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Harlem Jazz Series - Yoichi Uzeki & Interlocking

July 9, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm

A native of Tokyo, pianist, composer and arranger, Yoichi Uzeki received his bachelor's degree at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA and his master's degree and the Sir Roland Hanna Award from Queens College, City University of New York. Yoichi played the piano on a historical recording session with Jamaaladeen Tacuma and Ornette Coleman in 2010. This "For The Love of Ornette" CD is available world-wide. Currently, Yoichi has several own projects from trio to big band in the United States and Japan, and he is a music faculty at York College, City University of New York. He has performed in several ongoing projects by Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Oliver Lake, Jeff King, Webb Thomas, Carl Bartlett Jr., Hot Crescents (Co-led by Satoru Ohashi), and Battle Jazz Big Band of Japan, among others. His music and charts have performed by many bands throughout the world. Additionally, he has performed with Pharoah Sanders, Terell Stafford, James Spaulding, Tim Warfield Jr., Craig Harris, Vanessa Rubin, Carla Cook, Bobby Porcelli, Cecil Bridgewater, Frank Lacy, Najee, Chanda Rule, Wolfgang Puschnig, and many more.

Featuring:  Yoichi Uzeki - piano

1st set: 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm (15 min break); 2nd set: 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm. 

House doors open at 11:30 am

Price: $15

Email: info@welcometoharlem.com

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Location: Greater Calvary Baptist Church, 43-55 West 124th Street btwn Malcolm X Blvd and Fifth Ave. New York NY 10027 US

Nollywood In Harlem! God Calling Movie Screening & Talk Back

July 10, 2019 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Nollywood movie screening and talk back with cast discussing the movie and the impact of the blooming Nollywood movie industry to the World! “God Calling,” a phenomenal Nollywood movie that pushes your preception of faith based movies.

The Director BB Sasore and Producer and lead actor Karibi Fubara did a fantastic job in telling a compelling story of trial and faith rooted in the dynamics of the Nigerian culture and family values.

Nollywood without a doubt has amplified Nigeria's ascendance as a global competitor across industries. The movie premiered in New York in March and will continue to show across USA through 2019. Visit www.godcallingmovie.com for showtime and tickets.GOD CALLING NOW SHOWING IN USA.

In Pathnership With Bokula  Shonuga.

Cost: Free

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Location: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street, New York NY 10037 US

Ximena Sariñana / iLe / Nathy Peluso

July 10, 2019 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Ximena Sariñana has been performing for much of her life; as an actor, singing the theme song for a telenovela, and even as a judge on Mexico’s version of “America’s Got Talent.” As a musician, she’s evolved from the jazzy pop of her 2008 Grammy-nominated debut Mediocre, incorporating smoother electronic elements and bouncy dance rhythms into her fourth LP, ¿Dónde Bailarán Las Niñas?. She’s supported by Puerto Rican singer (and Calle 13 alumni) iLe, who won a Grammy for her 2016 debut iLevitable, and the saucy neo-soul trap stylings of Madrid-via-Argentina MC Nathy Peluso.

Cost: Free

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Location: Central Park - Rumsey Playfield, 72nd Street and 5th Avenue, New York NY 10021 US

Dapper Dan

July 10, 2019 7:00pm

Launch of Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem

Co-presented by BAM and Greenlight Bookstore

High-end streetwear icon Dapper Dan graces the BAM stage to celebrate the launch of his stunning new memoir, Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem. At his now-legendary atelier on 125th Street in Harlem, Dapper Dan remixed classic luxury-brand logos into his own designs in the 1980s and dressed the likes of Eric B. and Rakim, Salt-N-Pepa, Big Daddy Kane, Mike Tyson, LL Cool J, Jam Master Jay, Diddy, Naomi Campbell, and Jay-Z.

But before he reinvented haute couture, he was a hungry boy with holes in his shoes, a teen who daringly gambled drug dealers out of their money, and a young man in a prison cell who found nourishment in books. And when he turned his attention to fashion, he did so with the energy and curiosity that he approaches all things, eventually emerging as a world-famous designer whose looks went on to define an era. In this playful, poignant, thrilling, and inspiring account, he tells his story for the first time.

ALL TICKETS:  $20 event only; $40 with book (a savings of over 25% off list price)

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Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building - BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn NY 11217 USA

Rahsaan Patterson

July 11, 2019 12:00pm

Rahsaan Patterson brings his velvety-smooth tenor to musical stylings that range from gospel-inspired ballads to the infectious grooves of funk. Patterson has been co-billed with Earth Wind & Fire, Lalah Hathaway, and Fantasia, and he has collaborated with such leading female vocalists as Faith Evans, Ledisi, and Rachelle Ferrell. He appears at MetroTech on the heels of his new album, Heroes & Gods, the most recent testament to a musical career that has embraced the rich sounds of jazz, gospel, R&B, funk, and electronica.

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Location: MetroTech Commons, 304 Bridge St, Brooklyn NY 11201 USA

Aterciopelados / Diamante Eléctrico / DJ Dayansita

July 11, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Aterciopelados (“the velvety ones”) is one of Colombia’s first rock bands. Their music fuses rock with a variety of Colombian and Latin American musical traditions.They are joined by newcomers the bluesy Bogotá-based rock band Diamante Eléctrico, who hold a pair of Latin Grammys for Best Rock Album and the honor of opening the Rolling Stones’ first-ever show in Colombia. Dayansita will be spinning music all evening.

Cost: Free

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Location: Queensbridge Park - SummerStage, Queensbridge Park, Long Island City NY 11101 USA

Carnegie Hall Citywide: Le Vent du Nord

July 12, 2019 6:00pm

Le Vent du Nord’s energetic mix of French-Canadian and Celtic dance tunes, traditional songs, and original pieces is irresistible. The musicians’ catchy vocals delight, whether they are singing a soulful ballad or mouth music—a French-Canadian form of scat singing. You’ll love their colorful instrumentals, with spirited contributions on fiddle, button accordion, guitar, hurdy-gurdy, and the quintessentially Quebecois percussion tradition of foot-tapping on a wooden board. When Le Vent du Nord takes the stage, you’ll enjoy an Old Quebec–style house party without leaving New York!

Free Event

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Location: Bryant Park, 41 West 40th Street, New York NY 10018 US

Harlem Jazz Series - Santi Debriano

July 12, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Santi Debriano has proven to be one of the most versatile and creative musicians to emerge from the New York jazz scene. Santi has a body of music that embraces a variety of traditions and genres. His virtuosic abilities on acoustic bass and guitar, combined with his vast range of experience has brought him to a position of eminence as one of the most inventive and innovative of performers. His work as a leader has been documented on several brilliant recordings with the groups Panamaniacs and Circlechant, the bass trio Castle Magic and his collaborations with guitarists Paul Meyers and Roni Ben Hur. Santi has eight CDs as leader and some 100 recordings as a sideman. He has performed and recorded with some of the most notable musicians of our time, including Archie Shepp, Sam Rivers, Sonny Fortune, Chico Freeman, Pharaoh Sanders, and Kenny Barron, Freddie Hubbard, Louis Hayes, Danilo Perez, Bill Pierce, and Randy Weston among others. Santi’s performance career has crossed many stylistic boundaries, from straight ahead jazz to latin jazz to the avant garde. Santi Debriano is also very active in music education, at all grade levels. 

Featuring: Santi Debriano – acoustic bass and guitar

First set: 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm; 15 min break; Second set: 8:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Cost: $20

Email: info@welcometoharlem.com

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Location: Greater Calvary Baptist Church, 43-55 West 124th Street btwn Malcolm X Blvd and Fifth Ave, New York NY 10027 US

A Palo Seco

July 12, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Named after a stripped-down style of Flamenco often sung a capella or with percussion alone, the New York-based Flamenco dance company, A Palo Seco, combines traditional techniques with a modern, metropolitan flair. Returning to SummerStage for the first time since opening for Ballet Hispanico in 2014, the company will perform with a live band, and hold a free 45-minute dance class led by artistic director Rebecca Tomas before the show, sharing their expertise in Flamenco with the Queensbridge community.

+ Flamenco Dance Workshop with A Palo Seco

Friday, July 12, 7PM

Queensbridge Park, QNS

Free dance classes are held on stage before dance performances. All are welcome and no RSVP is required.

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Location: Queensbridge Park, Queensbridge Park, Long Island City NY 11101 USA

Run, Walk, Praise 5K - Randall's Island

July 13, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am

Run, Walk, Praise is a walk/run like no other. It is designed to be a fun and engaging experience that brings the community together and create an exciting, healthy and family-friendly environment.

In addition to the run/walk, the event will feature a Day Party that showcases, music, dance and spoken word. Attendees will remember this as an event like no other!

We are on a mission to make our communities healthier with running, dance, and music in an environment that educates and inspires.

REGISTRATION OPENS 7:30 AM

RACE START 9AM

FEES
$30 until July 12
$35 Day of Race

Contact: Joy Williams
Email: joymachelle@gmail.com
Phone: 646-504-2512

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Location: Randall's Island Park, Field 81, New York NY 10035 U.S.

A Bread Factory Part One: For the Sake of Gold

July 13, 2019 2:00pm

Directed by Patrick Wang | 2018

With Tyne Daly, Elisabeth Henry, James Marsters

In the small upstate town of Checkford, Dorothea (Daly) and Greta (Henry) have run a local community arts space called the Bread Factory for 40 years when, suddenly, they find their beloved institution threatened by an unexpected rival: a pair of hotshot Chinese performance artists who have chosen Checkford as the site for their flashy new compound. With sly humor and an anything-goes sense of play, A Bread Factory speaks vitally to everything from gentrification to the economics of art to the meaning of community.

Patrick Wang’s two-part micro-epic is one of the most wonderfully surprising American independent films in years, garnering comparisons to the works of Robert Altman, Jacques Rivette, and Christopher Guest for its offbeat humanism and deft handling of a sprawling ensemble cast.

General Admission: $16

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Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building - BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn NY 11217 USA

A Bread Factory Part Two: Walk with Me a While

July 13, 2019 4:30pm

Directed by Patrick Wang | 2018

With Tyne Daly, Elisabeth Henry, James Marsters

The second installment in Patrick Wang’s delightfully loopy, loose-limbed saga about a struggling performing arts center fighting to stay afloat in a gentrifying upstate New York town. Spinning off into ever more freewheeling, imaginative realms, A Bread Factory Part Two captures residents rehearsing for a production of Euripides’ Hecuba, while outside the real theatrics are taking place: the town has been invaded by strange tourists and mysterious tech start-up workers. There is a new normal in Checkford…if it is even really Checkford any more. Punctuated by surreal song and dance numbers and flights of absurdist fancy, Part Two is a profound exploration of the mysterious interplay between life and art.

One of the most wonderfully surprising American independent films in years, Patrick Wang’s two-part micro-epic has garnered comparisons to the works of Robert Altman, Jacques Rivette, and Christopher Guest for its offbeat humanism and deft handling of a sprawling ensemble cast.

General Admission: $16

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Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building - BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn NY 11217 USA

Leon Gieco / Kevin Johansen / El Mato A Un Policia Motorizado / Silvina Moreno / Juan Ingaramo

July 13, 2019 5:00pm - 9:00pm

A celebration of Argentinian music in collaboration with Cosquin Rock festival, the Latin Alternative Music Conference brings a mix of the classic and the contemporary to Queensbridge. The socially conscious singer Leon Geico is one of Argentina’s most famous folk rock musicians, sometimes called the “Bob Dylan of Argentina,” he sojourned to the states in the late 70s under intense pressure from a government that tired of his criticism. He’s joined by the Sub-tropicalista rocker Kevin Johansen,who spent the 90s in NYC with his band The Nada; El Mató a un Policía Motorizado, Buenos Aires indie darlings and multi Latin GRAMMY nominees with twinkling guitars; Silvina Moreno, a sweet-sounding vocalist who studied at Boston’s Berklee College of Music and recently opened for Ed Sheeran and Juan Inagramo, the Buenos Aires-via-Córdoba artist and producer who makes romantic electropop and dabbled in trap stylings with his 2018 LP Best Seller. This is the first edition of the iconic Argentine festival, Cosquin Rock in the US.

Cost: Free

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Location: Queensbridge Park, Long Island City NY 11101 USA

Fally Ipupa All White Concert

July 13, 2019 8:00pm

Featuring Africa’s own multiple award-winning Francophone artiste “FALLY IPUPA N’simba. Known worldwide as FALLY IPUPA, he is a Congolese singer-songwriter, dancer, philanthropist, guitarist & producer.

From 1999 until 2006, FALLY IPUPA was a member of Quartier Latin International, the music band formed in 1986 by Koffi Olomidé.

His first solo album was Droit Chemin released in 2006, which went on to sell over 100,000 units & his 2nd album Arsenal de Belles Melodies was released in 2009. In 2007 he won the Kora Awards for Best Artist or Group from Central Africa. In 2010, he won the MTV Africa Music Awards for Best Video for Sexy Dance & Best Francophone Artist. He also won the urban awards for best African artist.

He was nominated in the Best Live Act category at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2014. He released an album named Power Kosa Leka in 2013. In 2017, Fally Ipupa released an album named Tokooos & in 2018 another album named Control. He electrifies his audience with his Sonorous voice and unique dance steps.

Ticket prizes start at $53.

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Location: Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th Street, New York NY 10027 US

Family Day: Railroad Earth / Ranky Tanky

July 14, 2019 3:30pm - 7:00pm

SummerStage’s Family Day lineup features two bands making distinctly American music. Railroad Earth, a bluegrass-influenced jam band from Stillwater, New Jersey, takes its name from the Jack Kerouac prose poem “October in the Railroad Earth.” Formed in the aftermath of the band From Good Homes’ breakup, the group serves up an improvisational take on bluegrass with a tinge of folk, Celtic, jazz, and rock in the tradition of bands like The Grateful Dead, String Cheese Incident, and Phish. Charleston, South Carolina’s Ranky Tanky is more specifically southern, specializing in jazz-influenced arrangements of traditional Gullah music, created by the descendants of enslaved Africans in the southeastern U.S.’ Lowcountry region. The band’s name-which comes from a Gullah expression that translates to “get funky” pulls lyrics and melodies from Gullah spirituals, children’s rhymes, and dance music rooted in West African rhythms.

Cost: Free

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Location: Central Park - Rumsey Playfield, 72nd Street and 5th Avenue, New York NY 10021 US

Avery*Sunshine / DJ P.U.D.G.E

July 14, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Former church pianist and musical director is an immense vocal talent, showcasing her soulful, jazzy songs of praise and worship. Denise Nicole White, better known by her stage name Avery*Sunshine, has brought audiences together for years through her optimistic anthems and stellar stage performances. Her number 1 Billboard single “Call My Name” was awarded ASCAP’s Rhythm and Soul Sound of the Year in 2016 and she has been nominated for a Soul Train Award and BET Centric Award. Her songs of praise, weave together elements of soul, gospel, jazz, and R&B. Her current debut – Twenty SixtyFour – features organic grooves and and life affirming tracks.

Cost: Free

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Location: Queensbridge Park, Long Island City NY 11101 USA

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