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Location: Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249, United States (Google Maps) Time: 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm The Soul Rebels started with an idea shared between founding members Derrick Moss and Lumar LeBlanc – to expand upon the pop music they loved on the radio and the New Orleans brass band tradition they grew up on. They took that tradition and blended funk and soul with elements of hip hop, jazz and rock. Together with a group of young, like-minded musicians from all over New Orleans, they formed The Soul Rebels and set out to make their mark on the music they love.

The band has settled on an eight-piece lineup that can be heard on their international debut release Unlock Your Mind. The Soul Rebels built a career around an eclectic live show that harnesses the power of horns and drums in the party like atmosphere of a dance club. When not touring, The Soul Rebels’ weekly show at New Orleans’ Le Bon Temps Roulé is known to erupt with the kind of contagious, shout-along musical mayhem that The Rebels bring with them wherever they perform.

DOORS: 6:00 PM / SHOW: 8:00 PM
$17.00
Location: DROM, 85 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009, United States (Google Maps) Time: 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm On Saturday, February 28th, Samba New York! will be hosting a not-to-be-missed Carnaval edition of NYC’s only regular samba school event. As opposed to a show, the “Samba Party” is more of a communal gathering, where Brazilian music enthusiasts share their love of samba drumming, dance, and culture—a kind of NYC take on the mega samba school rehearsals that precede Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro. The evening includes two samba lessons with Brazilian dance master Danielle Lima. After each lesson, Danielle will lead participants in a series of fun, Brazilian dance routines set to the powerful rhythms of Samba New York’s live Bateria (Drum Section), under the leadership of Director, Philip Galinsky.

Praised by Brazil’s Estado de São Paulo newspaper as “the most famous and active ‘school of samba’ in New York City,” Samba New York! has brought the richness and exhilaration of Rio’s samba traditions to some of the most prestigious venues, events, and media platforms in NYC and beyond—including Central Park SummerStage, the WITNESS Gala hosted by Peter Gabriel, ESPN’s 2014 Upfront at the Minskoff Theatre, TV Globo’s O Jornal Nacional, the Today Show, and Dr. Oz Show. Having grown up immersed in Rio’s samba world, Danielle Lima is one of NYC’s foremost Brazilian dancers and founder of the Brasileirando Dance Group.

$10
Location: Zinc Bar, 82 West 3rd Street, New York, NY 10012, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm $15.
Gifted with the most powerful voice in Latin music since Celia Cruz and Celese Mendoza, JADELE, a seasoned performer of AfroCuban sacred music and ritual, creates a gorgeous, sui generis musical landscape that incorporates the chants and rhythms of Cuba's Yoruban heritage with her original compositions. Her all-star band -- jazz sophisticates steeped in all the traditions of Cuban music - are up to the task. Afrocubanismo is the newest wave of innovative Cuban music: Jadele + Dayramir González on piano, Alex Apolo Ayala on bass, Mauricio Herrera on percussion.
Location: Barbès, 376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm Denbaya features various artists from the African Diaspora as well as established New York musicians. Denbaya (which means family in Bambara) performs original compositions steeped in the West African rhythmic and musical tradition with influences that range from jazz and rock to reggae while remaining true to the spirit of Malian music the band is sourced form a collective of musicians that includes master drummer, singer and composer Makane Kouyate, Kora players Yacouba Diabate, Bassists Thierno Camara and Abu Denbele, pianist John Austria, guitarist Sori Koite, percussionist Jose Ramon Rosario .
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: SOB's, 204 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:00 pm to 1:00 am In 2010, singer & composer Ravid Kahalani founded the rare combination of top musicians we now call Yemen Blues. From the start, Yemen Blues created an original sound that became a new language in contemporary music. The intense musicians hail from NYC, Uruguay & Tel Aviv. This includes the core members: Rony Iwryn, Itamar Doari, Itamar Borochov & Shanir Blumenkranz. Each member comes from a different background and brings their own sound and arrangements to Ravid’s compositions. The result of this amazing group is a powerful energy that mixes Yemenite, West African & Jazz influences. The mambo and North African rhythms create a joyful and deep foundation, while the vocals remind the listener of ancient Arabic chants mixed with funk & blues. For their first album, the group collaborated with the well-known maestro Omer Avital who served as a musical director & producer. Since then, Yemen Blues keeps magic alive with a constant stream of new songs and their world-renowned exciting live performances!!

11 PM Doors/ 12 AM Show
$25
Location: Meridian 23, 161 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011, United States (Google Maps) Time: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm Be part of this Ceremonial Blessing of Meridian 23
Bring your own drum
Suggested Donation $10
Location: Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249, United States (Google Maps) Time: 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm The Soul Rebels started with an idea shared between founding members Derrick Moss and Lumar LeBlanc – to expand upon the pop music they loved on the radio and the New Orleans brass band tradition they grew up on. They took that tradition and blended funk and soul with elements of hip hop, jazz and rock. Together with a group of young, like-minded musicians from all over New Orleans, they formed The Soul Rebels and set out to make their mark on the music they love.

The band has settled on an eight-piece lineup that can be heard on their international debut release Unlock Your Mind. The Soul Rebels built a career around an eclectic live show that harnesses the power of horns and drums in the party like atmosphere of a dance club. When not touring, The Soul Rebels’ weekly show at New Orleans’ Le Bon Temps Roulé is known to erupt with the kind of contagious, shout-along musical mayhem that The Rebels bring with them wherever they perform.

DOORS: 6:00 PM / SHOW: 8:00 PM
$17.00
Location: Barbès, 376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States (Google Maps) Time: 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm Martin Vejarano, leader of La Cumbiamba EneYe, has concocted a new project based on the sounds of traditional Colombian marching bands, but with enough of urban bastardazition and personal idiosyncracies to please a squadron of ethnomusicologists. The music is fun, driven and adventurous. It's very deeply rooted in Colombian music but not quaint, folkloric or exotic in anyway. With Ben Stapp - tuba; Alex Terrier - soprano saxophone; Justin Wood - alto sax and flute; Rafi Malkiel - Bombardino and Martín Vejarano - drums & compositions
Location: Barbès, 376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:59 pm to 12:59 am SONIDO CHICHADELICO. The Lima born DJ spins Peruvian psychedelic cumbia, boogaloo, guaracha and more.
Location: DROM, 85 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009, United States (Google Maps) Time: 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm Back by popular demand! We are excited to present Jose "Pepito" Gomez at Drom. Get up and dance or just relax and listen to gorgeous traditional Cuban music by Pepito Gomez, called one of Cuba's best singers of all time by Omara Portuondo of the Buena Vista Social Club. His sextet will perform a true homage to this beautiful style of music!

Called "another order of performer" by The New York Times, "Pepito" Gómez has taken the world by storm. His soulful tenor voice, both beautiful and strong, has a unique timbre rarely found. His authentic Cuban sound has caught the attention of fans, critics and fellow musicians.

Sets at 5:30 & 9 PM
$69
Location: Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249, United States (Google Maps) Time: 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm LES NUBIANS
Les Nubians are an Afropean, Urban, R&B Grammy-nominated duo composed of sisters Hélène and Célia Faussart from Paris France. In 1985 the sisters moved with their parents to Chad, Africa. Seven years later, they returned to Bordeaux, France and began singing a cappella, producing poetry slams in Bordeaux and Paris, and singing background vocals for various artists worldwide. The duo's debut album Princesses Nubiennes was released by Virgin Records, France, in 1998.

CORNEL WEST THEORY
With the blessing of Dr. Cornel West, the Princeton University professor and renowned author, the band takes its name from his prolific writings and philosophies that have shaped contemporary thought throughout the world.
Inspired by the nation’s capital’s rich musical history and the struggles of poor people worldwide, the band was created in 2004 as a response to social oppression everywhere. They are here to deliver hip-hop that holds a mirror up to the world, with a core focus on political, cultural and spiritual commentary.

DOORS: 6:00 PM / SHOW: 8:00 PM
$12.00
Location: Barbès, 376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States (Google Maps) Time: 9:30 pm to 10:30 pm The GREENWOOD RHYTHM COALITION features record selectors from Names You Can Trust and live music from El Combo Chimbita (NYCT / M.A.K.U Soundsystem) - Afro latin grooves, cumbia and more.
Location: Barbès, 376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States (Google Maps) Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm The bassist and composer has performed with the likes of Angélique Kidjo, Youssou N’Dour,Dianne Reeves and Omara Portuondo. He has released five albums as a leader, including A Lorca Soundscape, which featured vocalist Claudia Acuña and saxohonist Miguel Zenón, with lyrics from Poeta en Nueva York by Federico García Lorca. Tonight, he showcases his new guitar trio, which features Steve Cárdenas - Guitar; Jordan Perlson - Drums and Alexis Cuadrado - Bass.
Location: DROM, 85 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009, United States (Google Maps) Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm What do you call a musical gumbo that recalls the ancestral strut and joie de vivre of the New Orleans’ Tremé, the drama and ecstasy of the church’s wailing floor, and the suited-up sophistication of jazz threaded with the party funk of Parliament? What do you name sounds that hail from Africa, Brazil, the Caribbean, and the red dirt South all at once? How do you label music that simultaneously evokes all of the uncontainable energies and passions exploding from so many disparate musical legacies? Here we call it Water Seed.
The origins of this hybridity reflecting the diverse feels and experiences of Black America begin in New Orleans, the birthplace of multi-instrumentalists Lou Hill and J Sharp, the architects of Water Seed’s cool, elemental sound. The band’s privileging of rhythm and groove, the elegant jazz flourishes, and lyrical songs deeply rooted in both alchemists’ classical education, all hint at the sacred training grounds that sharpened Louisiana jazz greats from Jelly Roll Morton to the Marsalis Brothers, creators known for marrying the traditional with the modern in the creation of the new.

Doors: 6
Show: 7
$10
Location: SOB's, 204 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014, United States (Google Maps) Time: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm 7:00pm doors / 8:00pm show
$20
Location: Meridian 23, 161 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm Kompas – Zouk – Racine- Kanaval-Reggae-Afrobeat & More World Music Rhythms
Meridian23 in association with The Global Jam Session
Presents
TO HAITI WITH LOVE
featuring music by
DJ HARD HITTIN HARRY
spinning Kompas, Zouk, Racine, Reggae and more World Music Rhythms
Phearnone on violin & Senfu on djembe
special guest LIVE PERFORMANCE
BOHIO MUSIC
$10