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  • Location: Subrosa, 63 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm Price
    $20.00
    Sets at 8PM and 10PM

    Celebrated Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martínez and his group (The Pedrito Martínez Group) hosts a new monthly residency at Subrosa, with performances multiple nights each month. The Pedrito Martinez Group [PMG] came together in 2005 at a Cuban restaurant in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen, called Guantanamera. A scene has developed since then around the group that has attracted musicians from all over the world, including, Eric Clapton, Derek Trucks, Ruben Blades, John Scofield, Steve Gadd, Steve Winwood and Taj Mahal, to name a few.
  • Location: Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane Street, Queens, NY 11373, United States (Google Maps) Time: 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm “VIENTO CALLEJERO” (Street Breeze), a musical journey formed on January 2013 composed by three talented musicians, together bring a fresh approach on urban tropical music stripped down to feature its rawest elements much like the cumbia which is played all over Latin America and VIENTO CALLEJERO represents this rhythm in Los Angeles, breaking down the rhythmic and melodic pulse of Cumbia Colombiana, Son Montuno, Merengue, Reggae, Dance Hall, and Rock to create a new sound that is infectious to the listeners ears, hips, and feet.

    $8 Cover charge for Mezzanine
  • 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.
  • Location: Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, New York, NY 10030, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:59 pm to 3:45 am DJ Dakar is from the Pikine neighborhood of Dakar, Senegal, and now lives in Harlem, New York City. He got his start in the music business as an audio technician for radio and television in Dakar. He also DJ'd Dakar's late-night, hip-hop radio show "Hotmix" on WALF-FM. Now in New York, DJ Dakar's music is distinguished by his mixing of the latest hits in dance, hip-hop, Sengalese mbalax, reggae, Ivorian couper decaler, Congolese soukous, salsa, reggaeton and more.
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  • Location: David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, 61 West 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023, United States (Google Maps) Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm FREE
  • Location: Subrosa, 63 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm Price
    $20.00
    Sets at 8PM and 10PM

    Celebrated Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martínez and his group (The Pedrito Martínez Group) hosts a new monthly residency at Subrosa, with performances multiple nights each month. The Pedrito Martinez Group [PMG] came together in 2005 at a Cuban restaurant in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen, called Guantanamera. A scene has developed since then around the group that has attracted musicians from all over the world, including, Eric Clapton, Derek Trucks, Ruben Blades, John Scofield, Steve Gadd, Steve Winwood and Taj Mahal, to name a few.
  • Location: Zinc Bar, 82 West 3rd Street, New York, NY 10012, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:59 pm to 1:30 am $15 cover

    The essence of AfroCuban music is expressed in the Rumba: intoxicating polyrhythmic percussion, played on multiple drums, accompanied by call and response singing. 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: DROM, 85 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009, United States (Google Maps) Time: 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm Doors 6PM
    Show 6:30PM
    Advance Price $10
    Door Price $13

    Allinor
    Originally from Ghana, West Africa, Allinor has always been influenced by the music of his motherland as well as his deep roots in spiritual music. Blending western blues, reggae with traditional music to create a soul stirring, mood setting style of melodic rhythms.

    Sekouba & Bolomba Band
    Sekouba Diakite is an Ivorian reggae musician. In the tradition of rootsy reggae from the 70s, Sekouba combines an eclectic mix of traditional West African rhythms known as Bolomba, using djembe drums and balafons. His potent lyrics, heavy ideas, and delicate voice are laced in his music in six different languages: Mandingo, French, English, Malinke, Bambara, and Dioula. He humbly has graced stages around the globe with generous performances, including Israel, Germany, Switzerland, Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire. After being enriched into the roots of the Bolomba style in The Gambia, the young Sekouba came alive with the West African sounds of the Mandinka.

    Oxygene Box Band
    When the sounds of OxygenBox hit you, your soul inhales positive energy, fresh feelings, and excitement. Comprised of guitarist and vocalist Wilson Chery, lead guitarist and producer Malvo509, vocalist Natalie Alese, and accompanied by talented musicians, this Northern New Jersey group is on a mission to re-train the world to love. Long time friends Malvo509 and Wilson started the band in Tampa, Florida. Seeking to change settings and explore new opportunities, the two went to New Jersey where they met Natalie Alese and the group became what it is today. A unique mix between genres and cultures; both Wilson and Malvo were born in Haiti, while Natalie is African American with Jamaican roots.

    Martin N’Terry
    The Burkinabe reggae maker Martin N’Terry beginning in music goes back to his childhood, in the Ouagadougou’s choir where he learned the basics and was already positively noticed by his talent and dedication. Debuts in the great musical jungle were not easy at all, from Ouagadougou to Bamako via Abidjan. Martin developed his art by passages in several bands as lead vocal, choir and guitarist. Back in 97 after all those experiences he released his first album entitled “Soutiens aux etalons.”
  • Location: Subrosa, 63 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm Price
    $20.00

    Acclaimed rapper and poet Telmary marries her impressive flow with Afro-Cuban rhythms for a groundbreaking sound that’s equal parts hip-hop, funk, and Latin jazz. A two time Cubadisco Award winner for Best Hip-Hop Album, Telmary has collaborated with international luminaries like the Buena Vista Social Club, Dr. John, Afrika Bambaataa, and the Afro-Cuban All Stars. With her formidable rhymes, Latin-inspired beats, and socially conscious messages, Telmary is at the very forefront of Cuban hip-hop.
  • Location: Zinc Bar, 82 West 3rd Street, New York, NY 10012, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:30 pm to 12:00 am Sets at 8:30PM & 11PM NO ONLINE RESERVATIONS.(Cover $20)
    The first Friday each month, this 16-piece big band brings together musicians from different countries around the world that, under Gregorio Uribe’s leadership and vision, create a masterpiece of Latin rhythms. With a remarkable compliance of trumpets, trombones and saxes soaring over an amazing percussion section and the leader of the group dancing to the beat while playing the accordion, this band brings new and modern flavor to Latin music that, simply, cannot go unnoticed.
  • Location: Barbès, 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY, United States` (Google Maps) Time: 10:00 pm to 11:30 pm Los Crema Paraiso, named after a beloved Caracas ice cream parlor, is a Venezuelan power trio made up of drummer Neil Ochoa (Chicha Libre), Guitarist José Luis Pardo (DJ Afro, Los Amigos Invisibles) and bassist Alvaro Benavides(Pedrito Martinez). The trio filters Venezuelan traditional music through jazz, rock, funk, latin grooves and Exotica. They takes their cues from the likes of Aldemaro Romero, Noel Petro, Tom Jobim, Medeski, Martin and Wood, Pink Floyd, Freddy Reyna, Ali Aguero and The Police and tackle a repertoire of classic Venezuelan songs, Rock anthems and original pieces.
  • Location: Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, New York, NY 10030, United States (Google Maps) Time: 10:00 pm to 12:00 am “Zozo,” taken from the Goun and Fon word for “something hot,” truly keeps the Afrobeat fires burning. A 13-piece ensemble from New York City, Zozo Afrobeat features musicians from around the world and is led by African music luminary Kaleta. Born in the Republic of Benin and raised in Nigeria, Kaleta grew up recording and performing with legendary Nigerian musicians Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti and King Sunny Ade, shina Peters. After moving to the U.S., Kaleta toured with akoya afrobeat and most recently with Lauryn Hill.
  • 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: Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane Street, Queens, NY 11373, United States (Google Maps) Time: 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm Yuri Juárez (Lima-Peru 1973), guitarist, arranger and composer, began his career in 1996. He currently resides in New York City.
    His musical training ranges from formal studies with the Afro-Peruvian masters of the guitar Pepe Torres, Alvaro Lagos and Jorge Madueño and more “street” experience in Afro-Peruvian peñas.

    $7 cover for mezzanine.
  • Location: Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, New York, NY 10030, United States (Google Maps) Time: 10:00 pm to 12:00 am Bodoma (The Original Garifuna), represents his culture with traditional drumming, singing & dance with a youthful group of Garifuna players. Bodoma evokes the spirit of the ancestors while creating a joyful, conscious party atmosphere from punta to paranda to dance hall & reggaeton Bodoma is one of the most vibrant performers in the Americas today.
  • Location: Silvana, 300 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10026, United States (Google Maps) Time: 10:00 pm to 12:00 am InoGna is a musical band of five artist musicians from different parts of morocco all the way to NYC gathering to innovate gnawi music with all other kinds of international music with a touch of a modern music and new rhythms. WHAT IS GNAWI MUSIC: Gnawi music is an ancient music that been created in West Africa centuries ago by the slavery time and poverty. It was created as a joy to fight with depression and create happiness. Traveled all the way to North Africa and the other parts of the third world kept as a part of the tradition.
  • Location: Barbès, 376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States (Google Maps) Time: 10:00 pm to 11:30 pm In the Mexican state of Sinaloa, brass bands (bandas) are part of every public celebration. In the 1940's, the pioneering Banda El Recodo started mixing up traditional brass band tunes with contemporary Mexican music - mostly ranchera - and soon transformed the idiom into a powerful new popular genre. In the 1990's, banda music experienced a renewal, especially among young Californian Mexicans, many of whom have family roots in Sinaloa. Banda music's popularity exploded in Mexico as well and has become the new urban music of choice. $10
  • Location: Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, New York, NY 10030, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:59 pm to 3:45 am DJ JP BIAMBY Presents Classic Afro-Beat, Coupe Decale, Hip Life, Najia, N'dombolo, Soukous, Reggae, Soca, Reggaeton sprinkled with a little bit of current Hip Hop & R&B.
  • Location: Barbès, 376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:59 pm to 1:30 am The Peruvian DJ and record colletor (and chef...) spins Cumbia, Chicha, guaguanco, salsa and boogaloo for your listening and dancing pleasure.
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  • Location: Lot 45, 411 Troutman Street, Brooklyn, NY 11237, United States (Google Maps) Time: 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm Feel Up Records and Jillionaire present
    with support of LargeUp and The Fader
    Chicken & Beer Summer Tour Kick Off in Brooklyn
    featuring:
    Fried Chicken & Beer & Tropical Vibes by

    Bunji Garlin
    Walshy Fire (Major Lazer)
    Jillionaire (Major Lazer)
    Jubilee (Mixpak)
    Max Glazer (Federation Sound)
    Brunch Bounce DJs
    Feel Up Soundsystem

    #CNB2015
    21+ - Free with RSVP bit.ly/chickbeer
  • Location: Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane Street, Queens, NY 11373, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm Originally from Bogotá Colombia, pianist Ricardo Gallo and guitarist Alejandro Flórez have been generating several projects that relate contemporary musical expressions to the musical traditions of their homeland. In this duo project, they present their own pieces inspired by the string music from the Colombian Andes. Alejandro Flórez plays in this project tiple and bandola, two traditional string instruments from the region. Gallo and Flórez explore the possibilities of improvisation departing from the sounds and compositions of this unlikely duo. Gallo and Flórez have presented their work in Bogotá, several venues in New York City, in Long Island (N.Y.), and in Ottawa and Montreal invited by the Embassy of Colombia in Canada. Their debut album “Meleyólamente” was recorded in August 2008 in Bogotá Colombia, mixed and mastered in NYC, and released in February 2009 under the new Colombian independent label Festina Lente Discos. It was among the best 10 CDs from Colombia in 2009 according to Semana Magazine.

    $7 cover for mezzanine
  • Location: Silvana, 300 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10026, United States (Google Maps) Time: 10:00 pm to 12:00 am "Manny's Boogaloo Crew" is a LATIN FUNK Band Lead by Eusebio 'MANNY' Montanez. Manny is al Rumbero, born in west Harlem & raised in the Bronx. Growing up a few blocks from the Apollo Theater, then later cutting his teeth on the (Rumba) jam sessions in the Bronx, just around the corner from the Hunt's Point Palace. Manny's experiences reflect the music that captivated New York during the 60's & 70's. The Band lays down cool Afro-cuban Rumba, laced with Funky R&B sounds, pushed by the Latin mellow of the Boogaloo groove.
  • Location: Silvana, 300 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10026, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:59 pm to 3:45 am Pablo Blanco aka DJ, Pwhyte is a Bronx, NY resident by way of Honduras. He is a GarifunaAmerican entertainer who specializes in AfroCaribbean and Latin music from Merengue to Punta to Reggae to Salsa to Zouk, Calypso and Soca among many. A special intimate relationship with music was forged early with a musically eclectic Garifunacommunity.
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  • Location: Barbès (Google Maps) Time: 9:30 pm to 11:30 pm Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.
    The GREENWOOD RHYTHM COALITION features record selectors from Names You Can Trust spinnig some of the best Afro tropical music you've ever heard (or not heard) and live music from El Combo Chimbita (NYCT / M.A.K.U Soundsystem) - Afro latin grooves, salsa, cumbia and more.
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  • Location: Damrosch Park, Amsterdam Ave. and W. 62 St., New York, NY 10023, United States (Google Maps) Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Tickets $17

    Style: Salsa
    Dance Instructor: Gildred Ribot teaches Salsa
    DJ: Andy Rodriguez

    Playing salsa, Conjunto Sabrosura is sure to keep the dance floor packed all night for its New York debut. The band cross-pollinates lyrical Cuban son with the explosiveness of old school New York salsa big bands for a sound powered by triple-threat trumpets in the horn section and the Celia Cruz-strength vocals of the band’s youthful lead singer, Mayte Perez. Dancers simply call it irresistible!
  • Location: Saint Mary's Park, 450 Saint Ann's Avenue, Bronx, NY 10455, United States (Google Maps) Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Free!

    In association with the Latin Alternative Music Conference

    Our Latin Thing
    On one August evening in the 1970’s New York gave birth to a sound that would change the face of Latin music forever. At the renown Cheetah Nightclub, there was an ensemble of artists got together for what became a magical evening of music. The show was billed as “Our Latin Thing“. In the decades ahead those all-star musicians would become the ambassadors and juggernauts of Latin Music around the world. They became the musical reflection of the times, needs, and struggles of New York’s Latino community. Their music was “Salsa Gorda,” influenced by American Jazz, Soul, and Rock and Roll. Their music became part of Americana. Currently billed as “Our Latin Thing”, the group performs as an assortment of this music’s top hits. Having toured or shared the stage with artists such as Elvis Crespo, Victor Manuelle and El Gran Combo. In 2014 “Our Latin Thing” recorded 3 songs with Vicentico on his Platinum selling album titled “Ultimo Acto” which has gained worldwide notoriety.

    DJ Afro
    Born in Caracas, DJ Afro (aka José Luis Pardo) is a Brooklyn based Guitarist, DJ, composer and producer renowned as a founder of the Latin American band Los Amigos Invisibles. Grammy award winner and 6 times nominee, including song of the year in 2013 (La que me gusta), DJ Afro has made his mark in Latin American dance music. Through his studio recordings, remixes, compilation albums, mixtapes, podcasts, and live performances, he has amassed a stellar body of work rich with soul and flavor. With over 50 remixes under his belt, for a wide variety of musicians including The Beastie Boys, David Byrne, Devendra Banhart, Julieta Venegas, Natalia Lafourcade, and Basement Jaxx, Afro is always searching for new avenues of musical expression.
  • Location: Barbès, 376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States (Google Maps) Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Acclaimed guitarist and vocalist Leni Stern brings her African music ensemble to Barbés. The music juxtaposes Stern's trademark inventive guitar and vocal explorations with the indigenous sounds of accomplished African instrumentalists. The result is at once haunting, exuberant, cinematic, personal and resoundingly assured. Featuring Leni Stern on n'goni, electric guitar, vocals, and calabash/Alioune Faye on sabar and djembe/Mamadou Ba on electric bass.
  • Location: Rough Trade NYC, 64 North 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm Doors: 8:00 PM / Show: 8:30 PM
    This event is 21 and over
    $10

    Dënvër
    Mariana Montenegro y Milton Mahan crecieron en San Felipe, entre la naturaleza del valle central, en donde sus canciones comenzaron como una aventura ligada a antiguas bandas noise. Luego decidieron completar la intimidad del dúo haciéndose llamar Dënver hacia el año 2005, inspirados en el libro “En el camino” de Jack Kerouac.

    Maria y Jose
    María y José is the project of Antonio Jimenez, a humble kid born in Leon Guanajuato (Mexico) but whose legal documents trace him back to San Juan de Los Lagos, Jalisco. But let's not get confused, he is a son of Tijuana, and although it always comes up as a cliché, that's something special. Jimenez, who had previously released material under Unsexy Nerd Ponies, takes on a much more interesting project, one that truly displays his passion and character. He employs the vernacular like few people in pop, transposing it to narrative and visual flare. Not so bad for an adolescent mind-set using Audacity and Fruity Loops in his search for holy beats and tribal soundscape.

    Salt Cathedral
    Brooklyn group Salt Cathedral used to go by the name Il Abanico, in case you thought their expansive, multi-instrumentalist pop rang a bell.
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  • Location: Central Park SummerStage, New York, NY 10019, United States (Google Maps) Time: 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm Free!
    Doors: 5pm / Show: 6pm

    In association with the Latin Alternative Music Conference

    Compass
    Together, Camilo Lara and Toy Selectah are known as Compass. Camilo Lara is the founder of Mexican Institute of Sound (M.I.S) and has released 4 albums since its formation in early 2000. His music is a visionary mixture that flirts with electronic, hip-hop, dub, cumbia and punk. M.I.S. has performed at such major music festivals as Coachella, Lollapalooza and Roskilde. Last year Camilo curated a radio station for the video game Grand Theft Auto V. He has collaborated with artists such as: Tom Tom Club, Placebo, Beastie Boys, Morrissey and Esquivel. His music has been featured in dozens of television series and films, including the Y Tu Mamá También soundtrack, for which he earned a GRAMMY nomination.

    Globetrotter, DJ, Producer and visionary, Toy Selectah has established a hybrid sound of Latin and world rhythms. As a pioneer and essential character of the new Mexican and Latin American music scene, Toy started out as a DJ and Producer of the critically lauded hip hop outfit Control Machete. Toy has worked with all kinds of artists including: Morrissey, Vampire Weekend, Major Lazer, Calle 13, Eminem and Bloodhound Gang. Toy is a key character in of the birth and explosion of hip hop and tribal (3Ball) in Mexico, as well as reggaeton and electronica in Latin America.

    Systema Solar
    Colombian audio-visual collective Systema Solar salvages stories and sounds from the country’s rich cultural history and jacks them up with space-aged beats, colorful videos, and power-to-the-people stands. The seven members live in four different cities, doing much of their work over the internet – not an easy feat in Colombia – and improvising most of their lives performances due to a lack of rehearsal time. Nevertheless, this chaos has created magic time and again. Their innovative approach pulls from cumbia, techno, tropical, champeta, hip hop, rock, and hacking culture to create an immersive experience they like to call Verbenautika, or “tropical psychedelia.”

    Helado Negro
    A South Florida native, born to Ecuadorian immigrants and based in Brooklyn, Helado Negro aka Roberto Carlos Lange’s upbringing provides essential elements to his songwriting, including his consistently bilingual – English and Spanish – lyrics. While citing the influence of the electro and Miami-bass he heard on the radio in his youth, his diverse work as Helado Negro points to shades of kraut rock bathed in his mesmerizing rhythms, loops, and hair-raising melodies. Known for his craftsmanship, Lange has cultured his identity, ideology and musical dexterity with constant artistic and introspective development, pouring his heart and full sincerity in his music. His fourth LP Double Youth released in 2014 garnered acclaim with Pitchfork naming it “the boldest and most intricate Helado Negro work to date.”
  • Location: (Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, United States (Google Maps) Time: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm Presented with in-kind support from Alwan for the Arts
    TICKETS: http://www.LePoissonRouge.com

    DAL’OUNA ENSEMBLE is named after a festive Palestinian music genre. Through its music, the ensemble expresses the hopes of a people who love to laugh and sing and who seek peace and freedom. The ensemble’s repertoire extends from Egypt to Andalusia, passing through various regions and traditions of the Middle East, and adding medieval and jazz accents to a musical confluence of East and West. On their musical journey, Ramzi Aburedwan and Dal’Ouna bring us into their world, their music, their poetry and traditions. They combine traditional Arab instruments including the bouzuk, the oud, and oriental percussion with viola and accordion. The repertoire ranges from instrumental to traditional poetic genres that focus on love, freedom, and nature. Dal’Ouna is a story of shared experiences, a refuge where borders don’t apply, and a message of hope for its members and audiences.

    Touring with Dal’Ouna Ensemble in June/July 2015 are violist and bouzuk player Ramzi Aburedwan and percussionist Tareq Rantisi from Palestine, oud player Ziad Ben Youssef from Tunisia, accordion virtuoso Edwin Buger from France (Yugoslavian born), with special guest vocalist Lena Seikaly from the US.
  • Location: Saint Mary's Park, 450 Saint Ann's Avenue, Bronx, NY 10455, United States (Google Maps) Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Free!

    Ismael Miranda aka “El niño bonito de la Salsa” (The pretty boy of Salsa) always wanted to be a musician, and by age 11 had already formed two groups: “The 4J’s and Little Junior” and “The Class Mates.” He sang and played conga for the group and they were good enough to appear on Jerry Lewis’ Muscular Dystrophy Telethon. Miranda also grew up and played in his first bands with Jazz percussionist Orlando “Q” Rodríguez and piano player Mark Diamond. In 1967, when Miranda was 17 years old, he made his recording debut and made such an impression on bandleader Larry Harlow, that he was hired as Larry’s lead singer. He later joined the Fania All Stars and went with this band on tour to Europe, Asia and Latin America. In 1973, he formed his own band called “Orquesta Revelación” and recorded “Así se compone un son” under the Fania record label. With this song, Miranda entered the new salsa craze which was sweeping the nation and was then baptized as “El Niño Bonito de la Salsa” ( ‘The Pretty Boy of Salsa”). He went on to launch his own record label “IM Records” and continues to perform nationally to this day.
  • Location: Subrosa, 63 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm Price
    $15.00
    Sets at 8PM and 10PM

    Imagine a hot salsa band from the 1960s reuniting after a 30-year hiatus to discover an even greater, more global, fan base. “Rip Van Winkle couldn’t have had it better,” recalls co-bandleader George Rodriguez of the New Swing Sextet’s (NSS) recaptured infectious popularity. “No one is more surprised than we are,” says the vibist and original NSS member, “to be ‘Back on the Streets’.”
  • Location: Silvana, 300 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10026, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm Leni Stern is an electric guitarist, singer, and n'goni (Malian banjo-guitar) player. She was interested in music from an early age, beginning piano studies at the age of six and taking on the guitar age of eleven. Forming her own acting company at the age of seventeen, Stern attracted media attention and performed her radical productions in front of sold-out European crowds.
  • Location: Highline Ballroom, 431 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm Showtime @ 8:30 PM
    Doors open @ 7:00 PM
    Tickets $12 - $15 or complimentary admission with LAMC laminate (while capacity allows)

    The LAMC (Latin Alternative Music Conference) is the only major conference celebrating and supporting genres of Latin music that are left of center and forging the way Latinos, especially young, bicultural-millennial Latinos in the U.S., define themselves. Hailed by The New York Times as the “Sundance of Latin music”, the LAMC is also the largest Latin music conference in the US. The 16th annual LAMC continues its focus of being dedicated to music, food, film, books, art and poetry.

    - See more at: http://highlineballroom.com/show/2015/07/08/lamc-official-showcase-feat-maria-y-jose-buscabulla-centavrvs-callate-mark-diamante-electrico-nicole/#sthash.AuXFuFpj.dpuf
  • Location: Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211, United States (Google Maps) Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am Doors 8PM
    $15.00 ADV / $20.00 DOS

    Alex Ferreira's "Cinema Tropical" Release Show
    As a young and refined Dominican singer-songwriter, Alex Ferreira has the voice, the songs, and the live show to be considered a complete package. In 2004, he crossed the pond from Santo Domingo to Spain and went straight to work by tirelessly touring the peninsula and releasing an album every year from 2008-2012, capping it off with “El Afán”, his most accomplished release to date.

    Astro
    Astro is an indie band from Santiago, Chile formed in 2008. The band cites Peter Gabriel, David Bowie and Genesis as early influences on their music. They've been compared to American bands such as MGMT, Animal Collective, and Passion Pit.

    Brian Cid
    Brian Cid is the definition of a true multi-talented and ambitious music professional. A first hand charts topping producer, powerful mix engineer and fearless DJ. Inspired by the golden age of house music, his latin roots and anywhere he can capture inspiration, Brian Cid’s refreshing Tech-House and Deep fused sound (occasionally laced with soulful, female vocals) seamlessly bridge the old skool and new skool of underground dance music.
  • 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.
  • Location: Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, New York, NY 10030, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:59 pm to 3:45 am DJ Dakar is from the Pikine neighborhood of Dakar, Senegal, and now lives in Harlem, New York City. He got his start in the music business as an audio technician for radio and television in Dakar. He also DJ'd Dakar's late-night, hip-hop radio show "Hotmix" on WALF-FM. Now in New York, DJ Dakar's music is distinguished by his mixing of the latest hits in dance, hip-hop, Sengalese mbalax, reggae, Ivorian couper decaler, Congolese soukous, salsa, reggaeton and more.
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  • Location: One Metro Tech, 1 MetroTech Roadway, Brooklyn, NY 11201, United States (Google Maps) Time: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Malian powerhouse Bassekou Kouyate and his Ngoni Ba band revitalize the ancient ngoni lute tradition with rock-inflected energy. One of the foremost masters of the instrument, Kouyate has collaborated with the likes of Ali Farka Touré, Toumani Diabaté, Taj Mahal, Youssou N’Dour, and Dee Dee Bridgewater. Comprising four ngonis, two percussionists, and vocals from Kouyate’s wife, Amy Sacko, Ngoni Ba brings its electrifying Malian fusion to Brooklyn.
  • Location: SOB's, 204 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014, United States (Google Maps) Time: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm Artist: Raquel Sofia, Rodrigo Solo, Diamante Electrico, Pedrina y Rio, Callate Mark, Buscabulla, Astro, Centavrvs, Mariana Vega and Estelares

    5:45PM doors / 6PM show
    $12.00 General Admission (age 21+)
  • Location: Damrosch Park, Amsterdam Ave. and W. 62 St., New York, NY 10023, United States (Google Maps) Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Dance Floor Opens at 6:00
    Dance Lesson at 6:30
    Live Music at 7:30

    Style: Tango
    Dance Instructors: Ana Padron and Diego Blanco teach Tango
    DJ: Maria José Sosa
    Great Argentine tango pianist Octavio Brunetti’s sultry sets at last year’s Midsummer Night Swing were the stuff of legend. It was also the brilliant musician’s unexpected swan song—he passed away shortly after the triumphant evening. To honor him, Brunetti’s friend and colleague, the highly versatile bassist, composer, and arranger Pedro Giraudo, will lead the night’s loving tribute. His newly formed Pedro Giraudo Tango Orchestra will pay fitting homage to the great Brunetti in an evening of sensual dance and celebratory remembrance.

    As this is a dance event, there is no seating.
  • Location: Saint Mary's Park, 450 Saint Ann's Avenue, Bronx, NY 10455, United States (Google Maps) Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Free!

    Carlos Enrique Estremera Colón is a Puerto Rican Salsa singer from San Juan, nicknamed “El Cano” (“The Light-Colored Haired One”), due to his albinism. Estremera developed his talent as a singer while residing in a public housing complex in the area of Santurce, and acknowledges Puerto Rican jíbaro country singers as a strong influence. He developed a reputation for being a fast and clever improviser, in the same vein as Marvin Santiago, Gilberto Santa Rosa, and other salsa singers who could improvise dozens of soneos on the spot. Estremera recorded six albums with Bobby Valentín before starting his own band in 1984. He has been recording and touring ever since.
  • Location: Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231, United States (Google Maps) Time: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Doors open at 7:00pm
    Admission: $15 in advance, $20 day of.
    Tickets available at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/user/events.html
    Contact: Olivier Conan. Olivierconan@gmail.com

    Los Wembler’s, the legendary band from Iquitos, Peru, will be traveling to the US for the first time. The five Sanchez Brothers who make up the band are Amazonian Cumbia pioneers who helped launch the Chicha explosion of the 1970’s. Los Wembler’s have only rarely left the Amazon and this is a unique opportunity to see them. The brothers are still faithful to their original sound, and haven’t lost a bit of their passion and enthusiasm. They will be performing an original repertoire that spans forty years and includes some of their hits, including Sonidio Amazonico and Danza del Petrolero, which were featured on the Roots of Chicha compilations.
    DJ Sabroso, from Lima - the foremost authority on Peruvian Chicha - will be on hand to DJ as will Roots of Chicha producer DJ K Conan.
    Also: footage of Iquitos, food trucks, Amazonian food, Pisco, an exhibit of Chicha posters by Peruvian artists Elliot Tupac and Monky, special guests and much more.
  • Location: David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, 61 West 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023, United States (Google Maps) Time: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm FREE

    Celebrated for their boldness and originality, this Spanish rock trio brings direct songs, thunderous sound, and catchy phrases to the stage in their U.S. debut. Their first album, Triángulo de Amor Bizarro (Mushroom Pillow, 2007), launched them from obscurity to participation in virtually every festival throughout Spain and Portugal. Rolling Stone Magazine included them in the 10 impressionable groups of the Spanish rock scene and at the 2011 Independent Music Awards, they won four prestigious awards. Their third album, Victoria Mística, was recently listed by Jitparade as the number one album of the year in Spain. To get the party started with an opening set, the night will also feature DJ RAFF, founder of the label Pirotecnia and one of Chile’s most renowned turntablists.
  • Location: Subrosa, 63 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm Price
    $25.00
    Sets at 8PM and 9:30PM

    Classically trained at Cuba’s premier conservatories, the members of three-time Grammy-nominated Tiempo Libre are true modern heirs to the rich musical tradition of their native Cuba. The Miami-based group is celebrated for its sophisticated performances of timba music, an irresistible, dance-inducing mix of Latin jazz and Cuban son. Tiempo Libre has introduced Cuban music to new audiences through appearances on shows such as the Tonight Show, Live from Lincoln Center and Dancing With the Stars and concerts worldwide including performances at Tanglewood, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, The Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Hong Kong’s Kwai Tsing Theatre and Tuscan Sun Festival in Cortona, Italy. Tiempo Libre collaborated on “Para Ti” with violinist Joshua Bell for his At Home with Friends album and frequently plays with leading orchestras, including concerts this season with the Cleveland Orchestra and the San Francisco and Houston Symphonies. The band recently released My Secret Radio on Sony Masterworks, previous albums Bach in Havana (Sony Masterworks), Arroz Con Mango (Shanachie) and Lo Que Esperabas (Shanachie) were nominated for Grammys. http://www.tiempolibremusic.com
  • Location: Highline Ballroom, 431 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011, United States (Google Maps) Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am Showtime @ 9:00 PM
    Doors open @ 7:00 PM
    Tickets $12 - $15 or complimentary admission with LAMC laminate (while capacity allows)

    The LAMC (Latin Alternative Music Conference) is the only major conference celebrating and supporting genres of Latin music that are left of center and forging the way Latinos, especially young, bicultural-millennial Latinos in the U.S., define themselves. Hailed by The New York Times as the “Sundance of Latin music”, the LAMC is also the largest Latin music conference in the US. The 16th annual LAMC continues its focus of being dedicated to music, food, film, books, art and poetry.

    - See more at: http://highlineballroom.com/show/2015/07/09/lamc-official-showcase-feat-torreblanca-ceci-bastida-gepe-pedrina-y-rio-alvaro-diaz-mr-pauer/#sthash.iU8WqFJj.dpuf
  • Location: Zinc Bar, 82 West 3rd Street, New York, NY 10012, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:30 pm to 1:01 am $15 cover

    The essence of AfroCuban music is expressed in the Rumba: intoxicating polyrhythmic percussion, played on multiple drums, accompanied by call and response singing. 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: Damrosch Park, Amsterdam Ave. and W. 62 St., New York, NY 10023, United States (Google Maps) Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Tickets $17

    Style: Salsa
    Dance Instructor: Carlos König teaches Salsa
    DJ: DJ Brian Martinez

    Four decades of romantically channeling salsa’s softer side have flown by for this Dominican singer and Latin heavyweight, dubbed “El Canario,” for his exquisite voice and amazing ability to use his highly melodious whistling skills as a solo instrument. A former member of Típica 73, he returns to Damrosch Park to celebrate his ruby anniversary for what promises to be one hot party.
  • Location: Prospect Park Bandshell, 62 West Drive, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States (Google Maps) Time: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm FREE
    Gates open at 6pm

    Our annual Latin Alternative Music Conference showcase features Mexican techno-funk rockers KINKY, who are known for their "insanely catchy disco-funk rhythms" that make "human beings have trouble sitting still." (LA Times) The five-piece band grew out of the Avanzada Regia musical movement in Monterrey, Mexico in the late 90s and have continued to surprise their fans with their evolving sound that spans languages as well as genres.

    The night begins with the “infectiously cheery, lighthearted and danceable” (NPR) Chilean indie pop of ASTRO, who would be right at home on a bill with MGMT and Passion Pit, and the ska-infused rock of the beloved Buenos Aires band LOS AUTÉNTICOS DECADENTES, originally formed in 1986 and enjoying a recent return to the spotlight.
  • Location: Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, New York, NY 10030, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm Tanyaradzwa A. Tawengwa from Harare, Zimbabwe received her B.A. in Music (Cum Laude) from Princeton University. Theatre includes: generations (Assistant Music Director at Soho Rep., off-Broadway debut), I am an Emotional Creature by Eve Ensler (Powerhouse Theater NY, Market Theater Johannesburg, South Africa), Le Dindon (Princeton University), Phèdre (Princeton University), Look For Me In The Whirlwind by Makeda Kemit (Mill Hill Playhouse). Opera includes Albert Herring (Princeton University). Tanyaradzwa is the next new genre of music, and performing with Egun Omode (live djembe/dundun orchestra), her stage show is exciting, upbeat, soulful, and traditionally African. Nhasi ndezvedu!
  • Location: Subrosa, 63 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm Price
    $25.00
    Sets at 8PM and 9:30PM

    Classically trained at Cuba’s premier conservatories, the members of three-time Grammy-nominated Tiempo Libre are true modern heirs to the rich musical tradition of their native Cuba. The Miami-based group is celebrated for its sophisticated performances of timba music, an irresistible, dance-inducing mix of Latin jazz and Cuban son. Tiempo Libre has introduced Cuban music to new audiences through appearances on shows such as the Tonight Show, Live from Lincoln Center and Dancing With the Stars and concerts worldwide including performances at Tanglewood, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, The Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Hong Kong’s Kwai Tsing Theatre and Tuscan Sun Festival in Cortona, Italy. Tiempo Libre collaborated on “Para Ti” with violinist Joshua Bell for his At Home with Friends album and frequently plays with leading orchestras, including concerts this season with the Cleveland Orchestra and the San Francisco and Houston Symphonies. The band recently released My Secret Radio on Sony Masterworks, previous albums Bach in Havana (Sony Masterworks), Arroz Con Mango (Shanachie) and Lo Que Esperabas (Shanachie) were nominated for Grammys. http://www.tiempolibremusic.com
  • Location: SOB's, Varick Street, New York, NY, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm 5PM doors / 8PM and 10PM show
    $10.00 in advance - $15.00 day of show (age 21+)
  • Location: MIST Harlem, 46 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10026, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm Performances by

    Conjunto Nuevo Milenio
    A Panamanian folkloric dance ensemble that performs choreographed versions of the nation’s traditional dances, thus portraying various aspects of Afro-panamanian life, customs and influences that reach beyond its borders.

    Kalunga Neg Mawon
    Based in New York, the Grupo Kalunga Neg Mawon is a collective of musicians who play Congolese based music of the Caribbean with an emphasis on Dominican/Haitian traditional music.

    Los Hacheros
    As one of New York's premier salsa bands, Los Hacheros is a group of 5 musicians that manage to sound like an ensemble of 12. Drawing on genres such as son, charanga and salsa to create a sound distinctly their own, Los Hacheros “takes you back to the Golden Era of Salsa“.

    Danay Suarez
    Emerging from Havana’s underground as a distinctive female hip-hop artist who raps in Spanish, Ms. Suarez parlays wisdom and flows with lyrical grit and ingenuity, resulting in a potent cocktail laced with electronica, jazz, reggae and traditional Cuban music.
  • Location: Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, New York, NY 10030, United States (Google Maps) Time: 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm call their music Guajira Blues due to the flavor of the songs and the mix of sounds used by its members. They successfully combine influences from the United States, South America, and Africa around Ruben Gonzalez's songs. The musicians in GONZALEZ come from a wide range of musical backgrounds and their instruments include the Spanish guitar, the rock n roll guitar, congas, Brazilian surdo and the African djembe, as well as the human voice. A GONZALEZ performance is rhythmic, thoughtful and fun.
  • Location: Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, New York, NY 10030, United States (Google Maps) Time: 10:00 pm to 12:00 am Yacouba Diabate And Dounouya Band is currently playing throughout New York City. They have performed in several different venues throughout the United States and Europe, including the United Nations in 2008 and 2009. He frequents many different Music venues in New York City, collaborating with artists such as Les Nubion, Ounou Sangoue, and Sekouba Banbino. He was also a permanent band member at the Saint Nick's Pub. In Europe, Yacouba has traveled to countries such as France, Germany, and many others.
  • Location: Barbès, 376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States (Google Maps) Time: 10:00 pm to 11:30 pm The band plays arrangements of early Cuban son dance hits from the 1920s-1940s. The quartet plays the great compositions of Ignacio Pinero, Arsenio Rodriguez, Chano Pozo, Quarteto Habanero, Casino De La Playa, Maria Teresa Vera, as well as traditional folk songs, all filtered through subsonic instruments played as delicately as possible. tuba, bari sax, baritone acoustic guitar, and acoustic bass guarantees that you feel the music, rather than hear it. With Stefan Zeniuk (Bari Sax), Ari Folman-Cohen (bass), Joe Exley (tuba), Clifton Hyde (baritone guitar) and Greg Stare (congas) 10:00pm.
  • Location: DROM, 85 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:00 pm to 3:00 am We are delighted to present the next installment of Candelaria Night. Join us for a talented and diverse lineup of artists, with virtuoso headliners La Misa Negra! This high energy group's music, influenced by classic Cumbia, will inspire you and keep you moving to an array of raucous instruments! Keep the groove going late to the audio treats of DJ's Ephniko Dialecto and Mickey Perez! Also, don't miss a special fire performance, and join in the participatory jam sessions throughout the night.

    11pm - 12:30 pm**************************
    EPHNIKO (Colombia Miami)

    *EPHNIKO (Colombia/Miami)- is a songwriter, global funk selector, emcee, and producer whose music is rooted in the repetitive groove of hiphop and bass while expanding into the unpredictably eclectic. As a selector Ephniko moves crowds by combining African roots music from around the world with the electromechanical vibrations of the first world inner cities where he found his musical voice. He baptized his style of global dance as “SOUNDCOCHO.” He has performed in multiple festivals and concerts from Miami, Caracas, New York City and San Francisco to Capetown and Thailand with Industry heavyweights like Talib Kweli, Immortal Technique, Vico C, Cultura Profetica, Dead Prez, Grupo Niche, Dub FX, Luciano, Danay Suarez, and Gondwana just to name a few.

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    LA MISA NEGRA ( Oaklan California)

    La Misa Negra (Black Mass or Black Ritual) is a 9-piece band from Oakland, California that plays a unique blend of 1950's and 60's style cumbia and high-energy, Afro-Colombian dance music. The symbolism behind their name pays tribute to the genre’s African roots and Caribbean heritage, and celebrates the spirit and ritual of dance. Powered by horn and accordion-driven riffs, a fierce rhythm section, and a vintage Colombian sound, La Misa Negra delivers an electrifying performance that explodes with infectious dance grooves and punk rock energy. Since their live debut in the fall of 2011, they have been dropping heavyweight cumbia, porro, and gaita - proving through dance and sweat that La Misa Negra is more than just a band. It’s a PARTY!

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    MICKEY PEREZ (NY)
    Mickey Perez has been puttin down the funkiest sounds from Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, U.S., Europe & Asia to NYC dancefloors since 2007. Living in Brooklyn since 2002, his Tropical Disco sound holds down a weekly residence every Sunday night at Bembe in South Williamsburg as well as monthlys at Trophy Bar & The Drink in Williamsburg, Project Parlor & BedVyne Brew in Bed-Stuy, Tandem, Max Cellar, El Cortez & Starvue Loft in Bushwick, Sisters & Splitty in Fort Greene & in Manhattan at Studio 151 & Nublu in Alphabet City.

    Advance Price $10
    Door Price $15
  • Location: SOB's, 204 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:59 pm to 1:30 pm 11PM doors / 12AM show
    $18.00 in advance - $20.00 day of show (age 21+)
    Haitian
  • 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: La Casa Azul Bookstore, 143 East 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029, United States (Google Maps) Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm Sonia De Los Santos will present her family album "Mi Viaje: De Nuevo León to the New York Island" a collection of songs that reflect her experiences growing up in Mexico, moving to another country, learning about other cultures and feeling closer to her own heritage. With this album she explores the musical landscape of the American Continent from the perspective of an adventurous migrant bird: La Golondrina- also the title of one of her original compositions in the album. http://www.nuevoleontonewyork.com.

    Tickets: $10, if pre-purchased online.
    Free for children under 5 years of age.
  • Location: Central Park SummerStage, New York, NY 10019, United States (Google Maps) Time: 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm Free!
    Doors 2pm / Show 3pm

    In association with the Latin Alternative Music Conference

    Vicentico
    Vicentico has long been a crucial figure in the history of rock music in Latin America. On top of a significant career as the lead vocalist of Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, he has also developed a successful solo career. Vicentico boasts six solo albums under his belt (all certified Platinum), successful international tours, and MTV, Gardel, and Latin GRAMMY awards. His most recent album Ultimo Acto, was released in January of this year. Recorded in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, Kingston, and Buenos Aires, the album adds new takes to some of Vicentico’s most well-known solo hits. The album also includes collaborations with Willie Nelson, Sly & Robbie, Intocable, Our Latin Thing and Vicentico’s wife, Argentinean actress Vaeria Bertuccelli.

    Ximena Sariñana
    Ximena Sariñana Rivera is a Mexican singer-songwriter and actress. Sariñana has starred in and composed music for numerous films, including 2007’s Dos abrazos, for which she won ‘Best Female Actress’ at the 38th Diosas de Plata of Pecime awards. In 2009, she received critical acclaim, a GRAMMY nomination, and two Latin GRAMMY nominations for her debut album, Mediocre (2008). Sariñana went on to release two more albums, 2011’s self-titled Ximena Sariñana and 2014’s No Todo lo Puedes Dar. In September 2014, she was revealed as one of the judges for the reality talent show competition, Mexico tiene talento, the Mexican version of America’s Got Talent.

    No Te Va Gustar
    NO TE VA GUSTAR (translated in English to “you won’t like it”), was formed in 1994 in Montevideo, Uruguay. To date, the band has recorded and released 8 studio albums and 3 live DVDs, with every album going certified Gold or Platinum in Uruguay and Argentina. Their latest album, El tiempo otra vez avanza (2014) had a smashing number one debut in charts all over Latin America. NO TE VA GUSTAR has been on tour over the last decade travelling throughout South America, North America, and Europe. Nevertheless, the band’s heart and sound are firmly rooted in Montevideo. With its melancholic peace, the intellectual breeze of its pubs and cafés, and music floating in every corner, NTVG has built an expanding musical universe, inspired by the context of their hometown, as well as the stories they find and live along the way around the world.
  • Location: Subrosa, 63 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm Price
    $20.00
    Sets at 8PM and 9:30PM

    Mr. Pauer (Toto González) is a Latin Grammy® Nominated producer and re-mixer born in the Caribbean city of Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela, and based in Miami, FL for over 21 years. He is a globetrotting DJ known for playing high profile brand sponsored events, festivals and concerts all over the US and in key markets in South América.
  • Location: Rough Trade NYC, 64 North 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249, United States (Google Maps) Time: 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm When Tony Allen, the drumming power behind the sound of the late and very great Fela Kuti, pronounces a band to be “the evolution of Afrobeat,” it’s got something special. That’s exactly how he described Holland’s Jungle by Night.

    The nine-piece powerhouse evolves the American and Nigerian roots of the music, folding in the beats and fierce attitudes of hip-hop and EDM, guided by the wild soul of jazz and the raw energy of rock. They’ve teamed up with Afro-inspired DJs and club music instigators like LA’s Gaslamp Killer and Philly’s Rich Medina. They’ve electrified audiences from Europe to Japan, and in July they’ll be bringing their modern taken on Afrobeat to America as they undertake a U.S. tour in support of their third album, The Hunt.

    Event Notes:
    21+ only
    Ticket Price(s):
    $12.00
    Concert Start Time:
    9:00 PM
    Doors Open:
    8:00 PM
  • Location: Mehanata Bulgarian Bar, 113 Ludlow Street, New York, NY 10002, United States (Google Maps) Time: 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm KARIKATURA is heading to the American West as part of our Global Barrio Tour 2015 and we're kicking it off at one of our favorite NYC party spots Mehanata Bulgarian Bar

    Come hang with us as we debut some new tunes, jam the classics and get sweaty Mehanata style.

    Stay for the awesome DJ's bumping the best Global Bass music in town.

    Doors: 9pm // $10 cover // 21+

    #TransglobalSounds

    GLOBAL BARRIO TOUR - This July, Karikatura is heading to California, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico & Arizona for the first time. Check the tour schedule and tell your friends.
  • Location: NYC Arena, 91-12 144th Place, Jamaica, NY 11435, United States (Google Maps) Time: 10:00 pm to 1:00 am Beenie Man, Spragga Benz, Mavado, Bugle & More

    Hosted by Raggashanti, Jabba, Noah, Steelie Bashment, DJ Nore, Hitmatic

    ADM: $30 B4 1AM
  • Location: Terminal 5, 610 West 56th Street, New York, NY 10019, United States (Google Maps) Time: 10:00 pm to 12:00 am Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm
    $100 VIP, $40 GA
  • Location: The Wick Brooklyn, 260 Meserole Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:00 pm to 1:00 am doors: 11:00 pm / show: 11:00 pm
    $30.00 - $40.00

    The NYC tropical dance party Que Bajo?! has been influential in changing the sound of NYC nightlife. Now in its 5th year, Que Bajo was one of the original homes for what is now known as Global Bass, mixing the folkloric music of Latin America and Africa with modern electronica.

    UPROOT ANDY is a Brooklyn based DJ and Producer of bass heavy and melodic dance music derived from the diverse global rhythms of immigrant New York. The sound is sharp, exciting and emotional rooted in tradition and the brand new. In 2008 Andy made a name for himself with the mixtape Guacharaca Migration, mixing the folkloric music of Latin America and Africa with modern electronic music. It was a pioneering example of what is now being called Global Bass and was named 'one of the best mixtapes of 2008' by New York Magazine. Andy's production 'Abrazame' for Los Rakas was a hit in the Latin underground 2010 and he has continued to produce remixes for Thievery Corporation, Radioclit, The Very Best, Poirier, Forro in the Dark amongst others. As a DJ, Andy has shared the stage with such artists as Major Lazer, Dave Nada, Toy Selectah, Balkan Beat Box, Bomba Estereo, Chocquibtown, Douster, Schlachthofbronx, and Radioclit. He has toured extensively in Europe and the Americas, including sets at the 2011 Carnaval de Barranquilla in Colombia and Central Park Summerstage in New York City. Andy is co-founder of the New York global bass party 'Que Bajo' which was nominated for the 2010 Paper Magazine Nightlife Award for Best Party. He is also a resident at the world famous balkan music club Mehanata Bulgarian Bar on New York's lower east side.

    GEKO JONES is a Brooklyn-based Puerto-lombian DJ/Producer and vibe springer. He is a founding member of both the New York Tropical and Que Bajo?! party franchises. He is also a partner and co-owner of the Dutty Artz record label with producer Matt Shadetek and DJ /Rupture. His mixes span the tropical hemispheres and collage together globally sonic hours of dancefloor mayhem. Renowned by top DJ's and producers of the digital cumbia scene in Latin America and European bass-pundits alike, Jones is one of the select few DJ's pushing forward the latin agenda in a world-wide tropical bass scene.

    EL CARIBEFUNK
    It is a loud pop that tastes like the Caribbean Sea and a natural glow that reflects hybridization between these elements of funk and Caribbean music as the Haitian music, rocksteady, calypso, zouk, bullerengue, the cumbiamba, etc. .. It is a way of expressing happiness, disagreements, arguments that harmonize feelings and our reality check that this exceeds fiction.

    LOS GAITEROS DE SAN JACINTO
    There are different oral and written versions of when Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto was formed,but most agree that the group, as it is recognized today, had come into existence by the 1930s. Through their own new compositions and through teaching young musicians, they are a crucial link between traditional gaita music and its contemporary renewal. Thanks in great part to them, gaita music has become one of the most influential traditional musics in contemporary Colombian popular music today.
  • Location: Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, New York, NY 10030, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:59 pm to 3:45 am DJ JP BIAMBY Presents Classic Afro-Beat, Coupe Decale, Hip Life, Najia, N'dombolo, Soukous, Reggae, Soca, Reggaeton sprinkled with a little bit of current Hip Hop & R&B.
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  • Location: Central Park SummerStage, New York, NY 10019, United States (Google Maps) Time: 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm Free!
    Doors 2pm / Show 3pm

    Cesária Évora Orchestra
    After the passing of Cape Verdean singer Cesaria Evora in 2011, thousands flocked to pay their respects to the great artist at a series of memorable concerts, including some of the greatest singers in world music joined the musicians who had regularly accompanied Cesaria, lending their voices to this ultimate tribute to the woman known as The Barefoot Diva. Once the musical events were over, Cesaria’s musicians were more determined than ever to keep alive her repertoire, which had enchanted audiences all over the world. So Khaly (piano), Totinho (saxophone), Miroca (percussion), Zé Paris (bass) and a few others formed the Cesaria Evora Orchestra, playing a first concert at the 2014 Gamboa Festival in Praia as a tribute to the iconic singer and her tremendous achievements – especially as the international Ambassador of Cape Verdean music. The artists in the orchestra’s glittering line-up surpassed even their own usual high standards of musicianship and synergy. With them, two stars from the new generation of Cape Verdean music performed the songs that Cesaria made famous: the cool, crystal-voiced Nancy Vieira, whose fusion of new influences with the classic morna genre has won acclaim, and – in sensual, soulful contrast – the wonderful Jenifer Solidade. A virtuoso homage to a unique performer, so greatly loved, admired and missed.

    Mayra Andrade
    Mayra Andrade is lovely – adorable, generous and radiant. Her firmly-rooted, distinctive, poetic, topical voice was immediately described a few years ago as “the other Cape Verde” – the sound of a Cesaria Evora freed of the twists of fate and patina of tradition. Lovely Difficult is the fourth album by this singer, who makes it plain that her life and aims are not as straightforward as you might think. She is not just a neo-traditional artist. She may be adorable, but she is strong-minded, bold and determined, too; adorable, but a free spirit in both her music and life. Mayra’s singing is a blend of radiant, dancing colors, velvet beats and spicy melodies. Her voice is subtly seasoned with pepper, as if the Europe of pop had always been a tropical archipelago. The songs conjure up an eternal summer that disperses the mists and chills, but never resort to the tinsel of exoticism. Sung in Cape Verdean creole, English and Portuguese, they carry us away in their warm, adventurous unpredictability. Mayra’s pop spans the world’s entire vast sweep from Western romanticism to Southern sensuality, and domestic reggae to African 3/4 time. It is topical, tropical, traveling pop. Her aim was simply to make “music that reflected my life”. And her life has been very colorful.

    Dino D’Santiago
    Claudino de Jesus Borges Pereira was born in Portugal 30 years ago, where lived his parents of Cape Verdean origins. Dino joined the group Jaguar in 2004 and released (under the name of Dino SoulMotion) his first solo album untitled Me and my Beloved in 2008 on which features Tito Paris among others. Along with Virgul (DaWeasel), he founded Nu Soul Family the following year. Together they won the MTV award for Best Portuguese Act with the track This Is For My People. With the encouragement of his father, Dino began to discover his roots on the island Santiago. The artist wanted to try to fuse Africa beats with Fado, he changed his stage name to Dino d’Santiago and returned to Cape Verde with feelings, experience and maturity that he put towards his new album – Eva. Eva is the mother of us all and the symbol of Dino’s travel toward its origins in Santiago island. Eva expresses what is common to us all, binding us to the Eden Garden. Including collaborations with Sara Tavares, Hernani and Jay among others, the mix of Cape Verdean creole with Portuguese makes this album a representative blend of the unique sounds from Portuguese speaking countries.
  • Location: Faber Park, Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY, United States (Google Maps) Time: 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm Sol Collective, ISLA & LMProject present GLOBAL LOCAL:

    ¡La Isla Bonita!
    A Cultural Happening on Staten Island
    Art, Music, Pool, Skate, Parks, Community, Fun

    FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! INVITE A FRIEND! ALL AGES!

    Live Music curated by ISLA:
    Puerto Rico’s International Dub Ambassadors performing intergalactic dub from the roots! Visit: http://www.dubambassadors.com

    New York City’s Mariachi Flor de Toloache, the first and only established all female mariachi band! Visit: http://www.mariachinyc.com

    Staten Island's very own acoustic cuntry riot grrrl trio Dolltits will be joining us! Visit: http://www.dolltits.com

    DJs
    Dizzle - https://soundcloud.com/dizzle
    DJ Run P. "The Free Safety" - https://soundcloud.com/runp
  • Location: Saint Mary's Park, 450 Saint Ann's Avenue, Bronx, NY 10455, United States (Google Maps) Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Free!

    Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros
    Selected by NPR/WNYC as Manhattan’s best band of 2015, gritty, witty and streetwise, the Havana-born Gerardo Contino, “El Abogado de la Salsa,” is a Cuban singer and songwriter. This former lead singer of the Cuban mega-group NG La Banda, Contino is a party onstage: he loves to improvise, to pull the audience into call & response, and to provoke fans into hip-shaking abandon. Since moving to New York City, Gerardo started his own band, “Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros,” with Axel Tosca Laugart, Luisito Quintero, and John Benitez. They released their debut album, Somos Latinos, in 2013 to very high critical acclaim. He has toured all over the world and in his new hometown, NYC, he has performed in Brooklyn Academy of Music, Sounds of Brazil (SOBs), BB King Blues Club, Le Poisson Rouge, the Bronx Museum, Live at the Gantries, Roulette, Gonzalez y Gonzalez, Taj, and many others.

    Celia the Queen
    Celia the Queen, is a loving look at the amazing life and legacy of a woman whose voice symbolized the soul of a nation and captured the hearts of fans worldwide. Erupting onto the Cuban music scene as the lead singer for La Sonora Matancera, Celia Cruz broke down barriers of racism and sexism. With the powerful weapon of her voice and the warm tolerance of her heart, Celia soon became all things to all people. The film shows the diversity of the people whose lives she touched, from stars like Quincy Jones, Andy Garcia, and Wyclef Jean to ordinary people all over the world who loved not only her music but her incredible spirit.
  • Location: Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003, United States (Google Maps) Time: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Ricardo Gallo / "Tierra de Nadie" performs music conceived as a sort of imaginary musical folklore, a "No man's land" which is the intriguing basis for exploratory improvisations. The compositions picture a landscape devoid of flags, providing space for the musical personalities of the players. The band features a stellar line up which in this occasion consists of: Mark Helias on bass, Dan Blake on saxophones, Reut Regev on trombone, Pheeroan akLaff on drums, and Ricardo Gallo on piano and compositions. Its debut recording "The Great Fine Line" was released on November 2010 by Clean Feed Records. The band returns to Joe's Pub with new repertoire for an upcoming release.

    Ticket Price: $12.00
    Door Price: $15.00

    Doors at 6PM
    Show at 7:30PM
  • Location: SOB's, 204 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014, United States (Google Maps) Time: 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm 7:30PM doors / 9:00PM show
    $20.00 General Admission (age 21+)

    KABAKA PYRAMID
    Keron “Kabaka Pyramid” Salmon is a multi-talented artist and producer hailing from the streets of Kingston, Jamaica with a unique musical style blending the power, energy and melody of Reggae with the lyricism of Hip hop. He is based out of the Bebble Rock Music camp and through his liquid and hypnotizing delivery spreads the positive messages of spirituality and conscious evolution that forces you to listen.

    IBA MAHR
    Iba Mahr, the young sensation for authentic Jamaican reggae/ lover’s rock genre. Born January 21, he was given the name Mario Greaves at birth but has emerged with strong African culture, thus granted the name by friends, Iba MaHr, ‘Iba’ an African name, meaning Humble and Calm while ‘MaHr’ is really an acronym, meaning Mario of Harar, Harar which is a small province in Ethiopia.
  • Location: Subrosa, 63 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm Price
    $20.00
    Sets at 8PM and 9:30pm

    Torreblanca:
    Torreblanca is a rock / pop / alternative Mexican independent band. A young and vibrant group of musicians who, despite their very different musical background, amazingly complement each other creating a unique and fresh sound. torreblanca are lost and found in the musical creation. Whether in studio or live, they seek to offer unpredictable topics. Elegant, intense and well played music which visceral and honest interpretation thrills audiences.

    Masa:
    Argentine musician Didi Gutman (leader and founder of Brazilian Girls) and Venezuelan
    producer Hector Castillo (David Bowie, Lou Reed, Roger Waters, Bjork, Philip Glass) created Masa by chance in New York City during the summer of 2010. The project is a culmination of friendship, mutual admiration, and shared professional experiences since Hector has produced for Didi’s Brazilian Girls.
  • Location: Silvana, 300 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10026, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:59 pm to 3:45 am Pablo Blanco aka DJ, Pwhyte is a Bronx, NY resident by way of Honduras. He is a GarifunaAmerican entertainer who specializes in AfroCaribbean and Latin music from Merengue to Punta to Reggae to Salsa to Zouk, Calypso and Soca among many. A special intimate relationship with music was forged early with a musically eclectic Garifunacommunity.
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  • Location: Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003, United States (Google Maps) Time: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Ticket Price: $14.00
    Doors at 6PM
    Show at 7:30PM

    Irka Mateo is a Dominican cultural treasure. Her trailblazing work includes prolific output as an artist and ethnomusicologist. Her extensive field research of Dominican folk music was recognized by the Grammy Foundation and brought to life in her critically acclaimed record, Anacaona. Her current work, including the single “Vamo a Goza,” showcases the contagious accordion music from the Dominican Republic and Latin America. With an amazing voice, colorful songs, and outstanding performance, Irka Mateo fills the dance floors with her joyful music.
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  • Location: Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
    $12.00 - $15.00

    Gnawa Diffusion - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
    "Shock el hal". Translate " thorn of the soul ", is the name of the new album of Gnawa Diffusion, produced by Amazigh K. K./Tam/Kamiyad. "Shock", retranscription in latin characters of the Arabic word "thorn", is also the English word which means the shock; as for " el hal ", it is the state, the condition, the climate, or the weather; in each to make the dreams with the words.

    Innove Gnawa Band - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
    InnoVe Gnawa is a gnawa band comprised of artists from different parts of Morocco. Led by master Maalem Hassan BenJaafer, InnoVe Gnawa celebrates this ancient spiritual music of North Africa in NYC with an innovative, hypnotic, and ecstatic take on this trance-inducing folk tradition.
  • Location: Subrosa, 63 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm Price
    $15.00
    Sets at 8PM and 10PM

    José “Pepito” Gómez was born in a small town called Florida, in the province of Camagüey, Cuba in 1972. After a few years of singing with small local bands, the word was out that Maravilla de Florida was looking for a new singer. Mr. Gómez went in for the audition and was tested on voice and improvisation skills. Shortly thereafter he was accepted as a new lead singer. Maravilla de Florida boasts over 50 years of rich musical tradition and several number one hits in Cuba. This was the band that would begin to shape his future career as a vocalist.
  • Location: SOB's, 204 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014, United States (Google Maps) Time: 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm 9PM doors / 9:30PM show
    $18.00 in advance - $20.00 day of show (age 18+)

    Insightful Jamaican artist Omi (Omar Samuel Pasley) is bringing his breakthrough story to the U.S., with the compelling sheen of “Cheerleader,” leading the way. The smash dance song has notched more than 90 million Spotify streams, topping iTunes in 14 territories, including Germany, Australia, Sweden and others (Top 10 in nearly 30 other markets). Released in 2012, a cleverly understated remix by German DJ/Producer Felix Jaehn helped power the global momentum building around the infectious track.
  • 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: One Metro Tech, 1 MetroTech Roadway, Brooklyn, NY 11201, United States (Google Maps) Time: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Free!

    The legendary George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic make their highly anticipated MetroTech return with their endless supply of psych-funk swagger. Having reached widespread recognition in the 70s and 80s with tracks like "atomic dog," the legendary collective has been extensively sampled by hip-hop artists, most famously by Snoop Dogg in "What's My Name?"
  • Location: Queensbridge Park, 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, United States (Google Maps) Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Free!

    Large Professor
    Large Professor (LP) is a Hip Hop songwriter, producer, and DJ hailing from Flushing, Queens, NY. As head of ‘90s rap group Main Source, LP quickly took the airwaves by storm with conceptual songs and creative sampling techniques. As a “Hip Hopper from Birth,” LP blended the rawness of early B-Boy sounds with Jazz, Folk & Blues, creating a unique style that everyone loves. As a producer, he has worked beside some of the best lyricists in the game, and is the mastermind behind the song “Live At The Barbecue,” which introduced the world to Nas. A record collector since the early ‘80s, LP’s music knowledge is vast, garnering his DJ sets high praise from peers and fans alike. His involvement in numerous certified gold and platinum albums, movie soundtracks, and television shows makes LP an “Official Hip Hop Music Aficionado.”

    Marley Marl
    Famous for representing the rap Mecca known as Queensbridge, and for introducing hip hop producers to the innovative craft of sampling, Marley Marl, born Marlon Williams, appeared at the forefront of many of hip hop’s most important moments and movements. He rocked alongside Mr. Magic on “Rap Attack,” co-founded the legendary Juice Crew, battled KRS-One and BDP in the infamous Bridge Wars, produced LL Cool J’s “Mama Said Knock You Out,” broke new talent on Future Flavas, and even inspired the late great Notorious BIG – to name a few. Marley’s discography is extensive, with classics including “Around the Way Girl,” “Eric B For President,” “Nobody Beats the Biz,” and “The Symphony,” among hundreds of other trendsetting compositions. Marley Marl has received numerous awards for his chart successes, including a 1992 GRAMMY Award for LL Cool J’s Best Solo Rap Performance. He has also been recognized as a living legend in hip hop, receiving the Legendary DJ Award at the 2013 Global Spin Awards. Marley Marl can be heard on New York’s mega station WBLS 107.5 FM, every Friday night between 8pm to 10pm.
  • Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY, United States (Google Maps) Time: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Music: The Braata Folk Singers are proud ambassadors of and the foremost authority on Jamaican and Caribbean folk music performance in the United States. The group has established itself among Jamaicans and others in the wider Caribbean Diaspora for its unique and dynamic presentation of the region’s folk music, combining new choral arrangements with intricate choreography, design elements and costume. The result is a theatrical presentation best described as “choral theater.”
  • Location: Prospect Park Bandshell, 62 West Drive, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States (Google Maps) Time: 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm FREE
    Gates open at 6:30pm

    The heir apparent to the African guitar throne, VIEUX FARKA TOURÉ—son of the late Malian six-string magician Ali Farka Touré—plays “…original guitar music of such fluidity, technique, rhythmic invention, and passion, that it is virtually unequaled.” (AllMusic) Throughout his career, Touré has been part of spectacular collaborations: his debut album featured the kora master Toumani Diabaté as well as some of Vieux’s father’s final recorded contributions; other projects have featured work with Dave Matthews, Derek Trucks, John Scofield, Sidiki Diabaté, and the Israeli superstar Idan Raichel, with whom he has released two albums. 2015 will see him release Touristes, an unexpected, genre-bending collaboration with NYC-based singer Julia Easterlin, who appears tonight as a special guest.

    TAMIKREST plays a fiery brand of trance-inducing desert blues. Since their 2009 debut Adagh they have been hailed as the spearhead of a new generation of Taureg musicians. Their latest record, the intensely beautiful Chatma, confirms their place as the spiritual descendants of their Malian countrymen Tinariwen.

    DJ DAKAR, from the Pikine neighborhood in his city of birth via Harlem, will set the stage for a transcendent night of West African sounds.
  • Location: David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, 61 West 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023, United States (Google Maps) Time: 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm Gnawa Diffusion will explore themes of globalization, exile, identity, and immigration with a socially conscious, high-energy, reggae and rock-infused style. Based out of Grenoble, France, the band is made up of Algerian immigrants and led by Amazigh Kateb, the son of one of Algeria’s most famous playwrights and novelists Yacine Kateb. The group sings in a mixture of Arabic, Tamazight, French, and English.

    Comprised of artists hailing from different cities of Morocco, InnoVe Gnawa opens by celebrating the ancient spiritual music of North Africa with an innovative, hypnotic, and ecstatic take on a trance-inducing folk tradition.

    Joining the two groups will be DJ officerfishdumplings (ofd), a Moroccan-American musician and multimedia artist. His latest project, remix ←→ culture, celebrates traditional musicians in harmony with technological innovation and remix art.

    Free!
  • Location: BRIC Arts, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217, United States (Google Maps) Time: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm FREE
    Doors open at 7:30PM. Guests who would like to be part of this intimate, in-studio experience are encouraged to arrive early. Show starts around 7:50PM and it's first come, first served.

    Join Brooklyn Independent Media for an exclusive, live in-studio performance and interview with Taj Weekes.

    Taj Weekes and Adowa unite a true social consciousness with an unforgettable reggae groove. Blending in elements of acoustic roots rock and afro-folk simplicity, the band's vibrant sound defies genre and has garnered critical acclaim and a wide audience across the globe.
  • Location: Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane Street, Queens, NY 11373, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto Grammy Award winners and one of the oldest and most important folkloric musical groups in Colombia were born in San Jacinto in the Colombian Department of Bolívar in the 1940s. Miguel Antonio Hernández Vásquez also known as “Toño” Fernández, assembled a group of San Jacinto musicians including Juan and José Lara, Pedro Nolasco Mejía, Catalino Parra and Manuel de Jesus “Mañe” Mendoza who formed the group’s official line-up. From the 1950s onwards, they began touring Colombia and the rest of the world, managed by writer and researcher Manuel Zapata Olivella. As decades passed, the group began incorporating a second generation of musicians, among whom can be found some of the sons and family members of the original line-up. Today, Antonio”Toño” García, Nicolas Hernández and Juan “Chuchita” Fernández who are now in the 80’s continue playing in the group along with the new generations.

    $20 cover charge for Mezzanine
    $15 cover charge for First Floor
  • Location: Zinc Bar, 82 West 3rd Street, New York, NY 10012, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:30 pm to 1:01 am $15 cover

    The essence of AfroCuban music is expressed in the Rumba: intoxicating polyrhythmic percussion, played on multiple drums, accompanied by call and response singing. 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: 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm Yotoco is the spunky incarnation of a musical love triangle between members of Umoja Orchestra, Bioritmo, and Cumbiagra. They play a sensual and charismatic mix of Salsa, Afro-Cuban Rumba, Boleros, and Cumbia. The group is composed of Gabo Tomasini (Skins & Bells,) Natalia Perez (Woodworks & Metalworks) Jules Belmont (Barbed Wire) and Sebastian Lopez (Heart beats).
  • Location: Barbès, 376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm Lyrical melodies, contrapuntal harmonies, and a swinging rhythm section: choro is Brazil's answer to early American jazz. TheRegional de NY performs classic and original arrangements of Brazil's oldest popular music with deep groove and a love for improvisation. Personnel: Hadar Noiberg - flute; Vitor Gonçalves - accordion; Kahil Nayton - cavquinho; Cesar Garabini - 7 string guitar and Ranjan Ramchandani - pandeiro.
  • Location: Subrosa, 63 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm Price
    $20.00
    Sets at 8PM and 9:30pm

    La ganadora del Grammy Latino, pianista, compositora y cantante cubana LENA BURKE regresa a México para ser la opening act de la inglesa JOSS STONE que se presento el 18 de Mayo en El Plaza Condesa de la Ciudad de México.
  • Location: Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, New York, NY 10030, United States (Google Maps) Time: 10:00 pm to 12:00 am Kitoko Groove's member have developed a strong connection both as friends and musicians that is conveyed in their music.. and it's contagious !! Come experience the best music, direct from Kinshasa!
  • Location: Barbès, 376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States (Google Maps) Time: 10:00 pm to 11:30 pm Lions is a seven piece group based in NYC that plays arrangements of Ethiopian funk tunes from the 60's-70's as well as original music with Ethiopian influence. Featuring Wayne Tucker- Trumpet; Eyal Vilner- Alto Sax; Eden Bareket- Baritone Sax; Nadav Peled- Guitar, compositions, arrangements; Dor Heled- Keyboards; Tamir Shmerling- Bass and Eran Fink- Drums.
  • Location: Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane Street, Queens, NY 11373, United States (Google Maps) Time: 10:00 pm to 11:30 pm Fiery, elegant, lyrical, impossibly virtuosic, yet crystal clear–such is Joaquín Pozo’s style. Known to many as “el pulpo” (octopus) because of his incredible facility with the congas, Pozo comes from a long line of Cuban artists, some of whom were very influential in the shaping of Afro-Latin jazz. He is an heir of the Rumba tradition, which he learned in the streets and clubs of Havana from a young age, and has become a revered figure in the world of latin music. He stands out both for the depth of his sound, which reverberates with traditional and modern echoes, but also for his unique vision of the tumbadoras as the melodic instrument in the band. Whether he is taking a monumental solo (such as the ten-minute tour de force “Momentos,” from his album Descarga Cubana), or driving the band with athletic vigor in both traditional numbers and creative originals, Pozo demonstrates his broad musical vision with what could be coldly described as impeccable rigor, were it not for the playfulness and sheer joy that radiate from his performance. For his engagement at our stage Mr. Pozo will be joined by other renowned figures of the NYC Latin jazz scene: Arturo Stable on timbal, Marcelo Casagrandi on piano and Carlos Mena on bass. A unique chance to enjoy an intimate concert by one of Cuba’s living legends!

    $7 cover charge for mezzanine
  • 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: Subrosa, 63 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm $15.00

    Celebrate Colombian Independence/Celebra la Independencia de Colombia!

    Native Colombian Pablo Mayor’s swinging, edgy, ever-evolving decade-long NYC-based establishment the Folklore Urbano Orchestra continues its trajectory of defining a truly new Colombian music by blending urban, contemporary sounds with such rhythms as Colombia’s cumbia, porro chocoano, bullerengue, joropo, and bambuco traditions.
  • Location: Silvana, 300 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10026, United States (Google Maps) Time: 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm CHAE is an this Afro Colombian singer/songwriter Acoustic, Folk rock, Soul Latin &Tropical music performer. She is well known in her native country of Colombia. In the past she has toured in the Americas and Europe as part of a sister duo called Las Perlas Negras. At the present time CHAE has performed in several places in NYC.
  • Location: Barbès, 376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States (Google Maps) Time: 10:00 pm to 11:30 pm Diego Obregón, from Guapi, Colombia, leads grupo Chonta, a group dedicated to the Afro-Colombian marimba music of the pacific coast. Diego started playing drums and cununo with Silvino Mina, one of the best known marimba player in Colombia. He later joined the traditional group Guapi. At age 24 he traveled to La Tola, Nariño where he learned to build and play marimbas and then went on to manage his own Marimba workshop in Cali. Diego currently resides in New York where Grupo Chonta is based.
  • Location: Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, New York, NY 10030, United States (Google Maps) Time: 10:00 pm to 12:00 am His performing name is King Tappa but he was born Kurt Prince, in 1979. Kurt grew up in Marigot and attended the Wills Strathmore Stevens Primary School up to the age of 10. He left Dominica in 1989 for St. Croix. In 1992, he moved from St.Croix and now makes his home in New Jersey. Music has alw...
  • Location: Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane Street, Queens, NY 11373, United States (Google Maps) Time: 10:00 pm to 11:30 pm With some of the finest Colombian musicians in the United States, Ronald Polo(vocalist/composer/gaitero) and Morris Cañate (master folkloric percussionist) join their talents to lead and ensemble rich of musical traditions of their ancestors; the afro-descendants of Colombia’s Caribbean coast. With the strong mesmerizing beats, this music goes into your system like a dose of pure, sincere and contagious energy! Terraza literally catches in flames when Rebolú is on stage. Join us this Saturday for a fantastic time!

    $7 cover charge for mezzanine
  • Location: Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, New York, NY 10030, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:59 pm to 3:45 am DJ JP BIAMBY Presents Classic Afro-Beat, Coupe Decale, Hip Life, Najia, N'dombolo, Soukous, Reggae, Soca, Reggaeton sprinkled with a little bit of current Hip Hop & R&B.
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  • Location: Roy Wilkins Southern Queens Park, 17701 Baisley Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11434, United States (Google Maps) Time: 12:00 am to 8:00 pm Lineup: Sanchez, Carlene Davis, Romain Virgo, Fab Five Band, King Jammys

    12:00pm to 3:00pm
    Entertaining, Educational and interactive; the cultural stage is where you get close and personal with performers. From traditional folk dances to the latest moves, poetry reading, storytelling and creative fashions, the Cultural Stage comesalive at noon.

    3:00pm to 8:00pm
    The Main Stage is where we turn up the heat with live performances and the Jammin sounds of guest DJs, impromptu contests, surprise guests and giveaways.

    Advance: $30
    Gate: $40
    Kids 12 and under FREE
  • Location: Central Park SummerStage, New York, NY 10019, United States (Google Maps) Time: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm Free!
    Doors 6pm / Show 7pm

    Jorge Drexler
    Uruguayan Madrid-based musician Jorge Drexler won wide acclaim after becoming the first composer ever to win an Academy Award with a song in Spanish: “Al Otro Lado del Río” from the film The Motorcycle Diaries. In the last few years he has received nominations in three consecutive Grammy Awards and four consecutive Latin Grammy Awards, and has won two Spanish Music Awards. Drexler is beloved for the beauty and intricate construction of his music and for the deft poetry of his lyrics. Critics have also hailed him as a keen observer of complex, timely themes such as technology and global interconnectedness, in addition to romance. Drexler’s songs have been featured in numerous other films, including James Ivory’s The City of Your Final Destination, which he scored. His original song for the Spanish/Brazilian co-production Lope, directed by Andrucha Waddington, earned him the GOYA Award (Spanish Arts & Cinematographic Academy award) for Best Original Song in 2011.

    Diego Garcia
    Diego Garcia knows how to mine romantic yearning in his work. His acclaimed 2011 solo debut Laura was the ultimate bedroom recording, an intensely focused and utterly entrancing chamber-pop song cycle about unrequited love, his own. The titular Laura was a woman he fell for in college but lost during a hectic period a decade ago when he was fronting Elefant, a New York City-based rock band that toured the world with artists like Interpol, The National and Morrissey. By the time Laura was finished, Garcia accepted the fact that she might only exist in his life as the subject of these songs. Then he miraculously won her back (and later married her). But those years of estrangement left an indelible mark and continue to inform his work.

    Danay Suárez
    Danay Suárez, was born in Havana, Cuba in 1984. Whereas her application to Cuba’s musical conservatory was denied, she never gave up on her dream. Danay joined “Opera de la Calle” in 2003 which allowed her to train and further expand her sound spectrum. She later went on to become one of the principal figures in Cuba’s underground Rap movement. Danay’s ability to adapt has allowed her to thrive in different genres such as Jazz, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Dub-Step and traditional Cuban music. Her collaborations as a Havana Cultura solo artist took her to international stages and between 2009 – 2012 participated in shows in Paris, Manchester, London, Amsterdam, Turkey and Leeds. In 2013 she headlined Colombia’s famed festival “Hip Hop al Parque” where she sang before an audience of 120,000 fans. She has shared the stage and collaborated with Omara Portuondo, Roberto Fonseca, Robert Glassper, Gilles Peterson, X-Alfonso, Raul Paz, DJ Mala, Roberto Carcase & Interactivo. Danay’s latest album “Palabras Manuales” will be released this spring.
  • Location: Queensbridge Park, 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, United States (Google Maps) Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Free!

    Pete Rock
    Pete Rock was born in the birthplace of hip hop—the Boogie Down Bronx, and raised in Money Earnin’ Mount Vernon. Music was a constant for the young man who would get his start supporting Marley Marl in the mix on WBLS at the age of 16. Inspired by the Godfather of Soul. Driven to put his own soul on record. Destined to nourish the souls of any and all within earshot. When a Pete Rock production comes on, it doesn’t matter if you’re Kanye West or an everyday fan in Amsterdam: you will be changed.

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    Twenty years after the release of Nas’s groundbreaking debut album ‘Illmatic,’ NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC takes us into the heart of his creative process. Returning to his childhood home in Queensbridge, Nas shares stories of his upbringing, his influences — from the music of his jazz musician father Olu Dara to the burgeoning hip-hop scene in New York City — and the obstacles he faced before his major label signing at age 20. Featuring interviews with his ‘Illmatic’ producers (Large Professor, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, L.E.S., and DJ Premier) and musical peers (including Pharrell Williams and Alicia Keys), NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC is a thrilling account of Nas’s evolution from a young street poet to a visionary MC.
  • Location: Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003, United States (Google Maps) Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Ticket Price: $18.00
    Doors at 6PM
    Show at 7PM

    The JP Jofre Hard Tango Chamber Band is one of New York City’s hottest in-demand ensembles. Started in 2008 by bandoneonist/composer JP Jofre, it focuses on his own works, as well as authentic interpretations of legendary composers such as Astor Piazzolla. Argentinian expatriate JP Jofre, highlighted several times by the New York Times, and praised by Lincoln Center, who called him "one of today’s leading artists,” has seen his reputation grow by leaps and bounds. Starting with his quintet’s debut performance at Joe’s Pub in 2008, JP has been invited to appear at many of the most prestigious concert series in the United States and abroad. In recent years, his quintet has appeared at Great Performers at Lincoln Center, Celebrities Series of Boston, Seattle Town Hall among many others. Recently, the band has welcomed four outstanding performers to its ranks. Violinist Eric Silberger, prizewinner at the Tchaikovsky Competition, cellist Amy Kang, Double Bassist Ron Wasserman, principal bass of the New York City Ballet Orchestra, and Argentinian pianist Pablo Cafici. For their debut album, the ensemble had the great privilege of appearing with 14 time grammy winner Paguito D’Rivera, and in 2014 the ensemble had the honor to perform several times with world renowned pianist Kathryn Stott.
  • Location: Rough Trade NYC, 64 North 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
    $15 advance / $18 day of show

    Akua Naru
    Akua Naru’s latest release ‘The Miner’s Canary’ (Feb 2015), has been met with overwhelmingly positive reviews. The album, released on her own independent label and recorded over a two year period, boasts an amazing cast of talented and accomplished features which assist in freeing its musical landscape from the single genre of hip hop to settle between soul, blues, and jazz. The list is impressive: legendary and most recorded drummer Bernard ‘Pretty’ Purdie, Cody ChesnuTT, Grammy nominated trumpeter Christian Scott, drummer Daru Jones, singer-producer Georgia Anne Muldrow, Motown France soul singer Ben L’Oncle Soul, among countless others. The music, produced almost entirely by Akua Naru, provides an emotional and profound frame for Naru’s consistently critical, often pregnant and multi-layered, at times haunting, and always profound and insightful lyricism.

    Osekre and the Lucky Bastards
    "This Afro-indie band can't be pinned to any one genre but instead transcends all, with lyrical and reflective beats. The band "turns local sounds global and brings global sounds local" with its clear African influence, but its sound goes beyond this, creating a universal funk that anyone would want to jam to.
  • Location: (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm $5.00
    DOORS: 6:00 PM / SHOW: 8:00 PM This event is 21 and over

    The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra is a stunning 11-piece Latin band which plays dynamic, dura arrangements of indie rock tunes we love, taking the art of salsa to new places while remaining within the classic, deeply funky tradition. Songs by Arcade Fire, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on The Radio, Santigold, Animal Collective, and many more are transformed into astonishing salsa anthems for a new generation. The WSO released its Debut Album in 2011 and has garnered international praise and recognition, making many "Best of The Year" lists and establishing the band as a groundbreaking global voice by infusing the typical salsa form with a completely modern identity.
  • Location: Silvana, 300 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10026, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:59 pm to 3:45 am Pablo Blanco aka DJ, Pwhyte is a Bronx, NY resident by way of Honduras. He is a GarifunaAmerican entertainer who specializes in AfroCaribbean and Latin music from Merengue to Punta to Reggae to Salsa to Zouk, Calypso and Soca among many. A special intimate relationship with music was forged early with a musically eclectic Garifunacommunity.
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  • Location: (Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm Minimum Age:
    18+
    Doors Open:
    7:30 PM
    Show Time:
    8:30 PM

    Paulo Flores is an Angolan singer-songwriter who was one of the architects of his country’s immensely popular kizomba dance music back in the 1980s. Today he devotes his energy to keeping the flame of semba music burring bright in the 21st century.

    Semba is the elegant, earthy, African ancestor of Brazilian samba — and the root of today’s kuduro and kizomba dance crazes. Flores’ poetic compositions focus on everything from love and life to history and politics, tapping into the deep roots that make semba the repository of decades of Angolan wit and wisdom.
  • 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.
  • Location: Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, New York, NY 10030, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:59 pm to 3:45 am DJ Dakar is from the Pikine neighborhood of Dakar, Senegal, and now lives in Harlem, New York City. He got his start in the music business as an audio technician for radio and television in Dakar. He also DJ'd Dakar's late-night, hip-hop radio show "Hotmix" on WALF-FM. Now in New York, DJ Dakar's music is distinguished by his mixing of the latest hits in dance, hip-hop, Sengalese mbalax, reggae, Ivorian couper decaler, Congolese soukous, salsa, reggaeton and more.
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  • Location: Subrosa, 63 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014, United States (Google Maps) Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am Price
    $15.00
    Sets at 8PM and 9:30PM

    MONECO has quickly burst on to the New York Neo-Cumbia scene with their unique blend of Chicha, Cumbia, and Rock. Their aggressive sound and entertaining stage presence has audiences coming back for more. Featuring an eclectic repertoire that includes Chicha classics, converted Rock and Pop hits, and original material, MONECO’s infectious rhythms are always turning any show into an unforgettable event.
  • Location: Barbès, 376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States (Google Maps) Time: 10:00 pm to 11:30 pm This 11-piece band is a bi-lingual and multi-cultural collaboration led by the sensational Erica Ramos - their sound owes much to the classic 60’s and 70’s Boogaloo and Latin Soul of NY’s Barrio, with added original compositions and millennial funk.
  • Location: Damrosch Park, Amsterdam Ave. and W. 62 St., New York, NY 10023, United States (Google Maps) Time: 10:00 pm to 11:30 pm The two founders of Tijuana’s audio-visual collective mesh brassy live instrumentation, norteño sounds, and catchy techno dance beats with mesmerizing live-action and projected images, Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich+Fussible , present a show the Los Angeles Times calls “visually stunning, rhythmically dense.” The ex-Kraftwerk icon Wolfgang Flür joins the duo for a cameo, while Jungle Fire fuses break beats, Afro-Latin percussion, West African funk, cumbia, and LA grit.
  • Location: Zinc Bar, 82 West 3rd Street, New York, NY 10012, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:30 pm to 1:01 am $15 cover

    The essence of AfroCuban music is expressed in the Rumba: intoxicating polyrhythmic percussion, played on multiple drums, accompanied by call and response singing. 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: Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, New York, NY 10030, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:59 pm to 3:45 am Afrolicious - Dj JP BIAMBY Presents Classic Afro-Beat, Coupe Decale, Hip Life, Najia, N'dombolo, Soukous, Reggae, Soca, Reggaeton sprinkled with a little bit of current Hip Hop & R&B.
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  • Location: Hearst Plaza, Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY (Google Maps) Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am Singing in both English and Spanish, with blues as a reference and soul-folk as a detail, this Grammy Award–winning Guatemalan-American singer “stands out in a sea of audio-enhanced pop” (NPR). Melding elegant harmonies and unexpected timbres, Moreno moves gracefully between R&B and bossa nova, lighting a beautiful fire in the hearts of listeners.

    Free!
  • Location: Highline Ballroom, 431 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm Showtime @ 8:00 PM
    Doors open @ 6:00 PM
    Tickets $25 - $45

    Bomba Estéreo started in Bogotá Colombia in 2005, as a project led by Simón Mejía, musician and visual artist, in collaboration with other musicians, DJs and video artists. A year later, the band released their first album called Vol. 1, which included the participation of Li Saumet singing in some of the tracks. One of the tracks included in this album was Corinto, which later would become one of the biggest hits of Bomba Estéreo, Fuego.

    - See more at: http://highlineballroom.com/show/2015/07/24/bomba-estereo/#sthash.wd9QEBMU.dpuf
  • Location: Subrosa, 63 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm Sets at 8PM and 9:30PM
    Price
    $20.00

    Celebrated Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martínez and his group (The Pedrito Martínez Group) hosts a new monthly residency at Subrosa, with performances multiple nights each month. The Pedrito Martinez Group [PMG] came together in 2005 at a Cuban restaurant in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen, called Guantanamera. A scene has developed since then around the group that has attracted musicians from all over the world, including, Eric Clapton, Derek Trucks, Ruben Blades, John Scofield, Steve Gadd, Steve Winwood and Taj Mahal, to name a few.
  • Location: B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm Showtime @ 8pm
    Doors Open @ 6pm
    Tickets $46 in advance, $50 day of show

    Producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist, Sergio Mendes' influence on the music industry has spanned five decades and continues to evolve through new collaborations and mediums.

    One of the most internationally successful Brazilian artists of all time, Mendes has recorded more than 35 albums, many of which went gold or platinum, and he's a three-time Grammy Award winner. - See more at: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=5268#sthash.EJokV7hK.dpuf
  • Location: Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, New York, NY 10030, United States (Google Maps) Time: 10:00 pm to 12:00 am Aqua Ife is a 12-piece band led by bassist Michael Veal, playing instrumental Afrobeat-jazz inspired by Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and other greats of African music, jazz and funk.
  • Location: SOB's, 204 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:59 pm to 3:00 am 11PM doors / 12AM and 2AM show
    $18.00 in advance - $20.00 day of show (age 21+)
  • 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: Central Park SummerStage, New York, NY 10019, United States (Google Maps) Time: 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm Free!
    Doors 2pm / Show 3pm

    In association with Okayafrica

    Bombino
    Born and raised in Niger, Omara “Bombino” Moctar is a member of the Tuareg Ifoghas tribe, which for centuries has fought against colonialism and the imposition of strict Islamic rule. During his lifetime, the Tuareg people have fought the Niger government to secure their rights on numerous occasions, causing Bombino and his family to flee several times. In exile, Bombino picked up the guitar and studied videos of Jimi Hendrix and Mark Knopfler in an effort to master their licks. Bombino worked regularly as a musician and a herder in the desert near Tripoli, spending many hours alone watching the animals and practicing his guitar. Eventually, Bombino returned to Niger, where he continued to play with a number of local bands. As his legend grew, a Spanish documentary film crew helped Bombino record his first album, Group Bombino’s Guitars from Agadez Vol. 2, which became a local radio hit. Bombino made his Nonesuch Records debut with the release of Nomad on April 2, 2013. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Music album chart and iTunes World chart and earned rave reviews.

    Young Fathers
    Young Fathers is ‘G’ Hastings, Alloysious Massaquoi and Kayus Bankole. The three men are each named after their fathers–a unifying bond for a band that pushes against the binds of definition. They are rock and pop, hip hop and punk, and anything else you want to label them as. But really, they are none and all of these. The UK trio recently released their adventurous 12-track album White Men Are Black Men Too (Big Dada) to wide praise, including 5-star reviews from the UK’s The Guardian and The Independent. The album was written and recorded throughout 2014 while they were touring around the world, and then completed at their studio in Edinburgh. The new album is the follow up to their full length debut DEAD, one of the most original albums of 2014. The band went on to win the 2014 Mercury Prize for DEAD—the UK’s highest honor for an album. Young Fathers also performed single “GET UP” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last summer. The mesmerizing performance was their U.S. late night debut, bringing their lauded live show into U.S. homes for the first time. But enough about what they’ve done… here’s where they’re going.

    Fantastic Negrito
    Fantastic Negrito is a man’s truth told in the form of black roots music. Each song is a true story about a musician from Oakland who experienced the highs of a million dollar record deal, the lows of a near fatal car accident that put him in a coma, and is now in the phase of rebirth despite his playing hand being mangled. Negrito’s music emphasizes rawness and space. Slide guitar, drums, piano. Rather than update the Delta Blues, Fantastic Negrito leaves the original sounds of Lead Belly and Skip James intact, building bridges to a modern sound with loops and samples of his own live instruments. But the primary element that drives Fantastic Negrito’s music is uncut realness and zero concern for “pop” anything.
  • Location: Corona Plaza, National Street, Corona, NY 11368, United States (Google Maps) Time: 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm 4:30-5:30pm: Live Music | Musica en vivo – GRUPO REBOLÚ

    Direct from New York City, Grupo Rebolu is North America’s most original and danceable Colombian music experience. Their original compositions and arrangements of classic Afro-Colombian music create a modern cultural event rooted in the Carnaval de Barranquilla. Soulful yet joyous dance music guaranteed to keep you moving.
  • Location: Highbridge Park, Edgecombe Avenue, New York, NY 10039, United States (Google Maps) Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Free!

    Jose Virgilio Peña Suazo better known as Banda Gorda was born in city of Cotui, Dominican Republic. Joseph began studying the trumpet in 1987, and soon after joined the fire department band of Santo Domingo. Joseph then formed part of Cuco Valoy’s merengue band as a first trumpet player, where he became a composer, arranger and started making a name for himself throughout the Dominican Republic. After years of performing with various famous merengue groups including La Rokabanda, Pochy Familia y la Coco Band, Joseph fulfilled his dream to start his own musical project and La Banda Gorda was formed. His first album, Free At Last, was well accepted by the Dominican community in the US, making Banda Gorda a very popular merengue band from the Dominican Republic. After releasing their second album, Candela Pura, the band became a national and international musical phenomenon.
  • Location: Subrosa, 63 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm Sets at 8PM and 9:30PM
    Price
    $20.00

    Celebrated Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martínez and his group (The Pedrito Martínez Group) hosts a new monthly residency at Subrosa, with performances multiple nights each month. The Pedrito Martinez Group [PMG] came together in 2005 at a Cuban restaurant in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen, called Guantanamera. A scene has developed since then around the group that has attracted musicians from all over the world, including, Eric Clapton, Derek Trucks, Ruben Blades, John Scofield, Steve Gadd, Steve Winwood and Taj Mahal, to name a few.
  • Location: Barbès, 376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm Banning Eyre celebrates the release of his long awaited book :Lion Songs: Thomas Mapfumo and the Music That Made Zimbabwe. Author and guitarist Banning Eyre has spent over 20 years exploring music and history in Zimbabwe. The country’s greatest singer/bandleader, Thomas Mapfumo, began his epic career in the early 1970s. Now in exile, Mapfumo is both a brilliant musical innovator, a reviver and re-inventor of ancient traditions, and a persistent gadfly in the affairs of corrupt politicians, whether in white ruled Rhodesia or black ruled Zimbabwe. Mapfumo’s dramatic story, never before told in such detail, stands beside those of Bob Dylan, Bob Marley and Fela Kuti.
    Eyre will read from his book accompanied by images, music and video from his deep archive and will follow up with a performance by Timbila, the Afrodelic roots trance band Banning plays guitar in - refracted, re-engineered, re-imagined take on traditional music from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
  • Location: Rough Trade NYC, 64 North 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
    $15 advance / $17 day of show

    One of the masterminds behind Brazilian band Los Hermanos and founding member of the samba supergroup Orquestra Imperial, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rodrigo Amarante is an inescapable musical figure in his native South American home.
  • Location: Barbès, 376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States (Google Maps) Time: 10:00 pm to 11:30 pm Mambo King and timbalero extraordinaire Tito Puente was also an accomplished vibraphone player. The instrument was prominently featured on his early mambo recordings. Felipe Fournier is a percussionist and vibes player from Costa Rica who plays with classic Salsa outfit Our Latin Thing and Ruben Blades. His tribute to Tito Puente emphasizes the King of the Timbales’ Mambo years and vibes performance.
  • Location: Barbès, 376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:59 pm to 1:30 am The Peruvian DJ and record colletor (and chef...) spins Cumbia, Chicha, guaguanco, salsa and boogaloo for your listening and dancing pleasure.
  • Location: Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, New York, NY 10030, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:59 pm to 3:45 am DJ JP BIAMBY Presents Classic Afro-Beat, Coupe Decale, Hip Life, Najia, N'dombolo, Soukous, Reggae, Soca, Reggaeton sprinkled with a little bit of current Hip Hop & R&B.
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  • Location: Central Park SummerStage, New York, NY 10019, United States (Google Maps) Time: 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm Free!
    Doors 2pm / Show 3pm

    Whodini
    Brooklyn-based R&B/Rap group Whodini has been a mandatory staple in the Hip Hop scene since 1982 when they went on-air with Mr. Magic’s “Rap Attack” on WHBI radio. Their second album, 1984’s Escape, was certified platinum. The duo (Jalil Hutchins and John “Ecstasy” Fletcher) went on to tour with fellow hip hop icons including Kurtis Blow and Run-DMC, and collaborated with Public Enemy.

    Big Daddy Kane
    Known by many monikers including Dark Gable, Black Caesar and King Asiatic Nobody’s Equal, Big Daddy Kane has long been one of hip hop’s most lyrical, diverse, innovative, trendsetting M.C.’s . The baritone voiced, Bed-Stuy native is known for his rapid fire, metaphoric battle rap style, and has several certified Gold albums to his name. Kane has also collaborated with a who’s who of Hip Hop including Masta Ace, Public Enemy, Busta Rhymes, and UGK, as well as artists such as Barry White and Patti LaBelle. The GRAMMY award winner and VH1 Hip Hop Legend honoree has appeared in publications including Right On!, Source, and even the infamous Madonna Sex book.
  • Location: Silvana, 300 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10026, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:59 pm to 3:45 am Pablo Blanco aka DJ, Pwhyte is a Bronx, NY resident by way of Honduras. He is a GarifunaAmerican entertainer who specializes in AfroCaribbean and Latin music from Merengue to Punta to Reggae to Salsa to Zouk, Calypso and Soca among many. A special intimate relationship with music was forged early with a musically eclectic Garifunacommunity.
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  • Location: SOB's, 204 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm 8PM doors / 9PM show
    $20.00 General Admission (age 21+)
  • Location: Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm Free entry before 7pm!
    $7.00
    DOORS: 6:00 PM / SHOW: 8:00 PM This event is 21 and over

    SPANGLISH FLY is New York City’s only band dedicated to reviving and renewing the music known as Latin bugalú or boogaloo, the sound that sprang from the street corners, the transistor radios, the pool halls and the clubs of 1960s Spanish Harlem. Featuring 11 members with origins in Puerto Rico, Cuba, Mexico, the UK., Canada, “Loisaida” and Upper Manhattan, Spanglish Fly comes together to play the mixture of soul, r&b, and Latin rhythms that was born in El Barrio. The band’s live shows are explosive Latin Soul parties with packed dance floors.

    Brooklyn-based Super Hi-Fi mixes jazz-inflected trombones, the rhythmic landscapes of Jamaican dub and touches of afrobeat and funk for a unique and heady mix memorably described as an ‘imaginary soundtrack from Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, The Specials and Led Zeppelin.’ Led by bassist and composer Ezra Gale, whose last outfit, the San Francisco-based Aphrodesia, took their take on afrobeat all the way to Femi Kuti’s Shrine in Lagos, Nigeria, Super Hi-Fi has been creating waves in the fertile New York music scene since 2010 and released their debut full-length album, “Dub To The Bone” (Electric Cowbell Records), in 2012.
  • 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: Barbès, 376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States (Google Maps) Time: 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm Led by Barranquilla native Carolina Oliveros, Bulla en el Barrio explores the Bailes Cantados of Bullerengue music. Carolina belongs to a younger generation of cantadoras who are deeply connected to tradition but also strongly influenced by classical music, jazz and rock. The group will be paying homage to lesser known cantadoras and cantadores from Uraba - region of Colombia located between Antioquia, Choco and Cordoba. Featuring songs by Eustiquia Amaranto (Turbo), Darlina Saenz (Necocli), Ana Garces (Necocli), Eloisa Garces (Necocli), Eulalia Gonzales (Maria La Baja), Pabla Florez (Maria La Baja), and Sabina Escudero (Unguia).
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  • Location: Clove Lakes Park, 1150 Clove Road, Staten Island, NY 10301, United States (Google Maps) Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Free!

    In association with Zulu Nation

    Jellybean Benitez
    John Benitez aka Jellybean Benitez, is a multi instrumentalist, songwriter, DJ, and remixer, who DJ’d in some of the hottest disco night clubs in the 70’s & 80’s including the famed Studio 54. Benitez scored two 80’s US pop hits, and has produced and remixed artists such as Madonna, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and the Pointer Sisters. Benitez continues to deejay globally, and is the Executive Producer of Studio 54 Radio, which is heard exclusively on SiriusXM Satellite Radio (Channel 54), and features 1classic dance from Jellybean’s personal collection and the vaults and collections of Studio 54 insiders.

    DJ Street Tech
    Staten Island Native DJ Street Tech has been DJing since 1991-92. Inspired by legendary DJ’S like as Pete “DJ” Jones, DJ Hollywood, Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Lord Yoda X, Grand Wizard Theodore, DJ Premier, Peter the Great (Techno DJ) & Bobby Konders, DJ Street Tech started as a freestyle/house DJ, before he started rockin hip hop and reggae. DJ Street Tech joined The Universal Zulu Nation in 1994, where he became as student of Afrika Bambaataa and has been rocking the decks ever since.
  • Location: Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003, United States (Google Maps) Time: 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm Ticket Price: $15.00
    Doors at 9PM
    Show at 9:30PM

    One of the most exciting bands to come out of the wild late night Nublu scene in the East Village, Forro in the Dark combines the driving dance rhythms of forro from Northeastern Brazil with rock, jazz, reggae, folk and country. Together since 2002, they are based in New York and have collaborated with a wide variety of artists, including David Byrne, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Cibo Matto. Here they take on some of John Zorn’s most lyrical and grooving compositions to create a charming album of Brazilian-tinged dance music. Endlessly listenable, this is a record filled with catchy hooks, burning solos, driving rhythms and infectious Zorn melodies, new and old. Produced by Jesse Harris and featuring Brazilian legend Marcos Valle as a special guest.
  • 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: Damrosch Park, Amsterdam Ave. and W. 62 St., New York, NY 10023, United States (Google Maps) Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Afro-Brazilian percussion in a big band format, Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz combine traditional African-based rhythms with sophisticated jazz harmonies. Making its U.S. debut at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, the group will collaborate with critically acclaimed pianist Arturo O’Farrill and celebrated trumpeter Steven Bernstein, who are presenting original compositions to be arranged in the Rumpilezz style.

    Cyro Baptista reveals another imaginative layer of Afro-Brazilian jazz fusion by integrating instruments he designs himself into his performances. His mastery of Brazilian percussion and jazz experimentation produces an utterly unique, unapologetic sound.

    Forró in the Dark, a collective of New York-based Brazilian expats, presents a new take on the rural party music of Brazil’s northeastern states: forró. The Philadelphia Inquirer raves, “It’s polyrhythmic street-party music with a downtown edge.”
  • Location: David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, 61 West 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023, United States (Google Maps) Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm FREE
  • Location: Subrosa, 63 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm Sets at 8PM and 9:30PM
    Price
    $20.00

    Celebrated Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martínez and his group (The Pedrito Martínez Group) hosts a new monthly residency at Subrosa, with performances multiple nights each month. The Pedrito Martinez Group [PMG] came together in 2005 at a Cuban restaurant in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen, called Guantanamera. A scene has developed since then around the group that has attracted musicians from all over the world, including, Eric Clapton, Derek Trucks, Ruben Blades, John Scofield, Steve Gadd, Steve Winwood and Taj Mahal, to name a few.
  • Location: Zinc Bar, 82 West 3rd Street, New York, NY 10012, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:30 pm to 1:01 am $15 cover

    The essence of AfroCuban music is expressed in the Rumba: intoxicating polyrhythmic percussion, played on multiple drums, accompanied by call and response singing. 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: Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, New York, NY 10030, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:59 pm to 3:45 am Afrolicious - Dj JP BIAMBY Presents Classic Afro-Beat, Coupe Decale, Hip Life, Najia, N'dombolo, Soukous, Reggae, Soca, Reggaeton sprinkled with a little bit of current Hip Hop & R&B.
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  • Location: SOB's, 204 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm 5PM doors / 8PM and 10PM show
    $20.00 in advance - $25.00 day of show (age 21+)

    Jimmy Bosch, continues to travel the world as the Leader / Ambassador of the Salsa Dura movement, keeping it alive, through his trombone playing style, his lyrics and his unique ability to drive the orchestras from around the globe to perform at the highest level of groove, drive, swing, passion and the free spirit improvisation from everyone on stage. Jimmy Bosch is truly the Band Leader who inspires all the artists to turn it up for the audience. No one does it like Jimmy Bosch.
  • Location: Subrosa, 63 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm Sets at 8PM and 9:30PM
    Price
    $20.00

    Celebrated Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martínez and his group (The Pedrito Martínez Group) hosts a new monthly residency at Subrosa, with performances multiple nights each month. The Pedrito Martinez Group [PMG] came together in 2005 at a Cuban restaurant in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen, called Guantanamera. A scene has developed since then around the group that has attracted musicians from all over the world, including, Eric Clapton, Derek Trucks, Ruben Blades, John Scofield, Steve Gadd, Steve Winwood and Taj Mahal, to name a few.
  • Location: Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217, United States (Google Maps) Time: 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
    $10.00

    The heartbeat of Nation Beat’s sound lies in a deliciously original 21st century fusion between thunderous Brazilian maracatu drumming and New Orleans second line rhythms. It is also the vibrant force of their explosive live show, which is frequently known to burst into crowd-wide Carnival-style drumming and singing. Nation Beat’s audacious energy seamlessly bridges folkloric Brazilian maracatu with classic NOLA roots music attracting an ever-growing legion of fans from across a wide demographic. Nation Beat plays the best kind of fusion in the world, the kind that doesn’t try to fuse anything. An American/Brazilian collective, Nation Beat belongs to both sides of the equator.
  • Location: Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, New York, NY 10030, United States (Google Maps) Time: 10:00 pm to 12:00 am Kitoko Groove's member have developed a strong connection both as friends and musicians that is conveyed in their music.. and it's contagious !! Come experience the best music, direct from Kinshasa!
  • 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.