Harlem’s Ray Chew bringing Black music, cultural elements to Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks show


[dropcap]R[/dropcap]ay Chew wants to make the music as spectacular as the fireworks.


The Harlem native — a musical arranger, composer, producer, bandleader, producer and musical director for more than four decades — has been tapped to curate the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular this year.

With a stellar list of credits including “Dancing With the Stars,”American Idol,” the BET Awards and the Primetime Emmy Awards, Chew is bringing a splash of color to America’s time-honored tradition. This marks the 46th year of one of New York City’s most iconic brands celebrating the country’s 1776 birthday.

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