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Performers announced for Boston Summer Arts Weekend

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Expect a variety of performers to hit town July 26-28 when the Boston Summer Arts Weekend takes place
in Copley Square. Artists announced for the free festival include legendary New Orleans boogie-woogie piano man Dr. John, Beninoise singer
Angélique Kidjo, and a Sunday afternoon that celebrates classical music with the Handel and Haydn Society and Boston Landmarks Orchestra. Carlos Núñez, the Spanish musician who plays the gaita, or traditional Galician bagpipe, will perform with the Landmarks Orchestra. The festival is sponsored by WGBH and the Globe and presented by Citizens Bank. Other performers include the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Berklee College of Music student Noe Socha, the bluegrass band Della Mae, ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro, Brooklyn, N.Y.,-based Bhangra band Red Baraat, and Session Americana. In addition to free performances at Copley Square, there will be a Newbury Street gallery tour and art auction, talks with artists and authors across Boston, and a series of ticketed performances.

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