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April 30

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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.

***Check out Yatenga French Bistro***

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www.yatengabistro.com
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

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 4pm - 8pm

1-5pm: LIVE GOSPEL BRUNCH

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Live Gospel Performances and brunch every Sunday 1-5pm

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: Desmond - Singer-Songwriter / Roots Reggae / R&B

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www.desmondthesongwriter.com/
Desmond is an anti-reggae singer songwriter currently based in Brooklyn, NY and originally from Kingston Jamaica. The EP Losers Never Win is available at iTunes and also at CD Baby. Watch his You Tube Videos. Make sure to visit his blog page New Tune Thursday with desmond where a new song is posted every Thursday afternoon.

9-10pm: The James Labrosse Collective - Flamenco / Jazz / R&B

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www.jameslabrosse.com
Composer and guitarist James Labrosse leads a diverse group of musicians performing original music and music by Paco de Lucia, Vicente Amigo, and other greats. The powerful repertoire contains musical influences from Spain, Brazil and Latin America, Western Asia, and North America. Over the past few years, Labrosse has performed with renown names such as Antonio Serrano (former Paco de Lucia Group) and La Shica.

10pm-12am: Iron Lion - Reggae / R&B / Hip Hop

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www.facebook.com/IronLionMusic/?fref=ts
Reggae singer, writer, producer iRon Lion brings sweet conscious reggae & soul music at it's best! He performs classic reggae covers from artists (like Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Peter Tosh, Gregory Isaacs and many more!) He says, "I've been blessed for over 20 years to be backed by some of the best reggae musicians in the business at various festivals and venues thus opening for legends like Jimmy Cliff, The Wailer's Band, Morgan Heritage, Sizzla and SOJA.

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

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www.facebook.com/CrownKingsNYC/
"Crown Kings Reggae Sundays" DJ Ceace *Dj Blue Steele *DJ Rio *Kimani
May 1

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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.

***Check out Yatenga French Bistro***

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www.yatengabistro.com
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

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 4pm - 8pm

6-7pm: Josiah Boornazian- Jazz

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www.josiahboornazian.bandcamp.com/album/intersection
Josiah Boornazian is an award-winning saxophonist, composer, and educator currently active in Miami, Washington state, California, and New York City.

7-8pm: Ed & Greta - Blues / Rock

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www.goodvsevilshow.com
As everyone knows, songs have messages of good and not-so-good built in. Songs are like little plays; the songwriter is the playwright, the singer is the actor, the words are the script. When songs are about powerful topics like love and death, when they contain emotional messages, this gives the singer something to work with; similar to the reason that actors like to play vivid characters.

8-9pm: Dynamo - Jazz / Rock / Funk / Soul

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www.facebook.com/DynamoMusic/
Dynamo is Nashville-based, nationally touring band whose music fuses jazz, rock, and funk with elements of soul and R&B. The culmination is a sound that’s both spontaneous and composed—and an energy that’s undeniably infectious.

9-10pm: Pepperwine - Groove

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www.facebook.com/Pepperwine/
We are soulful feel good grooves with touches of funk feels.

10-11pm: Daniele - Jazz / Soul / Gospel

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www.facebook.com/danielemusicnow
Daniele is a singer/songwriter from Italy. After graduating from Berklee College of Music he recorded and recently released his debut album "Prelude to your love", featuring ten original songs: a mix of pop and r'n'b, with jazz and gospel influences, it tells a story of emotional and spiritual growth. His band includes Shawn Dustin on drums, Takahiro Izumikawa on piano, Junichi Arima on bass, Monica Cialona on background vocals.

11pm-12am: Real Stormin Norman - Jazz / Rock

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www.facebook.com/realstorminnorman/?fref=nf
Stormin’ Norman Zamcheck is a pianist, singer/songwriter and raconteur. He has been writing songs since he was old enough to pick out a tune on the keyboard and write down the lyrics on his mother’s linen napkins.During the course of his four-decade career, Norm has penned over five hundred musical compositions.

12-3:45am: DJ Natt from Japan

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www.soundcloud.com/djnatt
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.
May 2

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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.

6-7pm: Corey Hales - Singer-Songwriter / R&B / Blues / Folk

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w3f3XmVEac&feature=youtu.be
Hey I'm Corey, I sing and play the guitar. I focus on mostly R&B, Blues, and Folk, but you might catch me doing a number of other genres.

7-8pm: Mette Kirkegaard - Nordic Americana

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www.mettekirkegaard.com/
Mette Kirkegaard, Nordic Americana songs for runaway hearts – folkpop music, Scandinavian touch in a remarkable voice, a recording artist, travelling troubadour, catchy pop song Dry Wood on the radio, also Danish heartfelt songs on live stages. Mette grew up surrounded by Anglo-American 60-70 ´s folk music. Mette´s great grandmother Nicoline Kirkegaard from Jutland was one of the first female writers in Denmark. Her voice was said to be remarkable when she spoke.

8-9pm: The Patient Zeros - Rock / Folk / Punk

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www.facebook.com/thepatientzeros
The Patient Zeros, originally from the Mid-Michigan area, formed in the summer of 2012 in Denver, CO. Their first full length album, Polycardiac, was released in April of 2013, with a follow up EP, Epicardiac, arriving in August of the same year. New album Sirens Calling (released March 2016) captures the blend of stop-and-go rock n roll with a strong focus on concise songwriting.
May 3

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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.

6-7pm: Duo Dolce - Mandolin / Guitar Duo

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www.thenewmandolin.com
Duo Dolce is a quirky, eclectic collaboration between mandolinist Joel Michael-Schwartz and guitarist Christie Macdonald. Equally at home with swing, bebop, Italian romanticism, modern classical, and Latin American music, their performances are intimate, witty, and unpredictable. Both are virtuosic performers in their own right, the mark of their duets are fresh, witty arrangements, broken up by fiery improvisation.

7-8pm: The Inner Urge - Funk / Hip Hop / Latin

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www.facebook.com/InnerUrgeBand/
The Inner Urge is an ambient/funk group rooted in heavy jazz tendencies. They engage the audience with unique instrumentation (vibraphone/electric violin) and by presenting an eclectic pallet of original compositions. At the heart of it all, The Inner Urge is an improvisational group dedicated to making the audience dance.

8pm-12am: #aWeirdFreakinNight - Showcase

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www.aweirdfreakinnight2.splashthat.com
#aWeirdFreakinNight is a showcase of an unusual collection of creative music artist. It will display a mash up of reggae infused hip hop, acid style rap, pop rap, and more from 3 different artist. The artist featured are Drippin Gold, JadedShades, and Russhell. Drippin Gold is a duo from Queens who makes fun, energetic, dance hip hop. JadedShades is a low-key kickback style musician from Queens, NY. Russhell is a Queens native who specializes in dance routines that blend well with her reggae back tracks and love songs with bite

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 4

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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.

6-7pm: Liz Hogg - Classical / Rock

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www.lizhogg.com/
Liz Hogg is a classical and electric guitarist, composer/arranger, singer-songwriter, sitarist and multi-instrumentalist based in NYC. She is a second year Master of Music Classical Guitar student at Mannes College, studying with Michael Newman. She earned a Bachelor of Music Classical Guitar Performance degree at Queens College’s Aaron Copland School of Music, studying with William Anderson. In various projects and as a solo performer, Liz has performed at venues including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Brookfield Place, Italian Academy, Casa da Música, Xalapa Symphony Hall, festivals including CMJ, Braincave, Coz Village Fest, Internacional Festival Camerata 21, ACDA, EarsOpen, New Sounds Live and FMLY, radio stations including WFMU, WNYC and WHFR, and toured internationally in nine countries. She has recorded eight full-length albums and eight eps, self-released and released by Don Giovanni Records, Mouca and Acuarela.

7-8pm: Calvin Armerding of The Muchmores - Indie / Folk

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www.facebook.com/themuchmores/
With songwriting that references literature, personal experience, and politics, this indie-folk group shows equal capacity for both raw energy and quiet contemplation. Acoustic instruments and intuitive harmonies offer shades of Gregory Alan Isakov, The Stormcellars, and Noah Gundersen.

8-9pm: Squirrels From Hell - Rock

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www.facebook.com/Squirrels-From-Hell-240025721931/
Squirrels From Hell "The Band New York City Couldn't Kill". Underground, Unusual, Original Rock that spans multiple styles. An intense band that has spent decades in obscurity. Only the raw but controlled energy of a live performance will demonstrate how SFH continue to influence NY music culture. SFH have be celebrated for their "Art-Punk Oddness" (Alternative Press) and officially designated "The Lowest Of Low-Rent Bands (Village Voice). www.reverbnation.com/squirrelsfromhell

9-10pm: Mar Sala - Flamenco / Latin / Pop

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www.marsalaband.net
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.

10pm-12am: Blu Cha Cha - Latin Jazz

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

12-3:45am: DJ Nenim from Nigeria

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www.djnenim.com
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 5

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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.

6-7pm: Dillon Mansour Trio - Jazz Fusion

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www.dillonmansour.com/performances.html
Dillon Mansour is a drummer, percussionist, composer, and teacher from Hartland, WI, now living in New York City. Dillon has been active in all facets of music since the start of his musical career back when he was 11 years old. Being involved with classical percussion, drumline and jazz drumming in high school (Arrowhead Union High School), he received various honors for his ability as both performer and leader. He was principle percussionist of Arrowhead's top Wind Ensemble for two years, and was Drumline Captain for two years. Some recognition of his performing includes outstanding performer awards from jazz competitions at UW Steven's Point and Lawrence University Conservatory, as well as similar awards from camps including UW Green Bay's "Jazz on the Bay" and Birch Creek's Percussion and Steelband session.

7-8pm: Jordan Ziskin Band - Folk / Pop

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www.jordanziskin.com
Combining the lyrical storytelling of Paul Simon with smooth acoustic riffs of John Mayer’s Room for Squares, and the occasional piano ballad reminiscent of A Great Big World, Jordan Ziskin brings a modern spin to the love language of the contemporary singer-songwriter.

8-9pm: Kenny Brothers Band - Folk Rock

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https://www.facebook.com/kennybrothersband/
Mountain Rock band from New Hampshire.

9-10pm: HotBed - Psych-Pop

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www.facebook.com/hotbedtheband/?fref=ts
Energetic rock and roll from Birmingham, AL. HotBed began in November 2015. In the span of year, they booked and played 62 dates in 16 different states.

10pm-12am: N.L.T- R&B - Reggae

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www.thebandnlt.wix.com/nltband
N.L.T. (Never Lose Touch) engages you with soulful classics & contemporary R&B, Reggae & Original hits. We will delight you as we deliver quality music that gets you up on the dance floor and soothes your soul. NLT is the right band for any memorable event.

12-3.45am: DJ Birane from Ivory Coast

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One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
May 6

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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.

6-7pm: Navytrain - Alt. Folk Rock / Americana

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www.facebook.com/navytrain/?fref=ts
Navytrain, a Burlington-based band founded in September, 2016, has hit the ground running in recent months. With Cole Davidson on nylon guitar/vocals, Ray Belanger on cajon, and Zeb Carney on electric bass, the Vermont three-piece has been touring the east coast for several months.

7-10pm: A Conscious Collective Spring Showcase

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www.aconsciouscollectiveofficial.com
A Conscious Collective is an community of musicians, photographers, and artists based in NYC. MUSIC: Rah-C (Hip-Hop/Rap) - 7 YSF (Hip-Hop/ Rap From Canada) - 7:45 Past Youth (Pop Rock / R&B) - 8:30 TK the Architect (Hip-Hop / Rap / Soul) - 9:15

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

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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”.
May 7

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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.

1-4pm: LIVE GOSPEL BRUNCH

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Live Gospel Performances and brunch every Sunday 1-5pm

4-8pm: Private Event

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: Jojo Romero - Reggae

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www.jojoromero.com
Soulful. Renewed. Blessed. All words to describe the incredible sound and unique style of long-time music industry professional, Joseph “JoJo” Romero Charles. For over 15 years, JoJo Romero has been creating innovative songs and making his mark in the world of reggae music. Despite the many challenges and obstacles faced by anyone trying to succeed in music, JoJo has stayed true to his love for uninhibited and affectionately crafted reggae sound.

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

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www.facebook.com/CrownKingsNYC/
"Crown Kings Reggae Sundays" DJ Ceace *Dj Blue Steele *DJ Rio *Kimani
May 8

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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.

6-7pm: Andre Chez Lewis Jazz Trio

7-8pm: Alicia Orozco - Singer-Songwriter / Pop from Mexico

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www.facebook.com/AliciaOrozcoMx/
Raised in a close family atmosphere, in which music has played a fundamental role, the singer-songwriter, Alicia Orozco, has focused on her biggest childhood dream, which is to demonstrate her passion and to become successful in the music industry.

8pm-12am: Late Nights at The Shrine - Showcase

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12-3:45am: DJ Natt from Japan

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www.soundcloud.com/djnatt
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.
May 9

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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.

6-7pm: Elise Wood Duo - Jazz

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www.elisewood.com/
Flutist who hails from Philadelphia, has appeared as featured soloist, band-leader and band-member with such notables as David Murray, Archie Shepp, Butch Morris and Arthur Blythe, Sir Roland Hanna, Spirit of Life Ensemble and most frequently with her partner of two decades, John Hicks.

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

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www.firstpersonpluralharlem.com
HARLEM, NEW YORK—FPP Harlem hosts the first reading of third season of the First Person Plural Reading Series on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at Harlem’s Shrine World Music Venue at 6:30pm. The event features authors Siddhartha Deb, Danielle Evans, andElizabeth Kendall and dancer/choreographer Ashley Byler. The writers are invited to read or perform pieces that explore the collective voice and may also read from other recent work. Resident DJ Lady DM will begin and end the reading with thirty-minute sets. Admission is free. 6:30pm – 7:00pm DJ Set #1 7:00pm – 8:30pm Reading 8:30pm – 9:00 pm DJ Set #2 Co-founded by the Harlem-based writers Amy Benson, Stacy Parker Le Melle, and Wendy S. Walters, FPP Harlem is a literary and arts collective founded to showcase and explore the plural voice in works of literature and art.

9-10pm: Ronvé - Hip-Hop / Soul / Alternative

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www.facebook.com/ronvemusic
When you think of Ronvé, think of Kanye West’s swag with a splash of Jay-Z’s confidence and a touch of creativity like B.O.B and top it off with the lyrical finesse of Common.

10-11pm: Plenty Of Phunk - Funk

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www.facebook.com/plentyofphunkmusic
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.

12-3:45am: DJ Luc Sveth

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www.facebook.com/Luc-Sveth-560081497490666/?fref=ts&ref=br_tf
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 10

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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.

6-7pm: Nathanael Koenig - Jazz / Rock / Blues

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www.nathanaelkoenig.com/
Nathanael is a guitarist fluent in many styles. He plays jazz, rock, blues, classical guitar, and more while blending genres seamlessly together. Nathanael moved to St. Paul, MN in the fall of 2011 to attend school at McNally Smith College of Music. While there, he performed and recorded with the Jake Brisson Band, The Authority Figures, and the Nathanael Koenig Jazz Trio. In 2014 he graduated near the top of his class with a Bachelor of Music degree in Guitar Performance.

7-8pm: Cory Phillips - Retro / Soul

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www.sexthirstylovehunger.com
Phillips is a moody jet-setter and a sultry tenor who lights dangerous fires with erotic poetry and baby-making soul music. His touring support group is made up of some of Los Angeles’ best session and touring players. The original grease they slip you keeps you dancing with relentless groove, and then kisses you softly through some of the most loin-tingling ballads you will have ever heard.

8-9pm: Cassie & Maggie MacDonald - Celtic / Roots / Trad.

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www.facebook.com/CassieandMaggieMacDonald/
Nova Scotian sisters Cassie and Maggie have been lighting up the world with their unique blend of traditional and contemporary Celtic instrumentals and vocals. Appearing on stages across North America, the UK, and Europe the sisters have enchanted audiences far and wide with lively fiddle, piano and guitar arrangements, stunning sibling vocal harmonies in both English and Gaelic, all complemented by their intricate and percussive stepdancing style.

9-10pm: Eugene Tyler Band - Americana

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www.facebook.com/EugeneTylerBand/
As much musical brothers as bandmates, Eugene Gardner and Daniel Tyler have been collaborating for over a decade, since their early teens. After releasing their self-titled debut album, Eugene Tyler Band has brought their classic songwriting and powerful performances to a variety of music venues around the northeast, such as B.B. King’s Blues Club, Rockwood Music Hall and Nectar’s Lounge.

10-11pm: Ed, Greta, Rick, & Suzanne - Rock / Blues

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 11

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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.

8-9pm: Karoline Rose- synth pop music with a modern 80s flare

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www.karolinarose.com
Polish American artist singer, songwriter, performer alternative synth pop based in Brooklyn, NY.

9-10pm: Hamin Reed - Acoustic Electric

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www.haminreed.com
Hamin Reed [hay min reid] blends classically themed, operatic, folk-rock/hip-hop with music and lyrics that resonate with you long after you leave. This rotating cast of top-notch musicians puts on a transcendental performance of every outfit. Hamin Reed is currently based in New York City.

10-11pm: Double Birds to the World - Surf / Rock / Pop

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www.facebook.com/doublebirdstotheworld/
Double Birds to the World is a power trio hailing from NYC and Montreal. They play an original mixture of psychedelic, surf, ethereal pop/blues rock. Supported by a strong foundation from their driving rhythm section, they craft songs like 'Blue Skies over Brooklyn' and 'White Rhino' to soar to a fever pitch of melody, emotion and nuance.

11pm-12am: Sublunar Minds - Rock / Neo-Soul / Funk

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www.sublunarminds.com
High energy shows to packed clubs in Harlem and around New York have given Sublunar Minds a reputation as one of the most exciting young bands on the scene. The mission is simple: grooves and good times for everyone. Leading music bloggers have called Sublunar Minds' songs "music to put you in orbit," and asserted "this is a band that defies any categorization other than 'good.

12-3:45am: DJ Nenim from Nigeria

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www.djnenim.com
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 12

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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.

6-8pm: Jack Kilby & The Front Line - Jazz

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www.soundcloud.com/jackilby
Jack Kilby is a performing musician from Virginia who currently resides in Queens, New York. He is a drummer, bandleader, arranger, teacher, and aspiring trumpet player and producer. His concept is centered around building bands of great musicians who put groove above self whether it's straight ahead jazz, rock, hip hop, or R&B.

8-10pm: 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.

10pm-12am: Delsonido - World / Progressive

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www.facebook.com/DSglobalmusic/?fref=ts
Delsonido is a dynamic and multicultural NYC-based band that brings a fully saturated sound to the global music scene.

12-3.45am: DJ Birane from Ivory Coast

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One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
May 13

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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.

6-7pm: Alina Engibaryan- Jazz

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www.alinaengibaryan.wordpress.com
An intimate voice full of valiant whims, Alina Engibaryan is a novel vocalist within a modern improvisational tradition. She has passionately developed a sensibility that enables her to communicate emotions instantly to the audience and her fellow musicians. With both a technical mastery and an audacious attitude, Alina is a live experience to be heard.

7-8pm: Chris McCarthy - Jazz / Instrumental

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www.chrismccarthymusic.com/
After making waves in the Boston scene for the past four years with extensive experience as a bandleader and sideman, pianist and composer Chris McCarthy has just arrived in Brooklyn, where many new projects are beginning to brew. Described by Jerry Bergonzi as "one of those players everyone wants to have in their band," McCarthy regularly performs with many of Boston's finest musicians.

8-10pm: Skyculture- Funk N' Poetry

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKYzA18w0GI&feature=youtu.be
FUNK N' POETRY would feature spirited interactions between funk/jazz musicians and spoken word artist. With music being the focus at times, spoken word another, and a blend of both at other times. Spoken word artist would be encouraged to join musicians on stage for impromptu interactions and spontaneous performances.

10pm-12am: Nate Hancock & The Declaration - Country Funk

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www.natehancock.net
NATE HANCOCK was born pickin’ the “COUNTRY FUNK” in the foothills of Fayetteville, Arkansas. From intimate venues to large theaters and festivals, NATE HANCOCK is a natural performer who inspires the spirit of love that makes you want to get up off of your seat and dance!!

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 14

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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.

1-5pm: LIVE GOSPEL BRUNCH

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Live Gospel Performances and brunch every Sunday 1-5pm

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.

8pm-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!
May 15

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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.

6-7pm: Christophe Assier Group - Jazz

7-8pm: Emma King - Rock / Pop / Roots

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www.facebook.com/emmakingmusic/
Emma King’s remarkable journey has already taken her from England to the USA and back again, touring Europe and receiving 5-star reviews along the way. The only question being: How does such a big voice come from such a petite frame?! 'One To Watch' - BBC Radio2

8pm-12am: The Sifer: Hip Hop & Spoken Word Open Mic

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www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1254550281231192
Welcome to Season 3 of the Sifer as we kick off our Back to School Edition this September 19th! The Shrine World Music Venue presents The Sifer Hosted by Likwuidity (NYC's Hip Hop & Spoken Word Jam) The Sifer uses live hip hop fusion music as a way to bring cultures closer together. We encourage inner peace through self expression and encourage universal love for mankind though sharing our differences. Sifer life, sifer lyrics, sifer love. "Different Voices, Shared Humanity" DATE: September 19, 2016 8PM to MIDNIGHT WHERE: The Shrine World Music Venue (2271 Adam Clayton Powell) COVER: "Collection Plate Style" Suggested Donation (give what you can upon arrival) Doors 8:00PM Show 8:30PM SIGN THE LIST EARLY

12-3:45am: DJ Natt from Japan

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www.soundcloud.com/djnatt
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.
May 16

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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.

6-7pm: Kira - Pop / Singer-Songwriter

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www.kiramusic.nl/
Kira Dekker is an internationally recognized Dutch Pop Singer/songwriter from Gronigen, Netherlands. She has appeared on multiple TV shows/Festivals/Music Charts/Radio shows in Holland. This is her first tour ever in the United States of America.

7-8pm: August is Ours - Alternative / Indie / Folk

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www.Augustisoursmusic.com
August Is Ours is an Alternative/Indie/Folk/Pop band based out of North Carolina. JT Ackerman (the lead vocalist of August Is Ours) tours both nationally and internationally most of the year as 'August Is Ours (solo)'. They have supported for multiple top 40 Billboard Artist's, been recognized by MTV and much more all while still being a self managed/Independent band.

8-9pm: The Blueswater from Scotland- Rhythm and Blues

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=50EOxJJYHmw
The Blueswater is an award-winning, Edinburgh-based band that tours internationally. Influenced by gritty, old-school rhythm and blues they blend the Chicago sound of Chess records with the earthy, droning grooves of Mississippi to create a style that is truly unique. Thick guitar riffs and frenzied harmonica solos are built around driving rhythms to create raucous, high-energy performances.

9-10pm: David Pollack & The Street Talk - 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: Dossey - Folk

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www.facebook.com/dosseytx/
Dossey is the moniker for artist/songwriter Sarah Dossey, an Austin-based member of folk outfits, The Reliques and Indian & The Jones.

11pm-12am: Light Room - Ambient / Alt. Rock

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www.heylightroom.tumblr.com/
4 friends from 4 corners of the US joined forces in Boston, Massachusetts to create their own brand of melodic reverb rock. With members hailing from Seattle WA, San Fransisco CA, Vienna VA, and Ithaca NY, Light Room is an eclectic group of lads who despite their different backgrounds, all have a strong passion for playing live music.
May 17

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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.

6-7pm: Gustavo Gelpi

7-8pm: Amira B - Pop / Soul / Jazz

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www.amirabmusic.com/
Performing again in New York for the first time in several years and now backed by a sharp band of old friends, Amira B is in top form, singing up a storm of her powerful, original Soul and R&B (with a little Pop thrown in for fun).

8pm-3:45am: 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
May 18

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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.

6-7pm: Lorenzo Cino Trio- Jazz

7-8pm: Alea - Folk / Jazz

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www.facebook.com/aleajimenezmusic
a l e a is a singer songwriter, -based in New York- with a Folk Jazz sound that evokes the colors of Colombia and the diversity of New York.

8-9pm: Tim Haufe Trio- Singer Songwriter

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www.facebook.com/timhaufe
Songwriter, composer, performer, conjurer of awesomeness, from Poughkeepsie, NY.

9-10pm: Chartwell Dutiro with Timbila - Traditional

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www.chartwellusa.wordpress.com
New York based Afrodelic group, Timbila - a band dedicated to adapting traditional music from Zimbabwe and Mozambique with a rock ‘n’ roll attitude, collaborate with Chartwell Dutiro, one of the most remarkable and unusual mbira masters of Zimbabwe. Chartwell Dutiro, with his deep gifted knowledge of mbira, is on a mission to heal souls, bridge cultures, and change the world. This collaboration stands alone in its beauty and capacity to transcend genres, open hearts and rock the house! https://soundcloud.com/timbila

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 Shrine. Everyone is invited! Special guests each session.
May 19

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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.

6-9pm: Bringing Conscious Back

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www.bringingconsciousback.blogspot.com
Bringing Conscious Back is grassroots movement geared by Nicholle La Vann. We are a collective group of musicians, filmmakers, volunteers, spoke word artists and filmmakers inspiring audiences and encouraging conscious dialogue in the community. Providing a platform for discussion at each event we explore topics such as violence, poverty, incarceration and green iniatives.

9-10pm: Eve Blackwater & The Alligators - Alt. Folk

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www.eveblackwater.com/
Eve Blackwater fuses the grit Mississippi Delta blues with the sincerity of 1960's folk music and decadence of early nineties rock. Stories of the Brothers Grimm meld with the songs tresses life experiences in a steamy, sensual sound, with a surprising amount of humor and pure insanity. As stated in a review by KL Thomas, "she makes you want to Tonya Harding Taylor Swift.

10-11pm: The Academy Blues Project - Blues / Rock / Soul

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www.facebook.com/theacademybluesproject/
The Academy Blues Project is a powerhouse quintet founded in 2005 and based in New York City.

11pm-12am: Cody West, Unlimited Soul Band - Urban R&B

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www.cdbaby.com/cd/cjcalvinwestjohnson
Calvin " Cody West " Johnson is a Guitarist / Singer / Songwriter. he has CDs, he is ready for Star Greatness. his band Cody West, Unlimited Soul Next Level Band will Rock you. go see them perform you will have great time.

12-3.45am: DJ Birane from Ivory Coast

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One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
May 20

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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.

6-7pm: B.J. Jansen - Jazz

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www.facebook.com/bjjansenjazz
B.J. Jansen, born January 3rd 1981 in Cincinnati (now residing in New York City), has established himself as a charismatic and dynamic performer, composer, bandleader and educator on and off the stage. B.J.’s journey in music began at age 10 when his father bought him an Alto Saxophone and gave him recordings of Gerry Mulligan and Charlie Parker. He later found his true voice on the Baritone Saxophone while performing in various college ensembles.

7-8pm: The Dry States Band - Blues

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www.facebook.com/TheDryStates
Since I was a kid my main interests were music & dance. I was a big fan of Elvis, Swing/Blues Dance, and Rock N Roll. Before I got started I took my folks to the musical 'Aint Nothin But The Blues!' and that was just amazing - so honest and real. Eventually those influences came together after I formed The Dry States. I started this band 3 1/2 years ago and it's hard work, but still I can't wait.

8-9pm: The 30th Street Blues Band - Blues

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www.myspace.com/30thstreetbluesband
We're a New York City-based blues band, and we play a mixture of traditional blues tunes and bluesy-rock songs. Claudia does vocals, Jack is on the drums, Joe plays lead guitar, Mark is on rhythm guitar, and Tony plays bass..

9-10pm: Majestdagod

10pm-12am: Nkumu Katalay & The Life Long Project

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www.facebook.com/isaac.k.diallo
Born in Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo where he spent one half of his life before moving to New York City in 1996, music became Isaac’s path to navigate the world. With a family of traditional healers, and faith varying from Christianity to Islam, music is Isaac’s corner stone which holds fragments of his identity together. Artistically, he discovered one tool after the other. He started with the Mbonda or Ngoma (drum) and movements (dance) at a very early stage, a fascination that led to the modern drum set, to songs, to musicals, to plays and to the guitar etc…

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 21

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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.

1-5pm: LIVE GOSPEL BRUNCH ft. Isaiah Jamel

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www.isaiahjamel.com
Live Gospel Performances and brunch every Sunday 1-5pm, 5/21 with Isaiah Jamel Isaiah Jamel is a New York based gospel soul singer-songwriter who creates catchy, memorable music that’s not only pleasing to the ears, but it also packed with uplifting, life-affirming messages.

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.

8-10pm: Ubuntu - Reggae / Soul / Funk

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www.facebook.com/ubuntugroove/?fref=ts
Ubuntu is a Boston-based reggae/ world fusion band that aims to promote unity and positive vibes to all people. Come out and get your groove on!

10pm-12am: The Merry Rockers - Reggae

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www.facebook.com/MerryRockers/
The Merry Rockers are a band of friends from Berklee College Of Music in Boston who play reggae music and spread their positive vibes for all to enjoy.

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

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www.facebook.com/CrownKingsNYC/
"Crown Kings Reggae Sundays" DJ Ceace *Dj Blue Steele *DJ Rio *Kimani
May 22

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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.

7-8pm: Greta Kohan and Juan M Soria - Blues

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www.gretakohan.com
Greta Kohan is a singer/songwriter from La Cumbre, Córdoba, Argentina now based in Brooklyn, New York. Greta is considered one the best blues voices in the new generation of Argentine singers with more than 12 years performing and studying. Her voice has a wide range which makes it possible for her to change from a soft sound to a raspy voice in one song interpretation. She will be joined by fellow Argentinian singer/songwriter- Juan M Soria on guitar. When not collaborating with other artists, Juan tours promoting his own music.

8pm-12am: Late Nights at The Shrine - Showcase

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12-3:45am: DJ Natt from Japan

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www.soundcloud.com/djnatt
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.
May 23

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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.

6-8pm: 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: Tang Sauce - Hip Hop

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www.facebook.com/bangdollatang/?fref=ts
Tang brings an old school Hip-Hop flow with a new school perspective, with which he spreads peace, love, and positivity.

9-10pm: Mostacho Xprmnt - R&B / Funk / Fusion

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www.facebook.com/MostachoXprmnt
RnB/Funk/Fusion band with no boundaries as far as musical genres. Currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Founded in 2010 by Costa Rican composer Andres Marin, based on the principle of promoting collaboration.

10-11pm: FEATHER - Folk / Funk

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www.facebook.com/featherofficial
F/E/A/T/H/E/R is Taylor Arbab and friends razzing out on her original tunes, and sometimes covers.

11pm-12am: Rob Clove - Neo Soul / R&B

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www.facebook.com/robclovemusic/?fref=ts
Rob Clove’s unique approach to R&B is both reminiscent of a golden time in the genre and yet refreshing and new...(Hot 97, blameebro.com)." Clove is a young international R&B/Jazz Soul vocalist, saxophonist and arranger from Fayetteville, North Carolina. Since commencing his career, he has had the privilege of studying and working with some of today’s most respected artists in classical, jazz, and hip-hop now making a name for himself in New York City.
May 24

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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.

6-7pm: Dan Hartig - Jazz

7-8pm: Youngbloods - Jazz

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www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006667868364&tsid=0.017968845320865512&source=typeahead
Youngbloods' Jazz is a performance collective that was created in an effort to bring a greater acceptance and understanding of jazz music and its historical figures to a younger audience in Harlem. The group has a performance style of framing traditional jazz standards with contemporary music.

8-9pm: Sound Frontier - Blues / Rock

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www.soundfrontiermusic.com
Prepare yourself for another level of sound and music. Sound Frontier represents the voyage to a new dimension in music. Armed with Roots, Rhythm, and Sound, "The Frontier" has put together aspects of Blues, Funk, Jazz, (and anything else they can come up with) to deliver its own sound to the inquisitive music fan. Come one-Come all! Check out the music! Let your mind wander into the latest musical frontier....The Sound Frontier!

9-10pm: The Little Red Men - Rock

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www.instagram.com/thelittleredmen/
The Little Red Men are an indie/ alternative rock band from Long Island, NY. They are Brandon Gurba (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Nick Granelle (lead guitar), Andrew Golub (bass guitar), and Jaylen Petinaud (drums).

10-11pm: Of the Goldmine- Rock

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www.facebook.com/ofthegoldmine
After having started OF THE GOLDMINE in Paris, France less than a year ago, founding members Siham Thery (France) and Michael Parsons (California) moved to New Orleans to find the perfect drummer and perform their New Wave-inspired trash-rock for discerning American audiences. That dream was realized with the lucky discovery of Montanan multi-instrumentalist Charlie Ray. That was such a perfect fit that the band immediately began touring in earnest. Come and enjoy this female-vocals driven power trio before the world catches on to them.

11pm-12am: Crossfire- Rock

May 25

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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.

7-8pm: James Beaudreau Band Plays the Old Weird America - Blues

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www.workbenchrecordings.com/james-beaudreau/
Former Billy Nayer Show guitarist and solo experimental performer and recordist James Beaudreau plays songs from the folk, country & rock traditions.

8-9pm: Tipsy Oxcart - Balkan / Dance

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www.facebook.com/TipsyOxcart/
Electric, sweaty, bumpin' Balkan music from NYC to shake the dance floor all night long!

9pm-3:45am: Beats Presented by Boom Bits Music

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www.soundcloud.com/boombits
Beatsmission is to provide the ideal environment where local artist can perform, paint and participate in a grassroots event. Beats provides arts and entertainment at a professional level with local accessibility by combining art and music as a forum that allows all walks of life within the community to experience quality entertainment and local interaction at an affordable price.
May 26

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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.

6-7pm: Takeshi Otani Band - Jazz / Fusion

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www.reverbnation.com/takeshiotani
Takeshi Otani Band is New York based jazz/fusion band. Some of they influences include Robert Glasper, Roy Hargrove, Snarky Puppy, etc.

7-8pm: Linden St. Connection - American Roots & Soul

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www.shecklermusic.com
Heavily influenced by New Orleans music and music from the singer-songwriter genre, our members include musicians from the entire spectrum of the New York Music Scene. Our front person, Caitlin Bement, is an award-winning vocalist who, on top of co-writing our book, has worked with diverse artists in her time with Carnival Cruise Lines and has also backed Sinbad at the Cutting Room. Jon Sheckler, co-leader and drummer, has played with many artist including the Liaisons and leads his own jazz trio featuring Linden St. Bassist Aron Caceras. Jordan Ziskin has been successfully writing for and leading the Liaisons for the last year at venues like The Bitter End and Rockwood Music Hall.

8-9pm: The Suburbans - Soul / Funk

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www.suburbans.se
The Suburbans is an eight-piece band from Gothenburg Sweden playing soul and funk from the 60s to the present day.

9-10pm: SoundTrip - Fusion

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www.soundcloud.com/search?q=quattrosounds
Sound Trip infuses the mixture of different styles of music including funk, jazz, fusion, Latin and Soul. Encompassed with a foundation of blues the sultry songs with vocals will resonate in the soul of everyone who hears it. The musicians are all seasoned and proficient in there instruments. Playing for many years each of us has played the Shrine Venue dozens of times and also has played Silvana's. A musical experience and a trip through many sounds is what's expected.

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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One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
May 27

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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.

6-7pm: Dillon Mansour Trio - Jazz Fusion

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www.dillonmansour.com/performances.html
Dillon Mansour is a drummer, percussionist, composer, and teacher from Hartland, WI, now living in New York City. Dillon has been active in all facets of music since the start of his musical career back when he was 11 years old. Being involved with classical percussion, drumline and jazz drumming in high school (Arrowhead Union High School), he received various honors for his ability as both performer and leader. He was principle percussionist of Arrowhead's top Wind Ensemble for two years, and was Drumline Captain for two years. Some recognition of his performing includes outstanding performer awards from jazz competitions at UW Steven's Point and Lawrence University Conservatory, as well as similar awards from camps including UW Green Bay's "Jazz on the Bay" and Birch Creek's Percussion and Steelband session.

7-8pm: DJ Fresco X Dillon Mansour OHL

8-9pm: Bette Smith - Blues

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www.reverbnation.com/bettestuy
Bette Stuy has been called the 21st Century Bessie Smith. In 2012 Bette was inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame. Often compared to such Blues icons as Koko Taylor and Etta James, Bette’s true grit and growl ignites passion among Blues and R&B fans the world over. Bette and her extraordinary band puts moderns spins on Blues classics by Ma Rainey, Sippie Wallace and Big Mama Thornton and mixes them with unforgettable original tunes to provide an amazing live experience. Coming out of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn Bette has paid her dues. From performing at some of the dingiest clubs to the swankiest, Bette has always maintained the highest level of focus and integrity for the music she loves. While performing in Los Angeles several years ago, Bette’s voice drew the attention of one the biggest names in show business—Ray Charles. Introduced to her by their mutual voice teacher Seth Riggs, Mr. Charles took a keen interest in Bette’s original song “Stay Free” and invited her to collaborate with him shortly before his untimely passing.

9-10pm: No Biggity-90's Music

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www.nobiggity.com
The Brooklyn based trio known as No Biggity performs awesome renditions of hit songs from the 90s. Their repertoire of covers spans from artists like Spice Girls and Lisa Loeb to Warren G and Guns n Roses. The band takes audiences on a nostalgic journey through the glory years of CDs, cassette tapes and MTV. Their renditions of each classic song stay true to the original recordings which allow audiences to sing and dance along.

10pm-12am: Kentaj - Soul / Rock

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www.facebook.com/KENTAJmusic/?fref=ts
Kentaj (Ken-tahj) and The Kentaj Suite brings a raw, soulful, funky, eclectic sound to your ears.

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 28

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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.

1-5pm: LIVE GOSPEL BRUNCH

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Live Gospel Performances and brunch every Sunday 1-5pm

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: Cheryl Pyle Beyond Group - Flute & Guitar

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www.cherylpyle.blogspot.com/
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.

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

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www.facebook.com/OrganizedCrimeFunk
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.

10pm-12am: Italee- Reggae

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cj35D94_qY
ITALEE more than a great singer, she’s an experience! Jamaican powerhouse beauty born in the heart of Kingston with a powerful and electrifying voice. Italee has an impressive track record for herself, with a duet performance on Shaggy’s 10 times multi-platinum album Hot Shot, a solo performance entitled “Why” on the hit move “Show Time” sound track album, (starring Eddie Murphy and Robert De Niro) using her alias name “RUDE” on both these projects. She also has up her sleeves her own production company and has produced some of Jamaica’s best dancehall/International acts such as: Sean Paul, Beenie Man, Elephant Man, Red Rat, Sizzla, herself and many more.

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

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www.facebook.com/CrownKingsNYC/
"Crown Kings Reggae Sundays" DJ Ceace *Dj Blue Steele *DJ Rio *Kimani
May 29

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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.

6-8pm SOUND CHECK

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

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www.Facebook.com/stephsingslove
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.

10pm-12am: Peter Lloyd - Reggae

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www.facebook.com/PeterLloydFanPage/
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.

12-3:45am: DJ Natt from Japan

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www.soundcloud.com/djnatt
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.

8-9pm: Noah Peterson- Solo Sax Sessions (G)

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www.noahpeterson.com
"The San Antonio sax man plays funky, uplifting music accompanied by looped, on-the-fly electronic effects and orchestration." New-Press.com (Cape Coral, FL) "Tasty tunes, funky riffs, screaming sax with effects, and a couple of campy songs are served up with some Texas soul." Oregon Coast Beach Connection "Noah is a Dynamo" Portland Jazz Society
May 30

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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.

7-8pm: Luke Preston - Singer / Songwriter

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www.facebook.com/LukeDanielPreston/

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

www.matkotmusic.com/
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.

10-11pm: Arjun - Jazz Rock

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www.arjunmusic.com
“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
May 31

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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.

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.

7-8pm: The Broomestix - Funk / Soul

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

10-11pm: Plenty Of Phunk - Funk

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www.facebook.com/plentyofphunkmusic
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.
June 1

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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.

6-7pm: Jonathan Saraga - Jazz

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www.jonathansaraga.com/
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."

7-8pm: Jake Manzi - Acoustic

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www.facebook.com/jakemanzimusic/
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.

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

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www.facebook.com/coldengines/?fref=ts
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.

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

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www.facebook.com/GeoTribeMusic/
GeoTribe is an up and coming band from Long Island. Get in the tribe, GeoTribe

10-11pm: Paracuta - Alt. Rock

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www.facebook.com/Paracuta/
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.
June 2

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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.

6-8pm: Noah Maxwell - Singer Songwriter

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www.noahmaxwellmusic.bandcamp.com
Singer/Songwriter born & raised in Westchester, NY, living in NYC.

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

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.

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

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www.reverbnation.com/thefamousgeniuses/songs
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.

12-3.45am: DJ Birane from Ivory Coast

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One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
June 3

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 4th 2017 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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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.

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

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

7-8pm: Pachada - Rock / Alternative

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www.facebook.com/pachadaband/
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.

8-9pm: Kamarad Band- Punk / Garage

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www.kamaradband.com
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.

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

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www.colorwaymusic.com
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.

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

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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”.