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sunday, may 28, 2017 10:35pm

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

Join us June 4th 2017 at Marcus Garvey Park (18 Mt Morris Park W, New York, NY 10027 / 120 street and 5th Avenue) for a day of live music, arts, and fun!

sunday, may 28, 2017 2:00am

***Check out Yatenga French Bistro***

Menu, specials of the day, and other information for Yatenga French Bistro at www.yatengabistro.com "...located in the heart of Harlem, ...the rustic atmosphere and relaxed service at this French-American spot feel like an escape to the country." - New York Magazine

sunday, may 28, 2017 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, may 28, 2017 8:00pm

8-9pm: Cheryl Pyle Beyond Group - Flute & Guitar

Cheryl Pyle duo has an ethereal , melodic swinging sound always pushing the boundaries for jazz flute in her own unique way. Ms Pyle has played with many fine musicians since moving to New York in 1980 and she continues to record on her own 11th street music label and perform at many jazz venues.

sunday, may 28, 2017 9:00pm

9-10pm: Organized Crime - Jazz / Funk / Rock

Created in the depths of the earth's deepest oceans, Organized Crime has been behind every single major world power shift since the fall of the Ming Dynasty. When they're not taking down world leaders, Organized Crime likes to commit petty larceny as well as pet-theft. For the first time ever, the trio wants to go straight, and they've found their outlet through funky jamz.

sunday, may 28, 2017 10:00pm

10pm-12am: Rocky and the Pressers - Reggae / Experimental

Rocky and The Pressers are a six piece contemporary reggae band based in The Bronx, New York. The Pressers refresh the traditional genre tropes with lush vocal harmonies and flares of American folk and soul music. Their debut album was tracked primarily on a remote island in coastal Maine and features horns from Sharon Jones & The Dapkings and Antibalas.

sunday, may 28, 2017 12:00am

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

"Crown Kings Reggae Sundays" DJ Ceace *Dj Blue Steele *DJ Rio *Kimani

monday, may 29, 2017 10:35pm

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

Join us June 4th 2017 at Marcus Garvey Park (18 Mt Morris Park W, New York, NY 10027 / 120 street and 5th Avenue) for a day of live music, arts, and fun!

monday, may 29, 2017 2:00am

***Check out Yatenga French Bistro***

Menu, specials of the day, and other information for Yatenga French Bistro at www.yatengabistro.com "...located in the heart of Harlem, ...the rustic atmosphere and relaxed service at this French-American spot feel like an escape to the country." - New York Magazine

monday, may 29, 2017 4:00pm

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

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 4pm - 8pm

monday, may 29, 2017 6:00pm

6-8pm SOUND CHECK

monday, may 29, 2017 8:00pm

8-10pm: Stephanie - R&B / Reggae / Pop

In the rich and diverse musical culture of Jamaica a voice that carries the heart and soul of anything it sings; with power, presence and diversity can be heard.

monday, may 29, 2017 10:00pm

10pm-12am: Peter Lloyd - Reggae

Peter Lloyd, a household name in Jamaica and an international star, is one of Jamaica’s finest entertainers. The multi-talented Peter Lloyd is a highly respected recording artiste, singer/songwriter, actor, director, broadcaster and producer.

monday, may 29, 2017 12:00am

12-3:45am: DJ Natt from Japan

With 13 years experience, DJ Natt is a very famous and professional dj in Tokyo. He started his career in NY since 2015. He spins Hip Hop,RnB,Reggae,Dancehall,Soca,Latin,Naija,House and Electronic.

tuesday, may 30, 2017 10:35pm

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

Join us June 4th 2017 at Marcus Garvey Park (18 Mt Morris Park W, New York, NY 10027 / 120 street and 5th Avenue) for a day of live music, arts, and fun!

tuesday, may 30, 2017 2:00am

***Check out Yatenga French Bistro***

Menu, specials of the day, and other information for Yatenga French Bistro at www.yatengabistro.com "...located in the heart of Harlem, ...the rustic atmosphere and relaxed service at this French-American spot feel like an escape to the country." - New York Magazine

tuesday, may 30, 2017 4:00pm

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

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 4pm - 8pm

tuesday, may 30, 2017 6:00pm

6-7pm: The Dylan Buzz Gold Trio - Jazz

"Dylan Buzz Gold Trio" - This young and exciting jazz trio highlights the music of drummer Dylan Buzz Gold, Bassist Neal Lapolla, Guitarist Odin Scherer with the occasional addition of Keyboard/Pianist Pete Miller. Being Music Major’s of prestigious institutions like the Frost School of Music at The University of Miami, The Berklee College of Music and The New School, these students are capable of playing many different styles of Jazz including Latin, Afro-Cuban, Ballads, Swing and Jazz Waltz.

tuesday, may 30, 2017 7:00pm

7-8pm: Luke Preston - Singer/Songwriter

tuesday, may 30, 2017 8:00pm

8-9pm: MATKOT - Mediterranean Vocal Quartet & Jazz Trio

MATKOT represents the new breed of vocal jazz groups. It isn't straight-ahead jazz, classical, Latin, or Middle-eastern... Matkot is all of those. It is the sound of the unique arrangements written by Israeli composer Rami Bar-David. His approach is to deconstruct songs, and re-arrange them into a completely new creation. The repertoire includes standards by Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Wayne Shorter, and McCartney & Lennon. On top of the hip arrangements are four emerging young vocalists and a rhythm section composed of some of the hottest players on the scene – together they redefine the genre of vocal jazz ensembles. Vocalists: Naama Gheber Dana Herz Dor Sagi Arta Jēkabsone Mike Sheelar - Piano Almog Sharvit - Bass Eran Fink - Drums

tuesday, may 30, 2017 9:00pm

9-10pm: Frank Ocasio Brother Band - Funk / Rock

Hard-hitting FUNK / ROCK / LATIN GROOVE with a soulful, jazz influence.

tuesday, may 30, 2017 10:00pm

10-11pm: Arjun - Jazz Rock

“When you hear the intricacies of Eddie Arjun Peters’ guitar skills, you will know exactly why there are no vocals on this record… the guitar IS the vocal” – Middle Tennessee Music

tuesday, may 30, 2017 11:00pm

11pm-12am: Han [band] - Acoustic / Folk / Rock / Pop

Based out of New York City, Han delivers a delightfully unorthodox blend of Folk, Rock, Pop and Singer/Songwriter music infused with moving narratives, lyrical imagery and rich soulful vocals.

tuesday, may 30, 2017 12:00am

12am-3:45am: DJ Shine

DJ Shine is a skilled, female DJ born and based in the NYC area. Playing for events at The Delancey, The Lantern, Mazaar Lounge and more. Rocking the house with everything from the hot, new hits to the old school classic jams. She spins all different genres including R&B, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Afro-beat, EDM, Pop, House, Latin, and World Music.

wednesday, may 31, 2017 10:35pm

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

Join us June 4th 2017 at Marcus Garvey Park (18 Mt Morris Park W, New York, NY 10027 / 120 street and 5th Avenue) for a day of live music, arts, and fun! Bands are welcome to submit at mafrikabooking@gmail.com by April 30th.

wednesday, may 31, 2017 2:00am

***Check out Yatenga French Bistro***

Menu, specials of the day, and other information for Yatenga French Bistro at www.yatengabistro.com "...located in the heart of Harlem, ...the rustic atmosphere and relaxed service at this French-American spot feel like an escape to the country." - New York Magazine

wednesday, may 31, 2017 4:00pm

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

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 4pm - 8pm

wednesday, may 31, 2017 6:00pm

6-7pm: Ruvin- Singer-songwriter

Singer-songwriter Ruvin (Junghwan Kim) is a versatile guitarist with acoustic folk music sensibility and flair for rock. He graduated Seoul Institute of the Arts and debuted in as a silver prize winner of Yoo Jae-ha Music Contest, a renowned music contest in Korea that has become the rite of passage for musicians, singer-songwriters and music producers for over 25 years. Ruvin is a member of Irish Folk music band “Bard” that won 3rd prize recognition at The World Fleadh! Irish & Celtic Music Festival and was featured at the Linz Pflasterspektakel in Austria. Ruvin is also well known as a vocalist, most notably featured in pianist Yiruma’s ‘River flows in you.’ Ruvin published his first solo album “The Village at Heaven’s Edge” in 2015.

wednesday, may 31, 2017 7:00pm

7-8pm: The Broomestix - Funk / Soul

9 young men and a girl—The Broomestix are a Funk/Soul group out of the Nashville area.

wednesday, may 31, 2017 10:00pm

10-11pm: Plenty Of Phunk - Funk

Plenty of Phunk (P.O.P.) is an instrumental, groove-oriented band biased out of New York, NY. The group is driven by deep grooves and hard hitting improvisation, and draws from many influences and styles, including Funk, Jazz, Soul, Hip hop, and Pop. Plenty of Phunk plays regularly in Manhattan and Queens. For more information, check out facebook.com/plentyofphunkmusic.

wednesday, may 31, 2017 12:00am

12-3:45am: DJ Dakar

DJ Dakar is from the Pikine neighborhood of Dakar, Senegal, and now lives in Harlem, New York City. He got his start in the music business as an audio technician for radio and television in Dakar. He also DJ'd Dakar's late-night, hip-hop radio show "Hotmix" on WALF-FM. Now in New York, DJ Dakar's music is distinguished by his mixing of the latest hits in dance, hip-hop, Sengalese mbalax, reggae, Ivorian couper decaler, Congolese soukous, salsa, reggaeton and more.

thursday, june 1, 2017 10:35pm

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

Join us June 4th 2017 at Marcus Garvey Park (18 Mt Morris Park W, New York, NY 10027 / 120 street and 5th Avenue) for a day of live music, arts, and fun!

thursday, june 1, 2017 6:00pm

6-7pm: Jonathan Saraga - Jazz

Manhattan, NYC native, trumpeter and composer Jonathan Saraga has been said by All About Jazz to possess the musical “wisdom and maturity of veterans more than twice his age,” and that “his chops, lust for musical life and don't-box-me-into-a-stylistic-corner mentality make him seem like the musical offspring of trumpeters Dave Douglas and Ambrose Akinmusire."

thursday, june 1, 2017 7:00pm

7-8pm: Jake Manzi - Acoustic

Jake Manzi has stories to tell. They are well-crafted realizations of his current place in the world, where he wants to go, who he wants to take with him. Jake released his debut EP "Singing to the Wall" in October.

thursday, june 1, 2017 8:00pm

8-9pm: Cold Engines - American Soul / R&B / Rock N' Roll

Cold Engines is an amalgamation of some of the finest players on Boston's north shore. Brought together by David Drouin of The Brew, this all star cast has a progressive alt-country-rock sound that merges the past with the future.

thursday, june 1, 2017 9:00pm

9-10pm: GeoTribe - Prog. Rock / Jam Band

GeoTribe is an up and coming band from Long Island. Get in the tribe, GeoTribe

thursday, june 1, 2017 10:00pm

10-11pm: Paracuta - Alt. Rock

After the success of the soundtrack for the independent film, Rocanrol '68, New York City-based Alternative Rock band, Paracutá released their self-titled debut album in early November 2016.

thursday, june 1, 2017 12:00am

12-3:45am: DJ Nenim from Nigeria

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.

friday, june 2, 2017 10:35pm

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

Join us June 4th 2017 at Marcus Garvey Park (18 Mt Morris Park W, New York, NY 10027 / 120 street and 5th Avenue) for a day of live music, arts, and fun!

friday, june 2, 2017 6:00pm

6-8pm: Noah Maxwell - Singer Songwriter

Singer/Songwriter born & raised in Westchester, NY, living in NYC.

friday, june 2, 2017 8:00pm

8-9pm: Talay - Indie / Pop / Rock

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.

friday, june 2, 2017 9:00pm

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

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.

friday, june 2, 2017 10:00pm

10pm-12am: Famous Geniuses - Swing / Blues / Country / Rock

Famous Geniuses – swing blues, rock, country and an eclectic mix of original music and covers. We are a Brooklyn based, five-piece band of seasoned musicians delivering high-energy songs that get people thinking and dancing. Individually we have performed nationally and internationally throughout our careers. Collectively we blend our varied musical backgrounds and experience to perform an powerful set of songs and improvisation.

friday, june 2, 2017 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, june 3, 2017 10:35pm

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

Join us June 4th 2017 at Marcus Garvey Park (18 Mt Morris Park W, New York, NY 10027 / 120 street and 5th Avenue) for a day of live music, arts, and fun!

saturday, june 3, 2017 1:00am

1-2pm - Griot World - Family Entertainment

Come take a journey and meet Djeliba, Connecticut Mike, Rastamon Griot, Mannito and the Griot World Ensemble for a fun filled day of music, storytelling and puppetry. Bring your mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, family and friends and have a Griot World of a time.

saturday, june 3, 2017 4:00pm

4-6pm: The Zhanra Group prsnts RS24 - a play by Clayton LeBouef

The owner of a vinyl record shop has a dream for his struggling business. He hopes it doesn't turn into a nightmare.

saturday, june 3, 2017 6:00pm

6-7pm: Oh, Elis - Soul / Pop

Oh, Elis. When you share stories that are undeniably yours in that shake your head but then nod kinda way.

saturday, june 3, 2017 7:00pm

7-8pm: Pachada - Rock / Alternative

Fil-Am Rock/ Alternative cover band. a group of physical therapists who love to perform and jam their favorite songs in different venues and events.

saturday, june 3, 2017 8:00pm

8-9pm: Kamarad Band- Punk/ Garage

Un mélange de punk, de garage et de grunge qui en fin de compte devient du bon gros rock’n’roll. Le groupe a originellement été créé pour aider un des membres à arrêter de boire, une entreprise qui s’est révélée être un échec total. C’est bruyant, ça tache et ça fait sautiller les gens bourrés. Avec une trentaine de concerts à leur actif dans les coins les plus sordides et les plus cool du coin, Kamarad prend de la bouteille et pas uniquement par le goulot. La sortie du premier EP du groupe est prévue pour le 24 septembre 2016 lors d’une Release party au Grillen.

saturday, june 3, 2017 9:00pm

9-10pm: Colorway- Rock/Pop/Other

Colorway is a dynamic, original rock trio from Northampton, MA. The band plays rootsy, pop-rock songs infused with inventive, energetic and melodic lead guitar.

saturday, june 3, 2017 10:00pm

10pm-12am: Kakande & High Voltage - Music from West Africa

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 .