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tuesday, february 9, 2016 3:55am

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 5th 2016 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

We are very excited to bring you some of the finest bands from Harlem,,New York and the rest of the world for a day celebration of the arts, music and life! We hope you join us! June 5th 2016 from 12pm to 6 pm at Marcus Garvey Park (18 Mt Morris Park W, New York, NY 10027 / 120 street and 5th Avenue) Bands are welcome to submit at mafrikabooking@gmail.com

tuesday, february 9, 2016 6:00pm

6-8pm: Marcos Rosa from Brazil - Guitarist

Marcos is a musician from Brazil who is now living in New York to pursuit his Doctoral degree in Jazz/Commercial Music - Electric Guitar. Since 2008 he has published many papers on international journals and conferences, usually focusing on the way people learn and teach electric guitar. As a performance musician, he played and recorded with: Unidade Móvel; Os Nonatos; Glaucia Lima, Orquestra de Violões da Paraíba; Eleonora Falcone, Trio Jazzera. He is also the first winner of the Philippe Bertaud Memorial Scholarship Award.

tuesday, february 9, 2016 8:00pm

8-10pm: Big Beat - Jazz

Big Beat plays hip hop. Big Beat plays modern jazz. And Big Beat is a big band, but don't think we sound like Glenn Miller. Formed by a trio of arrangers and composers who are fed up with music that is just plain boring, Big Beat doesn't discriminate when it comes to genres. With a powerful 13 piece horn section, driving rhythm section, and soulful vocalists, Big Beat is the only band that can play tunes by Maxwell and Mulgrew Miller in the same set. It's music that feels good and makes you feel like dancing. And it's something you won't want to miss.

tuesday, february 9, 2016 10:00pm

10-11pm: SuperCrashingStar - Indie Pop Rock

SuperCrashingStar is a band composed of S and N and a bunch of floating members who bring their smarts and experience together in order to enrich the Project. S & N come from a multi-cultural background going from Norway to Spain and UK to Japan. N has music in her head and she once said that she didn't hear the music that she really wanted to listen to and S proposed to see if they could make it happen. S used to play in Rock bands and is a former member of Jabberwock - the French ElectroCrash band, he previously was part of Bubble Gun the 1990's combo from London UK.

tuesday, february 9, 2016 11:00pm

11pm-12am: valDaniel - Folk/Groove/Funk/Soul

Multi-instrumentalist valDaniel soothes us with his ambient funk vibe and hits us quick with witty lyric. Trumpet, flute, guitar, bass, megaphone... rap, sing, speak, beatbox... he does it all.

tuesday, february 9, 2016 12:00am

12am-3:45am DJ Basir

The R&B, old school, dancehall dj for a smoth tuesday night dancing.

wednesday, february 10, 2016 3:55am

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 5th 2016 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

We are very excited to bring you some of the finest bands from Harlem,,New York and the rest of the world for a day celebration of the arts, music and life! We hope you join us! June 5th 2016 from 12pm to 6 pm at Marcus Garvey Park (18 Mt Morris Park W, New York, NY 10027 / 120 street and 5th Avenue) Bands are welcome to submit at mafrikabooking@gmail.com

wednesday, february 10, 2016 6:00pm

6-8pm: The Alex Bryson Quartet - Jazz

Alexander Bryson is an English Pianist based in New York. After completing his undergraduate degree at Trinity College of Music in London he moved to New York City to to pursue a Masters degree in Classical performance at Mannes College the New School for Music. Following graduation he has worked increasingly as jazz musician, an area in which has been involved thoughout his classical studies. During his time in New York he has worked with Murray Wall, Dwayne Clemons, John Leonard, Gary Montenaro, and Marie Claire Giraud

wednesday, february 10, 2016 8:00pm

8-9pm: The Chordaes - Rock

Based in New York City, the Chordaes are comprised of two guys who have been playing music together since they met in middle school. Vocalist and guitarist Leo Sawikin and drummer Ethan Glenn have built that friendship and mutual love for music into a powerful indie pop rock sound, a sound that is perfectly captured on their self-titled debut EP, set for release in March 2015. Today (Dec. 18), Diffuser couldn’t be more excited to premiere the EP’s first track, ‘Touch the Ground’ — you can stream it in the audio player below.

wednesday, february 10, 2016 9:00pm

9pm-12am: The Black History Culture Concert

Features some of NYC's hottest Reggae artist sharing their works in observance of Black History Month. Brought to you by BlakkAlpha Productions and Shrine Live Music Venue as an African people these artist teach the massive I Struggles I Culture I Story through reggae music Word Sound & Power. Artist Line Up BlakkAlpha Ethiopian Recording Artist "Zelalem" Ka Ras Recording Artist "Imenfes Qaduse" "Israyl" "Winston Ire" & Selective Security Band "Empress Idama" & Imperial Band "Cush I Kushanti" & BlakkAlpha Sound

wednesday, february 10, 2016 12:00am

12-3:45am: DJ Dakar

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.

thursday, february 11, 2016 3:55am

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 5th 2016 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

We are very excited to bring you some of the finest bands from Harlem,,New York and the rest of the world for a day celebration of the arts, music and life! We hope you join us! June 5th 2016 from 12pm to 6 pm at Marcus Garvey Park (18 Mt Morris Park W, New York, NY 10027 / 120 street and 5th Avenue) Bands are welcome to submit at mafrikabooking@gmail.com

thursday, february 11, 2016 6:00pm

6-7pm: Jeffrey Schaeffer - Jazz

The trio - Arthur Askerov on guitar, Harry Rubin-Falcone on bass and Jeff Schaeffer on drums, is a fresh ensemble that interprets jazz standards with an elegant yet lively touch. While blurring the lines between soloing and comping, the trio also demonstrates that the role of playing space is as important as playing notes. With curiosity behind the wheel, each player explores, edges out and shuns complacency. Drawing from and navigating through a variety of styles, the trio’s groove, variation and subtlety are at the forefront and provide the perfect recipe for jazz that is intricate yet recognizable.

thursday, february 11, 2016 7:00pm

7-8pm: Jonathan Heagle - Jazz

Jonathan Heagle has played in just about every kind of band imaginable, from jazz to rock to country to funk to blues, from concert halls to nightclubs to honkytonks to the circus. He has performed at such notable venues as Joes Pub, Birdland, 55 Bar, the Harlem Stage, the Schomburg Center for Black Culture, Central Park SummerStage, and Carnegie Hall, all in New York; at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C.; and at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. As a jazz performer, he has worked with such notable musicians as Blue Note recording artist Greg Osby; former Jazz Messengers pianist Geoffrey Keezer; the tenor saxophonist Stan Killian; and the jazz singer Donee Middleton. In the realms of popular music, Jon's current and former bands include the soulful family music of Shine and the Moonbeams; punk cabaret singer Anna Copa Cabanna; retro-pop with singer-songwriter Breedlove; and the faux-French garage-rockers Les Sans Culottes.

thursday, february 11, 2016 8:00pm

8-9pm: Lisa Chloe - Singer Songwriter

Lisa Chloe was born in Brooklyn, New York. Music was her first love. She wrote her first song when she was 8 years old, a song she still proudly hums to herself called “I Can Do It”. Her passion for writing lyrics/poems led her to study the lyrics of most of the top hit songs that came out every week. At 14 years old she took some guitar lessons at a small music store in her neighborhood, which sparked her interest in playing music. Some years later she took a visit to her friend’s house where she spotted his bass on a stand and asked if she can borrow it to just “play around with it”. After that she dropped her guitar lessons and began to independently study the bass. However the guitar lessons did come in handy as she began to write her own songs, laying down guitar, bass and vocal tracks with her Tascam Recorder.

thursday, february 11, 2016 9:00pm

9-10pm: Wave Magnetik - Electro Jazz

A trumpet and drumset duo with programmed tracks !

thursday, february 11, 2016 10:00pm

10-11pm: The Hurt Project - Blues

The Hurt Project began as an offshoot of The Brooklyn Blues Project, an up-and-coming NYC classic blues band started by tenacious Brooklyn native Nick Torello, when vocalist Holly Hamper, guitarist Marlon Hurt, bassist Donald Facompre, and drummer Paul Wohlmaker broke away to explore more alternative blues. In the small time since they formed, The Hurt Project has released a studio album, “From The Ground Up,” which features their spin on some of the classic blues numbers, as well as completed a ten day tour of the Montana blues circuit where they played everything from intimate, 30-person venues all the way up to 2,000-person festivals.

thursday, february 11, 2016 11:00pm

11pm-12am: Molly Tigre - Jazz/Ethiopian/Poly-Rythmic

A re-formulation in NYC of 4 musicians who were integral to the vaunted and eclectic San Francisco music scene in the early aughts from bands such as Aphrodesia, New Monsoon, The Mitch Marcus Quintet and The Japonize Elephants. Ethiopian poly-rhythmic funk drinks a progressive jazz cocktail at Miles Davis' 1970's loft party.

thursday, february 11, 2016 12:00am

12-3:45am: DJ 9AM

R&B, Reggae, Soca, Electronic, Hip Hop, and Old School music.

friday, february 12, 2016 3:55am

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 5th 2016 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

We are very excited to bring you some of the finest bands from Harlem,,New York and the rest of the world for a day celebration of the arts, music and life! We hope you join us! June 5th 2016 from 12pm to 6 pm at Marcus Garvey Park (18 Mt Morris Park W, New York, NY 10027 / 120 street and 5th Avenue) Bands are welcome to submit at mafrikabooking@gmail.com

friday, february 12, 2016 6:00pm

6-8pm: Jocelyn Shannon Jazz Quartet

The Jocelyn Shannon Quintet is Jocelyn Shannon-voice, Mark Cohn-piano, Greg Zwiebel-bass, Ed Pillion-drums, Tom Bender-trumpet & flugelhorn. Jocelyn Shannon previously sang in The Wavelength​ Jazz Ensemble and has sung a variety of musical genres. Mark Cohn is a veteran jazz pianist, flutist and composer. Greg Zwiebel has played upright and electric in a number of jazz, funk, rock and fusion projects. Ed Pillion is a professional drummer/percussionist well versed in multipled genres. Tom Bender is a trumpeter/arranger/composer who's shared the stage with the likes of Hank Mobley, Jaco Pastorius, Lew Soloff and was a student of Pat Martino, Adolph Sandole and Manny Albam. Combined, their talents create a distinctive, compelling sound.

friday, february 12, 2016 8:00pm

8-9pm: The Fine Line - Folk

Al and Efrat blend their rich voices and performance styles to bring a tasty buffet that can please even the most discerning palate. Their shows always include a savory blend of original music and select great songs from great songwriters, delivered with a colorfully engaging style that both entertains and informs.

friday, february 12, 2016 9:00pm

9-10pm: Bakers Alley Outstanding - R&B

Bakers Alley Funk and Soul Band is a NYC based band quickly becoming the hottest and most in demand Funk/ Soul/R&B party band in the tri state area. With yrs of experience and touring under the belts of it's musicans Bakers Alley canturn our any party from weddings, private parties , benfits and corporate events, to clubs apperances and music festivals. Steeped in the funk and Soul roots of James Brown and Parliament Funkadelic to sophisticated soundsif Earth Wind and Fire to the music that celebrates life(ie Stevie Wonder) allthe way to today's trend setters like Prince, Robin Thick, Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars,

friday, february 12, 2016 10:00pm

10pm-12am: 6th Degree Music - Reggae/Afrobeat

SixthDegreeMusic is a versatile and devastating crew of dedicated musicians led by frontman Ryan "SixthDegree" Nava. SixthDegree first began assembling members for his collective in 2006 and has spent the last four years studying music full time in Boston while constantly playing shows throughout the North East. Bringing high energy and undeniably tight grooves to every stage they storm, SixthDegreeMusic has developed a unique stage show incorporating live dub, experimental blending of world music styles, raw hip hop lyrics and on-the-spot improvisation.

friday, february 12, 2016 12:00am

12-3.45am: DJ Birane from Ivory Coast

One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.

saturday, february 13, 2016 3:55am

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 5th 2016 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

We are very excited to bring you some of the finest bands from Harlem,,New York and the rest of the world for a day celebration of the arts, music and life! We hope you join us! June 5th 2016 from 12pm to 6 pm at Marcus Garvey Park (18 Mt Morris Park W, New York, NY 10027 / 120 street and 5th Avenue) Bands are welcome to submit at mafrikabooking@gmail.com

saturday, february 13, 2016 6:00pm

6-7pm: Benjamin Lopez - Jazz

I am a jazz guitar player from France who studied at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music last year.

saturday, february 13, 2016 7:00pm

7-8pm: Abel Mireles - Jazz

Abel Mireles is rapidly gaining a reputation as one of this region’s promising jazz artists with an extraordinary talent. Born in Acuna, Coahuila, Mexico and raised in Juarez, Mexico, he studied at the famed Academia Municipal de Artes. Then, continued his music studies from a list of distinguished jazz performers and educators including: Eddie Gomez (Master Class), Dino Govoni (Berklee), Bruce Sanders (Berklee), Bernardo Hernandez (Berklee), Brad Leali (UNT), Marco Pignataro (Conservatory of Puerto Rico), Rafael Alcal (Berklee), Mack Goldsbury (El Paso Conservatory of Music), Dr. Don Wilkinson (UTEP), Erik Unsworth (UTEP), Curt Warren (UTEP), Ruben Gutierrez (UTEP) and others. In a short time, Abel’s illustrious career has taken him on the stage with many greats including: Adrian Terrazas, The Maya Resort of Acapulco Big Band, Eklectic Big Band, UTEP Lab Band, Erick Unsworth, Curt Warren, Ricky Malichi, Ruben Gutierrez, Billy Townes, Border Roots, Candice Reyes Quintet, Manny Flores Group, Little Joe y La Familia, Jose Jose and others.

saturday, february 13, 2016 8:00pm

8-9pm: Xcstasy - Punta/Garifuna/Carribean

Xcstacy is a band with its main roots coming straight from the Garifuna people of Central America who inhabit most of the coast of the carribean sea from Guatemala down to Nicaragua and Panama. We have members that live in NJ and NYC and we usually perform in NYC.Our main musical output is "punta music" however we do perform other types of music; carribean styles such as reggae, calypso, and soca. Latin styles such as merengue, and bachata, and also hip hop and R&B. Our main goal with our mus...

saturday, february 13, 2016 9:00pm

9-10pm: CardiaC from Switzerland - Rock

CardiaC has been training since 2000 in a style mixing rock’n’roll, hardcore, stoner and metal, with a Latin groove provided by the Spanish lyrics. The line-up is formed by Bastien C. Antony (drums), Fabien (bass), Julien Emery (guitar) and Ricardo Chimichanaga (ex-singer of the Spanish band “Beholder (BHR)”). The Swiss quartet has built up its particular personality on stage and its force will go beyond frontiers.

saturday, february 13, 2016 10:00pm

10pm-12am: Royal Khaoz - Reggae

A mere modern musical "hookup", a group of young and aspiring musicians start out on a quest to fulfill their childhood dreams. A dream that entails the transportation of their interpretation of different genres of music to a mass willing to listen.

saturday, february 13, 2016 12:00am

12-3:45am: DJ JP Biamby

DJ BIAMBY Presents Classic Afro-Beats, Coupe Decale, Hip Life, Najia, Dancehall, Reggae, Soca and the hottest Hip Hop & R&B.

sunday, february 14, 2016 5:00pm

5-8pm: The Shrine Sunday Jazz Jam Session with Lu Reid

Spontaneous Jazz does not happen at Lincoln Center...or BAM!!! It is still in Harlem, where my friends and I live it every day. All the musicians on these streets are stars. When I was a kid and I first heard the sweet language of that magical Jazz I was hooked for life. You just soaked it up and couldn't help but be moved by it as you walked the streets. I can still feel that kaleidoscope of sound, and I want to bring it to you each and every Sunday.

sunday, february 14, 2016 8:00pm

8-10pm: Blu Cha Cha - Latin Jazz

My name is Trombonita and I lead a band called Blu Cha Cha. Blue Cha Cha, while Latin based, is a fusion of Blues, Jazz, Salsa, Reggae, Ska, R&B, Funk, Motown and Standards. The band consists of keyboard, guitar, bass, drums, percussion, flute and three trombones! The arranging and writing is done by me, Trombonita.

sunday, february 14, 2016 10:00pm

10pm-12am: Baye Kouyate & The Tougarakes - African Roots

Talking drum ("tama") master Baye Kouyate, originally from Bamako, Mali, has been in New York for four years. His performances are a journey through a world of highly complex polyrhythms fusing traditional sounds of Mali with influences such as jazz, reggae, and latin grooves, all delivered by a high spirited crew of musicians. Les Tougarakes includes: Leni Stern; guitar, Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz; bassist, Tim Keiper; drumkit, and Yacouba Sissoko on kora. Before touching down in the New York City scene, Baye spent five years in Paris playing alongside French-Ivorian innovator Toma Sidibe. Recently, Baye has performed at Brooklyn Celebrates African Festival as well as shared the stage with well known artists such as Cheick Tidiane Seck, Mamadou Diabate, Vieux Farka Toure, The Brazilian Girls and Kenny Wolleson and also at the last Mafrika music Festival in Marcus Garvey Park.Baye will be at Shrine World Music Venue . free of cover and get 2 Drink's

sunday, february 14, 2016 12:00am

12-3:45am: DJ Ceace - Reggae Night

DJ Ceace is a DJ and promoter with over a decade of experience in music production and event entertainment. No matter the music genre , Ceace is dedicated to move people thru music.

monday, february 15, 2016 4:55pm

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 5th 2016 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

We are very excited to bring you some of the finest bands from Harlem,,New York and the rest of the world for a day celebration of the arts, music and life! We hope you join us! June 5th 2016 from 12pm to 6 pm at Marcus Garvey Park (18 Mt Morris Park W, New York, NY 10027 / 120 street and 5th Avenue) Bands are welcome to submit at mafrikabooking@gmail.com

monday, february 15, 2016 6:00pm

6-8pm: Kaz&Cats - Jazz

In 1987, Kazuhiro Odagiri was born in music family. He was exposed to lots of music since three years old. At the age of 12, Kazuhiro started playing classical percussion. While attending the Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo, Japan, Kazuhiro was accepted by the Jazz Program and Newtide Jazz Orchestra and served as the principal drummer for three years. He won three times competitions championship playing with this band in 2008, 2009, and 2010. After he obtained his degree in both classical percussion and jazz drum from KCM, Kazuhiro took Berklee Scholarship tour audition and he recieved a Full-tuition scholarship in 2011.

monday, february 15, 2016 8:00pm

8-9pm: Manchado - Singer Songwriter

A singer/songwriter born in Bogota, Colombia in September 1995. He moved to New York City at age 18 to persue his dreams in music. When not in the studio recording you can find Manchado roaming in the East and West Village playing at every venue possible. Even though he has ambitions of becoming a pop singer his style is bold, and raw unlike modern day pop singers who strive for a clean and perfect image . His music is a combination of 80s hip hop, punk and pop music. His first single "Big Boy"; A song that talks about, "The angry mindset that when grow up you realize that you are just another number in the system, and that your existence is vane and unneeded".

monday, february 15, 2016 9:00pm

9-10pm: Mr. Icy - Hip Hop

Mr.icy is a international artist born and raise in Senegal and came in the USA when he was 15 years old and now he Just turn 20 years old . he start doing music since he was a little kid but nothing was serious . He dropped his first single in 2015 which " I get to the money " ,, he prepare this ...

monday, february 15, 2016 10:00pm

10pm-12am: Makane Kouyate - Music from Mali

Born into a Griot family in Segou, Mali, West Africa, Makane Kouyate has been playing the drums since he was five years old. As a young man, Makane worked for several years with Ballet National of Mali, and at 14 began traveling and performing throughout West Africa as lead drummer with the group Super Biton. He has performed with artists such as Selif Keita, singer and guitarist, Habib Koite’and Sadjo Kouyate,’ Mamadou Diabate ensemble, Manding Jata, Sidiki Conde’dance company, and with his brother, the renown balafone player Balla Kouyate. Makane currently resides in New York and performs across the country at numerous clubs and festivals.