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thursday, march 26, 2015 6:00pm

6-8pm: Sunfree - Jazz

Composer/performer on electric violin and flute.

thursday, march 26, 2015 8:00pm

8-9pm: Band Antenna - Rock

Electric mandolin and keyboards drone over Moe Tucker beats with soaring melodies and irresistible hooks, creating a compelling new psychedelic pop sound. Established in 2008.

thursday, march 26, 2015 9:00pm

9-10pm: Darnaa - Pop Singer

Darnaa was born and raised with 9 siblings in Sacramento California . As a child she was abused by her mother and some of her brothers. When she was 16 her father forced her into a pre-arranged marriage with a sailor. Darnaa’s music, lyrics and passionate vocals tell the outrageous story of her struggles and more importantly, her ability to overcome them — from child abuse to battling and surviving cancer.

thursday, march 26, 2015 10:00pm

10-11pm: Khasha Macka - Dubcore

Khasha Macka is a small rebel army active in and around NYC known for their guerilla tactics and smiting the wicked with a weapon known as Dubcore (a mix of roots reggae, dance hall, and hardcore metal)

thursday, march 26, 2015 11:00pm

11pm-12am: Band Droidz - Rock - SHOWCASE

It's hard these days to find something musically outstanding in the myriad of genres, bands, and performers that make up the euphonic landscape of today. It's difficult to give your heart to one solid band that will nourish your soul and satisfy your cravings- until now. Now there is �The Band Droidz� � a band based in New York, with a New York soul, real New York zip-code and genuine New York city attitude and quality. You might be taken aback by their sound, a m�lange of influent powerful notes like �The Clash� and �Nirvana� with a hint of �REM� on a rock-hard New York city background.

thursday, march 26, 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, march 27, 2015 6:00pm

6-8pm: Nick Di Maria - Jazz

Formed in the summer of 2006 this band has been performing frequently throughout Connecticut. On stage the band explores what is possible through improvising as a group and taking chances which can sometimes lead to full ensemble "freak outs." Not to forget to mention that the band plays to its roots as well with classic standards and original compositions.

friday, march 27, 2015 8:00pm

8-9pm: The Fine Line - Folk

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

friday, march 27, 2015 9:00pm

9-10pm: Agosto from Argentina - Rock

Formados en 2005 en la provincia de Chubut y radicados actualmente en Buenos Aires, Agosto está formado por Franco Rodrigues (guitarra y voces), Mauricio Rodrigues (guitarra y voces), Martin Romero (bajo) y Sofía Zorzopulos (batería y voces).

friday, march 27, 2015 10:00pm

10pm-12am: Ayo In Motion - Live Hip Hop

The passion and energy embedded in AYo’s lyrical content and performance presence commands attention and has captivated the eyes and ears of both the hip-hop and spoken-word poetry communities. He recently opened for Talib Kweli at the J.Dilla tribute held at Webster Hall. Primarily a NYC-based hiphop artist, AYo plays with his own live band, which blends influences of Afro-Beat from his Nigerian roots with jazz, soul and other musical influences that have likened comparisons to Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco and Bruno Mars.

friday, march 27, 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, march 28, 2015 6:00pm

6-8pm: Bringing Conscious Back

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.

saturday, march 28, 2015 8:00pm

8-9pm: Italian Surf Academy - Surf Music

"Take one Italian guitarist active in the Downtown Improvisation and New Music scene - combine with youthful influences of movie music and Spaghetti Westerns - mix well with a love of '60s Surf Sound (think The Ventures, Beach Boys, etc.) bathed in reverb - anchor with a solid rhythm section of bass and drums.. and you get the Italian Surf Academy! Certainly the baddest bad Morricone you've ever heard - as well as themes from other '60s Italian soundtrack stalwarts such as Piero Umiliani, Riz Ortolani, Carlo Rustichelli, Armando Trovajoli, and Luis Enriquez Bacalov!...."

saturday, march 28, 2015 9:00pm

9-10pm: Habib Band - Afro Soul

Habib is an eclectic artist and renaissance man living in New York . After recording with Nelle Hooper of Massive Attack , Habib continued writing . A singer songwriter, Habib's music is an intriguing mix of polyrythmic and bluesy/ funk guitar sounds reminiscent of Ali Farka Toure, Isaac Hayes and Marvin Gaye layered arrangements . his sultry vocals (Bilingual Yoruba/English) are reflective and personal.

saturday, march 28, 2015 10:00pm

10pm-12am: Sambalolo - Malian Music, Reggae & Blues.

"His smooth, sensuous vocals draw you right in, with his fabulous guitar playing and just the right amount of traditional percussive accompaniment making for a truly beautiful performance. I felt myself swept away to a distant place, interested in learning more about this fascinating storyteller." — Boston Survival Guide

saturday, march 28, 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, march 29, 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, march 29, 2015 8:00pm

8-9pm: MakerzMark - Jazz / Blues / Latin & Brazilian

MakerzMark is a group of musicians who embrace the history of jazz standards while side stepping into different genres of music with ease. The traditional blends with the modern, the poignant with the playful. They can serve up a cocktail of different blends of music, all delivered with unique nuances of expression.

sunday, march 29, 2015 9:00pm

9-10pm: The Smoke People - Funk/Jazz/Electronica

The Smoke People is a funk/jazz/electronica trio based in New York City. Featuring sax player Luke Penella (Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, Lifted Crew), bassist Dmitry Ishenko (Paul Banks, John Tchicai, Steve Lacy) & drummer Rob Mitzner (Sam Kininger Band, Jann Klose, I'm in You). For nearly 2 years, the Smoke have maintained a Monday night residency at the Ella Lounge in the East Village, regularly featuring world renowned special guests across many musical genres, including members of Steely Dan, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Rusted Root, John Legend's band and countless others. The trio is regularly joined by keyboardist and songwriter Lars Potteiger, guitarist John Cave (Talib Kweli), and bassist Sam Weber.

sunday, march 29, 2015 10:00pm

10pm-12am - Boubacar Kafando and Zaama Nooma Band - Fusion

Musician/Singer from Burkina Faso, West Africa.

sunday, march 29, 2015 12:00am

12-3:45am Reggae Rock Steady Movement - DJ Madi & DJ AKZ

Each and every sunday night, DJ Madi & DJ AKZ hold down Shrine’s spinning the hottest reggae roots, rocksteady and dancehall to keep the dancefloor hot ! Come check it out yourself!

monday, march 30, 2015 7:00pm

7pm-12am: The Rendez Vous - Live Show Case Soul,Funk,Blues Rock

Join Us at Shrine World Music Venue in Harlem, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., bet. 133rd & 134th Street, on the last Monday of every month for our Monthly event The Rendezvous! It's the place where you can hear great live music from independent artists while enjoying good food, interesting people and surrounded by the culture and ambiance of one of the World's most famous communities, Harlem USA!

monday, march 30, 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.

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.