The MoMA Nights 2013 music series includes indie acts selected by MoMA’s PopRally committee, and concerts related to the exhibitions Soundings: A Contemporary Score and American Modern: Hopper to O’Keeffe.
Set begins at 6:30 p.m. Regular Museum admission applies. In the event of rain, the Sculpture Garden will close, and music will take place in Theater 1 or Theater 2. Please note: Sculpture Garden and indoor seating are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
The 2011 series takes an international focus, featuring adventurous musical performers from Africa, South America, China, Indonesia, and beyond. The musicians build on specific national and popular musical traditions—uniting them in inventive hybrid styles, bringing new instruments into standard ensembles, and enlivening the music with distinctive personal approaches.
The series is the fourth organized in collaboration with Olivier Conan, programmer and co-owner of Barbès performance space.
In the event of rain, the Sculpture Garden will close, and music will take place indoors. Please Note: Sculpture Garden and indoor seating are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tonight’s Music Performance
Macha Asenjo, lead vocals; Sebastian Cabezas, trumpet; Juan Gronemeyer, percussion; Michael Magliocchetti, guitar and vocals; Tio Rodi, percussion; Camilo Salinas, keyboards; Luis Tabilo, trombone; Tuto Vargas, bass
Started ten years ago as an offshoot of punk-ska band La Floripondio, Chico Trujillo has become an emblematic band of present-day Chile. The music is rooted in the cumbia music of the pre-Pinochet days and incorporates many aspects of Chile’s popular culture over the years. The musicians mesh bits and pieces of their country’s fragmented past with the global influence of alternative culture, merging it under the pan-Latin banner of cumbia. By drawing from the music their parents danced to before the 1973 putsch, the musicians are helping rewrite the history of Chilean pop, making up for decades when dancing was frowned on as political dissent. For many, Chico Trujillo’s concerts are cleansing events that unite audiences in the belief that there can be deep historical meaning in fighting for your right to party.
Weather permitting, there will be a cash bar (specialty cocktails, draft beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages) and seasonal tapas for purchase in the Sculpture Garden. The Garden Bar will sell local gelati and sorbetti, ice cream sandwiches, cookies, wine, beer, and specialty coffees. In the event of rain a bar will be available in The Agnes Gund Garden Lobby.
Terrace Dining (rain or shine)
Terrace 5, on the fifth floor, will offer an à la carte menu indoors, as well as an “urban picnic”—antipasti, salumi, cheese, and sweets, with optional choice of wine—outdoors on the terrace, with seatings at 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. (reserve at email@example.com and include name, preferred time, number of guests, and phone number). Menus are presented by Executive Chef Lynn Bound. The “urban picnic” is $32 per person (excluding beverages, NYS sales tax and service); price is not eligible for the 10% MoMA Member discount.