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February  2016
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  • Location: Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, NY 11231, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 12:00 am Brooklyn Raga Massive will launch its Pioneer Works residency with a special concert celebration, a retrospective of its popular and joyful Africa/India Series.

    Awa Sangho “Golden Voice of Mali”, featuring BRM All-Stars
    Orakel – duo featuring
    Kane Mathis (kora) & Roshni Samlal (tabla)
    Africa Meets India – Kevin Nathaniel (mbira) and Eric Fraser (bansuri)
  • Location: Barbès, 376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States (Google Maps) Time: 10:00 pm to 11:30 pm In the 1960's and 1970's, the government of Guinea engaged in a campaign known as Authenticité. It was a drive to create a new musical movement that would be specifically Guinean, but would include the modern wonders that were the electric guitar, the electric bass and the drumset. Musicians were given instruments and orchestras were formed. Surprisingly, the results proved mesmerizing and a myriad new bands were born. Many of them would go on to have a profound and lasting impact on African music. Mamady Kouyate was one of those pioneers. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion. “dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times.
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  • Location: Zinc Bar, 82 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012, United States (Google Maps) Time: 12:00 am to 1:00 am Master percussionist Roman Diaz, the leader of the Abakuá society brought to Cuba from Calabar, West Africa, is regarded as a “living repository” of Cuba's folkoric music. As a member of the seminal Cuban rumba ensemble Yoruba Andabo, he continued the work of the legendary percussionist Pancho Quinto in creating a new definition of traditional Cuban rumba.
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  • Location: Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, New York, NY 10030, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:59 pm to 3:45 am One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
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  • Location: Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, New York, NY 10030, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:59 pm to 3:45 am One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
  • Location: Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, NY 11231, United States (Google Maps) Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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  • Location: The Standard, East Village, 25 Cooper Sq, New York, NY 10003, United States (Google Maps) Time: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • Location: Barbès, 376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States (Google Maps) Time: 10:00 pm to 11:30 pm In the 1960's and 1970's, the government of Guinea engaged in a campaign known as Authenticité. It was a drive to create a new musical movement that would be specifically Guinean, but would include the modern wonders that were the electric guitar, the electric bass and the drumset. Musicians were given instruments and orchestras were formed. Surprisingly, the results proved mesmerizing and a myriad new bands were born. Many of them would go on to have a profound and lasting impact on African music. Mamady Kouyate was one of those pioneers. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion. “dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times.
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  • Location: Zinc Bar, 82 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012, United States (Google Maps) Time: 12:00 am to 1:00 am Master percussionist Roman Diaz, the leader of the Abakuá society brought to Cuba from Calabar, West Africa, is regarded as a “living repository” of Cuba's folkoric music. As a member of the seminal Cuban rumba ensemble Yoruba Andabo, he continued the work of the legendary percussionist Pancho Quinto in creating a new definition of traditional Cuban rumba.
  • Location: Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • Location: Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, New York, NY 10030, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:59 pm to 3:45 am One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
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  • Location: Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, New York, NY 10030, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:59 pm to 3:45 am One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
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  • Location: Barbès, 376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States (Google Maps) Time: 10:00 pm to 11:30 pm In the 1960's and 1970's, the government of Guinea engaged in a campaign known as Authenticité. It was a drive to create a new musical movement that would be specifically Guinean, but would include the modern wonders that were the electric guitar, the electric bass and the drumset. Musicians were given instruments and orchestras were formed. Surprisingly, the results proved mesmerizing and a myriad new bands were born. Many of them would go on to have a profound and lasting impact on African music. Mamady Kouyate was one of those pioneers. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion. “dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times.
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  • Location: Zinc Bar, 82 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012, United States (Google Maps) Time: 12:00 am to 1:00 am Master percussionist Roman Diaz, the leader of the Abakuá society brought to Cuba from Calabar, West Africa, is regarded as a “living repository” of Cuba's folkoric music. As a member of the seminal Cuban rumba ensemble Yoruba Andabo, he continued the work of the legendary percussionist Pancho Quinto in creating a new definition of traditional Cuban rumba.
  • Location: Blue Note, 131 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Location: Silvana, 300 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026, United States (Google Maps) Time: 10:00 pm to 12:00 am The Yam Session: a new Afro Jam session. Drawing on roots music, old-school classics and contemporary hits, this is a jam session in an Afro style, led by a house band composed of members of NYC's top African bands. Musicians, dancers and music lovers are called to enjoy and participate in this new musical encounter.
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  • Location: The Town Hall, 123 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036, United States (Google Maps) Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
  • Location: Blue Note, 131 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Location: Carnegie Hall, 152 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019, USA (Google Maps) Time: 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  • Location: Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, New York, NY 10030, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:59 pm to 3:45 am One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
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  • Location: Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, New York, NY 10030, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:59 pm to 3:45 am One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
  • Location: Blue Note, 131 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • Location: Barbès, 376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States (Google Maps) Time: 10:00 pm to 11:30 pm In the 1960's and 1970's, the government of Guinea engaged in a campaign known as Authenticité. It was a drive to create a new musical movement that would be specifically Guinean, but would include the modern wonders that were the electric guitar, the electric bass and the drumset. Musicians were given instruments and orchestras were formed. Surprisingly, the results proved mesmerizing and a myriad new bands were born. Many of them would go on to have a profound and lasting impact on African music. Mamady Kouyate was one of those pioneers. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion. “dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times.
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  • Location: Zinc Bar, 82 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012, United States (Google Maps) Time: 12:00 am to 1:00 am Master percussionist Roman Diaz, the leader of the Abakuá society brought to Cuba from Calabar, West Africa, is regarded as a “living repository” of Cuba's folkoric music. As a member of the seminal Cuban rumba ensemble Yoruba Andabo, he continued the work of the legendary percussionist Pancho Quinto in creating a new definition of traditional Cuban rumba.
  • Location: Blue Note, 131 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • Location: Blue Note, 131 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Location: Zinc Bar, 82 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Location: Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, New York, NY 10030, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:59 pm to 3:45 am One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
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  • Location: Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, New York, NY 10030, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:59 pm to 3:45 am One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
  • Location: Blue Note, 131 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Location: Zinc Bar, 82 West 3rd Street, New York, NY 10012, United States (Google Maps) Time: 9:30 pm to 1:30 am Ismael Kouyaté hails from a family of renowned griot artists and praise singers from Guinea, West Africa. Currently residing in New York City, he teaches dance and tours with his band, Ismael Kouyaté & the Waraba Band. He starred as "ISMAEL" in the Broadway and touring productions of "FELA." And collaborated with renowned music producer "Timbaland" on his featured solo in "Beyonce's" hit single "Grown Woman." He recently completed a successful Off-Broadway run in the Soho Rep. production "Generations."
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  • Location: Zinc Bar, 82 West 3rd Street, New York, NY 10012, United States (Google Maps) Time: 9:30 pm to 1:30 am Ismael Kouyaté hails from a family of renowned griot artists and praise singers from Guinea, West Africa. Currently residing in New York City, he teaches dance and tours with his band, Ismael Kouyaté & the Waraba Band. He starred as "ISMAEL" in the Broadway and touring productions of "FELA." And collaborated with renowned music producer "Timbaland" on his featured solo in "Beyonce's" hit single "Grown Woman." He recently completed a successful Off-Broadway run in the Soho Rep. production "Generations."
  • Location: Blue Note, 131 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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