homepage nowplaying nowplaying art calendar facebook twitter myspace

wednesday, may 25, 2016 1:35am


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 25, 2016 6:00pm

6-7pm: Sri Visvanath Trio- Jazz

Part of the New York Jazz Workshop's music series featuring faculty and friends of the school! The repertoire is a mix of standards, bebop, and originals performed by an eclectic mix of talented musicians.

wednesday, may 25, 2016 7:00pm

7-8pm: Quentin Angus Trio - Jazz

Quentin’s composing style is a unique brand of contemporary jazz, full of rhythmic intensity, interesting harmonic explorations, well formed compositional structure and of course, extended improvisations. Playing a full set of original music, and drawing influences from Gilad Hekselman, Avishai Cohen, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Jonathan Kreisberg, and Brad Meldau, this is one performance not to be missed.

wednesday, may 25, 2016 8:00pm

8-9pm: Deja Exo- Singer Songwriter

Deja Exo is the original music of Steven Walsh. He is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist and occasional bassist and percussionist. His music could be most closely identified with alternative rock, but songs have elements of indie folk, soul, grunge and other genres. His lyrics may reflect personal history or include more global social or political commentary, sometimes in the same song … and many lyrics have a surrealistic aspect.

wednesday, may 25, 2016 9:00pm

9-11pm: Mthakathi - Safro-Rock

Singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Mthakathi (pronounced: (m-TAA-gaa-tee), conjures up music that is undeniably and unflinchingly Rock, but bespeaks a more prismatic World sensibility. It is music that draws from a lifelong immersion in South African culture; music that reflects a keen absorption of eclectic world elements; music that explores expression beyond borders; and music that rocks...

wednesday, may 25, 2016 11:00pm

11pm-12am Vanessa Justine - Pop/Rock/R&B

My name is Vanessa Justine and I'm a singer/songwriter born and raised on the upper west side of the great NYC...holla

wednesday, may 25, 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 26, 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

thursday, may 26, 2016 4:00pm

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

1/ $3 for Draft Beer Brooklyn Lager,Stella, Blue Moon, Heineken & Anchor steam Budwiser, Kronoberg 1664 ,Yugling lager, Sam Adam, Hardcore, DogFish 60 Minutes,Bass ale,Pabst Blue Ribbone and $4 Guiness 2/ $ 5 Glass of Wine, $4 Frozen Margarita & Pina Colada. 3/ $6 Buffalo Wings feat French Fries or Plantain. With the Best Music of all Time. From 4 pm - 8pm OUTDOOR SEATING AVAILABLE!

thursday, may 26, 2016 6:00pm

6-7pm: The Mark Sherman’s Hard Bop Workshop- Jazz

Play in a jazz band under the direction of Mark Sherman, winner of “Rising Star Vibes” Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll 2007-2010. He will take you on a musical journey spanning three decades from Bebop to Hard-Bop. You will play, among other things, the music of Charlie Parker, Benny Golson, Art Blakey and more. Mark is an experienced instructor who has taught master-classes all around the world. His unique approach combines learning tunes with practical advice on how to master chord changes, melodic development for your improvisation and much more. This is the perfect class for students who are ready to play and get serious. Advanced level.

thursday, may 26, 2016 7:00pm

7-8pm: Takeshi Otani - Jazz

Takeshi is New York based jazz pianist. He moved in New York from Japan 2006 and enjoys an active performance schedule. Some of his influences include Robert Glasper, Roy Hargrove, Snarky Puppy etc .

thursday, may 26, 2016 8:00pm

8-9pm: Mar Sala - Flamenco/Latin/Pop

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.

thursday, may 26, 2016 9:00pm

9-10pm: The Haveners - Soul R&B Funk

A South Bronx-based musical collaborative dedicated to playing the music that needs to be played and keeping R&B, funk and soul alive. Come check us out!

thursday, may 26, 2016 10:00pm

10pm-12am - The Yam Session

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 Silvana beginning in February 2016. Everyone is invited! Special guests each session.

thursday, may 26, 2016 12:00am

12-3:45am: DJ Nenim from Nigeria

N3NiM is a DJ/Producer & Mixing Engineer. After a successful djing career in Nigeria, maintaining residences at top clubs and venues, he moved to New York in 2014 to further his career. N3NiM's sets are usually geared towards organic music - Afrofunk, Afrobeat, Jazz, Funk & Soul. On Kalakuta Nights, he spins an eclectic mix of Afropop, Afrobeat, hiphop, reggae, house, Funk & Soul . N3NiM also hosts 2 radio shows and makes his own music.

friday, may 27, 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

friday, may 27, 2016 6:00pm

6-7pm: Gibson Malone Band - Rock/Blues

12 year old Gibson Malone leads the band.

friday, may 27, 2016 7:00pm

7-8pm: Adam Douglass Trio - Jazz Rock

The Adam Douglass Trio is a powerful resonance of sound coming from three creative and energetic artists bringing a fresh sense of inspiration and creativity to the the audience at large. The group combines the influences of Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans, or John Mclaughlin with groups like Medeski, Martin & Wood, Wayne Krantz, and Uri Caine. Compositionally and improvisationally, the band easily conjures sounds reminiscent of everything from Steely Dan and Frank Zappa to more contemporary influences like the Fleet Foxes and the Alabama Shakes.

friday, may 27, 2016 8:00pm

8-9pm: Katie Garringer - Singer/Songwriter/Folk

Katie Garringer is a classically trained oboist turned singer/songwriter. She started writing songs almost two years ago, and hasn't turned back since. She's performed all over the United States, and some of her notable performances include: Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI, and the Global Musician's Workshop with Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble. She is currently living in Muncie, IN, where she is acting as the interim Oboe Professor at Ball State University, but she travels back and forth to NYC often, working as a freelance musician (both as an oboist, and singer/songwriter!). She will move to NYC in May, where she will further pursue her career as a multi-instrumentalist.

friday, may 27, 2016 9:00pm

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

Jesse Ray and the Carolina Catfish is a 2015 Jammie award winning Rock-N-Roll band from sunny Grand Rapids, MI. Founded in the fall of 2013, Singer and guitar player Jesse Ray Carolina started a rockabilly-influenced duo that played numerous gigs in West Michigan. They have also toured as far as New Orleans in the winter of shortly after releasing their debut album “Gravedigger”, winner of the “Best Roots/Revival Album” award by WYCE. “Dead Man Walking”, Released in September of 2015 is the band’s sophomore release. Now a three-piece group, the band hopes to take it’s high energy shows to new places, and faces around the United States and beyond. Influenced by blues, punk, and rock-n-roll with a small dash country; hard hitting guitar, splitting harmonica, rambunctious drums, and crooning vocals will lay in the wake of this band’s performance. If you’re a fan of back to basics or “old school” rock-n-roll, this is a band you won’t want to miss.

friday, may 27, 2016 10:00pm

10-11pm: Talay - Indie / Rock

Playing live, Megan Talay's sound dips from folk to rock, fronting a band of veteran players on the NYC music scene, and drawing more comparisons to Bonnie Raitt than Joni Mitchell.

friday, may 27, 2016 11:00pm

11pm-12am: Fort Vine - Indie, Folk, Rock

Fort Vine is constantly writing new material, playfully testing out different sounds and bending their favorite genres.

friday, may 27, 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 28, 2016 1:35am


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

saturday, may 28, 2016 5:00pm

5-8pm: Showcase Of Performing Art Acts

Showcase of performing art acts Hosted By Every Man's Crush Tashion Folkes

saturday, may 28, 2016 8:00pm

8-9pm: Maia von Lekow from Kenya- Singer Songwriter

Maia represents another amazing side to Kenya’s dynamic musical scene. Her voice and style has an affinity with female jazz vocalists of the 1930s and soul and folk music of the 1960s. In all her compositions, Maia is blazing new trails in Kenya; experimenting with different styles, and creating a hybrid sound that is her very own.

saturday, may 28, 2016 10:00pm

10pm-12am: Yacouba Diabate and Dounouya - African World Music

Yacouba Diabate And Dounouya Band is currently playing throughout New York City. They have performed in several different venues throughout the United States and Europe, including the United Nations in 2008 and 2009. He frequents many different Music venues in New York City, collaborating with artists such as Les Nubion, Ounou Sangoue, and Sekouba Banbino. He was also a permanent band member at the Saint Nick's Pub. In Europe, Yacouba has traveled to countries such as France, Germany, and many others.

saturday, may 28, 2016 12:00am

12-3:45am: DJ Fols from Nigeria

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”.

sunday, may 29, 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 29, 2016 8:30pm

8-9:15pm: C-Level - Funk Reggae

"Honest Self-Expression is the Path to Good Music" (George F. Hartwig) Dave Deitke - guitar, vocals Coda Crose - bass, bongos Tommy Peticca.- drums, Minh Vannuyen-keyboard and horn's

sunday, may 29, 2016 9:15pm

9:15-10:30pm: Thunda Vida - Reggae/ Dub

Christopher Plaza (Tuffer): Vocals and Keys; Gregory Kage: Guitar, Bass and Vocals; Badman Barry: Bass, Guitar and Vocals; Champion Winston: Drums and Vocals; Ras Vincent: Percussion

sunday, may 29, 2016 10:30pm

10:30pm-12am: Roots Revelators - Reggae

Drawn together by a shared love for the sound of roots reggae, Roots Revelators dig deep drawing from the well of classic Jamaican music while bringing to bear more modern influences born of their native New York homeland. The tunes on their forthcoming new release "Resolve" blend ska, one-drop, dub and rock rhythms with wailing sax solos, jazz-inflected guitar lines and liquid keyboard textures that bubble and swirl all in service of the band's melodic lead vocalist who is serving up songs that touch upon stories of work, faith and the care and protection of nature and one another. With live performances that find them infusing danceable grooves with sweet vocal harmonies while serving up well-loved Jamaican standards alongside rarer songs not frequently heard north of the island, Roots Revelators aim to bring positive vibrations. Blessed love.

sunday, may 29, 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 30, 2016 6:00pm

6-7pm: Lukas Gabric Quartet - Jazz

Saxophonist, composer, and educator, Lukas Gabric was a semifinalist in the 2013 Thelonious Monk Competition and is an alumnus of The Juilliard School’s Artist Diploma Program. He performs and teaches all around the Globe. Concert and workshop tours have led him to South Korea, Italy, Germany, Austria, Brazil, and the USA. Currently Lukas has won competitions in Switzerland (Generations Unit’12 Member), Austria (Jazz Competition St. Georgen a. Längssee), and Spain (Getxo Jazz Festival Best Soloist & Audience Choice Award), and won third place in the finals of the 2014 North American Saxophone Alliance Competition. Lukas is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the City University of New York Graduate Center and serves as faculty for The Juilliard School’s Music Advancement Program as well as the City College of New York.

monday, may 30, 2016 7:00pm

7-8pm: Emily Wolf- Neo Soul Vocalist

Born in London England with performing parents, Emily Wolf has been singing and playing instruments from an early age. She studied combined arts and then moved to Boston, MA to train in Vocal Performance at the New England Conservatory of Music where she developed her sound. Shortly after graduating, Emily’s debut album was reviewed as “Deserving of the one-to-watch tag”, praising her “Rich, Sly and Bluesy Vocals”

monday, may 30, 2016 8:00pm

8-9pm: Dr. Martian-Jazz/ Funk/ Hip-hop/ Rock/ Soul

Michael Yaw-Drums Campbell Charsee-Keys Justin Michael-Guitar Sam Smith-Bass

monday, may 30, 2016 9:00pm

9-10pm: The Rock' N' Roll Johnny Band-rock

When Rock 'n' Roll Johnny was a baby, his mom would put a transistor radio in his crib to keep him occupied while she did chores in the house. Fortunately, the radio was tuned to WINS, the premier rock 'n' roll radio station in New York City at the time. Who knows how things might have turned out had that radio been tuned to a station with a different format. Little Rock 'n' Roll Johnny spent many days trying to figure out how the disc jockeys and the singers of the pop hits all fit inside that tiny transistor radio.

monday, may 30, 2016 10:00pm

10-11pm: DAB5- Soul

DAB5, is a modern day Sly & the Family from New Jersey. These dynamic gentlemen possess a uniquely blended, combination of sound that defies classification

tuesday, may 31, 2016 6:00pm

6-7pm: Dan Saulpaugh - Folk / Indie

Dan Saulpaugh is a singer-songerwriter based in New York City who draws heavily on contemporary jazz, soul, and classical music. Having studied classical guitar at the Crane School of Music and jazz at City College of New York, Saulpaugh's playing and writing incorporate these elements while remaining firmly rooted in the tradition of telling engaging narratives through song.

tuesday, may 31, 2016 7:00pm

7-8pm: Java Jukebox - Reggae

Java Jukebox is a Boston based reggae band. Known for their uniquely versatile sound, fusing an old school reggae vibe with bursts of jazz and rock. The contemporary rootsy sound, fat bass and catchy melodies of Java Jukebox will get you on your feet and dancing. With horns and space sounds Java Jukebox’s live show will take you on a one of a kind musical journey mixing tasteful improvisation with classics like Bob Marley and Toots and the Maytals. Java Jukebox is the brainchild of Sam Walukouw and Seba Molnar. Sam Walukouw (VOX/Drums) came to the US in 2010 from Java, Indonesia to pursue music. In 2014 Sam moved to Boston to start his own band where he met up with high school friend Seba Molnar (Saxophone). Soon after Michael Mason (Guitar/VOX), Pat Carr (Keys/VOX), Van Daalhuyzen (Bass), and Wil Tecla (Perc) joined the family to create what is now Java Jukebox.

tuesday, may 31, 2016 8:00pm

8-9pm: David Rothschild and the Downtown Local - Alt Country

NYC alt-country band providing sweet harmonies and big hooks for your earholes

tuesday, may 31, 2016 10:00pm

10-11pm: Asphalt Grey - Rock

Unsatisfied with the processed, synthetic music being passed off as rock, Asphalt Green was born out of the desire to bring rock and roll back it to its roots, warts and all. Raw, visceral, energetic, catchy, and frightening have all been used to describe their sound. Channeling the classic rock ...