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  • Location: B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Location: Luxury Infinity Yacht, 40 N River Piers, New York, NY (Google Maps) Time: 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm
  • Location: Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, New York, NY 10030, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:59 pm to 3:45 am One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
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  • Location: Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, New York, NY 10030, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:59 pm to 3:45 am One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
  • Location: Club Bonafide, 212 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022, USA (Google Maps) Time: 11:55 pm to 12:55 am DJ Henri has been spinning French-West African music in New York for more than ten years. He’s the creator of radioafricaonline.com, the longest-running all-African music station. DJ Henri does hot all-night dance parties and has opened up for the top African artists appearing in New York like Salif Keita, Obenezer O. bey, Tinariwen, and Antibalas — and even for Kofo the Wonderman, Diblo Diabla, and Ngouma Lokito. DJ Henri is the perfect DJ for “ZOUK NIGHTS” every Saturday at Club Bonafide!…
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  • Location: Club Bonafide, 212 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022, USA (Google Maps) Time: 11:55 pm to 12:55 am DJ Henri has been spinning French-West African music in New York for more than ten years. He’s the creator of radioafricaonline.com, the longest-running all-African music station. DJ Henri does hot all-night dance parties and has opened up for the top African artists appearing in New York like Salif Keita, Obenezer O. bey, Tinariwen, and Antibalas — and even for Kofo the Wonderman, Diblo Diabla, and Ngouma Lokito. DJ Henri is the perfect DJ for “ZOUK NIGHTS” every Saturday at Club Bonafide!…
  • Location: Rumsey Playfield, East 69th St, New York, NY 10021, United States (Google Maps) Time: 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm Summerstage in association with World Music Institute.
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  • Location: Cooperage, Albuquerque NM (Google Maps) Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Location: Barbès, 376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States (Google Maps) Time: 10:00 pm to 11:30 pm In the 1960's and 1970's, the government of Guinea engaged in a campaign known as Authenticité. It was a drive to create a new musical movement that would be specifically Guinean, but would include the modern wonders that were the electric guitar, the electric bass and the drumset. Musicians were given instruments and orchestras were formed. Surprisingly, the results proved mesmerizing and a myriad new bands were born. Many of them would go on to have a profound and lasting impact on African music. Mamady Kouyate was one of those pioneers. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion. “dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times.
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  • Location: Zinc Bar, 82 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012, United States (Google Maps) Time: 12:00 am to 1:00 am Master percussionist Roman Diaz, the leader of the Abakuá society brought to Cuba from Calabar, West Africa, is regarded as a “living repository” of Cuba's folkoric music. As a member of the seminal Cuban rumba ensemble Yoruba Andabo, he continued the work of the legendary percussionist Pancho Quinto in creating a new definition of traditional Cuban rumba.
  • Location: SOB's, 204 Varick St, New York, NY 10014, USA (Google Maps) Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Featuring Los Cafres, iLe, Camila Luna, Santi Mostaffa, The Chamanas, Agudos Clef, Avionica, Kokoshca, Las Robertas, Miranda
  • Location: Bandstand, Sante Fe NM (Google Maps) Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Location: Celebrate Brooklyn, 9th St & Prospect Park West, New York, NY 11215, United States (Google Maps) Time: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • Location: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037, United States (Google Maps) Time: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm The Afrolatin Talks symposium on Day 1, July 8, 2016 is FREE and will include light breakfast, box lunch and a reception, followed by a Latin Jazz/Traditional Music Concert.

    And for those who want to get up and dance on a Friday night (July 8) join us over at the world famous SOBs for the Salsa Concert featuring exciting bands direct from Latin America as we close out the night with Tito Puente, Jr. from 6-11pm.
  • Location: Art Market, Sante Fe NM (Google Maps) Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Location: SOB's, 204 Varick St, New York, NY 10014, USA (Google Maps) Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Featuring Tito Puente Jr., El Caribefunk, Making Movies, Cynthia Montaño and Mecanik Informal.
  • Location: C'mon Everybody, 325 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA (Google Maps) Time: 11:00 pm to 4:00 am With special guests Carolina Camacho, Zuzuka Poderosa, Jay Boogie, RitmoEquis and resident DJ's Beto & Ushka
  • 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: C'mon Everybody, 325 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA (Google Maps) Time: 11:00 pm to 4:00 am With special guests Carolina Camacho, Zuzuka Poderosa, Jay Boogie, RitmoEquis and resident DJ's Beto & Ushka
  • Location: Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, New York, NY 10030, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:59 pm to 3:45 am One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
  • Location: Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza 1368 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11216 (Google Maps) Time: 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm On Days 2 & 3, Saturday (July 9) and Sunday (July 10) join us for two amazing days of traditional and contemporary Afro-latin music by more than 20 local and international artists including Los Rakas, Sango, Rich Medina, Nickodemus (Turntables on the Hudson), and Maluca to Aurelio Martinez and Bulla en el Barrio. At the same time enjoy great food, vendors, community organizations, Domino's tournament hosted by Bien Conectao and much more. We will be joined by the non stop cumbia and global bass party known as Que Bajo?!, DJ sets from the outdoor summer soiree, Makossa BK and Bed-Stuy Social, the newest Latin dance party in NYC.

    Check out the full Weekend lineup in our poster below as well as the Weekend Program and Afrolatin Talks symposium topics here (which will be updated regularly): http://www.afrolatinofestnyc.com/day2/ & http://www.afrolatinofestnyc.com/bio/
  • Location: Art Market, Sante Fe NM (Google Maps) Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Location: Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003, USA (Google Maps) Time: 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  • Location: Club Bonafide, 212 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022, USA (Google Maps) Time: 11:55 pm to 12:55 am
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  • Location: Club Bonafide, 212 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022, USA (Google Maps) Time: 11:55 pm to 12:55 am
  • Location: Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration 368 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11216 (Google Maps) Time: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm On Days 2 & 3, Saturday (July 9) and Sunday (July 10) join us for two amazing days of traditional and contemporary Afro-latin music by more than 20 local and international artists including Los Rakas, Sango, Rich Medina, Nickodemus (Turntables on the Hudson), and Maluca to Aurelio Martinez and Bulla en el Barrio. At the same time enjoy great food, vendors, community organizations, Domino's tournament hosted by Bien Conectao and much more. We will be joined by the non stop cumbia and global bass party known as Que Bajo?!, DJ sets from the outdoor summer soiree, Makossa BK and Bed-Stuy Social, the newest Latin dance party in NYC.

    Check out the full Weekend lineup in our poster below as well as the Weekend Program and Afrolatin Talks symposium topics here (which will be updated regularly): http://www.afrolatinofestnyc.com/day2/ & http://www.afrolatinofestnyc.com/bio/
  • Location: Art Market, Sante Fe NM (Google Maps) Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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  • Location: The Echo, DubClub, Los Angeles CA (Google Maps) Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Location: (Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012, USA (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Location: Barbès, 376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States (Google Maps) Time: 10:00 pm to 11:30 pm In the 1960's and 1970's, the government of Guinea engaged in a campaign known as Authenticité. It was a drive to create a new musical movement that would be specifically Guinean, but would include the modern wonders that were the electric guitar, the electric bass and the drumset. Musicians were given instruments and orchestras were formed. Surprisingly, the results proved mesmerizing and a myriad new bands were born. Many of them would go on to have a profound and lasting impact on African music. Mamady Kouyate was one of those pioneers. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion. “dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times.
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  • Location: Zinc Bar, 82 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012, United States (Google Maps) Time: 12:00 am to 1:00 am Master percussionist Roman Diaz, the leader of the Abakuá society brought to Cuba from Calabar, West Africa, is regarded as a “living repository” of Cuba's folkoric music. As a member of the seminal Cuban rumba ensemble Yoruba Andabo, he continued the work of the legendary percussionist Pancho Quinto in creating a new definition of traditional Cuban rumba.
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  • Location: Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, New York, NY 10030, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:59 pm to 3:45 am One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
  • Location: West 116th Street, W 116th St, New York, NY, USA (Google Maps) Time: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm The artists scheduled to be performing are:
    Mamah-t (traditional music madingo from Cote d’ivoire), Faya Oulare, Moussa Doumbia, N’ Guessan Kouame Emmamuel, Coulibaly Alimata , Ouzin Beureung Barigo and Souleymane Kourouma
  • Location: The Mothlight, 701 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, USA (Google Maps) Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Location: Club Bonafide, 212 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022, USA (Google Maps) Time: 11:55 pm to 12:55 am
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  • Location: The Falcon, 1348 Rte 9w, Marlboro, NY 12542, USA (Google Maps) Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Location: Barbès, 376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States (Google Maps) Time: 10:00 pm to 11:30 pm In the 1960's and 1970's, the government of Guinea engaged in a campaign known as Authenticité. It was a drive to create a new musical movement that would be specifically Guinean, but would include the modern wonders that were the electric guitar, the electric bass and the drumset. Musicians were given instruments and orchestras were formed. Surprisingly, the results proved mesmerizing and a myriad new bands were born. Many of them would go on to have a profound and lasting impact on African music. Mamady Kouyate was one of those pioneers. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion. “dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times.
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  • Location: Zinc Bar, 82 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012, United States (Google Maps) Time: 12:00 am to 1:00 am Master percussionist Roman Diaz, the leader of the Abakuá society brought to Cuba from Calabar, West Africa, is regarded as a “living repository” of Cuba's folkoric music. As a member of the seminal Cuban rumba ensemble Yoruba Andabo, he continued the work of the legendary percussionist Pancho Quinto in creating a new definition of traditional Cuban rumba.
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  • Location: Barbès, 376 9th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA (Google Maps) Time: 9:30 pm to 10:30 pm Led by Barranquilla native Carolina Oliveros, the drummers and singers of Bulla en el Barrio explore new and classic Bailes Cantados of Bullerengue. Bullerengue originated on the Carribean Colombian coast of Colombia. The music has deep African roots, it consists mostly of drummers and female singers and posesses a mesmerizing, trance-like quality. Carolina Oliveros belongs to a younger generation of cantadoras who have a deep connection to the tradition but have also been influences by all the music they were exposed to growing up: classical music, rock and cumbia among others. The group will be paying homage to lesser known cantadorasand 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
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  • Location: Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • Location: Damrosch Park, Amsterdam Ave. and W. 62 St., New York, NY 10023, United States (Google Maps) Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Location: Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003, USA (Google Maps) Time: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Location: Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249, United States (Google Maps) Time: 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Location: Zinc Bar, 82 West 3rd Street, New York, NY 10012, United States (Google Maps) Time: 9:30 pm to 1:30 am Ismael Kouyaté hails from a family of renowned griot artists and praise singers from Guinea, West Africa. Currently residing in New York City, he teaches dance and tours with his band, Ismael Kouyaté & the Waraba Band. He starred as "ISMAEL" in the Broadway and touring productions of "FELA." And collaborated with renowned music producer "Timbaland" on his featured solo in "Beyonce's" hit single "Grown Woman." He recently completed a successful Off-Broadway run in the Soho Rep. production "Generations."
  • Location: Barbes (Google Maps) Time: 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
    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 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 includ es Ismael Kouyate - vocals; Mamady Kourouma - guitar; Oran Etkin - tenor sax & clarinets; Sylvain Leroux - flute, tambin and alto sax; Andy Algire - drums; Nick Cudahy - bass and Mamady Kouyate - guitar. “dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times.
  • Location: Barbès, 376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States (Google Maps) Time: 10:00 pm to 11:30 pm In the 1960's and 1970's, the government of Guinea engaged in a campaign known as Authenticité. It was a drive to create a new musical movement that would be specifically Guinean, but would include the modern wonders that were the electric guitar, the electric bass and the drumset. Musicians were given instruments and orchestras were formed. Surprisingly, the results proved mesmerizing and a myriad new bands were born. Many of them would go on to have a profound and lasting impact on African music. Mamady Kouyate was one of those pioneers. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion. “dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times.
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  • Location: Zinc Bar, 82 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: Zinc Bar, 82 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012, United States (Google Maps) Time: 12:00 am to 1:00 am Master percussionist Roman Diaz, the leader of the Abakuá society brought to Cuba from Calabar, West Africa, is regarded as a “living repository” of Cuba's folkoric music. As a member of the seminal Cuban rumba ensemble Yoruba Andabo, he continued the work of the legendary percussionist Pancho Quinto in creating a new definition of traditional Cuban rumba.
  • Location: Celebrate Brooklyn, 9th St & Prospect Park West, New York, NY 11215, United States (Google Maps) Time: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • Location: Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, New York, NY 10030, United States (Google Maps) Time: 11:59 pm to 3:45 am One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
  • Location: East 109th Street, E 109th St, New York, NY 10029, USA (Google Maps) Time: 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm 49th Annual Loiza Festival in El Barrio 2016 CELEBRATING THE AFRICAN INFLUENCE OF LOIZA, PR IN NYC!
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  • Location: East 109th Street, E 109th St, New York, NY 10029, USA (Google Maps) Time: 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm 49th Annual Loiza Festival in El Barrio 2016 CELEBRATING THE AFRICAN INFLUENCE OF LOIZA, PR IN NYC!
  • Location: Damrosch Park, Amsterdam Ave. and W. 62 St., New York, NY 10023, United States (Google Maps) Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Lincoln Center OutofDoors in association with the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute