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  May 24

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 5th 2016 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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

4-8pm: Shrine Daily Happy Hour Bringing Harlem Spirit Back

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youtube.com/shrine9
1/ $3 for Draft Beer Brooklyn Lager,Stella, Blue Moon, Heineken & Anchor steam Budweiser, Kronoberg 1664 ,Yugling lager, Sam Adam, Hardcore, DogFish 60 Minutes,Bass ale,Pabst Blue Ribbone and $4 Guiness 2/ $ 5 Glass of Wine, $4 Frozen Margarita & Pina Colada. 3/ $6 Buffalo Wings feat French Fries or Plantain. With the Best Music of all Time. From 4 pm - 8pm OUTDOOR SEATING AVAILABLE!

6-7pm: EJB Quartet- Jazz

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www.elijahjamalbalbed.com
Saxophonist, composer, educator, and advocate of the arts Elijah Jamal Balbed is a young, yet seasoned musician from the Washington, DC area. At the age of 26, Elijah has performed with music legends from varying genres including Lalah Hathaway, the late Butch Warren, and most notably the Godfather of Go-Go music; the late, great Chuck Brown. He prides himself in being a versatile musician who is able to perform comfortably in many different musical contexts. Elijah Jamal Balbed - Sax Flavio Silva - Guitar Tamir Shmerling - Electric Bass Diego Ramirez - Drums

7-8pm: Light Brand- Progressive Rock

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www.facebook.com/lightbrand
Light Brand is a New York-based progressive rock band known for its emotive compositions and high-octane musicianship.

8-9pm: Devon Yesberger - Pop / Jazz

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www.facebook.com/yesbergerplease/?fref=ts
Joy, sadness, smiles, clouds, sunshine.

9-10pm: Eugene Marie - Indie / Electronic / Pop

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www.mosey.land/
Eugene Marie is an avant-pop duo based in Brooklyn.

10-11pm: loveHONEY- Rock Trio

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www.soundcloud.com/lovehoneymusic
loveHONEY is a rock trio from Brooklyn, New York with music rooted in soul. blues, & vintage rock 'n' roll. Silky, soulful & gritty vocals combined with catchy lyrics come together with fuzzy, rhythmic guitar licks; parlaying with their drummers thunderous groovy chops. From 'Cookin' up the Voodoo' all the way to the 'Devil Woman'.. loveHONEY drips with gold.

11pm-3:45am: DJ Luc Sveth

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www.facebook.com/Luc-Sveth
Luc Sveth is a DJ from south of France. He started the Djing with AIERschool 3 years ago. In 2015 he moved to New York. He spins Afro beat, Hip hop, Reggae, Dancehall, Funk, Rnb.
May 25

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 5th 2016 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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

6-7pm: Sri Visvanath Trio- Jazz

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www.newyorkjazzworkshop.com
Part of the New York Jazz Workshop's music series featuring faculty and friends of the school! The repertoire is a mix of standards, bebop, and originals performed by an eclectic mix of talented musicians.

7-8pm: Quentin Angus Trio - Jazz

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www.quentinangus.com
Quentin’s composing style is a unique brand of contemporary jazz, full of rhythmic intensity, interesting harmonic explorations, well formed compositional structure and of course, extended improvisations. Playing a full set of original music, and drawing influences from Gilad Hekselman, Avishai Cohen, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Jonathan Kreisberg, and Brad Meldau, this is one performance not to be missed.

8-9pm: Deja Exo- Singer Songwriter

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www.soundcloud.com/dejaexo
Deja Exo is the original music of Steven Walsh. He is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist and occasional bassist and percussionist. His music could be most closely identified with alternative rock, but songs have elements of indie folk, soul, grunge and other genres. His lyrics may reflect personal history or include more global social or political commentary, sometimes in the same song … and many lyrics have a surrealistic aspect.

9-11pm: Mthakathi - Safro-Rock

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www.mtharock.com
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 rocks...

11pm-12am Vanessa Justine - Pop / Rock / R&B

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www.vanessajustine.com/index.html
My name is Vanessa Justine and I'm a singer/songwriter born and raised on the upper west side of the great NYC...holla

12-3:45am: DJ Dakar

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www.soundcloud.com/dj-dakar-nyc
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.
May 26

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 5th 2016 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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

4-8pm: Shrine Daily Happy Hour Bringing Harlem Spirit Back

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1/ $3 for Draft Beer Brooklyn Lager,Stella, Blue Moon, Heineken & Anchor steam Budwiser, Kronoberg 1664 ,Yugling lager, Sam Adam, Hardcore, DogFish 60 Minutes,Bass ale,Pabst Blue Ribbone and $4 Guiness 2/ $ 5 Glass of Wine, $4 Frozen Margarita & Pina Colada. 3/ $6 Buffalo Wings feat French Fries or Plantain. With the Best Music of all Time. From 4 pm - 8pm OUTDOOR SEATING AVAILABLE!

6-7pm: The Mark Sherman’s Hard Bop Workshop- Jazz

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www.newyorkjazzworkshop.com
Play in a jazz band under the direction of Mark Sherman, winner of “Rising Star Vibes” Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll 2007-2010. He will take you on a musical journey spanning three decades from Bebop to Hard-Bop. You will play, among other things, the music of Charlie Parker, Benny Golson, Art Blakey and more. Mark is an experienced instructor who has taught master-classes all around the world. His unique approach combines learning tunes with practical advice on how to master chord changes, melodic development for your improvisation and much more. This is the perfect class for students who are ready to play and get serious. Advanced level.

7-8pm: Takeshi Otani - Jazz

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www.myspace.com/takeshiotani/music/songs
Takeshi is New York based jazz pianist. He moved in New York from Japan 2006 and enjoys an active performance schedule. Some of his influences include Robert Glasper, Roy Hargrove, Snarky Puppy etc .

8-9pm: Mar Sala - Flamenco / Latin / Pop

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2RDc-Uhlag
Spain. With the collaboration of many accomplished musicians from all over the world, she mixes Latin sounds such as Rumba Flamenca, Brazilian rhythms and Spanish pop, with swing and Rock. Marta's original compositions are a cross over between the Flamenco air of Seville and the eclectic sounds of New York City.

9-10pm: The Haveners - Soul R&B Funk

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www.facebook.com/TheHaveners
A South Bronx-based musical collaborative dedicated to playing the music that needs to be played and keeping R&B, funk and soul alive. Come check us out!

10pm-12am - The Yam Session

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www.facebook.com/theyamsession
Yam Session is a new Afro Jam, led by the musicians from the top African bands in NYC, jamming on roots, old-school classics and contemporary hits in an Afro style! Every third thursday at Silvana beginning in February 2016. Everyone is invited! Special guests each session.

12-3:45am: DJ Nenim from Nigeria

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www.hulkshare.com/DjNeNiM1
N3NiM is a DJ/Producer & Mixing Engineer. After a successful djing career in Nigeria, maintaining residences at top clubs and venues, he moved to New York in 2014 to further his career. N3NiM's sets are usually geared towards organic music - Afrofunk, Afrobeat, Jazz, Funk & Soul. On Kalakuta Nights, he spins an eclectic mix of Afropop, Afrobeat, hiphop, reggae, house, Funk & Soul . N3NiM also hosts 2 radio shows and makes his own music.
May 27

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 5th 2016 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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

6-7pm: Gibson Malone Band - Rock / Blues

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdBRjxKobxE
12 year old Gibson Malone leads the band.

7-8pm: Adam Douglass Trio - Jazz Rock

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www.adamdouglass.com/Adam_Douglass_Trio/home.html
The Adam Douglass Trio is a powerful resonance of sound coming from three creative and energetic artists bringing a fresh sense of inspiration and creativity to the the audience at large. The group combines the influences of Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans, or John Mclaughlin with groups like Medeski, Martin & Wood, Wayne Krantz, and Uri Caine. Compositionally and improvisationally, the band easily conjures sounds reminiscent of everything from Steely Dan and Frank Zappa to more contemporary influences like the Fleet Foxes and the Alabama Shakes.

8-9pm: Katie Garringer - Singer / Songwriter / Folk

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www.reverbnation.com/katiegarringer
Katie Garringer is a classically trained oboist turned singer/songwriter. She started writing songs almost two years ago, and hasn't turned back since. She's performed all over the United States, and some of her notable performances include: Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI, and the Global Musician's Workshop with Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble. She is currently living in Muncie, IN, where she is acting as the interim Oboe Professor at Ball State University, but she travels back and forth to NYC often, working as a freelance musician (both as an oboist, and singer/songwriter!). She will move to NYC in May, where she will further pursue her career as a multi-instrumentalist.

9-10pm: Jesse Ray and the Carolina Catfish - Rock / Blues

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www.facebook.com/jesserayandthecatfish/
Jesse Ray and the Carolina Catfish is a 2015 Jammie award winning Rock-N-Roll band from sunny Grand Rapids, MI. Founded in the fall of 2013, Singer and guitar player Jesse Ray Carolina started a rockabilly-influenced duo that played numerous gigs in West Michigan. They have also toured as far as New Orleans in the winter of shortly after releasing their debut album “Gravedigger”, winner of the “Best Roots/Revival Album” award by WYCE. “Dead Man Walking”, Released in September of 2015 is the band’s sophomore release. Now a three-piece group, the band hopes to take it’s high energy shows to new places, and faces around the United States and beyond. Influenced by blues, punk, and rock-n-roll with a small dash country; hard hitting guitar, splitting harmonica, rambunctious drums, and crooning vocals will lay in the wake of this band’s performance. If you’re a fan of back to basics or “old school” rock-n-roll, this is a band you won’t want to miss.

10-11pm: Talay - Indie / Rock

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www.facebook.com/talaymusic
Playing live, Megan Talay's sound dips from folk to rock, fronting a band of veteran players on the NYC music scene, and drawing more comparisons to Bonnie Raitt than Joni Mitchell.

11pm-12am: Fort Vine - Indie, Folk, Rock

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www.fortvine.bandcamp.com
Fort Vine is constantly writing new material, playfully testing out different sounds and bending their favorite genres.

12-3.45am: DJ Birane from Ivory Coast

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www.eburnee.com
One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
May 28

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 5th 2016 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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

5-8pm: Showcase Of Performing Art Acts

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ELMabpsE_o&feature=youtu.be
Showcase of performing art acts Hosted By Every Man's Crush Tashion Folkes

8-9pm: Maia von Lekow from Kenya- Singer Songwriter

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www.maiavonlekow.com/epk.html
Maia represents another amazing side to Kenya’s dynamic musical scene. Her voice and style has an affinity with female jazz vocalists of the 1930s and soul and folk music of the 1960s. In all her compositions, Maia is blazing new trails in Kenya; experimenting with different styles, and creating a hybrid sound that is her very own.

10pm-12am: Yacouba Diabate and Dounouya - African World Music

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www.yacoubadiabate.com
Yacouba Diabate And Dounouya Band is currently playing throughout New York City. They have performed in several different venues throughout the United States and Europe, including the United Nations in 2008 and 2009. He frequents many different Music venues in New York City, collaborating with artists such as Les Nubion, Ounou Sangoue, and Sekouba Banbino. He was also a permanent band member at the Saint Nick's Pub. In Europe, Yacouba has traveled to countries such as France, Germany, and many others.

12-3:45am: DJ Fols from Nigeria

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www.hulkshare.com/DJ_FOLS
DJ FOLS is a DJ who has been around for a while and is based out of Brooklyn, NY. He specializes in all types of music from African tunes (Nigerian, Ghana, Coupe Decale, Soukous), to current hip-hop music to old school jams, reggae/dancehall, soca. These are just to name a few. He does it all – weddings, birthday parties, parades, baby showers, in-house parties and is definitely a regular on the club scene. As a professional DJ and also someone who grew up in a music-oriented household, he has perfected the art of assessing his crowd and selecting and belting out tunes that keep them on their feet until the “party done”.
May 29

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

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www.myspace.com/lureidangel
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.

8-9:15pm: C-Level - Funk Reggae

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www.facebook.com/cLevel44/?fref=ts
"Honest Self-Expression is the Path to Good Music" (George F. Hartwig) Dave Deitke - guitar, vocals Coda Crose - bass, bongos Tommy Peticca.- drums, Minh Vannuyen-keyboard and horn's

9:15-10:30pm: Thunda Vida - Reggae / Dub

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www.myspace.com/thundavida
Christopher Plaza (Tuffer): Vocals and Keys; Gregory Kage: Guitar, Bass and Vocals; Badman Barry: Bass, Guitar and Vocals; Champion Winston: Drums and Vocals; Ras Vincent: Percussion

10:30pm-12am: Roots Revelators - Reggae

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www.facebook.com/Roots-Revelators-153472591349164/
Drawn together by a shared love for the sound of roots reggae, Roots Revelators dig deep drawing from the well of classic Jamaican music while bringing to bear more modern influences born of their native New York homeland. The tunes on their forthcoming new release "Resolve" blend ska, one-drop, dub and rock rhythms with wailing sax solos, jazz-inflected guitar lines and liquid keyboard textures that bubble and swirl all in service of the band's melodic lead vocalist who is serving up songs that touch upon stories of work, faith and the care and protection of nature and one another. With live performances that find them infusing danceable grooves with sweet vocal harmonies while serving up well-loved Jamaican standards alongside rarer songs not frequently heard north of the island, Roots Revelators aim to bring positive vibrations. Blessed love.

12-3:45am: Crown Kings Reggae Sundays - Reggae Night

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www.facebook.com/CrownKingsNYC/photos/a.443617304297.243330.246771859297/10152167662574298/?type=3&theater
"Crown Kings Reggae Sundays" DJ Ceace *Dj Blue Steele *DJ Rio *Kimani
May 30

7-8pm: Emily Wolf- Neo Soul Vocalist

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www.emilywolfmusic.com
Born in London England with performing parents, Emily Wolf has been singing and playing instruments from an early age. She studied combined arts and then moved to Boston, MA to train in Vocal Performance at the New England Conservatory of Music where she developed her sound. Shortly after graduating, Emily’s debut album was reviewed as “Deserving of the one-to-watch tag”, praising her “Rich, Sly and Bluesy Vocals”

8-9pm: Dr. Martian-Jazz / Funk / Hip-hop / Rock / Soul

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www.drmartian.bandcamp.com/releases
Michael Yaw-Drums Campbell Charsee-Keys Justin Michael-Guitar Sam Smith-Bass

9-10pm: The Rock' N' Roll Johnny Band-rock

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www.rocknrolljohnny.com
When Rock 'n' Roll Johnny was a baby, his mom would put a transistor radio in his crib to keep him occupied while she did chores in the house. Fortunately, the radio was tuned to WINS, the premier rock 'n' roll radio station in New York City at the time. Who knows how things might have turned out had that radio been tuned to a station with a different format. Little Rock 'n' Roll Johnny spent many days trying to figure out how the disc jockeys and the singers of the pop hits all fit inside that tiny transistor radio.

10-11pm: DAB5- Soul

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www.dab5music.com
DAB5, is a modern day Sly & the Family from New Jersey. These dynamic gentlemen possess a uniquely blended, combination of sound that defies classification
May 31

6-7pm: Dan Saulpaugh - Folk / Indie

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www.dansaulpaugh.com
Dan Saulpaugh is a singer-songerwriter based in New York City who draws heavily on contemporary jazz, soul, and classical music. Having studied classical guitar at the Crane School of Music and jazz at City College of New York, Saulpaugh's playing and writing incorporate these elements while remaining firmly rooted in the tradition of telling engaging narratives through song.

7-8pm: Java Jukebox - Reggae

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www.facebook.com/Java-Jukebox-977435032274382/timeline
Java Jukebox is a Boston based reggae band. Known for their uniquely versatile sound, fusing an old school reggae vibe with bursts of jazz and rock. The contemporary rootsy sound, fat bass and catchy melodies of Java Jukebox will get you on your feet and dancing. With horns and space sounds Java Jukebox’s live show will take you on a one of a kind musical journey mixing tasteful improvisation with classics like Bob Marley and Toots and the Maytals. Java Jukebox is the brainchild of Sam Walukouw and Seba Molnar. Sam Walukouw (VOX/Drums) came to the US in 2010 from Java, Indonesia to pursue music. In 2014 Sam moved to Boston to start his own band where he met up with high school friend Seba Molnar (Saxophone). Soon after Michael Mason (Guitar/VOX), Pat Carr (Keys/VOX), Van Daalhuyzen (Bass), and Wil Tecla (Perc) joined the family to create what is now Java Jukebox.

8-9pm: David Rothschild and the Downtown Local - Alt Country

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www.facebook.com/DavidRothschildMusic/timeline
NYC alt-country band providing sweet harmonies and big hooks for your earholes

10-11pm: Asphalt Grey - Rock

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www.reverbnation.com/asphaltgreen
Unsatisfied with the processed, synthetic music being passed off as rock, Asphalt Green was born out of the desire to bring rock and roll back it to its roots, warts and all. Raw, visceral, energetic, catchy, and frightening have all been used to describe their sound. Channeling the classic rock ...
June 1

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 5th 2016 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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

6-7pm: Mike Alfieri Trio- Jazz

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www.facebook.com/mike.alfieri
Mike Alfieri is an improvising drummer well studied in jazz and classical music as well as other contemporary styles. Some of the notable musicians Mike has worked or studied with include John Riley, John Abercrombie, Richie Morales, Tim Albright, Ralph Lalama, Dan Weiss, Dominic Duval, Jon Faddis, Jose Madera, Mitch Frohman, and many others. Mike has performed all across the United States, Canada, and Mexico at the 2011 Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Hidalgo International Image Festival.

7-8pm: Sweet Soubrette - Indie / Pop / Cabaret

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www.facebook.com/sweetsoubrette/timeline
New York City's Sweet Soubrette is a ukulele-powered indie rock band with dark, poetic lyrics, songs that tell stories, and lush instrumentation. Sweet Soubrette's edgy love songs explore troubled romance, works of literature, and the mysteries of existence, featuring the songwriting, vocals and ukulele of Ellia Bisker and a talented backing band. Bisker honed her performance chops playing ukulele in the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, and the glittery eyelashes she wears onstage hint at her vaudevillean origins. Time Out NY says "Sweet Soubrette's style comes with a pinch of Regina Spektor quirk and a spoonful of old-timey burlesque." The Deli Magazine calls Sweet Soubrette "One of New York's most intriguing songwriting forces...rock star command and intelligently crafted music."

8-9pm: Timelord Smith Band- Rock

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www.timelordsmith.com
"Simultaneously eclectic, ethereal, and manic." "A truly unique and fresh sound...Christine's voice is sultry yet whimsical at the same time".

9-10pm: David Pollack - Indie / Rock / Pop

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www.davidpollackmusic.com
Great songwriting and performances have lit up the skyline of New York City singer songwriter David Pollack’s life and career. From an early age, he was turned on to the music of Paul Simon, James Taylor, and The Beatles. He spent his summers in such institutions as Bucks Rock Creative Arts Camp and the Berklee School of Music summer program, as well as working in internships with Rough Magic Studios and music promotions firm Creative Entertainment Group in New York. After a high school of performing in the New York City rock club scene, Pollack enrolled at the University of Vermont, where he was a member of the Jazz Vocal Ensemble and the UVM Top Cats A Capella group. A year later Pollack moved back to New York City, where he would record and release an EP of lo-fi tracks entitled Out the Other Side.

10-11pm: The Brian Rigby Band - Blues

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www.facebook.com/FraternalMusic/
Brian grew up in Madison, NJ and began playing music at the age of 8 when his parents signed him up for piano lessons. The next year Brian began playing trumpet in school. Although he enjoyed these activities, his true passions weren't discovered until the age of 13 when he found an old First-Act electric guitar in his closet that his grandmother gave him years before. He started playing to songs by AC/DC and Aerosmith by ear until his sister, Caitlin, bought him a chord book. From there he steadily grew as a player and performer, but it wasn't until September of 2011 that Brian had an awakening.

11pm-12am: Brady Watt Band

June 2

6-7pm: Yoshiki Miura Group - Jazz / Funk / Bossa Nova

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www.reverbnation.com/yoshikimiura
20 years veterans performing in the New York City area, with a funky, energetic jazz sound. His music crosses the traditional modern jazz boundaries, injecting R&B, and Latin styles.

7-8pm: John Venezia Project- Jazz

8-9pm: Toney Rocks - Blues

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www.toneyrocks.com/press-kit.html
TONEY is a bold artist fusing elements of blues, rock, and electronic music. This lethal combination unleashes dynamic guitar playing, catchy songwriting, and singing filled with raw emotion. It's progressive and illusive when trying to lock it into one category.

9-11pm: Who Knew? Crew- R&B Funk

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www.facebook.com/pages/Roshida-Mac-Da-Mac-Rhythms/101064423268956
Roshida Mcleod is a native of Brooklyn, NY whose musical journey began in her parent’s living room. Performing for family was the initial regular showcase of her talent as a vocalist. The road she took to gain her wealth of singing experience was broad and expansive to say the least. It has been filled with some of the more accomplished musicians that you can think of.

12-3:45am: DJ Nenim from Nigeria

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www.hulkshare.com/DjNeNiM1
N3NiM is a DJ/Producer & Mixing Engineer. After a successful djing career in Nigeria, maintaining residences at top clubs and venues, he moved to New York in 2014 to further his career. N3NiM's sets are usually geared towards organic music - Afrofunk, Afrobeat, Jazz, Funk & Soul. On Kalakuta Nights, he spins an eclectic mix of Afropop, Afrobeat, hiphop, reggae, house, Funk & Soul . N3NiM also hosts 2 radio shows and makes his own music.
June 3

6-8pm: Bringing Conscious Back

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www.bringingconsciousback.blogspot.com
It's coming up on a year since we started our campaign "Bringing Conscious Back" and we are proud to say we are still running and campaigning using media, spoken word and music to inspire communities to have conscious dialogue and spur action for change. We started on May 19th which happens to be "Malcolm X" birthday and the day the "Last Poets" got started in Marcus Garvey Park. As our one year anniversary comes up we are proud to say that we have gained some reputable artists and speakers.

8-9pm: Birch Pereira & The Gin Joints from Seattles- Jazz / Coun

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www.facebook.com/birchpereiramusic
"Birch Pereira and the Gin Joints is a unique project that revisits the music from the Tin Pan Alley jazz era to classic country and rock n' roll. With upright bassist Birch Pereira and his relaxed, Chet Baker-inspired vocal style at the center, the group features a revolving cast of sought after Seattle musicians that draw from the repertoires of Fats Waller, Hank Williams, Louis Armstrong, Patsy Cline, Mills Brothers, Ricky Nelson and Johnny Horton."

9-10pm: Sonic Lovebot - Soul Funk Blues

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www.facebook.com/soniclovebots?_rdr=p&ref=bookmarks
Sonic LoveBot combines soulful vocals, soaring blues riffs, and funk-driven rhythms into a unique sound that is always about the groove. Channeling heavyweights like The Meters, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, John Scofield, D'Angelo and The Derek Trucks Band, Sonic LoveBot's style is it's own thing--intriguingly layered yet astonishingly simple with chemistry as strong as their groove. The four piece ensemble is stocked with players from New Paltz favorites like The Big Takeover, Rice & Beans, M'Bollo, Filet of Soul and Los Thujones-- so you know you are in for a good time

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

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www.denbaya.com
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.

12-3.45am: DJ Birane from Ivory Coast

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www.eburnee.com
One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
June 4

4-6pm: Refuge Reframed: NY through the Photos of Asylum Seekers

Join the RDJ Refugee Shelter in celebrating the photography and stories of five asylum seekers living in New York City. Each year, thousands of individuals flee violence in their home country in hopes of finding safety in New York. Yet their journeys don't end at the airport. "Refuge Reframed" explores the experiences and perspectives of five asylum seekers as they establish new roots, navigate New York City, and explore the complexities of life in America. Come view their photographs, listen to their experiences, and learn about the work of the RDJ Refugee Shelter.

6-7pm: Verve Quartet- Jazz

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www.vervequartet.bandcamp.com/releases
Comprised of some of the best improvisers in New York, the Verve Quartet performs a blend of jazz and improvised music. Members include Ethan Helm on alto saxophone, Juan Trujillo on Guitar, Ben Tiberio on bass, and Jeff Krol on drums, who each bring their own personalities to the table guaranteeing and unique and exiting experience.

7-8pm: Valentina Marino - Jazz Vocalist

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www.valentinamarino.com
Vocalist, songwriter, arranger and lyricist Valentina Marino brings the sensitivity, sophistication and earthiness of her Mediterranean roots to cutting edge jazz. "Her depth of feeling…touches the hearts of all who hear her...Valentina Marino's interpretation of Dorham's "Blue Bossa" with Lawson's lyric paints pictures of the flow of waters' life that transcend the notion of singing into a numinous expression of authentic artistry'' says Grammy nominee Janet Lawson.

8-9pm: Madelyn Brene - Singer Songwriter

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www.madelynbrene.com
“If a task has once begun, never leave it until its done. If it’s great or if its small do it well or not at all.” ​These words have resonated in the mind of vocalist and actress Madelyn Brene since the tender age of three when she developed a passion for the arts. Hailing from Dallas, Tx, during her childhood, she studied and performed with the Dallas Children’s Theatre; Taylor’s School of Music, Mary Lois Dance Academy and won various oratorical and vocal competitions throughout the state of Texas. Since then she has continued to capture the hearts and intrigue audiences everywhere through singing, songwriting and acting. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, this classically trained vocalist repertoire includes opera, jazz, musical theatre, and commercial work. Her music and performance style is defined as classical contemporary and fuses R&B, classical, jazz and world genres together.

9-10pm: J.A.M.E.S Brook - Rock

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www.facebook.com/jamesbrookband
J.A.M.E.(S) BROOK is a rock band that formed in the jam sessions and barrooms of Brooklyn, New York. The members of the band—Justin Goldman, Adriano Vasquez, Marcel Negret, and Ernesto Benitez—come from a wide range of places, from Colombia to Connecticut, and bring an even wider range of musical influences to our sound. In any J.A.M.E.(S) BROOK song, you might hear traces of Pearl Jam, Social Distortion, Pavement, Led Zeppelin, Gram Parsons, the Allman Brothers, Soundgarden, the Doors, or the Smashing Pumpkins. We strive to bring these influences together to create a recognizable yet new guitar-driven sound that reflects the diversity and energy of Brooklyn, the place we call home.

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

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www.jumbierecords.com/kakande/
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 .

12-3:45am: DJ Fols from Nigeria

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www.hulkshare.com/DJ_FOLS
DJ FOLS is a DJ who has been around for a while and is based out of Brooklyn, NY. He specializes in all types of music from African tunes (Nigerian, Ghana, Coupe Decale, Soukous), to current hip-hop music to old school jams, reggae/dancehall, soca. These are just to name a few. He does it all – weddings, birthday parties, parades, baby showers, in-house parties and is definitely a regular on the club scene. As a professional DJ and also someone who grew up in a music-oriented household, he has perfected the art of assessing his crowd and selecting and belting out tunes that keep them on their feet until the “party done”.
June 5

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

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www.myspace.com/lureidangel
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.

8-11pm: THE SHRINE BIG BAND - JAZZ

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www.myspace.com/573768892
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!

11pm-12am: Atlas Soul- World Music

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www.atlas-soul.com
Atlas Soul performs original music that celebrates melodies & polyrhythm rooted in the Afro-Mediterranean traditions. Jazz, intelligent hip hop and deep funk wave their way organically into the mix to produce burning hot live performances! - See more at:
June 6

6-7pm: Matterhorn - Jazz

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www.johnblevinsmusic.com
John Blevins' MATTERHORN reflects the jazz-rock experiments of the late 1960s and an undeniable urgency of New York right now. Strains of electric Miles if not the Electric Flag are present within Matterhorn’s daring soundscape. But then there is something other. John Blevins (Trumpet/Compositions), Drew Williams (Tenor Saxophone/Bass Clarinet), Jeff McLaughlin (Guitar), Marty Kenney (Bass), and Nathan Ellman-Bell (Drums) together create a pronounced restlessness of genre, one of explosive horn lines searing through churning, ever-shifting rhythmic patterns. If this music is to be classified as ‘Fusion’, it stands as a genre anew. Matterhorn's eponymous debut album was released in November 2015 on pfMENTUM records (http://www.pfmentum.com) and co-produced by Shane Endsley of the acclaimed post-rock outfit Kneebody. For more info visit http://www.johnblevinsmusic.com

7-8pm: Mark Shock- Alt-country

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www.markshockmusic.com/music
New York based singer-songwriter Mark Shock grew up in St. Clair Shores, MI, spending most of his youth dreaming of being an actor, writer and singer. His love of performing led him to Wayne State University in Detroit where he received a degree in acting. Mark then spent three years in the Detroit area acting in plays, musicals, films and commercials, as well as performing in a musical revue at CASINO Windsor in Ontario.

8pm-12am: The Sifer-Hip Hop and Spoken Words open Mic

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www.iamlikwuid.com
"Likwuid blends her noble rhymes with lip biting grooves, I feel fortunate that her craft and beautiful spirit are rising in this decade as a contemporary. After experiencing Likwuid Stylez, i feel fully satisfied from the frontal lobe to the hip bones." -Esperanza Spalding, Grammy Award Winner. Sign up at likwuid@gmail.com
June 7

7-8pm: HD Quintet- Jazz

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www.facebook.com/HD-Quintet-901561886586559
The HD Quintet is a quintet started by two students in the jazz studies program at SUNY Purchase, Alex Hamburger and Nicole Davis (hence the name HD). This group formed at SUNY Purchase but it's members come from all over. Mike Robinson (Bass) is from Albany, New York; Nicole Davis (Trumpet) from New York City; Juan Sanchez (Drums) from Bogota, Columbia and members Alex Hamburger (Flute/baritone sax/Vocals) and Andrew Latona (guitar) both reside from the DC area. This quintet has a bi-weekly jam session they play and host in Purchase, New York as well as playing around the NY area at venues such as Silvana's, The Shrine and The Falcon and also in DC at Twins Jazz and the Mid Atlantic Jazz Fest. The HDQ has an EP which was recorded in May 2015 and is releasing a full length record this spring including new original material. To promote this new record, HDQ is going on a tour of the East Coast in the end of May.

8-9pm: Matthew Frantz- Singer Songwriter

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www.matthewfrantz.bandcamp.com
Matthew Frantz is a maverick in the music world. Not easily pigeonholed, his music is soulful, honest, gritty and relevant to what’s going on in the world now. A few short years ago, Matthew released his album, “Odessa Days” on Ghost Note Records. The album features a broad spectrum of songs, from the melancholy “Silver Dollar Stream” and “Docks” to the driving and dark, “London Honey Bee” and the emotive “Epic Of Harvey Dylan”.

9-10pm: Annie Pichan -indie / electro / rock / jazz

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www.anniepichan.com
Originating from jazz roots with influences from the great Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan, Annie performed within the Detroit jazz circuit prior to attending Berklee College of Music in 2011 to study songwriting and composition. Jazz meets electro-soul, quirky songwriting and storytelling for an eclectic and immersive evening. She is based out of Brooklyn, and her EP is set for release in late 2016.

10-12am: DATFunk Presents: A 58th Birthday Tribute to Prince

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www.facebook.com/DaFunkSays/?fref=ts
DATFunK for your soul. Let it simmer and bathe in the moonlight. Prince-style.
June 8

7-8pm: VGM Dance Party- Fusion

8-9pm: Dave Reese Band - Pop / Rock / Jazz

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www.davereesemusic.com
Dave Reese is a Professional Jazz/Pop-rock Singer/Songwriter/Keyboardist from Philadelphia. Starting out at the very young age of seven, he was enjoying, studying and playing music. Being influenced greatly by the legendary players and groups of the Classic Rock era of the 60’s and 70’s, the Cool Jazz Era of the 50's and 60's, and the funk era of the 70's. He starting singing and songwriting at the age of sixteen. At that point, he knew, God was calling him for a life in music. He started playing professionally in the hard rock group Entrance at the age of 19. After Entrance disbanded in 2013, Dave delved deep into the study of Jazz, being greatly touched especially by the Smooth Jazz Fusion of the 70’s and the great Cool Jazz of the 50’s and 60’s. He started the Jazz rock group The Time Travelers in Mid 2014, which developed and lead into his current solo career.

9-10pm: The Tallent Brothers - Folk Singer Songwriters

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www.tallentbrothers.com/press-kit
Songwriter brothers Rocky and Brandon Lee Tallent have been performing together since their teens. A musical upbringing equal parts church house (preachin' daddy) and honky-tonk (2-steppin granny), the Tallent Brothers write songs that reflect a variety of influences and explore a wide range of musical and lyrical themes. Relying on both acoustic and electric instruments to create a soundbed for their narratives, the Tallent Bros make music with no defined boundaries, taking the traditional forms of their influences to their own sonic conclusions. This willingness to follow the muse has lead Rocky and Brandon Lee Tallent on a journey that has included stops in Woodstock, NY, where they worked with Levon Helm, participating in the making of Helms' final studio album Electric Dirt, to a recent stint as the backing band of legendary country music outlaw David Allan Coe. Where it takes them next is anyone's guess. . .

10-11pm: Charles Lavaigne- Folk / Rock / Singer Songwriter

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www.charleslavaigne.bandcamp.com
Charles Lavaigne is a singer songwriter from the Dominican Republic. His music is pretty diverse, passionate and fearless. You could say there is some folk and psychedelic rock, but there is also world music, flamenco, merengue, funk, ranchera or whatever depending on the song you hear. Some say his best weapon is his voice which has been described as compelling and intense. He lived many years in Madrid where he recorded three albums: "The Birdfish"(2013), "Songs of Carlos Aguinaldo"(2014) and "Tales of image and imagination"(2015). Each album being completely different from the last one. His records have been on the top 10 and top 5 local albums of the Dominican Republic by alternative music blog La Casetera.
June 9

7-8pm: The Darkest Timeline - Alt Country / Folk

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www.facebook.com/thedarkesttimelineband/
The Darkest Timeline was formed in November 2014 by Juels Bland, Joey Jenkins, and Zach Parkman. Their acoustic inspirations are a complement to the soulful voices that deliver memorable anthems and convoluted truths.

8-9pm: Alison Shearer - Funk

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www.alisonshearermusic.com
Alison Shearer is a saxophonist with tremendous style, lyricism, and intuition whose talents have brought her around the world. Alison has performed at The Blue Note NYC, Lincoln Center, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, Merkin Concert Hall, The Kennedy Center, Joe's Pub, Brooklyn Bowl, National Sawdust, Rockwood Music Hall, among many other venues.

9-10pm: Orisa

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Born in the Big Apple and bred with southern accouterments, Orisa is a youngnvibrant actress and singer well acquainted with the stage. Raised by a poet and a dancer, the Arts are no foreign land to this unconventional ingénue. Frequently asked, “When did you start singing”? Orisa’s knee-jerk response is, “I couldn’t tell you, if I tried. Singing has just always been the constant in my life.” Cradling strong affinities for soul, gospel, and country music, Orisa’s voice richly peruses the bass clef, playfully resounds up the treble, and beautifully amalgamates the two. Coupled with her degree in Fine Arts from Howard University and two years at Maggie Flannigan Acting Studio, Orisa has acquired a strong foundation to propel her artistic endeavors for years to come.

10pm-12am: Rabbit Foot from Connecticut -Funk / Blues / Soul

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm66XR9-VIw
Based out of Fairfield, Connecticut, Rabbit's Foot blends guitar-driven blues with classic soul and funk to create a sound that nods to the musical heroes of the past, while simultaneously having an original and modern touch. Their prominent stage presence creates electric live shows, eliciting dancing and grooving in the crowd. With soul-aching vocals, blistering guitar solos, and a thumping rhythm section, Rabbit's Foot is a show you don't want to miss.

12-3:45am: DJ Nenim from Nigeria

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www.hulkshare.com/DjNeNiM1
N3NiM is a DJ/Producer & Mixing Engineer. After a successful djing career in Nigeria, maintaining residences at top clubs and venues, he moved to New York in 2014 to further his career. N3NiM's sets are usually geared towards organic music - Afrofunk, Afrobeat, Jazz, Funk & Soul. On Kalakuta Nights, he spins an eclectic mix of Afropop, Afrobeat, hiphop, reggae, house, Funk & Soul . N3NiM also hosts 2 radio shows and makes his own music.
June 10

7-8pm: Jon Sheckler Trio - Jazz

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www.shecklermusic.com
At a young age, New York based musician Jon Sheckler is proving to be a well versed musician and an up and coming band leader. All About Jazz calls him and his trio "ones to watch" and that Jon's music is full of "mischievous Dudley Moore-like playing."

8-9pm: Lost Axis - Singer Songwriter

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www.lostaxisband.bandcamp.com/album/songs-from-p-o-a
LOST AXIS is an original-music acoustic rock duo featuring Joe Popp on vocals and guitar, and Shaugn O'Donnell on lead guitar. Their style ranges from aggressive percussive attacks to heart breaking ballads. They have been compared to such bands as They Might Be Giants, Violent Femmes, and more humorously to Tenacious D.

9-10pm: August - Folk Rock

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www.reverbnation.com/play_now/23916444?utm_campaign=a_public_songs&utm_medium=unknown&utm_source=page_object_news_item
With Farin and Taylor graduating from Columbia University and City College respectively, and with GW having returned to New York after his global book tour, the boys are ready to return to playing shows. And, as they are nearing the release of their first EP, self titled August, they feel more ready than ever to share their music with New York City.

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

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www.sixthdegreemusic.com
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.

12-3.45am: DJ Birane from Ivory Coast

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www.eburnee.com
One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
June 11

6-7pm: The Valentine Quintet- Jazz

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www.soundcloud.com/valentine-komissarouk/rocking-at-the-storm
"Rooted in the melting pot tradition of Jazz, the Valentine Quintet is anything but traditional. Combining the influences of the five continents the members hail from, Valentine writes and sings music that needs no language to explain its fire. She lets all members speak, the ones channeling eastern melodies, latin rhythms, straight ahead jazz and rock, and, through her classical background, she conducts them into perfect counterpoint. "

7-8pm: Rodrigo Bonelli - Brazilian Jazz

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www.rodrigobonelli.com
The latin jazz music of Rodrigo Bonelli combines driving rhythmic patterns from Afro-Cuban and Brazilian styles along with highly inspired melodies to convey the group's message. Whether they play intensely or at a more relaxed tempo, the compositions all share rich melodies and the musicians strong interplay always shines through. They will be joined by amazing and versatile singer Erin Blatti.

8-10pm: Lady E & Blacque Diamond - Old School R&B

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MY band is composed of musicians with over 10 or more years of experience. Which consist of lead guitar..bass guitar drums...keyboard and sometimes cungo. ..We are old school R & B..I the lady E have been singing for over 20 years which started with gospel..I have 2 background vocalist whom have sang with the persuasions and various other groups for over 20 years..
June 12

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

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www.myspace.com/lureidangel
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.

8-9pm: Elizabeth Hunter - Folk / Pop / Blues / Groove

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www.elizabethhuntermusic.com/
Elizabeth Hunter is bad to the bone in the sweetest way. Her music is caramel and licorice together in a swirl of well-crafted verbiage and catchy melodies and it's all so good. Full band.

10pm-12am: Adwela & The Uprising - Reggae

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www.adwelaandtheuprising.com
Adwela and The Uprising are rapidly being sought after nationally and have performed at several big events recently, for example the Culpeper Has Talent Finals at the State Theater in Culpeper, VA. In addition, they were just awarded Best New Artist in 2015 from the Virginia Reggae Awards. Adwela & The Uprising are Virginia natives bringing you the funky roots of reggae, hip hop, and soulful jams!
June 13

6-7pm: Ryzen Sun - R&B / Jazz

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www.polystylez.com/
Ryzen Sun is an inspirational singer and song writer, most popular for his random city performances where he sings songs un announced, in random locations. He has a way with the crowd, and his voice is strong powerful and leading. The Real Adonis is the son of famous rock star; singer Edmund Sylvers, from the music group "The Sylvers". Vowing to sound nothing like his dad, The Real Adonis is most often compared to Luther Vandross and Prince. Both singers have played at the Shrine before, never have they played in the same room- at the same time.

7-8pm: Alex Smith and The River Brothers - Folk

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www.reverbnation.com/rpk/alexsmithmusic
Alex Smith grew up in Long Lake, NY, in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. The son of a boatbuilder/writer/banjo player and a historian, Smith was immersed in folk tradition from a very young age. ...
June 14

1-3pm: Fundraiser - Battle Of The Bands Competition

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Featuring a mixture of student (high school, mostly) musicians + 1-2 adult musicians.

6-7pm: Omar Haddad

8-9pm: Hot Tea - Guitar Duo

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www.hotteamusic.com
Eliane Delage is an accomplished musician, guitarist and composer. Growing up in Brasil, Eliane has accompanied many brazilian artists and immersed herself in the sounds and rhythms of brazilian culture, from the South's bossa nova style to Bahia's axé and samba-reggae. Eliane is part of the brazilian duo "Meco and Eliane" and has released "Romance Selvagem" in 2013 of 11 original songs sung in Portuguese by Meco Filho. Eliane plays all the guitars, basses, drums and percussion in the album.

9pm-12am: Guest Artist - OHL

June 15

6-8pm: Gioel Severini- Jazz

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www.gioelseverini.com
Gioel Severini is an italian saxophonist,woodwind and akai ewi player, composer and arranger based in Brooklyn , New York. Before relocating to Brooklyn, he was actively employed in Italy playing shows in some of the most renown clubs and venue like Blue Note,Novara Jazz Festival and many others. He also performed with international singers such as Michael Bublè and John Legend. Gioel moved to New York in 2013.He shortly became notorious in the Brooklyn music scene.In addition to an array of gigs like sideman with International House of Funk, Ernest Ernie & The Sincerities and other various jazz projects, he performs regularly as band leader with his Trio

8-9pm: Geometers - Rock

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www.facebook.com/Geometers/?fref=ts
Some musicians hop on the right trends at the right time and wait for success to find them. But bands like Brooklyn, NY’s Geometers take an opposite approach. Instead of chasing what’s à la mode, they play the music they must; in fact, their brand of post-hardcore follows in the footsteps of bands that defied and redefined their genres decades ago—Engine Down and Small Brown Bike, Thrice and Shiner. Geometers’s self-titled EP, recorded by influential producer J. Robbins, bristles with menacing tension; it’s there on “Title Fight” during the throbbing, turbulent verses; on “On My Own,” whose syncopated rhythm swings beneath singer Kyle Pollard’s howl; and on “Sidearm,” a song that dodges into an ill-lit alley just as it seems most likely to strike. Of course, this approach doesn’t always lead to immediate success, but does provoke something more important: a record as honest as it is powerful.

9-10pm: dollys - Indie / Rock

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www.facebook.com/dollysband/?fref=ts
dollys is a three piece band that writes candid, harmony-filled, indie pop. They are based in the basements of New Brunswick, NJ and are currently touring the northeast and east coast. Their second LP was released in February of 2016.

10-11pm: Clair Morgan - Indie / Rock

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www.facebook.com/clairmorganisandisnotaband/?fref=ts
Clair Morgan is a seven-piece rock outfit from Richmond, Virginia. A band that jokingly refers to themselves as being a band and not being a band. With influences ranging from the likes of Cursive, Teenage Fanclub, Shipping News, Hum, Cap’n Jazz and several others, it comes as no surprise that this enormous collective bring their own unique spin to mathematically dynamic indie rock. No surface is left untouched as the group expands on the songwriting of frontman Clair Morgan with a variety of auxiliary instrumentation, smooth harmonies, complex interlaced guitars and syncopated rhythms. All of this combined leads to a unique live experience that can only best be described as a tiny orchestra playing catchy rock tunes. In 2012, Morgan released his debut full-length entitled No Notes. A release that featured Morgan performing a majority of songs written over the span of several years. After several lineup shifts, he has settled into a groove with this current incarnation. In 2016, Richmond label Egghunt Records will be putting out the group’s second LP entitled New Lions and The Not Good Night. This new album was recorded in Arlington, Virginia at the legendary Inner Ear Studios and it was mixed and mastered by Engineer TJ Lipple. The band has shared the stage with the likes of The Last Bison, The Pauses, Beach Fossils, Suburban Living, Ava Luna, Sleepwalkers, The Snowy Owls and several others. The band has received tremendous praise from local Richmond publications such as RVA Magazine, RVA Playlist, You Hear That! and several others.

11pm-12am: Ricky Dover - Rock n Roll

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www.facebook.com/rickydoverjrmusic/?fref=ts
Born in Houston TX, but raised in Knoxville TN, Ricky Dover Jr has been playing music since the age of 10. First taking piano lessons and learning on the baby grand his great-grandmother previously owned, it wasn't long before he desired a guitar. After a few guitar lessons at the age of 14, he made a watershed decision of stealing his Dads CD collection. Steeped in likes of The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters, the Eagles, Eric Clapton, and more, the sounds in that record collection proved to be life changing. With his foundation set, Dover Jr gigged around Knoxville for several years before heading to Murfreesboro TN to graduate college with a Music Production/Music Business degree from Middle Tennessee State University. Following graduation he joined the Atlanta based Mod-Blues-Garage Pop band the Booze. Finally getting a taste of success and a national touring circuit, Dover Jr completed the bands' final album, At Maximum Volume. The group disbanded in Oct 2011, in which he made the move to Nashville. Breaking into Music City's music scene was easy enough, and he immediately joined a plethora of groups looking for an axman. Studio work followed, networking continued and his schedule grew into an in demand musician. Last know whereabouts he was seen gigging around Nashville, possibly on tour, but some people thought they entered a time-warp back to 1972.
June 16

6-7pm: Tsuyoshi Yamamoto - Jazz

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www.tsuyoshiyamamoto.com
Tsuyoshi Yamamoto is a drummer, percussionist, composer, arranger, and educator from Nagoya, Japan. He began playing drums in Japan as a teenager, excelling in rock, and funk.

7-8pm: Mitchell Trio - Rock / Blues

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www.robertmitchell1.bandcamp.com
Robert Mitchell has been a performing, touring, recording artist since 1980. Performing in all original bands: GLASS HOUSE and WILDLIFE and RAJA and CINEMATIK, Mitchell also played as a sideman with numerous NYC and Boston bands. Currently leading the MITCHELL TRIO, Robert remains eager to play more shows.

8-9pm: True To Life - R&B Funk

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www.reverbnation.com/truetolife4
True To Life is an original jazz group from New York City. What sets them apart from all of the other jazz groups in New York City? First and foremost, the quality of their music. They combine accessible melodies with interesting and sometimes complex song structures. They engage in the kind...

9-10pm: Ryan Rickenbach - Folk / Alt. Country

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www.facebook.com/rickenbachmusic/?fref=ts
A vague dream of the silver screen led Ryan Rickenbach to New York City. That and the near certainty of “white-hot instant success”, a fantasy carefully nurtured in the heart of suburban Maryland and quickly tempered on the streets of Manhattan. Although a songwriter from his early teens, Rickenbach’s acting aspirations remained in the forefront until he landed a role in Folk City, a musical based on the legendary Greenwich Village music club. As he prepared for the role by performing at local dives, he soon found his ambitions resembling those of his character, a guitar-toting cowboy who believes himself to be the next Hank Williams. “There was a shift”, he recalls. “All I wanted to do was write songs.” As the show came to a close, Rickenbach found himself back at the same bars, no longer preparing for a role but instead for his debut release, Stasis EP. Produced in only six days by Cass Dillon at Baby Studios in Baldwin, NY, the record is comprised of nimble melodies, lyrics both pensive and playful, and a distinctly resonant voice, capturing something Dillon calls both cerebral and raw – “a real, true singer-songwriter experience.” Rickenbach is a student of The Great American Songbook and is drawn to the power of its simplicity: “I went through a period of listening to Elliott Smith obsessively and he always had a line, some little piece of burning coal that was so distilled and hot you felt he must have written the entire song just to say those words. That’s the kind of songwriting I’m interested in.” Since finishing the record, Rickenbach has continued to compose new material and is already looking forward to a follow-up. “There’s more to come. I know that much.”

10pm-12am - The Yam Session

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www.facebook.com/theyamsession
Yam Session is a new Afro Jam, led by the musicians from the top African bands in NYC, jamming on roots, old-school classics and contemporary hits in an Afro style! Every third thursday at Silvana beginning in February 2016. Everyone is invited! Special guests each session.

12-3:45am: DJ Nenim from Nigeria

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www.hulkshare.com/DjNeNiM1
N3NiM is a DJ/Producer & Mixing Engineer. After a successful djing career in Nigeria, maintaining residences at top clubs and venues, he moved to New York in 2014 to further his career. N3NiM's sets are usually geared towards organic music - Afrofunk, Afrobeat, Jazz, Funk & Soul. On Kalakuta Nights, he spins an eclectic mix of Afropop, Afrobeat, hiphop, reggae, house, Funk & Soul . N3NiM also hosts 2 radio shows and makes his own music.
June 17

6-7pm: LJ- Jazz

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www.soundcloud.com/20-jeong/joyful-days
LJ (Leeryeong Jeong) is a bassist, composer and an arranger from Busan, South Korea. He began his musical journey as a rock bassist, then he actively explored different genres of music. His passion for jazz has led him to reside in NYC, and he is now happy to share a stage with musician friends.

7-8pm: Shigemasa Nakano- Jazz

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www.shigemasaland.com
Japanese composer Shigemasa Nakano. His vision was to combine the classical style with elements of cultural jazz, ethnic influence and a splash of electronic.

8-9pm: JaZz-E-Matt- Soul / Gospel

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JaZz-E-Matt :A native Of Brooklyn N.Y. Is Inspirational/Soul -Gospel singer who's music is infused with R&b, Jazz,&funk. A vocal Stylist of a 4-octave,He lyrically deliveres a positive message of Love ,Encouragement & Spirituality.Forementioned as a timeless falsetto,He has the ability to compell each litsener as he sings from the heart with soul .

9-10pm: Cold Fujon - Funk

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www.ColdFujon.com
COLD FUJON is a New York-based Funk/Jazz ensemble featuring touring artists coming together to perform up-tempo and hard-hitting fusion jazz with a driving beat. Horns and rhythm section combine with the full force of funk!

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

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www.theclubsband.com
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. The result is an 11 song instant classic.

12-3.45am: DJ Birane from Ivory Coast

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www.eburnee.com
One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
June 18

6-7pm: The Maniacs - Acid Jazz / Psychedelic Funk

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www.facebook.com/themaniacsinthemailbox/?fref=ts
The Maniacs in the Mailbox goes back to a series of early acoustic jazz jams in late 2012. After several years of experimentation and growth, the current lineup got together in the summer of 2015 and have been traveling the sonic stratosphere ever since.

7-8pm: Noshir Mody Sextet - Jazz

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www.noshirmody.com
Noshir Mody is a stimulating and creative fusion guitarist displaying a beautiful tone, versatility, and inventive ideas on his picturesque originals. Throughout his career, Mody has recorded consistently rewarding and thought-provoking sets of original music.

8-9pm: BAKERS ALLEY SOUL BAND

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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 E arth 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 an d Bruno Mars, their incredible mix of old school and new school mix hard hitting funk,soul and disco inspired arrangements will have everyone up and danc ing and celebrating the legacy of this Amercian music. Todd on base lamont on keyboard and vocals Charles Jr lead singer Herman vocals Chris on drums and Frank on lead guitar we will play make the people happy and have a good time.

9-10pm: Rachel Rosenkrantz and Mark Milloff - Folkloric World /

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Rosenkrantz is an upright-bass player from Paris who sings in French, Arabic, Greek, as well as many other languages "frankensteining" folkloric songs from afar through non-traditional arrangements. From bittersweet Sardinian mountain songs to bombastic ancient Sephardic melodies, Rachel leaves room for improvisation layering her dusky contralto voice. Milloff’s focus is on densely textured, highly rhythmic music, rooted in the Delta with a heavy dose of funk, carried out on a home made slide guitar.

10pm-12am: Sekouba & Bolomba - Reggae

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www.sekouba.com
Roots, Reggae, Dancehall and Traditional West African Rythms... SEKOU speaks and sings in English, French and Spanish and his mothertongue, Mandingo, and he also expresses himself in other dialects like Malink, Bambara and Dioula. After his experience with the Bolomba roots in Gambia (from 1986 to 1993), his youthful spirit became a richer soul and full of hope and he began to explore all musical horizons.
June 19

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

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www.myspace.com/lureidangel
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.

9-10pm: Morning Martyrs - Indie / Rock

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www.facebook.com/Morning-Martyrs-1624081934497732/?fref=ts
Morning Martyrs was born out of the bricks of Boston via Philly, Pittsburgh, and Southern California. The past 5 years have seen this group of musicians transform and meld into myriad forms, all playing in various projects at different times, but somehow always finding their way back to a common stage. After far too long, they decided it was time focus their efforts and bring forth this beautiful, shiny new baby called Morning Martyrs. Blending their diverse and respective musical backgrounds - ranging from folk to hip-hop, country and jazz to electronic - each member spins their own unique section of the collective cosmic web of americana. Erik Kramer, Ricky Petraglia and Ryan Duchene were all members of the former band, The Blind Woods, from 2011-2013. Although short-lived, the band enjoyed some success, playing the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Fest both in 2011 and 2012, as well as playing and touring all around the Northeast and Southeast.

10pm-3:45am: Kimani Bday Party- Reggae / Dancehall

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Join one of Shrine favorite MC for a birthday bash that promises to go down in the history books!
June 20

7-8pm: Kat Vokes - Jazz

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www.katvokes.com
Singer and composer Kat Vokes grew up in Chicago, studying piano from an early age. She discovered her passion for singing at 12, when she attended Interlochen Arts Camp, where she spent five consecutive summers. In 2008, she began her studies at the prestigious Oberlin Conservatory of Music, intensively studying vocal technique under the direction of Marlene Rosen and Timothy LeFebvre. She graduated from Oberlin’s double degree program with a B.A in comparative literature and a B.M in vocal performance.

8-9pm: Nafsi Groove- Soul / Jazz / Funk Fusion

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www.facebook.com/nafsigroove
Nafsi Groove is a Brooklyn, NY based, Soul-Jazz-Funk Fusion Band

9-10pm: Foxtrot & The Get Down - Rock

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www.facebook.com/foxtrotandthegetdown/?fref=ts
Since their inception in 2011 the band has crafted a sound comprised of rock, blues, soul, and Americana which manifested itself in "Sold the Soul", Foxtrot's debut EP. The success of the EP led to positive progress for the band including signing with Nashville label American Echo Records under Indie Squared Entertainment's management.
June 21

6-8pm: New Music Jazz Orchestra (NMJO)

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www.soundcloud.com/sonuskapos
The New Music Jazz Orchestra (NMJO), is a new 18-piece jazz orchestra comprised of various musicians currently residing in New York. The NMJO will be performing the music of young Canadian composer, Mason Victoria.

8-9pm: Sarah Wise Trio- Folk Rock

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www.facebook.com/sarahwisesings
Sarah Wise is a folk-pop driven singer songwriter with a rootsy core. Influenced by the raw emotion of songwriters such as Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams, Mieka Pauley, and Emmylou Harris, Sarah's confessional lyrics are defiant and searing, vulnerable and searching. The past few years have found her developing material and cutting her teeth at New York venues including Rockwood Music Hall, Arlene's Grocery, The Bitter End, Caffe Vivaldi, and others with veterans Clifford Carter, Marc Shulman, and Ann Klein. Sarah recently recorded her debut single "Hang Tight," with plans to release a string of singles throughout the remainder of 2016. Sarah looks forward to her Shrine debut.

9-10pm: Super Friends - Surf Rock & Big Brass Pop

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www.superfriendsband.com
Gathered together from the cosmic reaches of the universe, here in this great Hall Of Justice, there are assembled the world's most powerful forces of good ever assembled. Superman on drums, Wonder Woman on trumpet, Batman on guitar, Robin on bass, Green Lantern on keyboards and Hawkgirl on saxophone. Their mission, to fight injustice, to right that which is wrong and to serve all mankind with the greatest surf rock and 60's pop songs!

10-12am: DATFunk - Funk / Big Band

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www.facebook.com/DaFunkSays/?fref=ts
DATFunK for your soul. Let it simmer and bathe in the moonlight.
June 22

6-7pm: Benji Kaplan Sextet - Brazilian Jazz

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www.benjikaplan.com
"A guitar player with impeccable technique and fluency. Meditacoes no Violao (guitar meditations) is a collection of poetic and refined compositions, played with a perfect balance of intellect and emotion". - JazzTimes

8pm-2am: Maria Davis Mad Wednesday's & R&B Against AIDS

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www.nydailynews.com/new-york/uptown/affable-ambassador-hiv-aids-article-1.1257343
Maria Davis/"Mad Wednesday's" New Artist Showcase has been in existence since 1994, showcasing R&B, Hip Hop, Gospel, Reggae & Poetry. Maria Davis AIDS Activist/Survivor is the Producer and Host of "Mad Wednesday's" many premiere artist has grace our stage "Jay Z", "50 Cents","Alyson Williams" "Brian McKnight", "Anthony Hamilton", "Donelle Jones", "Missy Elliott", "Monica" DJ Funk Master Flex, DJ Red Alert, DJ ACE Comedians "Bill Bellamy", "Bernie Mac", "Talent" and the list goes on. Mad Wednesday's has now incorporated a live band Featuring "karl Browne" (Key Boards), "Lil Sean" (Drums), "Melvin Koonce" (lead Guitar) & "Al Brisbane" (lead Bass) and DJ Bring Em Out. Maria Davis believes it is not just about the music but, education, awareness, self empowerment, & community. To book an artist for Mad Wednesday's contact 646-765-0689 or davismaria@msn.com
June 23

6-7pm: The Tom Blatt Project - Jazz

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www.thejazznetworkworldwide.com/profile/Tomblatt
The Project, It's a case of the sum equals more then the separate parts or maybe like Communism where it's from each their abilities to each their needs. The Project uses elements of contemporary classical music and jazz along with electronic sounds, Latin rhythms, ancient Japanese court music and whatever else we can find that works. Pieces are sometimes a combination of written parts and free improvisation.

8-9pm: City Bandits- Pop / Rock

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www.citybanditsmusic.com
City Bandits is a growing, vibrant pop/rock band that was founded by guitarist and vocalist, Dan Hartig. Their songs are edgy, catchy and unique, reflecting hope, strength, courage and inspiration. The band includes guitar, vocals, bass and drums.

9-10pm: Frank Ocasio-BrotherBand - Dirty Funk

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www.reverbnation.com/frankocasiobrotherband
Hard-hitting FUNK / ROCK / LATIN GROOVE with a soulful, jazz influence... stay tuned for upcoming shows & a brand new recording!!!

10-11pm: Bugs & Crumbs - Indie Rock

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www.reverbnation.com/playlist/view_playlist/-4?page_object=artist_4794292
The band was formed in late 2014 by veteran NYC players, Charlie Sub (guitars-Vocal) Pat Branch (Bass) & Sid Moskowitz(Lead guitar). Michael Fox (drums) recently joined the band rounding out the bands rich sound. As veteran players, The Band members all wanted to be in something that would be a true collaborative effort. From the first chord that was stuck, Bugs & Crumbs has been just that. There are no cover songs in our sets as the Band plays only its originals. The music is lyrically rich, and the melodies will stay with you long after the show is over.

12-3:45am: DJ Nenim from Nigeria

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www.hulkshare.com/DjNeNiM1
N3NiM is a DJ/Producer & Mixing Engineer. After a successful djing career in Nigeria, maintaining residences at top clubs and venues, he moved to New York in 2014 to further his career. N3NiM's sets are usually geared towards organic music - Afrofunk, Afrobeat, Jazz, Funk & Soul. On Kalakuta Nights, he spins an eclectic mix of Afropop, Afrobeat, hiphop, reggae, house, Funk & Soul . N3NiM also hosts 2 radio shows and makes his own music.
June 24

7-8pm: LoveTet - Jazz

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www.davidloveguitar.com
David Love, who has been called “A young master in the making”(Ithaca Times), started performing professionally at the age of 13. After high school he attended Ithaca College, where he studied Jazz performance with well known jazz guitarist Steve Brown.

8-9pm: Isabel Novella from Mozambic - Acoustic Duo

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www.nativerhythms.co.za/website/isabel-novella/
Isabel Novella (Mozambique) is Native Rhythms and Sony Music’s first Pan-African offspring. Since her signing to Native Rhythms label, Isabel has found resonance in the world and pop music space both in her home country and everywhere else, including South Africa – a country fast becoming her second home. Is Isabel Novella the new Afropolitan voice from Mozambique? Well judging by the warm reception she has received locally and abroad there is no doubt that Isabel will be a regular feature at world and pop music festivals around the world. Before returning home in Mozambique, Isabel had an enviable opportunity to perform in over 40 concerts and festivals in Europe before even the release her own solo album, released in April 2013.

9-10pm: Heather LaRose - Soul / Indie Pop

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www.heatherlarose.com
Born and raised a New Yorker, part of me has always imagined myself as a Cali-Girl. If I could pick any place I could be, it would be some where by the beach and I like to reflect that in my music. Since middle school, I began to write my own songs, then teaching myself to play guitar along to a Disney songbook, "Kiss the Girl" from The Little Mermaid was probably the first. As time went on my own songs got deeper, with life experiences. I began to play at local venues and posting my songs on YouTube. There's never a time where I don't have a new song on my mind. I have written over 100 songs and I'm working to get them all recorded.

10pm-12am: Osekre and The Lucky Bastards Afropop-Indie

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www.facebook.com/osekreandtheluckybastards
Osekre is the new Fela! - WBAI "Osekre sounds like Ghana's ans to Eugine Hutz of Gogol Bordello" - Afropunk If "The Clash" were from the Caribbean - Yours Truly

12-3.45am: DJ Birane from Ivory Coast

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www.eburnee.com
One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
June 25

6-8pm: Showcase Of Performing Art Acts.

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ELMabpsE_o&feature=youtu.be
Showcase of performing art acts Hosted By Every Man's Crush Tashion Folkes

8-10pm: Norman Davis & The Family - R&B

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8hPMpSc4HI&feature=youtu.be
Sounds Like: Jeff Beck, Induct Johnny Winter into the Rock & Roll Hall of, Joe Walsh. Label: Giant Music

10pm-12am: Kitoko Groove from Congo

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Kitoko Groove's member have developed a strong connection both as friends and musicians that is conveyed in their music.. and it's contagious !! Come experience the best music, direct from Kinshasa!