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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: HAPPY HOUR, Free Hookah* (4-5pm)

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Come join us for Happy Hours Monday through Friday from 4 pm to 7 pm with some great drink and food specials. - $4 Draft Beer (Blue Moon, Brooklyn Lager, Sam Adams & Speakeasy Prohibition) - $5 Well Drinks - $4 Frozen Margarita & Pina Colada - $4 House White/ Red Wine *Free Hookah: Offer valid only with a purchase of $20 or more OUTDOOR SEATING AVAILABLE!

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. As a recording artist, Josiah is featured on multiple studio and live albums as a leader, sideman, and collaborator. Releases as a leader include Intersection (2010) and Josiah Boornazian Quartet: Live at City College (2013), which feature Josiah's original compositions. Josiah is also prominently featured as a composer, improviser, and performer on the highly collaborative A Dark and Stormy Day (Fresh Sound Records, 2016), an album with Italian pianist Alessandro Fadini.

7-8pm: Joe Adami - Singer / Songwriter

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www.joeadamimusic.com/
Joe Adami is a singer/songwriter and cover player from Croton on Hudson NY. His songs are about love, life, voodoo and vengeance.

8-9pm: Lotus Verry- Pop / Rock

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www.soundcloud.com/tomoya_ogawa
Lotus Verry Lotus is flower that floats on the pond, known sacred, and Buddha sit on. Verry is a coined word of very and berry. In Greek myths when people ate the lotus tree (berry), they would forget their friends and homes and lose their desire to returning their native lands in favor of living in idleness.

9pm-12am: TBA

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www.facebook.com/silvananyc/

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 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: Adriaan Campo 4tet- Jazz

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www.facebook.com/adriaan.campo

7-8pm: Gideon Forbes Sextet - Jazz

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www.facebook.com/GideonForbesMusic/
Gideon Forbes, a native of Maine, has performed with artists such as Curtis Hasselbring, Scott Reeves, Matt Ulery, and many others. Gideon's compositions are a fusion of some of his favorite genres: rock, folk, and jazz. The Gideon Forbes Sextet includes Gideon Forbes (saxophone/clarinets), Mariela Versola (alto saxophone), Matt De Leon (trombone), Jesse Taitt (keyboard), Michael Topping (bass), and Jacob Forbes (drums). Tonight will feature original compositions/arrangements from the band.

8-9pm: Ricky Stein - Rock / Americana / Singer-Songwriter

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www.facebook.com/rickysteinmusic/?fref=ts
Ricky Stein aspires to continue the tradition of a rich line of Texas rock n’ roll singer/songwriters, placing his musical roots in the records of Doug Sahm, Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker, Joe Ely, Rusty Weir, and his father, Rick Stein.

9-10pm: Fake Buttons - Rock

10-11pm: LaFolie Austral - Latin

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www.lafolieaustral.com/music.html
LaFolie Austral is a band that unites the vast sonic landscape of South America, then processes it through a contemporary alternative lens. The result is an infectious rhythmic unit that is informed by their surroundings in the United States and the unique musical approach each member brings to the band

12-3:45am: DJ Ruggz

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www.djruggz.com/
Based out of Harlem, Ruggz who is a DJ and producer started his journey of music at a young age who first took up BBoying as a child. Due to his popularity as a dancer, he eventually began DJing that lead him to spin at College parties and major competitions throughout the Tri-State Area. Having a few accomplishments under his belt such as performing on ‘The Today Show’ and The Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Ruggz wants to continue to share his love of music with anyone who is willing to listen.
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: 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. She has recorded for Mapleshade Records, Landmark Records, Evidence Records and the recently established record company with John Hicks, HiWood Records. International festivals and tours include Japan, Finland, Italy, France, and most recently Taiwan. Documentary films such as "Femme du Jazz" and books "Madame Jazz" as well as magazine articles in WindPlayer and Fa La Lut and Jazz Hot place Ms. Wood in the cutting edge of this creative American art form, Jazz.

7-8pm: Alan Leatherman -

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www.facebook.com/Alan-Leatherman-241842539182534/
"A potentially welcome addition to the impressive crop of young male stylist - Jose James, Gregory Porter, Milton Suggs and Sachal Vasandani principal among them - that is propelling post-millennial jazz singing." - Jazz Times Magazine

8-9pm: Henry Black & Riley Pinkerton - Folk Duo

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDtNdrhD_Lg
Henry Black and Riley Pinkerton are singer/songwriters based out of New York City. Solo performers until September of 2016, they have since joined together to tour the American Midwest and the South, and contribute on each other's respective projects.

9-10pm: Hive - Fusion

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www.hivemusic.net
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.

10-11pm: The Institute of Flyer Learning - Neo-Soul

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www.flyerlearning.com/
The Institute of Flyer Learning is a five-member Brooklyn-based neo-soul collective. Their music is a unique groove-based synthesis of human, analog, and digital sounds that draw inspiration from artists such as Little Dragon, Erykah Badu, Daft Punk, and Funkadelic.

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 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: Andrew McGowan Trio- Jazz

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www.dremcgowan.wixsite.com/andrewmcgowan/bio
Originally from New Orleans, Andrew McGowan is a pianist and keyboardist who has played with many great New Orleans musicians including Jason Marsalis, Wessell Anderson, and Ed Petersen. He plays in the modern Jazz group, The Session, and has toured the UK with them, as well as touring the U.S. extensively with The Stooges Brass Band and the Cliff Hines Quintet. He attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and was inspired to pursue musical performance by his mentors, Alvin Batiste and Michael Pellera. He currently resides in New York, New York.

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: 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.

9-10pm: With Watson - Folk

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www.leah-roth.com/text_block.php?psi=42
We are singer/ songwriting duo with a mix blues/folk/rock that plays unique takes on covers and our own original music ...

10-11pm: Michelle Wake - Indie / Folk

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www.facebook.com/michellewakemusic/
Michelle Wake is an alternative Singer-Songwriter band based in New York city performing original compositions within a three piece band. Follow up on the brand new EP release “For Now” on or after October 7, or check out the current album “Michigan."

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

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

12-3:45am: DJ Shine

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

6-8pm: Mike Fahn-McBone Jazz Series

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www.trombone-usa.com/fahn_mike_bio.htm
A fine bop soloist on the valve trombone, Mike Fahn is always ready to jam or to add his horn to any swinging situation. His father was a drummer who had played with Lionel Hampton, and young Mike started out as a drummer, too. He soon switched to trumpet and baritone horn before becoming a valve trombonist when he was 12. Within a couple years his family moved to the Orange County area near Los Angeles. In 1979 he started sitting in with pianist Frank Strazzeri and began freelancing. Fahn performed with Shorty Rogers, Bill Holman, and Don Menza and had opportunities to sit in with Freddie Hubbard, Chet Baker, and Wynton Marsalis.

8-10pm: The Tip Bucket Comedy Revue

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The Tip Bucket Comedy Jam is Harlem's finest comedy room with a great roster of diverse and funny comics from all over New York City's thriving stand-up comedy scene. We're bringing great comedy to Harlem so that you can get top shelf funny right here in our own neighborhood, because why should we have to go to midtown or the theater district to enjoy great stand-up? Harlem's got great bars, great restaurants, great music and great art. It's about time it had some great comedy too. The Tip Bucket Comedy Jam is going to make that happen.

10-11pm: DH4 - Jazz / Soul / Latin

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www.danielhaedicke.com/p/music.html
Daniel Haedicke is a jazz guitarist and music producer based in Manhattan. A versatile musician, he has collaborated with an array of recording artists and bands in contemporary styles like R&B/Soul, hip-hop, and jazz. Currently recording his debut album as bandleader, slated for an independent release in early 2015, he stays busy as an in-demand guitarist while also developing talent and promoting artists under his own Kwality Records label.

11pm-12am: 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.

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 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: Hashem Assadullahi - Jazz

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www.hashemjazz.com
Hashem Assadullahi is a saxophonist, bandleader and music educator in New York City.

7-8pm: Chelsea Takami - Singer / Songwriter

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www.chelseatakami.com
Chelsea Takami, 27, is a vibrant, up-and-coming Long Island-based singer/songwriter, performer, and recording artist. She plays acoustic guitar, piano, and flute.

8-9pm: Derek Nelson Band - Folk / Americana

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www.dereknelsonband.com
Originally from Martinez, California, singer-songwriter Derek Nelson brings sensibilities from his small town upbringing face-to-face with the experiences living in New York City. His style has been inspired by some of his favorite songwriters including Billy Joel, John Mayer, Elvis Costello, and Paul Simon. While his musical tastes are wildly varied, his own music is a balance of "old" and "new," touching on topics like the battles of love and loss, and growing up.- Columbia Daily Tribune

9-10pm: Nellie Pearl - Americana / Roots-Rock

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www.facebook.com/nelliepearlmusic/
Erupting from an already volcanic Louisville, Kentucky music scene comes hometown powerhouse Nellie Pearl. With an ingenious collaboration of musicians from other established local bands, the stunningly creative Americana-Roots-Rock sound and massively dynamic performances have solidified them as one of the breakout bands of 2015.

10pm-12am: Zydeco Revelators - Blues / Funk

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www.ZydecoRevelators.com
Zydeco Revelators deliver blazin' hot, spicy Louisiana-style dance music. Wear your cowgirl hats & boots!

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. 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 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: David Acevedo's "Eyehear" - Modern Jazz

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www.soundcloud.com/david_acevedo_music
Eyehear is a modern jazz collective formed by NYC-based trumpeter and composer David Acevedo, which plays mostly his original music and arrangements. Influences to the group's music include but are not limited to jazz, hip-hop, modern classical, metal, and funk, creating a unique mix of idioms and sounds.

7-8pm: Jackie Venson Band - Indie / Blues

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www.jackievenson.com
“...she fearlessly presents a number of styles, feels, and moods—all anchored by a rainbow of Stratocaster sounds.” Guitar Player Magazine

8-9pm: 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.

9-10pm: The High Divers - Indie Roots Rock

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www.facebook.com/Thehighdivers
There is no hiding that each member of The High Divers hails from South Carolina. A subtle twang dots the roots rock n’ roll landscape from which the band pulls its sound and feel.

10-11pm: Maple Mars - Psych / Rock / Pop

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www.maplemars.com/
Arriving by time machine from the psychedelic era Maple Mars landed on the Los Angeles psyche-pop scene with a multi-colored bang! The band has released four albums to rave reviews in industry mags such as Billboard, Album Network, Mojo, Hits Magazine, and online publications, and has toured the US and Europe. Coming to a planet near you!

11pm-12am: The Recess Bureau - Jazz / Rock / Fusion / Funk

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www.facebook.com/TheRecessBureau/
The Recess Bureau explores the possibilities of jazz improvisation with an array of grooves inspired by many genres of music. The collective currently holds 9 members, and is constantly expanding. With musical influences from Snarky Puppy, A Tribe Called Quest, James Brown, Led Zeppelin, and many more, the band offers music that will jog your mind and your behind.

12-3:45am: DJ Ouaga - World Music Coup

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www.soundcloud.com/djouaga
DJ/Producer & Mixing Engineer with many knowledgeable years of experience. His stronghold is House music, more specifically Afrobeat, Afrohouse, & Techouse, putting into the mix all types of music and creating a fresh spin on African - Caribbean - Latin - Middle-Eastern - Bangla to current, old school, Hip-Hop, R&B, Soul & Funk. As a world Music Coup DJ he also makes his own beats and remixes.
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.

6-7pm: Paul Fairall & Friends Residency - Folk

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www.reverbnation.com/PaulFairallAndLindaDanz
Paul Fairall and Linda Danz write songs together. Paul studied under world-renowned guitar player, Joe Pass and performed with various members of FAMILY, including Roger Chapman, Charlie Whitney and Rob Townsend.

7-8pm: Gene D Plumber - Old Time / Country / Rockabilly

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www.youtube.com/channel/UCWuK4SBrRflEKivkEbJ45OA
Gene does it the old fashioned way, he doesn’t have a web site, or facebook, or Instagram…he just turns up at your gig, plays some great western swing, americana, country and old time rock n roll, totally blows you away, and then leaves with you wanting more and wondering how you can book him again.

8-9pm: Taylor Noelle - Pop / Singer-Songwriter / Soul

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www.facebook.com/taylornoellemusic/
Taylor Noelle is a pop singer-songwriter born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Taylor counts a range of artists among her inspirations, including Fleetwood Mac, Tori Kelly, HAIM, Alabama Shakes, Sara Bareilles, and Adele — all influencing Taylor’s unique brand of pop music rooted in emotional honesty, with ear-catching hooks and soulful delivery.

9-10pm: Miriam Elhajli Group - Jazz Vocalist

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www.miriamelhajli.com
Miriam Elhajli is a Venezuelan-Moroccan-American composer and vocalist whose work is influenced strongly by Latin American folk, modern jazz, and contemporary classical musical traditions. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, she currently lives in New York City inside an abandoned canoe where she travels from coffeehouse to concert hall performing.

10-11pm: Frederika Krier - Violinist

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www.reverbnation.com/frederikakrier
FREDERIKA KRIER was born in Timisoara/Romania and grew up in in Forchheim (Bavaria/Germany). She got her first classical violin lesson at the age of 7, studied among others with Silvia Reichhardt (EMI Erlangen) and took lessons with Uwe Haiberg (UdK Berlin).

11pm-12am: Donatinho - Pop / Brazilian

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www.donatinho.com/
A perfect blend is one of the keys to enter into the musical world of a young artist that plays since childhood. A Self-taught musician, DONATINHO began to search for the first notes at 9 years old, confirming the natural influence of the famous father, pianist, composer and arranger John Donato. Zambê is Donatinho’s first solo album and won the Brazilian Music Awards of 2015. It’s about a research that merges Brazilian roots music with electronic music. Samba, choro, moda de viola caipira, côco, ponto de candomblé, canto indígena, carimbó e and other brazilian genres are mixed with house, electro, trip-hop, dub and other electronic genres.
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: Wet Electric- Jazz

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www.ethanhelm.bandcamp.com/
"Wet Electric performs dangerous compositions, blurring the lines between between styles and methods, in pursuit of sounds that sound alive. Influenced by the Modern Jazz Quartet, Duke Ellington, Balkan folk music, and minimalism, with a heavy dose of free improvisation, their sound is wholly electrifying. Ethan Helm (saxophone and compositions), Matt Honor (drums), Noah Berman (guitar), Gabe Terracciano (violin), and Jon Snell (piano)."

7-8pm: Stuart Rose - Jazz / Blues / World / Folk

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www.facebook.com/stuartrosemusic/
Evocative, melodic, poetic, sometimes exotic, are the tunes of talented singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Stuart Rose, who creates a marvelous mix of Jazz Blues, Contemporary Folk and World Music, with beautiful songs and sensational instrumentation.

8-9pm: 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.

9-10pm: Quinyae - R&B

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www.SoundCloud.com/Quinyae
Quinyae is a hidden treasure from Atlanta, Georgia. Her music offers classic vibes reminiscent of the 90s, current hip-hop grooves, and hypnotizing lyrics. She has created a genre-bending sound that she likes to call Vibe-Right Music.

10pm-12am: Culture Shock Comedy

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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 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: Leo Harmonay - Singer / Songwriter

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www.lharmonic.com
Leo Harmonay sings and writes original folk tinged soulful music that is filled with poetic imagery. Leo based in the Hudson Valley NY, is an old soul that had lived in the shadows for so many years.

7-8pm: Ellen Kaye: Diamonds on My Windshield, The Road Show

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www.facebook.com/events/1436215226440290/
It's hard to catch the wind; the freedom of the highway, and the psychedelic insanity that was 1974. Ellen Kaye is tackling all three in her new run at Silvana. Two years after Watergate, two weeks after Nixon resigns and Ford takes office, America is pulling out of Vietnam, Shirley Chisolm has recently run for President. The Black Panthers, The Weather Underground, The Symbionese Liberation Army and Patty Hearst, and Angela Davis are the news as Ellen begins hitchhiking cross country - adventures good and bad, and a two year residency on Harts Island - it's a quintessential tale of some badass days and nights. Thank God Ethan Fein is on guitar. And Seth Goldman is keeping score. Blues/Folk

8pm-12am: Unite The Vibe - Showcase

12-3:45am: DJ Likwuid

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www.iamlikwuid.com
Hip Hop Fusion music artist, educator, and DJ, LiKWUiD, is committed to using her gift of song to change the negative portrayal of women in the entertainment industry. Ebony Magazine's Sonic Boom web portal reports “she can rap circles around most of everyone’s favorite rappers. But she also has a good ear for beats and melodies, so her songs always flow (no pun intended)...” LiKWUiD will be spinning Afro Haus - Afro Beat- Afro Caribbean- Roots Bounce
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.

6-8pm: Andrew Schiller - Jazz

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www.soundcloud.com/andrewschiller-1
Andrew Schiller is currently residing in Brooklyn, NY after finishing a master’s degree in jazz bass performance at the New England Conservatory. A native of Phoenix, he graduated from Arizona State University under the musical direction of Michael Kocour. His personal mentors have been Ken Schaphorst, Donny McCaslin, Ralph Alessi, and Frank Carlberg. His bass teachers have been jazz legends such as John Clayton, Dave Holland, and John Lockwood.

8-11pm: The Poet will be Televised- Poetry Showcase

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www.youtu.be/T5gvL6iJF5k
For three years running, The REC (Royaltie Entertainment Company) has hosted the best poetry jam session in New York City! "The Poet WILL Be Televised!" will hold a special event on Wednesday, FEB 22nd at 8PM at Harlem's Silvana! Hosted by hip-hop artist Baxter P Wordsworth, "The Poet WILL Be Televised" pays homage to Gil Scott Heron, iconic for the world-renowned poem "The Revolution Will Not be Televised." We allow poets, spoken word and hip hop artists, and neo-soul singers to come together with a live band to improvise their written word in a new, fresh way. If you would like to perform during the open mic, please remember, TRACKS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT THIS EVENT! The live band will be happy to assist you in any musical stylings you may desire. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/869186236438386/ For past episodes visit https://youtu.be/T5gvL6iJF5k For music from The Poet: http://soundcloud.com/thereclife

12-3:45am: DJ Shine

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

6-8pm: Brian Pareschi- McBone Jazz Series

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www.brianpareschi.com
Brian currently leads his own Jazz Orchestra, as well as the BP Express, an octet/nonet, performing original compositions and arrangements in venues in and around New York City. Their premiere recording was released in January 2015 to critical acclaim, and has risen as high as #21 on the national jazz charts.

8-9pm: Alë Jay - Alternative R&B

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www.facebook.com/al8jandro
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, 24 year-old Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist/Producer Alë Jay began his musical studies at the age of 3, and hasn't turned to anything else since. After studying jazz and honing his abilities at the world-renowned University of North Texas Music Program, his calling card has become the ability to play and produce in a wide array of diverse styles at a moment’s notice.

9-10pm: Jodie and The Normals - Soul / Pop

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www.facebook.com/jodieandthenormals
Levinson has been favorably compared to Norah Jones and Sara Bareilles for her ability to channel both the intimacy of soul and the broad resonance of pop. She honed her musicality working alongside such industry greats as producer Matt Pendergast (Mary J. Blige, Britney Spears, and Ciara) and composer-producer Lisa Ratner (Barbra Streisand, Vanessa Williams, and Dolly Parton).

10-11pm: Eugene Tyler Band - Americana

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

11pm-12am: Yoh the Shaolin - Hip-Hop

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www.facebook.com/YohTheShaolin/
Yoh the Shaolin is a Brooklyn born mixed-media artist, musician and social media coordinator of the NY based collective, 99SUBLIME. His love for hip-hop, jazz and electronic music coated in deep appreciation for ambiance have influenced his methods of creating music. Through wordplay, the stories he creates allow the listener to delve deep into a realm he defines as unearthly.

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 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.

6-7pm: Nick Semenykhin Trio- Jazz

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdF8mMbvvEc
Nick Semenykhin (guitar), Dominic LaMorte (bass), and Chuck Pinckney (drums) met at The New School. After a year of playing together in the variety of school's ensembles they decided to form their own group. The trio is doing original tunes as well as jazz standards, reimagined. It concentrates on the deep interaction between the musicians and the overall melodic sound of the band.

7-8pm: Spaghetti Eastern - Instrumental / Rock

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www.reverbnation.com/spaghettieasternmusic
Can techno-bebop-metal-fired instrumentals co-exist with vocal tunes inspired by the madcap geniuses of ‘60s pop? What if you added ambient soundtracks a la Morricone/Fripp and clavinet-singed funky blues from the P-Funk playbook? Top it off with acoustic ballads where smiley melodies camouflage bitter lyricism about broken love, often rendered in off-beat tunings, and you sorta begin to complete the recipe. They can and do on “Sketches of Spam,” the 16-track, 69-minute, genre-surfing debut release from Spaghetti Eastern Music (Bad Egg Records, 30003), the solo project of New York-based guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Sal Cataldi.

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: Quinn Devlin & The Bridge Street Kings - Folk / Blues

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www.tackk.com/3uvrm5
We are a rock'n'roll band rooted in folk, blues, and soul. We were born out of Columbia University. The Bridge Streets are a big band that is always fun, exciting, and energetic. The rapport between members is deep and strong. Every performance is part funky, part soulful, part bonafide rock'n'roll, and part transcendent.

10-11pm: Moose - Pop / Rock / Funk / Indie

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www.moosetunes.com/
MOOSE is an original music project showcasing the songs of NYC-based singer / songwriter Stephen Mucciolo. MOOSE has an eclectic ensemble of talented NYC musicians - including a saxophone and trombone - which adds to their unique sound and energetic live performance.

11pm-12am: 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 modern spins on Blues classics of 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. Bette has been busy of late on the international scene. She was invited to sing at a variety of Blues festivals in Belgium and France and routinely receives standing ovations. In November 2012, Bette performed at the 12th Annual Boogie Woogie Festival in Brussels, at the Blues Kitchen in London. In 2013 Bette performed at Blues Sklep in Prague, Czech Republic and at Terra Blues in New York City to additional crowds of amazement. In November 2014, she performed at the 9th Annual Big Eyes Blues Festival in Brooklyn and will be performing in a spate of shows and events around the country in 2015.
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.

6-8pm: The Real Bitches of Comedy

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https://www.facebook.com/Real-Bitches-of-Comedy-405814299609628/?fref=ts
The Real Bitches of Comedy show highlights female standup comedians & also features some very talented male comics.

8-9pm: Song Sparrow - Jazz / Folk / World

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www.miyokosparrow.com/
Song Sparrow is a project lead by Miyoko. The band plays unique style of music combination of Japanese folk song and modern/free jazz.

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

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www.marsalaband.net
Based in Brooklyn, Marta Hernández, (aka Mar Salá) is an international singer songwriter, a self taught musician from Seville, 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: The Nick Kerilo Latin Funk

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www.revnicksoul.com
Reverend Nick was ordained on the Bleeker Street blues scene where he has been thrilling audiences with his soulful, original interpretations of R&B/Funk classics for several years. Nick was born and raised in Oregon in a musical family that sang barbershop quartet together. As a boy he sang in choirs and opera. Nick moved to Latin America at a young age, learned spanish, and began singing salsa and traditional latin music professionally.

12-3:45am: DJ Ouaga - World Music Coup

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www.soundcloud.com/djouaga
DJ/Producer & Mixing Engineer with many knowledgeable years of experience. His stronghold is House music, more specifically Afrobeat, Afrohouse, & Techouse, putting into the mix all types of music and creating a fresh spin on African - Caribbean - Latin - Middle-Eastern - Bangla to current, old school, Hip-Hop, R&B, Soul & Funk. As a world Music Coup DJ he also makes his own beats and remixes.
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.

6-7pm: Paul Fairall & Friends Residency - Folk

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www.reverbnation.com/PaulFairallAndLindaDanz
Paul Fairall and Linda Danz write songs together. Paul studied under world-renowned guitar player, Joe Pass and performed with various members of FAMILY, including Roger Chapman, Charlie Whitney and Rob Townsend.

7-8pm: Christine Santelli - Blues / Roots

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www.facebook.com/Christine-Santelli-98362079331/
http://www.christinesantelli.com/

8-9pm: Mario Giacalone - Acoustic Rhythm & Blues

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www.facebook.com/marioonhudson/
Mario Giacalone is a Brooklyn-born singer songwriter, musician, and actor, who has recorded as a solo artist and as a member of the band The Human Condition. His eclectic style, combining Rock, Rhythm and Blues, Pop, and Jazz, features rhythmic guitar playing, with strong vocals and lyrics. Work on his next solo recording is set to begin.

9-10pm: Alexander Del Giudice - Singer-Songwriter

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www.soundcloud.com/user-147642227
Alexander is a young storyteller from across the river. With an album in the works and on the way, the journey of bringing these stories to people will begin at Silvana. Amongst twisted words and rhyme, his bottom-line message is love.

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.
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: Phil Yates - Solo Acoustic / Singer-Songwriter

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www.facebook.com/PhilYatesTheAffiliates/
Indie power pop bringing you ear candy from Burlington, Vermont.

7-8pm: Tamuro Rie from Japan - Singer Songwriter

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www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=nvMhb8wbpFM&app=desktop
Tamuro Rie is a 21 years old singer songwriter from Nara, Japan.

8-10pm: Melanin Monday - Comedy Show

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www.facebook.com/events/170261900153412/
We have some of the The best of New York's comics, variety of comedic talent and styles. Be a part of the audience for a LIVE recoding in New York City.

10-11pm: Danielle Helena - Soul / R&B

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www.danielle-helena.com
Danielle Helena is a singer/songwriter from Oakland, CA currently spreading music and love in New York City. She just wants music to tell stories and feel good.

12-3:45am: DJ Ruggz

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www.djruggz.com/
Based out of Harlem, Ruggz who is a DJ and producer started his journey of music at a young age who first took up BBoying as a child. Due to his popularity as a dancer, he eventually began DJing that lead him to spin at College parties and major competitions throughout the Tri-State Area. Having a few accomplishments under his belt such as performing on ‘The Today Show’ and The Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Ruggz wants to continue to share his love of music with anyone who is willing to listen.
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: Michael Isichenko & André Matos Guiter Duo - Jazz

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www.soundcloud.com/michael-isichenko/sets/new-york-samba
Michael Isichenko, originally from Russia and a scientist by training, has been writing music for years and only recently has gone public with it by recording the album "New York Samba" with André Matos and a group of jazz musicians (https://soundcloud.com/michael-isichenko/sets/new-york-samba). His style gravitates toward soulful ballads with a hint of Brazil. André Matos, a native of Portugal and graduate of Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory, is a versatile jazz guitarist and composer with extensive discography as a leader and as a sideman. He regularly performs at the New York jazz scene and around the world.

7-8pm: 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: Reverend Codger - Singer / Songwriter

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www.facebook.com/reverendcodger/?fref=ts
Neil Murphy is a singer-songwriter guitarist based in New York City who has been chronicling his personal foibles, obsessions and observations for audiences for years. He has recently taken to performing as Reverend Codger and will be appearing as such at Silvana this evening.

9-10pm: Sarah Golley - Indie

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www.facebook.com/sarahgolleymusic/
Emotional dissonance with harmonically pleasing resolutions. Big sensitive voice, keyboards, live-loops.

10-11pm: Sara Donnellan - Singer-Songwriter / Piano

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www.facebook.com/saradonnellanofficial/?fref=ts
21 year old singer, songwriter, and pianist originally from Saratoga Springs, NY. Studies music composition at SUNY Purchase in Westchester County, NY.

11pm-12am: Ava Rae Heatley - Piano / Pop

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www.facebook.com/avaraeheatley/?fref=ts
Ava Rae Heatley is a young singer songwriter who will never apologize for banging on your piano too hard. She combines her influences of lyrics geniuses, powerful vocalists, and anthemic piano players such as Sara Bareilles, Ben Folds, and Elton John to write youthful, relevant pop/rock music.

12-3:45am: DJ Likwuid

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www.iamlikwuid.com
Hip Hop Fusion music artist, educator, and DJ, LiKWUiD, is committed to using her gift of song to change the negative portrayal of women in the entertainment industry. Ebony Magazine's Sonic Boom web portal reports “she can rap circles around most of everyone’s favorite rappers. But she also has a good ear for beats and melodies, so her songs always flow (no pun intended)...” LiKWUiD will be spinning Afro Haus - Afro Beat- Afro Caribbean- Roots Bounce
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: Yoshiki Miura - Jazz / Funk / Bossa Nova

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www.myspace.com/yoshikimiura
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. His numerous performances include; "Texaco New York jazz Festival '98 & '97 ", "Grand Central's Anniversary 2000", "JVC Jazz Festival at Saratoga", "Live at Blue Note in NY 2000". Graduated Berklee College of Music, Boston. His composition "KK" was used Episode #312 of the HBO show 'Sex and the City'. Guitar - YoshikiMiura Bass - Bruno Razafindrakoto Drum - Alec Menge Piano - Olivier Rambeloson

7-8pm: AH Collective - Jazz

www.aldenhellmuth.com/
Lead by saxophonist and Hartford native Alden Hellmuth, this talented collection of musicians will be celebrating the life and legacy of the late, great Jackie McLean on his 86th birthday by playing a selection of his works as well as originals inspired by his music!

8-9pm: Tomoko Yangita Trio - Singer / Songwriter / Jazz

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tomokovoicemusic.jimdo.com/
Born in Japan and has been singing at bars in Japan, gaining stage experience over many years. She learned classical music as a young child, and as a teenager played bass guitar in rock bands, and started singing jazz songs when she was 19 years old.

9-10pm: Hooch - Acoustic Duo

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www.thehoochmusic.com/
The Hooch was formed in 2013 when its members, Jemar Phoenix and Mike D, were introduced to each other during a “live music” Open Mic event in New Haven, CT. What began as a simple "Hey, can you play percussion during this set?" eventually morphed into a brotherly chemistry syncopated like no other. Since then, The Hooch has been ascending, playing venues throughout the Metro Northeast, and impressing their audiences with their dynamic sound.

10-11pm: Empire View - Indie

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www.facebook.com/weareempireview/?fref=ts
Empire View is a Brooklyn-based indie act with honest melodies, solid grooves, dreamy guitars, hints of tropicalia and 70s AM rock.

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.

12-3:45am: DJ Shine

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

6-8pm:Mcbone Jazz Series- The Rodrigo Bonelli Septet - Brazili J

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www.rodrigobonelli.com
The latin jazz music of Rodrigo Bonelli combines driving rhythmic patterns from Afro-Cuban and Brazilian styles along with highly inspired melodies to convey the group's message. Whether they play intensely or at a more relaxed tempo, the compositions all share rich melodies and the musicians strong interplay always shines through. They will be joined by amazing and versatile singer Erin Blatti.

8-9:30pm: City Love NYC - Showcase

www.facebook.com/citylovenyc/
City Love NYC is a monthly showcase for up and coming artists to share their talent with others. Accompanied by a house band, the artists perform their original material along with covers creating a quality music experience! #citylovenyc

9:30-10:30pm: Pat and the Hats - Pop / Rock

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www.facebook.com/patandthehats/
Pat & the Hats are a heavy hitting pop-rock band based out of Boston. Their music and stage presence are contagious!

10:30pm-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: 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 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.

6-7pm: John Stetch Trio - Jazz

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www.johnstetch.com
Putting his own stamp on his distinctive renditions, fearless pianist John Stetch pushes the edges of his jazz and classical training to fuse melodies from all around the world and across North American culture; from Mozart to Ukrainian folk music to media themes. Peter Tranmueller on drums and Tom DiCarlo on bass.

7-8pm: 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.

8-9pm: Myles & Lazarus - Soul / Rock / Pop / Folk / R&B

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www.facebook.com/MylesAndLazarus/?fref=ts
Myles & Lazarus is musical and vocal blend of two of the most talented and prolific artists on the scene today, Cat Myles & Frank Lazarus. As performers, they play soul, rock, pop, folk, r&b and blues with great skill and authenticity, seamlessly flowing between classic soul, blues and r&b songs from yesterday and the pop soul that dominates the airwaves today.

9-10pm: EmZ Big Sexy from Australia - Pop Singer

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www.reverbnation.com/emzbigsexymusic
Miss EmZ, is an international woman of mystery. Born in the lush tropical heat of Northern Australia her youth was spent frolicking in the untamed wilderness underneath the warm glow of the sun. Always with a song within EmZ takes her influences from the landscape she grew up in and from the rich life experiences she has collected on her travels across continents.

10-11pm: Groovestick - Funk / Rock / World

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www.facebook.com/Groovinghard
GROOVESTICK is a powerhouse funk group fluid with pocket rhythms and progressive funk layers based in Albany, NY.

11pm-12am: 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!
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: The Darkest Timeline - Folk / Rock

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www.facebook.com/thedarkesttimelineband/
The Darkest Timeline was formed in November 2014 by Juels Bland, Joey Jenkins, and Zach Parkman. Their acoustic inspirations are a complement to the soulful voices that deliver memorable anthems and convoluted truths.

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: Fyaworks and the Alkebulan Band - Reggae

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www.facebook.com/fyaworksmusic/
Music is life and it crosses all boundaries and goes across all oceans. Just like the actual fireworks that burst in the air with their own unique splendor; so is the one and only:(FYAWORKS) The name fyaworks, defines: an artistic display; the works of the fyah is always hot! The works of the Fire is love; but if you vex the fire you will get burned(musically Speaking). His experience and knowledge of music, can be heard pulsating trough the speakers and swaying on the riddims.so incline thy ears to this phenomenol artist. SELAH

9-10pm: The Offenderz- Rock

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www.facebook.com/OffenderzNYC/
The Offenderz are a new band whose core members have appeared frequently on ReW & WhO?

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 Ouaga - World Music Coup

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www.soundcloud.com/djouaga
DJ/Producer & Mixing Engineer with many knowledgeable years of experience. His stronghold is House music, more specifically Afrobeat, Afrohouse, & Techouse, putting into the mix all types of music and creating a fresh spin on African - Caribbean - Latin - Middle-Eastern - Bangla to current, old school, Hip-Hop, R&B, Soul & Funk. As a world Music Coup DJ he also makes his own beats and remixes.
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: New York Jazz Workshop Recital

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www.newyorkjazzworkshop.com
New York Jazz Workshop Featuring: modern jazz ensemble, bebop ensemble and blues ensemble.

6-7pm: Paul Fairall & Friends Residency - Folk

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www.reverbnation.com/PaulFairallAndLindaDanz
Paul Fairall and Linda Danz write songs together. Paul studied under world-renowned guitar player, Joe Pass and performed with various members of FAMILY, including Roger Chapman, Charlie Whitney and Rob Townsend.

7-8pm: Jim Petrie - Folk / Blues

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www.reverbnation.com/earnestmister
Low East Sider Jim Petrie plays with heart, soul, and skill. Originally from Chicago, raised in Long Island, he's a mix of good vibes and so is his music. Country folk with blues and a little rock.

8-9pm: Ryan Rickenbach - Alt. Country / Folk Rock

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www.rickenbachmusic.com/
Rickenbach is a student of The Great American Songbook and is drawn to the power of its simplicity: “I went through a period of listening to Elliott Smith obsessively and he always had a line, some little piece of burning coal that was so distilled and hot you felt he must have written the entire song just to say those words. That’s the kind of songwriting I’m interested in.”

9-10pm: Rock' N Roll Johnny- Rock

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www.rocknrolljohnny.com
Rock 'n' Roll Johnny is a well-known singer/songwriter on the New York City music scene. He connects with his audiences through his high-energy performances of his rock 'n' roll and blues compositions and well-known covers. Check out his website for more information and to hear his studio recordings: www.rocknrolljohnny.com

10-11pm: Stephanie Schulte [band] - Pop / R&B

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www.facebook.com/stephschultemusic/
Stephanie Schulte is a singer-songwriter, born in West Palm Beach, Fl and raised in Raritan, Nj.
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.

6-7pm: Jesse Byrom-Carter Group - Jazz

7-10pm: The Acoustic Soiree

11pm-12am: P.O.P.(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 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.

6-7pm: Joe Pino Quintet - Jazz

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www.joepinojazz.com
About Joe: Joe Pino, trumpet, teacher/educator, and endorsed Adams Flugelhorn Artist started playing trumpet at the age of ten. In High School, he was selected to play in the Beverly High School Jazz Band that competed at jazz festivals put on by The International Association of Jazz Educators. From these festivals, Joe won many outstanding soloist awards including two given by Herb Pomeroy and Greg Hopkins.

7-8pm: Ellen Kaye: Diamonds on My Windshield, The Road Show

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www.facebook.com/events/1436215226440290/
It's hard to catch the wind; the freedom of the highway, and the psychedelic insanity that was 1974. Ellen Kaye is tackling all three in her new run at Silvana. Two years after Watergate, two weeks after Nixon resigns and Ford takes office, America is pulling out of Vietnam, Shirley Chisolm has recently run for President. The Black Panthers, The Weather Underground, The Symbionese Liberation Army and Patty Hearst, and Angela Davis are the news as Ellen begins hitchhiking cross country - adventures good and bad, and a two year residency on Harts Island - it's a quintessential tale of some badass days and nights. Thank God Ethan Fein is on guitar. And Seth Goldman is keeping score. Blues/Folk

8-9pm: Meri Lorenzo & Juan Soria - Acoustic Folk / Soul

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www.facebook.com/Maria-Lorenzo-1717053255191092/
Meri Lorenzo and Juan M Soria, are two Argentinian artists. He plays guitar and sings and she sings. They play an acoustic folk/soul duo. They do covers from many different artist.

9-10pm: 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.

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

11pm-12am: Aidan Connell - Blues ohl

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www.soundcloud.com/aidanconnell/sets/aidan-connell-grio-album-promo
Aidan Connell is an Irish/ Jamaican singer songwriter and Bluesman.Aidan Connell's performances have been praised by music legends including Jeff Beck, Gary Clark Jr and Seasick Steve. Aidan Connell is influenced by Blues icons such as Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf and blues innovators; Shuggie Otis, Peter Green and Rory Gallagher combining blues swagger with well crafted songwriting and guitar virtuosity which reinterprets the well worn blues genre with a fresh approach and much needed urgency.
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.

6-8pm: Jocelyn Shannon Quartet - Jazz

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDiH8xi2TD8
Jocelyn Shannon, vocals, Mark Cohn, piano, Greg Zwiebel, bass, Ed Pillion, drums and Tom Bender, trumpet and flugelhorn.

8-9pm: Peter Galperin - Singer Songwriter

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www.petergalperin.com
With a Russian classical violinist father and a Canadian cellist mother, Peter was surrounded by music from an early age. A Seattle native and grunge rock refugee, he moved to New York City in the early 1980's where he was soon signed to a songwriting development deal. A vocalist and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, violin, piano, mandolin, bass), Peter has collaborated on projects with producer/saxophonist Robert Aaron (who has worked with David Bowie, Talking Heads, and Laurie Anderson), Wayne Kramer (MC5), and has composed music for a variety of dance performances and independent film soundtracks. - See more at:

9-10pm: The Karen Hudson River Trio - Americana / Country Rock

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www.facebook.com/karenhudsonsingersongwriter/
NYC singer-songwriter Karen Hudson has been compared to Rosanne Cash by The Village Voice and to early Linda Ronstadt by 3rd Coast Music Magazine in Austin, Texas, with the proviso that we’re talking pre-Peter Asher, albums like “Silk Purse”, which Lester Bangs found to be ‘brimming with passion and vulnerability, tremulous, yet possessed of a core of absolute strength,’ words that can easily be applied to Hudson. An important difference is that Hudson writes her own songs.”
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.

6-8pm: McBone Jazz Series

8-9pm: Aya Ishida Sextet - Jazz

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmEuFUXotOo
Aya Ishida is a jazz singer bringing a sextet to play some exciting standards with original arrangements.

9-10pm: New Neighbors - Comedy Show

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NEW NEIGHBORS brings you Harlem's hottest comedic talent for free. Whether your style is a bit more Lenox Lounge or Whole Foods, home grown or recent import, check out the best comics north of Central Park Thursday, Sept 29th at 9pm

10pm-12am: Dud Music - Hip Hop

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www.facebook.com/DudMusic1/?fref=ts
Multi-talented Musician. Rapper/Singer/Producer/Composer/Pianist/Guitarist/Saxophonist/Etc.

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 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: Good Morning Bedlam- Folk

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV4XAJM7EvA&feature=youtu.be
Good Morning Bedlam is a band from Minneapolis MN. Although classified as a folk band, Good Morning Bedlam’s music is influenced by many different genres, including rock, bluegrass, metal, and jazz and Traditional Gypsy music. They are four artists who are deeply passionate about both music and performance. Good Morning Bedlam's simple vision is to tell stories, and the best way they can tell those stories is through their songs. When Good Morning Bedlam plays a show they want the audience to be singing, dancing, laughing, and experiencing the emotions in the music itself. Their songs are stories, and stories bring people together.

8-9pm: Fractal Caravan - Funk Rock

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www.fractalcaravan.com
Fractal Caravan play funky, philosophical rock & roll. Edwin Quirk, Fabio Montenegro & David Cornejo are travelers from around the planet, voraciously absorbing the funkiest sounds they can find. They connected on craigslist for a last minute gig in Brooklyn in 2013, & began crafting their eclectic sound immediately. Inspired by The Clash, Bob Marley, Fela, & Jimi, they write modern rock songs to keep you thinking for yourself & dancing, preferably with others. Their debut album, Paradox Lust is available digitally everywhere.

9-10pm: Banjo Nickaru - Americana / Country / Blues

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www.banjonickaru.com
We play an eclectic mix of country, bluegrass, western swing, rockabilly, blues, traditional jazz, dixieland, old-time music, folk, roots music & Americana. Our band members also play in Hot Jazz Jumpers. Hot Jazz Jumpers perform Gullah-Geechee influenced 20s/30s jazz, music of New Orleans, country, bluegrass, blues, folk, originals and world music.

10pm-12am: JP Reynolds - Hip Hop

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www.officiallyjp.com
JP Reynolds is an innovative hip-hop artist from Mount Vernon, NY whose sound blends jazz, gospel, and soul into an eclectic rap gumbo. His album, 'Guavamatic Space Dream,' is available on iTunes, Spotify, and all other digital platforms.
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: Gan Family Rocks

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www.reverbnation.com/anandgan
In our family music is always around. Gan Family Rocks is a project about writing songs, creating awareness, and bringing folks together through music and L.O.V.E. So grab a shaker, pick up a kazoo, clap your hands or just sing along.

7-8pm: The Rodrigo Bonelli Septet - Brazilian Jazz

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www.rodrigobonelli.com
The latin jazz music of Rodrigo Bonelli combines driving rhythmic patterns from Afro-Cuban and Brazilian styles along with highly inspired melodies to convey the group's message. Whether they play intensely or at a more relaxed tempo, the compositions all share rich melodies and the musicians strong interplay always shines through. They will be joined by amazing and versatile singer Erin Blatti.

8-9pm: Ayanna Martine - Singer-Songwriter

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www.facebook.com/aj.martine.3?ref=br_tf
Ayanna Martine (born December 11, 1997) is an aspiring singer/songwriter from the Hudson Valley Region of New York. She started writing her own songs as a young teenager and has style that's a combination of Ed Sheeran and Tracy Chapman. Her musical influences run the gambit from Twenty One Pilots to Blink 182 as well as other Pop Punk and Alternative Rock music artists.

9-10pm: 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.

10-11pm: Damian Quiñones y su Conjunto - Latin / Rock / Funk

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www.damianquinones.bandcamp.com/
For over a decade Damian Quinones has been simmering just under the radar writing tuneful, fun, smart psychedelic rock songs in somewhat of the same vein as the Zombies. His new ep Happy Accidents explores his edgier, harder-rocking side, sort of like a lo-fi version of Love Camp 7. This album took shape as Quinones began demoing songs in his home studio and then must have realized that what he had – with some welcome contributions from a brass section – was perfectly fine for public consumption. Here he plays guitars, bass, percussion and keys, along with Greg Richardson on bass, Brian Baker and Geoffrey Hull on trumpets, Eric Fraser on bansuri flute and Patrick McIntyre and Seth Johnson on drums.

12-3:45am: DJ Ouaga - World Music Coup

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www.soundcloud.com/djouaga
DJ/Producer & Mixing Engineer with many knowledgeable years of experience. His stronghold is House music, more specifically Afrobeat, Afrohouse, & Techouse, putting into the mix all types of music and creating a fresh spin on African - Caribbean - Latin - Middle-Eastern - Bangla to current, old school, Hip-Hop, R&B, Soul & Funk. As a world Music Coup DJ he also makes his own beats and remixes.
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.

2-6pm: Artist in Action Forum by KulchaShock- Showcase

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Artistry has always been a channel for resistance to various forms of societal oppression. The tradition of Black resistance via music, images, conversation and community, has always been pivotal to the success and survival of our communities historically. In light of the current political and social climate of the United States, maintaining this legacy of artistic expression and exchange is a proven step towards sustaining our communities and supporting independent artists. The afternoon’s program will consist of live music, conversation with local artists, food paintings and various pieces for display and purchase.

6-7pm: Paul Fairall & Friends Residency - Folk

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www.reverbnation.com/PaulFairallAndLindaDanz
Paul Fairall and Linda Danz write songs together. Paul studied under world-renowned guitar player, Joe Pass and performed with various members of FAMILY, including Roger Chapman, Charlie Whitney and Rob Townsend.

7-8pm: Robin Irene - Folk / Jazz

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www.robinirenemoss.com
Folk artist with a little biting honesty for every occasion. Full band.

10-11pm: Justin Arena Project -

11pm-12am: Fordham Road - Progressive Rock / Indie Rock

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www.fordhamroadband.com/
We are a Progressive Rock band from Boston, Massachusetts that is influenced by bands such as Rush, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Kansas. We have performed at various venues and festivals around New England and Upstate New York including Binghamton's July Fest, Canobie Lake Park, and Hard Rock Cafe in Boston. We just released an EP called "The Gates of Heaven" which can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and Bandcamp!
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: Sophia Shen- Experimental Asian Trad Fusion

www.shensiyang.com/
Born in Zhangzhou, a small city in southeast China, Sophia Shen is a composer, sound artist, pipa performer/ improviser and pianist who believes in the subjective, evocative, conceptual and ineffable nature of music and sound. She makes intangible connections with performers and listeners by creating music that evokes memory and imagination. She is interested in bridging the divide between cultures by using instruments to dissemble and synthesize new sounds.

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.

9pm-12am: The Jam Of Now - Funk Jam Session

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www.jackrossband.com
Danceable, rousing, and energetic, Jack Ross is all about fusing styles to create an unforgettable live show. The group displays virtuosic talent and precision musicianship. Drawing on his experience as a jazz, funk, and afrobeat drummer, Graham Doby (The Funk Ark, John Lee, John D'earth) formed Jack Ross almost immediately upon moving to New York City in 2014. The initial lineup – which included bassist Clint Greenlee, guitarist Brett Jones, and keyboardist Peter DelGrosso – wasted little time blending elements ranging from hip hop to math rock. With the addition of vocalist and frontwoman Noël Simoné Wippler, Jack Ross incorporated qualities of pop and soul to their sound, and new levels of fire and energy to their live performance.

12-3:45am: DJ Ruggz

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www.djruggz.com/
Based out of Harlem, Ruggz who is a DJ and producer started his journey of music at a young age who first took up BBoying as a child. Due to his popularity as a dancer, he eventually began DJing that lead him to spin at College parties and major competitions throughout the Tri-State Area. Having a few accomplishments under his belt such as performing on ‘The Today Show’ and The Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Ruggz wants to continue to share his love of music with anyone who is willing to listen.
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.

6-7pm: Marco Bolfelli - Jazz

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www.marcobolfelli.com
Marco Bolfelli is an Italian guitarist and composer. After completing his conservatory studies in Italy, in 2015 he attended Berklee College Of Music on a scholarship, graduating Summa Cum Laude by the following year. His first release Streamflow (2014), featuring ECM recording artist Klaus Gesing on reeds, was reviewed as “a hugely impressive and satisfying affair” by All About Jazz and “a very rewarding listening experience” by Jazz Times.

7-8pm: Noah Peterson- Singer Songwriter / Loop

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www.facebook.com/noahpetersonmusic
Noah Peterson is a rare and authentic presence in music. Noah's music is uplifting and accessible. It sings and swings with funky festivals of sound, down home grooves, and tropical tunes. It can digitally deconstruct your ear and sooth you into ambient space.

8-9pm: Isabella Rose - Folk / Blues

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www.isabellarosemusic.com/
Isabella Rose is a 19 year old singer/songwriter. She is currently a sophomore at the Frost School of Music at the Univ of Miami. Isabella is an alumni of Grammy Camp and a member of Grammy U. Isabella Rose has been performing around NYC, Rockland and Miami. She has performed at the Rockland/Bergen Music Festival, WhyHunger benefit concerts and for benefit concerts for the Light Of Day foundation as well. Isabella Rose's EP is entitled, "Closer to Roses" which is available on ITunes and she is currently in the studio working on her first album.

9-10pm: Luke Preston - Singer / Songwriter

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www.facebook.com/LukeDanielPreston/
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: 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: Mughai Muesli Sax Trio - Jazz / World

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www.soundcloud.com/mughal-muesli/sets/demo
When Mughal Muesli, a trio consisting of Xavier Del Castillo on tenor saxophone and flute, Mat Muntz on bass, and Vicente Hansen Atria on drums, first came together in the fall of 2013, everything clicked immediately. Their music combines a dedication to the coherent development of evocative musical ideas and the ability to turn on a dime collectively to explore new ideas, with or without premeditation. Drawing from a wide range of musical influences including the classical traditions of both Europe and India, and the folk musics of the Americas, the Balkans and Africa, they navigate the world through music to celebrate its diversity and commonality. Hailing from such distant cities as Seattle, Washington (Del Castillo, Muntz) and Santiago, Chile (Atria), the three rely on their common experience as Jazz musicians to provide the foundation for their approach.

9-10pm: 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.

10pm-12am: Jamhattan - Jazz / Rock / Indie / Open Jam

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www.kennymakesmusic.com/
Kenny Johnson and Luke Markham lead this monthly open jam. Every last Wednesday.
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.

6-8pm: McBone Jazz Series

8-10pm: The Tip Bucket Comedy Revue

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The Tip Bucket Comedy Jam is Harlem's finest comedy room with a great roster of diverse and funny comics from all over New York City's thriving stand-up comedy scene. We're bringing great comedy to Harlem so that you can get top shelf funny right here in our own neighborhood, because why should we have to go to midtown or the theater district to enjoy great stand-up? Harlem's got great bars, great restaurants, great music and great art. It's about time it had some great comedy too. The Tip Bucket Comedy Jam is going to make that happen.

11pm-12am: 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.

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.
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.

6-7pm: Ranjani - Blues / Soul / Funk / World

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www.facebook.com/mynameisranjani
I write songs, and i want to look straight into your eyes and sing them to you.

7-8pm: Ifti & The Royal Bengal Tea House - Bengali / Folk

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www.facebook.com/BanglaAvenue/
Ifti & The Royal Bengal Tea House is a multi-genre outfit taking Bengali music to the world and bringing the world to Bengali music.

8-9pm: The Dream Masons - Indie / Blues / Dream Rock

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www.facebook.com/thedreammasons/
The Dream Masons solidified their lineup when Vocalist Annastacia Monroe and Guitarist Eric Hellinger added Drummer Austin Harpel and Bassist Phillip Martin. Originally performing under the name Hello Violet, the group relaunched as The Dream Masons in March of 2017 and continue to entertain wherever they find an audience.

9-10pm: Lines West - Post-Americana / Indie-Pop

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www.facebook.com/LinesWest/
Bridgeport, CT based post-Americana/Indie-pop band that has been described as "Simon and Garfunkel fronting Wilco or The Band".

10pm-12am: 5 Dollar Bill Valentine - Funk / Rock / Soul

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www.facebook.com/5DollarBillValentineTheDowntimePlayers/
$5 Bill Valentine and The Downtime Players are a 6 piece bucket of Funky Fried Soul and Blues guaranteed to get you stompin’ and hollerin’ with their infectious grooves!
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: 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.

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: 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.

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

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www.marsalaband.net
Based in Brooklyn, Marta Hernández, (aka Mar Salá) is an international singer songwriter, a self taught musician from Seville, 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: Kakande - High Voltage Classical African Melodies

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www.jumbierecords.com/kakande/index.html
The balafon (xylophone) has electrified popular music in West Africa since the court of Emperor Sundiata Keita back in 1235. With his band Kakande, Famoro Dioubate updates this tradition with an explosive new groove. Lush vocals, sinewy koras, flutes, and cellos meet the virtuosic balafon of this master griot from Guinea.

12-3:45am: DJ Ouaga - World Music Coup

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www.soundcloud.com/djouaga
DJ/Producer & Mixing Engineer with many knowledgeable years of experience. His stronghold is House music, more specifically Afrobeat, Afrohouse, & Techouse, putting into the mix all types of music and creating a fresh spin on African - Caribbean - Latin - Middle-Eastern - Bangla to current, old school, Hip-Hop, R&B, Soul & Funk. As a world Music Coup DJ he also makes his own beats and remixes.