition process held at Barnard College, the lineup represents and celebrates the power of women in New York City’s music scene.

Beth Kwon