homepage nowplaying nowplaying art calendar facebook twitter myspace
mafrika

wednesday, october 1, 2014 6:00pm

6-8pm: The Alex Bryson Quartet - Jazz

Alexander Bryson is an English Pianist based in New York. After completing his undergraduate degree at Trinity College of Music in London he moved to New York City to to pursue a Masters degree in Classical performance at Mannes College the New School for Music. Following graduation he has worked increasingly as jazz musician, an area in which has been involved thoughout his classical studies. During his time in New York he has worked with Murray Wall, Dwayne Clemons, John Leonard, Gary Montenaro, and Marie Claire Giraud

wednesday, october 1, 2014 8:00pm

8-10pm: The Stachel Quintet - funky world jazz

Norbert Stachel is a multi-instrumentalist, recording and performance artist. He has long been recognized for his individualized soloistic style on saxophones, clarinets, and flutes. He has left his mark on recordings and performances with such great artists as Aerosmith, Tower of Power, Roger Waters, Tony Toni Toné, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Prince, Tito Puente, Diana Ross, Boz Scaggs, Neil Diamond, En Vogue, The Temptations, Sheila E, Quincy Jones, Les McCann, Don Cherry, Freddie Hubbard, Roy Hargrove, Andrew Hill, and many others.

wednesday, october 1, 2014 10:00pm

10-11pm: Allinor-Singer from Ghana - Reggae/Soul

He is Allinor, Journey Man, ever shouldering his guitar as he travels, empathizing and warm to each person he encounters. Before he picked up his first guitar he had already written dozens of songs, and as his strumming acumen brightens so does his ability to croon the sentiments of regular people across the globe struggling to make ends meet, finding happiness and peace in small rewards and hard work.

wednesday, october 1, 2014 11:00pm

11pm -3:45am DJ Dakar - ragga, dancehall, naija ,Rnb, coupé

thursday, october 2, 2014 6:00pm

6-8pm: Sunfree - Jazz

Sunfree is a electric violinist, flute player and composer based in Harlem. On stage he brings a fresh take to the great american jazz songbook as well some original music of his.

thursday, october 2, 2014 8:00pm

8-9pm: Cygne - Singer/Songwriter

Following an eleven-month tour across the US a seasoned folk artist circled back to Santa Cruz to process the career highs and spiritual lows of the previous year. Highs included winning the Solo Blues Competition at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, performing alongside Jim James & Gary Clark, Jr., and reaching her largest audiences to date. - See more at: http://www.cygnemusic.com/about/#sthash.hDC2Hg0w.dpuf

thursday, october 2, 2014 9:00pm

9-10pm: The Last Timers

Up....Down....From The "Boogie Down"... Bronx NYC. Layin' Down Our Own Spin On Dance, Funk, R&B, Jazz, & Pop Favorites. Last Time Band : Terri Lowe - Vocals, Shakes George Johnson - Vocals, Shakes Charles Stuart - Vocals, Drums Melvin Koonce - Vocals, Keyboards Frank Mack - Vocals, Guitar Al Ferrer - Vocals, Bass

thursday, october 2, 2014 10:00pm

10-11pm: Dangerego from Italy - Metal

l primo nucleo della band nasce nel 2003 con il nome di "Bleff", dal duo DADE (Davide Filippini - Batteria) & ERIK (Enrico Francesca - Chitarra), basato su una grande amicizia ed affinità ritmica. DRAKE (Flavio Angelini), cantante dalle grandi doti vocali, subentra nel 2005, seguito dal primo bassista Nicco (Niccolò Bisconti): questa formazione registra le prime versioni delle c...

thursday, october 2, 2014 11:30pm

11:30pm-3:45am AFROLICIOUS w/ DJ JP Biamby

Afrolicious - Dj JP BIAMBY Presents Classic Afro-Beat, Coupe Decale, Hip Life, Najia, N'dombolo, Soukous, Reggae, Soca, Reggaeton sprinkled with a little bit of current Hip Hop & R&B.

friday, october 3, 2014 6:00pm

6-8pm: C HONEYSMITH - Blues/R&B/Jazz

friday, october 3, 2014 8:00pm

8-9:30pm: Johanna Esther - Singer Songwriter from Sweden

Swedish singer & songwriter Johanna EstHer released her debut album ”La La La (Don´t sing that song)” in 2013. The albumtitle referres to what a doctor told Johanna a couple of years ago. Her voice was in such a bad shape that she probably wouldn´t be able to sing anymore. But Johanna fought her way back and the result is an album that sounds like nothing else.

friday, october 3, 2014 10:00pm

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

Musician/Singer from Burkina Faso, West Africa.

friday, october 3, 2014 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, october 4, 2014 6:00pm

6-8pm: The Black Butterflies - Jazz

THE BLACK BUTTERFLIES 1 DE MAYO CD is lass an album of jazz music that it is an experience - in communication, in diversity, and in the community of all people, all souls, all spirits. According to the creators of this rather endlessly fascinating group of 'works', "The purpose of this album is to raise the energy and consciousness of the listener...so that every listener can experience a rebirth of their own spirit.' Sound like more of a philosophical artist statement than an explanation of the album? Well, just listen and see how the variety of sounds and music can move you. The

saturday, october 4, 2014 8:00pm

8-10pm: New Pony - Blues/ Funk/ Roots

Upon first hearing New Pony it's understandable that most assume the band is made up of a group of transplants from New Orleans. The way these guys can tear into some vintage New Orleans funk leaves little doubt that they've got some bayou water in their soul. But the truth is that New Pony is home-grown from Philadelphia not New Orleans. Still, the overall impression from listening to these guys will make you swear they grew up playing in the dark and greasy dive bars of the crescent city. Philly may be bookended by the Delaware and Schuykill rivers, but it's the big muddy Mississippi and the dark waters of the bayou that flows through the heart and soul of this band.

saturday, october 4, 2014 10:00pm

10pm-12am: Freddy Loco Ska and Rocksteady Band from Belgium

saturday, october 4, 2014 12:00am

12am-3:45am: DJ JP Biamby

DJ JP BIAMBY Presents Classic Afro-Beat, Coupe Decale, Hip Life, Najia, N'dombolo, Soukous, Reggae, Soca, Reggaeton sprinkled with a little bit of current Hip Hop & R&B.

sunday, october 5, 2014 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, october 5, 2014 8:00pm

THE SHRINE BIG BAND - 8-11pm

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

sunday, october 5, 2014 11:00pm

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

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

monday, october 6, 2014 6:00pm

6-8pm: Robbie Blake CD Release Party

Born to a Scottish father and Jamaican mother, from birth Robbie’s influences of music was diverse. His mother, a local DJ and major socialite known to throw lavish parties created his deep love for music. Robbie grew up listening to everything from Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and many other timeless singers. Robbie writes and co-produces all his own songs bringing a familiar Motown feel with the sounds of pop, electronic, and hip hop. Making an exclusive online debut with his Music EP, Robbie Blake is one to watch and support!

monday, october 6, 2014 8:00pm

8-9pm: Axel Olsson from Sweden

On the Day of Independence two brothers from Sweden arrived in New York to finish their musical project called “The Puzzle”. Inspired by a thousand piece puzzle of Michelangelo’s “The Last Judgement” made them realize that music is like piecing together a puzzle, but with ideas, sounds & instruments. It became a great adventure full of challenges & rewards, like working with musicians such as Aaron Heick (Sting, Richard Bona, CBS Orchestra) Frank Mccomb (Prince, Chaka Khan) and many others. All featured on original music by Axel and Adam Olsson.

monday, october 6, 2014 9:00pm

9pm-2am: Hip Hop and Spoken Words - Open Mic with DJ

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

tuesday, october 7, 2014 8:00pm

8-9pm: Indiegsoul

tuesday, october 7, 2014 9:00pm

9-10pm: Boom Bits Band - Hiphop/Jazz/Soul

Boom Bits has been performing hip hop, jazz and soul in New York City for the past 6 years led by MC, Reggie Rey aka Anonymous, the brain child behind the eclectic band Boom Bits--a collective of musicians that create music essential for the soul.

tuesday, october 7, 2014 10:00pm

10-11pm: IAMPOPULA - Live Hip Hop

tuesday, october 7, 2014 11:00pm

11pm-12am: Sekanjabin - Gypsy Reggae Salsa

Sekanjabin is a band formed by people who love music and enjoy making it. . . . Rick Birmingham, Chris McWilliams, Daniel Eggers, Nicholas DePalma, Timothy Allen, Gülin Çiloğlu, AnnMarie Tedeschi, Scott Waters and the list goes on . . .