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Location: DROM, 85 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009, United States (Google Maps) Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Grupo Rebolu is an Afro-Colombian musical ensemble comprised of some of the finest Colombian musicians in the united states. The group was created from the desire of Ronald Polo (vocalist/composer/gaitero) and Morris Canate (master folkloric percussionist) to promote the rich musical traditions of their ancestors; the afro-descendents of Colombia's caribbean coast.

It is their belief that these folkloric traditions should continually evolve over time and with the ideas of new generations of folklorists. This belief is surely reflected in their music.

The original compositions of Ronald Polo forge new paths for Colombian music while respectfully remaining faithful to its ancestral roots. In the process, they create a truly unique musical and cultural experience.

From traditional songs to original compositions, the entirely of Rebolu' repertoire is loaded with energy, history and danceability. Their unique reinterpretations of traditional Afro-Colombian rhythms such as Gaita, Tambora, Chalupa and Bullerengue, among others, make it extremely well suited not only for festivals and cultural events, but also for nighclubs.

Doors: 6
Show: 6:30
$10
Location: Meridian 23, 161 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm Drums of the Diaspora is a groundbreaking collaboration tracing the roots of the drum across the Atlantic and the Caribbean featuring master percussionists Dendê, Joaquin Pozo and Bonga. From the booming bass drums of Brazil and the melodic congas of Cuba to the mystic tanbous of Haiti, percussion plays an undeniable role as the singular, connective force for musical traditions found all over the world. Drums of the Diaspora is a celebration of this vital instrument and the artists who use the drum as their primary voice. A collaboration between master percussionists, Drums of the Diaspora explores the commonalities among these separate yet undeniably connected traditions.
Location: Zinc Bar, 82 West 3rd Street, New York, NY 10012, United States (Google Maps) Time: 9:30 pm to 1:30 am Sets at 9:30, 11PM and 12:30PM

Guided by voices that sing of a new music , Afro-Latin drummer/composer Francisco Mora-Catlett maps the secret paths that connect avant-garde jazz to Cuban folklore, African mysticism and Mexican Surrealism. All roads lead to Afro Horn, a visionary project that gets its name from the celebrated Harlem writer, Henry Dumas, who described the Afro Horn as a rare object of power:
Location: SOB's, 204 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014, United States (Google Maps) Time: 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm 5:00PM doors / 8:00PM & 10:00PM show
$20 General Admission (age 21+)
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 3:00 am 11:00PM doors / 12:00AM & 2:00AM show
$22 in advance - $25 day of show (age 21+)