NY Haitian Jazz Music Festival - Saturday December 23rd @ 8pm
Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Plaza, at 15th st
Jazz is the art of expression set to music! Jazz is said to be the fundamental rhythms of human life and man’s contemporary reassessment of his traditional values. The meaning of jazz soon became a musical art form, whether under composition guidelines or improvisation, jazz reflected spontaneous melodic phrasing.
Dominic Kanza & The African Rythm Machine - Tuesday December 5 - 7:30pm
MoBay 17 West 125th St, Harlem
Dominic Kanza and his band, the African Rhythm Machine, have provided some of the best Congolese rumba music in the New York region.
Manhattan Haitian Dance Party- Friday, December 8 @ 12am & 2am
SOB’s, 204 Varick St. @ Houston St - www.sobs.com
Manhattan Haitian Dance Party - Friday, December 15 @ 12am & 2am
14 North Star Fund Benefit Show featuring Emeline Michel - Dec 14 - 7pm
Joes’s Pub, 425 Lafayette Street
Tonight’s benefit features Emeline Michel, the reigning queen of Haitian song and a captivating performer, versatile vocalist, accomplished dancer, songwriter and producer. Singing both in French and Haitian Creole
Azouhouni & Afroyorkers - African X-tended - Dec 12 & 19 - 7:30pm
MoBay 17 W 125th St, Harlem
Born in the Ivory Coast (West Africa), Azouhouni Adou began his musical career early on accompanying some of most the well-known and respected Ivorian artists, such as Ernesto Djedje and Alpha Blondy.
Neighborhood Concert: Oumou Sangare - Dec 16 @ 7:30pm
with special guest artists: Cheikh Tairou M’Baye and Sing Sing Rhythms
Harlem Stage / Aaron Davis Hall, W. 135th St & Convent Ave
Oumou Sangare is Mali’s great diva, a champion of women’s rights, and one of the world’s most astounding female vocalists. The best-known performer of the Malian popular music style of Wassoulou.
Senegalese Mbalax Waaw Band - Saturday, December 16 @ 11:30pm
Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St
The WAAW Band is the first NYC-based group to present authentic and original mbalax music of the Wolof people from Senegal, West Africa!
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