Celebrate the Swiss National Day in a Swiss-New York Fashion at Pier 54 on the Hudson, July 31, Noon 10pm.
(PRWEB) July 26, 2004
Top Secret Drum Corps and their flying drum sticks
Top Secrets contemporary and unique style blends Scottish and North American drumming styles and delivers a fast, very precise performance coupled with visual effects such as juggling and cross throwing of drumsticks. The Halifax Chronicle-Herald of July 5, 2001, reported Hands quicker than the eyes. Swiss drummers tap their way into audience hearts. Their drumsticks fly so fast they become a blur, but the members of Top Secret never miss a beat. The precision drummers of Switzerland are one of the biggest hits of this year’s Nova Scotia International Tattoo…
Top Secret will perform several times during the day. A parade prior to the event in the West Village, Meat Packing District and along the Hudson River is planned.
Mambo NYC, a typical New York story
A culturally diverse group with members from Basel and Spain, San Juan and New York, Mambo NYC emerged from a Latin Jazz Workshop at the renowned Drummers Collective, where enthusiasm for salsa spilled right out of the classroom door and into the pulsing streets of Manhattan. Over the past three years, Mambo NYC has excited dancing crowds with high-energy live performances at several events in New York City and Florida.
World Premiere Performance: Ueli1876, Basel Carnivals Premier Drumming Group meets Mambo NYC
The Basler Drumming Group Ueli 1876 is the best known and oldest drummers-only group in Basel. Mambo NYC and Ueli 1876 will perform a ground-breaking Salsa-Ueli piece, combining the rhythms of ancient drumming and New York style Salsa. Charles Abrecht, timbalero at Mambo NYC and long time member of Ueli 1876 is responsible for building this musical bridge between, Basel, Havana, and New York.
Witusenand-Faraway, Swiss folk party music straight from the Alps
The next generation of Swiss Folk Music Artists, Witusenand-Faraway, based in the famous ski resort of Grindelwald, will take the audience to a virtual skiing lodge in the Swiss Alps.
No Swiss National Day celebration is complete without the airy sounds of Switzerlands oldest and most famous instrument.
Florian Swiss Magic With Distinction
Newcomer magician Florian, who has performed for several US celebrities and is a regular guest entertainer in New Yorks longest running off-Broadway magic show, Monday Night Magic, will bring his magic to our party.
The King of Cocktails stirs up Swiss National Day XELLENT-DAVIDOFF Lounge
Americas foremost mixologist Dale DeGroff developed his extraordinary techniques and talent for over twenty years tending bar at great establishments – most notably, New York Citys famous Rainbow Room: http://www.kingcocktail.com.
August 1st food, wine, and Swiss Savoir Vivre
Swiss born Peter Wyss, Vice-President of Restaurant Operations at Restaurant Associates, which operates awards winning restaurants and foodservice contracts with top sports events and local museums, will offer typical Swiss food from the French, German and Italian parts of Switzerland. The Swiss Village showcases top Swiss products in a unique ambience.
“Dance on the Water, from the Hudson to the Lake of Zurich
Europes largest outdoor dance event, Streetparade Zurich – Elements of Culture, will be re-created at the Swiss National Day After Party starting at 10:00 on the Railroad Barge on nearby Pier 63. DJ Novas mission The Melding of Many Worlds could not be a better fit. Nova and part of the DJs and musicians collective Pacha, http://www.pacha.us will celebrate an uplifting freshly blended brew of progressive global music, old school and new school. Artists represent countries from Dominican Republic, Brazil, Philippines, Colombia, and the US, and will be joined by Swiss surprise guests.
About Swiss Peaks
Swisspeaks 04 is an initiative to bring the best of contemporary Switzerland to New York. After the great success of its debut year in 2003, Swiss Peaks returns in 2004 to offer a wide variety of events in the arts, business, education, and lifestyle that express Switzerlands modernity, diversity, and creativity. For more information, please visit http://www.swisspeaks.org
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