New York’s Tribeca Film Festival launches its first-ever music fair

The Tribeca Festival has become much more than film screenings, and for the first time this year it will expand into music with a music fair in Brooklyn.

The festival, with the support of Diageo, BMI and UnitedMasters, has partnered with Fork to feature exclusive performances, special guest appearances and insider discussions throughout the festival, June 9-12, at Baby’s All Right in Williamsburg.

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Among the artists expected are jazz and soul artists Onyx Collective and Duendita, Show Me the Body and YL, DJ Huerco S., Matt FX and other local DJs. Industry talks include “Empowering Independent Creators in 2022” with Warp Records, Beggars Group and High Road Touring and “Cancellations and Hidden Costs: The Reality of Pandemic-Era Nightlife” with NYC Nightlife Mayor Ariel Palitz.

Techno pioneers Kevin Saunderson and Blake Baxter, moderated by Shaka Senkhor, will also chat together just in time for the world premiere of God said give them drum machines, a vibrant musical documentary about the early days of techno music in Detroit.

It all ends with a live conversation, “How Long Gone”, with Chris Black and Jason Stewart and experimental drummer Eli Keszler. It will end with a Battle of the Bands contest and an after-party with Drunken Canal.

You can buy tickets for the music fair event here.

Darcy J. Skinner