DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — Hip hop recording artist Talib Kweli will be spinning at a silent disco in a Brooklyn alley later this month.
During the event, guests will wear headphones and can tune into three different channels to hear Kweli, along with DJ Beto, DJ Chela and DJ Joro Boro, mixing beats in Grove Alley, between Fulton and Livingston streets.
The alley, a dead-end street once called "a candidate for the worst street in Brooklyn” by Forgotten New York, will also feature an art installation made up of 40 old television sets that will "enhance the alley vibes," according to the organizer Downtown Brooklyn Partnership.
The event, which is scheduled for July 31 and costs $5 for headphones, will serve beer from Brooklyn Brewery and eats from food truck vendors Kimchi Taco, Sweet Chili, Morris Grilled Cheese and Coolhaus.
The concept of a silent disco is explained on the Quiet Events website: "Up to three live DJs are spinning tunes, each one playing a different genre. But the music can’t be heard in the venue. It’s as though people are dancing to nothing."