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tuesday, may 3, 2016 3:35am


We are very excited to bring you some of the finest bands from Harlem,,New York and the rest of the world for a day celebration of the arts, music and life! We hope you join us! June 5th 2016 from 12pm to 6 pm at Marcus Garvey Park (18 Mt Morris Park W, New York, NY 10027 / 120 street and 5th Avenue) Bands are welcome to submit at mafrikabooking@gmail.com

tuesday, may 3, 2016 6:00pm

6-7pm: Aaron Quinn Trio-Jazz

Aaron Quinn (b. 1986 Stamford, CT) Photo Cred Stephanie Ewen is an active guitarist in the Midwest region who has recently moved to Brooklyn, New York. While attending high school at the acclaimed School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, and the Conservatory of Capital University in Columbus, he honed his musical ability with persistent study of iconic figures ranging from Oliver Messiaen to Trent Reznor.

tuesday, may 3, 2016 7:00pm

7-8pm: Tsuyoshi Yamamoto - Jazz

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

tuesday, may 3, 2016 8:00pm

8-9pm: The Sensational Country Blues Wonders

"The Sensational Country Blues Wonders!" are a unique entity in the NY/NJ music scene. They consider themselves the only guitar/vocal duo that mixes equal parts Rockabilly, Country and genuine guitar Gospel music with a spoonful of greasy Blues to wash it all down.

tuesday, may 3, 2016 9:00pm

9-10pm: Noli Spy Ypsilon Band- Pop/ Rock/Reggae

Noli Spy Ypsilon (NSY) band was founded on the idea of entertaining people. Ever since our name was established, we have endeavored to provide help where the need is greatest. Our band is made up of highly professional musicians around New York City. We advocate for those who need our service. Even a little help goes a long way. That is why we are especially happy to find new costumers who share our commitment to doing good in this industry. Do you want to support us by helping with our gig? Then do not hesitate to contact us. You are always greatly appreciated!

tuesday, may 3, 2016 10:00pm

10pm-12am: Makane Kouyate & Friends - Traditional

Born into a Griot family in Segou, Mali, West Africa, Makane Kouyate has been playing the drums since he was five years old. As a young man, Makane worked for several years with Ballet National of Mali, and at 14 began traveling and performing throughout West Africa as lead drummer with the group Super Biton. He has performed with artists such as Selif Keita, singer and guitarist, Habib Koite’and Sadjo Kouyate,’ Mamadou Diabate ensemble, Manding Jata, Sidiki Conde’dance company, and with his brother, the renown balafone player Balla Kouyate. Makane currently resides in New York and performs across the country at numerous clubs and festivals.

wednesday, may 4, 2016 3:35am


We are very excited to bring you some of the finest bands from Harlem,,New York and the rest of the world for a day celebration of the arts, music and life! We hope you join us! June 5th 2016 from 12pm to 6 pm at Marcus Garvey Park (18 Mt Morris Park W, New York, NY 10027 / 120 street and 5th Avenue) Bands are welcome to submit at mafrikabooking@gmail.com

wednesday, may 4, 2016 6:00pm

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

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

wednesday, may 4, 2016 7:00pm

7-8pm: Cameron Mizell Organ Trio- Jazz

Freelance guitarist, educator, and music industry consultant, Cameron Mizell has built a reputation of consistent, quality professionalism. He performs frequently in New York City with a wide variety of ensembles, covering a wide variety of repertoire. As a guitarist, Mizell has released four albums as a leader. His latest, The Edge Of Visibility, is his first solo recording of original compositions and in studio improvisations, utilizing looping and effects to create dynamic and unique tones. Teaching private guitar and mandolin lessons has been a steady part of Mizell's routine for nearly 20 years. He has written lessons for his own website and Premier Guitar, and most regularly teaches on Skype, to students across the United States. Mizell's experience at Universal Music Group's Verve Records, along with being an independent artist, has given him unique insight into the greater music industry. He has consulted for a variety of artists and labels, specializing in production and creative management. Currently he is working with a small, artist run jazz label,

wednesday, may 4, 2016 8:00pm

8-9pm: Hive - Fusion

Members of Hive have played extensively in New York and the states, and have appeared internationally in Germany, France and the Netherlands. Collectively, members of the trio have played the following venues: Pianos, Cake Shop, 12-Nights Miami: Electronic Music and Arts Festival, San Francisco Festival of Contemporary Music, Subterranean Art House, The Stone, Merkin Concert Hall, The Firehouse Space, Vaudeville Park, Arelene’s Grocery, ABC No Rio, The Secrete Theatre, Volksbhune, The Salvador Dali Museum, The Path Café, Goodbye Blue Monday, The Way Station, The Gutter, Le Temps Machine, Silvana, An Beal Bacht, Botanica, The Queens Kickshaw, and Melkweg, amongst numerous other venues.

wednesday, may 4, 2016 9:00pm

9-10pm: Kojo Stone - Soul Singer

Kojo Stone is a multi-talented soul-singer who is actively aspiring to emerge as a leading male vocalist and songwriter. He is a refreshing hybrid of hip-hop and Soul often referred to as "Neo-Soul". He recently began working with I.T.I.S.Entertainment and we are so excited about the future......Stay Tuned!!!

wednesday, may 4, 2016 10:00pm

10-11pm - Evan Brum & Band - Singer Songwriter

Do you want to know about the downside of love? Listen to the eponymous debut album by Evan Brum and The Royal High. The New York City-based songwriter crafts nine brooding, dark and moody songs enhanced with his gritty vocals, most of which focus on different aspects of the negative side of relationships.

wednesday, may 4, 2016 11:00pm

11pm-12am: Tree House -Reggae Jam Rock

East Coast Reggae Jam Rock band, TreeHouse! jams hundreds of shows a year, sharing stages with 311, SOJA, Steel Pulse, Dirty Heads, The Wailers, Pepper, and more, as well as spreading their music and their message to thousands of people who are ready for something refreshingly new. The TreeHouse! single, "Blessings" was picked by Stephen Marley and Ky-Mani Marley as one of the top 20 out of hundreds of contestants in the Marley's Music Uprising. With two official albums out on iTunes and a 3rd on the way, over 7000 fans and growing, and solid touring from Florida to Vermont to Tennessee to the Virgin Islands, and every festival in between, this band is thriving in 2016!

wednesday, may 4, 2016 12:00am

12-3:45am: DJ Dakar

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

thursday, may 5, 2016 6:00pm

6-7pm: The Jack Squared Quartet -Jazz

Jack Waugh is one of the most talked about up and coming guitar players in the DC area. He has performed at venues including the Strathmore, the 930 Club, Jammin' Java, Twins Jazz Club, and Somethin Jazz Club in NYC. He has played in groups of various styles including jazz, rock, fusion, and pop, and is being noted for his compositional skill as well as his remarkable musicianship.

thursday, may 5, 2016 7:00pm

7-8pm: Brad Shepik's NYU World Ensemble - Jazz

Brad Shepik- guitar Dara Karbossian- tenor saxophone Eric Quinn- trombone Miguel Gallardo- keyboards Gary Rosenak- guitar Jesse Byram-Carter-bass Ken Ychicawa-drums "Electric folk from the Balkans to Brookyn and beyond"

thursday, may 5, 2016 8:00pm

8-9pm: Chartwell Dutiro with Timbila- Traditional

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

thursday, may 5, 2016 9:00pm

9-10pm: Latoya - Singer

Two years ago, Latoya Songstress Cooper didn’t just get lucky at a chance to live her dreams. She chose to weave her dreams into a very real and very tangible part of her life. “When something is your passion, there’s no fighting it,” she says. A classically trained vocalist and guitarist, Latoya grew up performing songs by Whitney Houston, Denise Williams, Melissa Morgan, Teena Marie, Oleta Adams, Anita Baker, and Nancy Wilson. "Singing is how I connect with God. That's the reason singing and songwriting is so important to me,” the songstress says. “I stopped singing for 10 years due to life situations, but I have a second chance to get things right." Two years ago she returned to the music world and has performed before sold-out audiences, with international artists, and made guest appearances at various churches and events in the Dallas and Oklahoma City areas. Latoya is committed to serving her community through weekly voluntarism and working with children to cultivate their passion for the arts.

thursday, may 5, 2016 10:00pm

10-11pm: Mishti - Pop

Freddie King meets Kate Bush in Palestine... in Power Trio form? Why not?! Joining vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Mishti are R&B funk-master Anthony Candullo on bass (Live Society, Myles Mancuso) and metal/groove king Matt Graff on Drums (The Brighton Beat, Chevonne and the Fuzz, 6th Degree). For more information, please check out www.mishti.com

thursday, may 5, 2016 11:00pm

11pm-12am: Cuzins The Band- Rock/ Blues/ Funk

Eclectic team of music professionals (we never fuck up) who's been jamming together since 70's. Freelancing on various music projects for major labels like Atlantic and Warner Bros Music Group we've decided to get together as a friendly collective to fight dark side of music industry and bring the light on our fans, who are also our friends, who are also our cuzins..

thursday, may 5, 2016 12:00am

12-3:45am: DJ Nenim from Nigeria

N3NiM is a DJ/Producer & Mixing Engineer with some fruitful years of experience. His stronghold is House music, more specifically Afrofunk & Soul, Funk, Afrobeat, Hip Hop . He also makes his own beats and remixes.

friday, may 6, 2016 6:00pm

6-7pm: Rebecca Sullivan- Jazz Vocalist

It’s more than a little ironic that Rebecca Sullivan discovered her jazz calling in Russia. Remember, not so long ago, when jazz and other American music were banned there? But the Cold War was long over in 2004, when she spent a semester abroad studying Russian literature in St. Petersburg. Jazz clubs abounded there. And she could get into them, free of the drinking-age restriction that kept her out of nightclubs in her college town of Portland, Oregon. Hearing the music performed live was a revelation. “I had no idea songs could sound like that,” she said.

friday, may 6, 2016 7:00pm

7-8pm: Mtali Banda - Soul / Jazz

The Springfield, MA based Jeremy Turgeon Quintet (Also known as JTQ) is a fresh new sound in the jazz scene. They fuse traditional jazz elements with current RnB and neo-soul sounds that leave listeners always wanting more. The band formed a little over a year ago, and they have already started to develop a serious reputation. They have been seen at the Stone Soul Festival, Indie Soul Festival, Northampton City Strut, and many other stages. They have played with various artists such as Nichelle Mungo, Braxton Cook (who currently tours with Christian Scott), Jo Sallins, and many more! They have also opened for The Nth Power at HINGE in Northamton, MA. The band also often features vocalists: Jeremy Wilson, and Nichelle Mungo at various gigs. The JTQ is now made up of five members: Jeremy Turgeon: Trumpet Mtali Banda: Tenor Saxophone Jarreau Pitts: Keys/Synths Forest Loomis-Dulong: Upright and Electric Bass Ashdon Reynolds: Drums

friday, may 6, 2016 8:00pm

8-9pm: J-MUSIC Ensemble - Jazz

The J-MUSIC Ensemble is an NYC-based, jazz-rooted instrumental band that is devoted to bringing new perspectives to modern Japanese music. This strikingly sonorous 8-piece band combines the elements of the electric guitar, keyboards, bass, and drums with a full horn section--saxophone, trumpet, and trombone--to deliver a full and powerful, yet dynamic, sound. Following in the jazz tradition, the horns do not play a background role in this instrumentation; instead, they are at the forefront and are put in the same role as leading singers.

friday, may 6, 2016 9:00pm

9-10pm: The Blue Project - Funk/Blues

As guitarist Danny Petroni explains it, The Blue Project, his band and its self-titled first release, began as a reaction to hurricane Sandy. Work for Jersey Shore musicians was sparse after Sandy’s devastation: “Gigs cancelled, venues damaged, all music productions stopped in the immediate area.” Petroni’s idea was to create some work for local musicians with a locally produced blues record using his own original compositions. “The Danny Petroni Blue Project was born.”

friday, may 6, 2016 10:00pm

10pm-12am: Royal Khaoz - Reggae

A mere modern musical "hookup", a group of young and aspiring musicians start out on a quest to fulfill their childhood dreams. A dream that entails the transportation of their interpretation of different genres of music to a mass willing to listen.

friday, may 6, 2016 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, may 7, 2016 6:00pm

6-7pm: Zander Michigan - Folk / Blues / Rock

Zander Michigan is a folk/blues singer/songwriter from Detroit, MI. He plays the guitar, the harmonica, and sometimes even plays the fool. His Bob Dylan style vocals, heavy strum, and cheeky lyrics make him a classic sounding musician in an age of futuristic banter.

saturday, may 7, 2016 7:00pm

7-8pm: Johnny Seven - Rock / Blues

Johnny Seven is an awesome original band lead by former NYC Principal and all around . This anti-folk veteran boasts four CDs, a killer live show and a line-up that has had only one change in fifteen years.

saturday, may 7, 2016 8:00pm

8-10pm: Goldie's Kreation - Old School R&B

Goldie's Kreation is an Old School R&B/Disco Cover Band. Kreation has been together sense 2010 and still going strong. Kreation has played all over the New York region down to the Carolina's. Kreation is made up of 6 or more Members. Each Kreation Band Member have been in this business over 40 years. Kreation have members who played with such people as Sam & Dave, Drifters, Moments, Lonnie YoungBlood, Marcus Miller just to name the few. Goldie's Kreation aim to make you feel good all over. There's no music task Goldie's Kreation can't handle.

saturday, may 7, 2016 10:00pm

10pm-12am: Kitoko Groove from Congo

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

saturday, may 7, 2016 12:00am

12-3:45am: DJ Madi

Start your Saturday night with DJ Madi. He will be playing top chart music until 4am. Naija, soca, hip hop,R&B,dancehall, coupe decale,etc.

sunday, may 8, 2016 4:00pm

4-6pm: Monthly Feature Artist Opening Party: AdeRonke Adeyemi

​As a native New Yorker​, AdeRonke Adeyemi's portraits shows an authenticity that transcends race and region. Each piece starts with a person, then a slow drawing process so that each line and stroke is a true representation of that person. "What I like about this series is the play on the title. Its a big word that takes up so much space in areas of science and nature. I, we, women take up space. I'm in love with the idea of of how we're constantly birthing nations of ideas and technologies.

sunday, may 8, 2016 5:00pm

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

Spontaneous Jazz does not happen at Lincoln Center...or BAM!!! It is still in Harlem, where my friends and I live it every day. All the musicians on these streets are stars. When I was a kid and I first heard the sweet language of that magical Jazz I was hooked for life. You just soaked it up and couldn't help but be moved by it as you walked the streets. I can still feel that kaleidoscope of sound, and I want to bring it to you each and every Sunday.

sunday, may 8, 2016 8:00pm

8-10pm: Blu Cha Cha - Latin Jazz

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.

sunday, may 8, 2016 10:00pm

10pm-12am: Mark Dillon Band - Reggae

Artists I've opened for: Sanchez, Shabba, Freddie McGregor, Barrington Levy, Bounty Killa, Luciano, Tanya Stephens, Mad Cobra, T.O.K, Richie Stephens, Ward 21, Richie Spice, Yellowman, Chuck Fenda, Anthony Cruz, Cecile, Red Rat, The Mighty Sparrow, Alton Ellis, Beres Hammond, Buju Banton, Junior Holt and many more.

sunday, may 8, 2016 12:00am

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

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

monday, may 9, 2016 6:00pm

6-7pm: David Gonzalez Quartet- Jazz

monday, may 9, 2016 7:00pm

7-8pm: Eva Klesse Quarted - Jazz

Evgeny Ring - Saxophon Philipp Frischkorn - Piano Robert Lucaciu - Kontrabass Eva Klesse - Schlagzeug, Komposition

monday, may 9, 2016 8:00pm

8pm-12am: Hip Hop and Spoken Words - Open Mic with Live Band

"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