We are proud to present HONK NYC’s 10 Year Benefit Album!
The title translates from Latin to read: “Fill the City of New York with Sound.” Festival hero and Queens-based artist and maker Nick Normal conceived of and produced the entire project, into which he poured a considerable amount of his volunteer time and brainpower. We are so lucky!
Sona Civitatis Novi Eboraci features tracks from 10 of the many artists who’ve forged the HONK movement around the world, with whom we’ve been honored to collaborate during HONK NYC’s first decade, 2007–2016. These include:
Pink Puffers (Italy) - www.pinkpuffers.com
Raya Brass Band (USA) - rayabrassband.com
Minor Mishap Marching Band (USA) - www.minormishap.com
Perhaps Contraption (UK) - perhapscontraption.co.uk
Chaotic Noise Marching Corps (USA) - chaoticnoise.com
Titubanda (Italy) - www.titubanda.it
Pakava It (Russia) - pakava.ru
Hungry March Band (NYC) - www.hungrymarchband.com
Les Vilains Chicots (France) - lesvilainschicots.com
Os Siderais (Brazil) - www.facebook.com/Os.Siderais
All proceeds support production of HONK NYC’s annual festival.
This album is dedicated to the memory of Leah Morgan Durrett.
HONK NYC aspires to bring both the joyful noise and irreverent spectacle of the HONK movement to audiences everywhere — in parks, at clubs, in schools, and especially on the streets. We think Sona Civitatis Novi Eboraci aptly conveys this live experience.
Please enjoy this album! As Nick writes, “I listen to it at least once a week. Solid tunes, made by solid people. Amazing.”