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M.A.K.U Soundsystem In Transit

Mobile Unit + Joe's Pub present
M.A.K.U Soundsystem In Transit

Based in New York City, M.A.K.U Soundsystem has played in many cities and countries sharing their immigrant beat, a unique sound that encompasses their immigrant experience. On stage M.A.K.U juxtaposes traditional Colombian percussion, drum-set, electric bass, guitar, and vocals to create an explosive performance filled with unshakable grooves.

Part of the Mobile Unit and Joe’s Pub’s collaborative series, In Transit, M.A.K.U Soundsystem will tour to correctional facilities and community venues, ending with a show at Joe’s Pub.

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M.A.K.U Soundsystem In Transit will perform at Joe's Pub at The Public on Thursday, December 13 at 7:30PM. Access tickets today

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Mobile Unit + Joe's Pub M.A.K.U Soundsystem In Transit will tour community centers and other venues.

Mobile Unit & Joe's Pub In Transit Stops:

Friday, December 7 at 6:30pm
Pelham Fritz Recreation Center
18 Mount Morris Park West (at 122 Street), Harlem, NY
RSVP to artsculturefun@parks.nyc.gov

Saturday, December 8 at 5:30pm
A.R.R.O.W. Field House
35-30 35th Street, Astoria, Queens
RSVP at https://makusoundsystem.eventbrite.com/

Tuesday, December 11 at 7:00pm
Island Voice/Canvas Institute
P.S. 57 Hubert H. Humphrey
140 Palma Dr, Staten Island, NY
RSVP to info@canvasinstitute.org

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The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit is a reinvention of Joseph Papp’s “Mobile Theater,” which began in 1957. Papp’s original touring company evolved into the New York Shakespeare Festival, and ultimately became The Public Theater.

All of it was built on a simple idea: Culture belongs to everyone.

This idea remains at the heart of The Public Theater’s work to this day. And our Mobile Unit still takes this mission out to the communities across New York City, providing free performances to all.

This reimagining of The Public Theater’s original Mobile Theater is inspired by Ten Thousand Things Theater in Minneapolis, MN. The Mobile Unit presents free Shakespeare to prisons, homeless shelters, and community centers throughout New York’s boroughs. Over the years, the Mobile Unit has served thousands of audiences with critically acclaimed productions. In addition to the community tour, each Mobile Unit show “sits down” at The Public Theater’s Astor Place home to perform for Public audiences and community organizations from all over the city.

Past Mobile Unit tour venues have included Rikers Island, The Fortune Society, Park Avenue Armory Women’s Shelter, Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, Community Centers throughout the City, Charlotte’s Place, Borden Avenue Veteran’s Shelter, and Crossroads Juvenile Detention Center.

Recent Mobile Unit productions include Henry V, Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, The Comedy of Errors, Measure for Measure, Richard III, Much Ado About Nothing, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, and Macbeth.

Mobile Unit is made possible with the support of The Andrew W. Mellon FoundationThe Rockefeller FoundationStavros Niarchos FoundationThe Tow FoundationThe McLaughlin Children's Trust, and Bloomberg Philanthropies. Additional support provided by JetBlue Airways, Open Society Foundations, Susan & David EdelsteinThe MAE Private Foundation, and The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Season support provided by the Blavatnik Family FoundationThe LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust provides leadership support for The Public Theater’s year-round activities.

Mobile Unit National is made possible by the Ford Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional support provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.