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tuesday, march 31, 2015 7:00pm

7-9pm: FPP - The First Person Plural Reading Presents

The First Person Plural Reading Series was founded in 2011 with the hope of bringing more attention to creative communities in Harlem. We began this series by inviting inventive, inspiring writers and artists to showcase work written from a “we” or plural POV. We don’t know what our writers are going to produce, but we do know that it’s always powerful work.

tuesday, march 31, 2015 9:00pm

9-10pm: The Free Sound Ahn-somble - Jazz

Dorian Wallace and The Free Sound Ahn-somble is a 16 piece group from NYC.

tuesday, march 31, 2015 10:00pm

10-11pm: The Liberty Big Band - Jazz

The Liberty Big Band project was initiated in 2013 by Liberté-Anne Lymberiou in NYC. She had recently gotten the bug for big band composition, and absolutely had to have her pieces read by local musicians. Sure enough, the excellent artists came together and started feeling out the music. Still in the beginning stages, the band has immense potential. Most of the repertoire contains originals of Liberté-Anne's, but also compositions by the other band members. Personnel: Curtis Nowosad - drums, Mat Muntz - Bass, TBA - piano, TBA - congas, Steve Carrington, Livio Almeida - tenor sax, Mercedes Beckman, Alejandro Aviles - alto sax, Larry Bustamante - baritone sax, John Lake, Adam O'Farrill, Satish Robertson - trumpets, Nick Grinder, Set Weaver, Mariel Bildsten, Jesus Viramontes - trombones

tuesday, march 31, 2015 11:00pm

11pm-12am: Taraf De Locos - World

Taraf de Locos is a five-piece band based out of San Francisco, California. Featuring music from Albania, Turkey, Greece, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, and more, the group creates a stunning, original evening of international song. Taraf de Locos is composed of violinist /vocalist Aya Safiya, saxophonist/guitarist/vocalist Tano Brock, trumpeter/vocalist Cecilia Peña-Govea, percussionist /vocalist Miguelito León and bassist Mireya León. Their history as childhood friends creates a unique chemistry that is palpable in their refined, innovative sound and the many divergent traditions are fused together to create some startlingly fresh magic!

tuesday, march 31, 2015 12:00am

12-3:45am: DJ Basir

wednesday, april 1, 2015 6:00pm

6-8pm: Norihiro Kikuta Trio - Jazz

wednesday, april 1, 2015 8:00pm

8-9pm: Maris And The Merry Rockers - Folk Rock

Marissa "Maris" Lelogeais is a singer/songwriter from Boston MA. In January 2012, she founded Maris And The Merry Rockers, a five-piece folk rock reggae band that is made up of current students and alumni of Berklee College Of Music. She started the band because " All the people around me were bringing their music to life and I didn't know how to and I wanted to play music with other people who could help me do that!"

wednesday, april 1, 2015 9:00pm

9-10pm: Matt Wolpe - Rock Pop Folk

From Los Angeles, California.

wednesday, april 1, 2015 10:00pm

10-11pm: Aliyah Niambi

Aliyah Niambi is a native of The United States of America, but is very much OF the world. She lived in multiple states in her youth, from North Carolina, to South Jersey, Philly, Nashville, and Reading, PA. It was her parents musical influence that gave her the gift of music. Early on, Aliyah Niambi was a trumpet player, which ended up sending her to New York City to attend New School University for a jazz performance degree. Along the way she met some of today's best artist and musicians, as well as performed with many.

wednesday, april 1, 2015 11:00pm

11pm-12am: The Travelers

Blues funk hip-hop jazz rock soul hip-hop jazz New York.

wednesday, april 1, 2015 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, april 2, 2015 6:00pm

6-8pm: Greg Diamond Trio - Jazz

The Greg Diamond Band is a collective of emerging NYC artists that interprets Latin-infused contemporary jazz. Diamond puts forth a diverse array of original music that’s fresh, innovative, and widely appealing.

thursday, april 2, 2015 8:00pm

8-9pm: The Great Barrier Reefs - Stell Pan Fusion

The Great Barrier Reefs are a Nashville based act that has been turning heads since 2009. As a steel drum fronted funk fusion group, the Reefs blend the island native steel pan with contemporary funk rhythms and jazz harmony into a progressive, fusion flavor. Over the past 5 years the Reefs have released 3 records, and have tour the Southeast and Midwest; including performances at Columbus Jazz and Ribs Festival, Ya Maka My Weekend Festival, Nashville Fringe Festival, and Bowling Green International Festival; sharing the stage with such acts as Soulive, Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, The Right Now, Space Capone, Monophonics, and many other fine acts.

thursday, april 2, 2015 9:00pm

9-10pm: Michi - Pop

Press: "Artists like Michiko Egger are rare. Perhaps once in a long while- a decade, a generation, something like that....Her album, “Where Your Heart is” proposes a question, but after a few tours with this album, you know that query is directed right at you. Egger leaves her heart on her guitar strings in what could be one of the best albums to come from an independent artist in years...." - Patrick Hickey, Jr., ReviewFix (Mar 26, 2013)

thursday, april 2, 2015 10:00pm

10pm-12am: The Clubs - Funk/Soul

The Clubs were formed in 2008 by Ian Kirkman & have been electrifying New York audiences ever since. In 2009 The Clubs released a well received live EP, Live At The Bitter End, which showcased the band's ability to captivate a venue with their special hybrid of R&B, Funk & Soul. In early 2010 The Clubs entered Velvet Swan Studios in NYC to begin recording their debut studio album. It was released on September 27, 2010.

thursday, april 2, 2015 12:00am

12-3:45am: AFROLICIOUS w/ DJ JP Biamby

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.

friday, april 3, 2015 6:00pm

6-8pm: Alberto Miranda from Cuba - Jazz

Alberto Miranda was born in Havana, Cuba into a musical family. Starting on the classic guitar at the age of 10 in Adolfo Guzman Conservatory, Miranda switched to electric bass at 15 and then to musical composition in Superior Institute of Arts in Havana, Cuba. He was working regularly with the locals musicians gaining great experience despite his young age. Miranda first burst in the jazz scene in 2005 with the Gala Mayor’s trio. Here he began to make his first jazz compositions in which he acquired second place in the JOJAZZ (young jazzman festival) still being under the age of 21.

friday, april 3, 2015 8:00pm

8-9pm: Mthakathi - Rock World

Singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Mthakathi (pronounced: (m-TAA-gaa-tee), conjures up music that is undeniably and unflinchingly Rock, but bespeaks a more prismatic World sensibility. It is music that draws from a lifelong immersion in South African culture; music that reflects a keen absorption of eclectic world elements; music that explores expression beyond borders; and music that rock...

friday, april 3, 2015 9:00pm

9-10pm: Dubistry - Dub

NYC reggae, mento, ska and dub, featuring Dunia Best, Aram Sinnreich and Matt Urbania.

friday, april 3, 2015 10:00pm

10pm-12am: Crucial Bridge and the Inity Band

Dynamic Antiguan singer Crucial Bridge and the Inity Band play reggae and dancehall music to move the feet and uplift the spirit. Crucial Bridge has performed with the Cannabis Cup Band, Skatalites, and Roots Vibration, and his smooth vocals lead the new autism-themed single, “Angels of the World.” Inity Band, based in Harlem at Shrine World Music Venue, features reggae veterans Blacka on bass, Eugene Medinna on keyboards, Rick Sabo on guitar, and G. Moses on drums, plus very special guests.!

friday, april 3, 2015 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, april 4, 2015 6:00pm

6-8pm: Showcase of performing art acts.

saturday, april 4, 2015 8:00pm

8-9pm: Alma Mia - World/Latin

Alma Mia is an NYC quintet hailing from Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island. Although the collective five individuals of A.M. started rehearsing early in the winter of 2010 the inception of A.M. actually goes back a few years with a poem set to music. A.M. played it's first show on June 11th at Recoup Lounge. .. ....

saturday, april 4, 2015 9:00pm

9-10pm: Noller/Sylla - World Music

NOLLER/SYLLA is a New York City based band that brings together traditional West African rhythms and contemporary jazz to create an exciting and accessible mix of pulsing grooves and soaring melodies. Co-led by American jazz drummer Jeremy Noller and Guinean percussionist Mangue Sylla, the group performs high energy arrangements of traditional African songs as well as original compositions inspired by West Africa’s vast musical heritage.

saturday, april 4, 2015 10:00pm

10pm-12am: Kakande - High Voltage Classical African Melodies

The balafon (xylophone) has electrified popular music in West Africa since the court of Emperor Sundiata Keita back in 1235. Lush vocals, flutes, sinewy guitars, cellos .

saturday, april 4, 2015 12:00am

12-3:45am: DJ JP Biamby

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.

sunday, april 5, 2015 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, april 5, 2015 8:00pm

8-11pm: THE SHRINE BIG BAND - JAZZ

The Shrine Big Band is a 15-piece big band, with three trumpets, three trombones, four saxes, flute, piano, guitar, bass, and drums. Come and experience the experimental and hard-swinging sounds every first Sunday of the month from 8pm-11pm!

sunday, april 5, 2015 11:00pm

11pm-3:45am Reggae Rock Steady Movement - DJ Madi & DJ AKZ

Your sunday rendez vous with Dj Madi & DJ AKZ spinning records that blend old school Hip-Hop, R&B, World & African music and a bit of old-fashioned rock and roll…

monday, april 6, 2015 6:00pm

6-8pm: Bite Trio - Jazz

BITE TRIO is a New York-based jazz ensemble with accidental (but not arbitrary) folk influence. All performers are under 25 years of age and are students of the jazz (is) cool for the new and contemporary musics¿

monday, april 6, 2015 8:00pm

8-9pm: Phantom Pop - Jazz/Fusion/Funk

Phantom Pop is a project created by Dave Lowenthal to record an album of original music. Dave is joined by Josh Schusterman on Drums, Haruka Yabuno on Keys, Matt Giella on Cornet , and Atsushi Ouchi on Tenor Sax. The music combines elements of modern jazz, funk, fusion, and neo-soul.

monday, april 6, 2015 9:00pm

9-10pm: Sojourne - Soul

Baltimore's slice of progressive soul. EP 'Due Time' available on iTunes. http://sojourneband.com/

monday, april 6, 2015 10:00pm

10-11pm: Leah Roth and Chris Baron

We are singer/ songwriting duo with a mix blues/folk/rock that plays unique takes on covers and our own original music ...

monday, april 6, 2015 12:00am

12-3.45am Harlem Soul Kitchen w/ DJ JP Biamby

Harlem Soul Kitchen - Join us and Dj Jp Biamby at Shrine every monday night and listen to Soul Classics, Rare Grooves, Motown R&B & Classic Sampled songs with a little Hip Hop & R&B on the side.