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Harlem Jazz Series - Sharp Radway Trio

November 20, 2018 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Cost: $15

Sharp Radway  is a pianist/composer/arranger/author who is a native of Hartford, Connecticut and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.  He remains in demand throughout the country and abroad.  He is a formidable and seasoned band leader, heading various groups of his own  (ie. his quintet, quartet, trio, big band and various vocal and instrumental duos.)  Sharp has worked with several Jazz luminaries as well as forefathers of the genre.  Among them  are Yusef Lateef, Benny Golson, Red Holloway, Peewee Ellis, Hamiet Bluiett, Slide Hampton, Curtis Fuller, Benny Powell, SteveTurre,  Fred Wesley, Frank Lacy, Kiane Zawadi, Bucky Pizzarelli, Diane Schuur, Joe Lee Wilson, Kevin Mahogany, Nnenna Freelon, James Spaulding, Louis Hayes, Greg Bandy, Ben Dixon, Winard Harper, Candido, Leopoldo Fleming, Russell Gunn, Ted Curson, Nicolas Payton, Eddie Henderson, and Randy Brecker and many more.  He also serves as music director, pianist, and arranger for The Celebration of Lionel Hampton Big Band and The New York City Ska Orchestra.  In addition to playing the piano he is also a prolific composer and arranger.

Featuring: Sharp Radway - piano; Hilliard Greene - bass; and Darrell Green - bass.

First set: 12pm-12:45pm (15 min break); Second set: 1pm-1:45pm 

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

Harlem Jazz Series - Bruce Williams

November 23, 2018 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Cost: $20

Alto saxophonist, Bruce Williams hails from Washington D.C. and has been on the New York scene for 25 years. Bruce is one of the most in demand alto sax stylist and section player currently working. He has performed with a diverse list of artists including long relationships with the World Saxophone Quartet, Charles Tolliver, Count Basie Orchestra, Roy Hargrove, Frank Foster, Jimmy Scott, Stanley Cowell, Buster Williams, and Steve Turre. Bruce has a style that is described as warm, powerful, soulful, and electric.

Featuring: Bruce Williams - saxophone

1st set: 7:00pm - 7:45pm (15 min break) 2nd Set: 8:00pm - 8:45pm

House doors open at 6:30pm

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

Timeless, A Virgin Islands Love Story

November 23, 2018 6:00pm - 10:00pm

2018 NYADIFF Opening Night Flim /NY Premiere: Timeless, A Virgin Islands Love Story - Q&A with Director & VIP Reception

Timeless is a love story that travels in time from 19th Century Ghana to the modern day Caribbean.

It is the story of Ajuwa, a Ghanaian warrior, who loses her soulmate to the slave trade. Their souls reunite in the present in the form of Malinda Benjamin, a Senator in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Alphonse Walcott, a gifted writer who has returned from New York. But the kindling of the relationship goes sour when Alphonse meets Bianca.

Some of the social issues explored in the film are human trafficking past and present, political corruption and immigration.

Cost: OPENING - Timeless Includes: Red Carpet, Film + discussion: $25.00 (plus a $2.28 fee via Eventbrite); Red Carpet @ 6pm, Film, Discussion & Catered VIP Reception: $50.00 (plus a $3.55 fee via Eventbrite) 

Location

Teacher's College - Columbia University - Mlbank Chapel, 525 West 120th Street, New York NY 10027 US

The Diplomats

November 23, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Price: $48 - $78

Artists Cam'ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana and Freeky Zekey—collectively known as The Diplomats formed in 1997 in Harlem, NY. Following the success of Cam’ron’s solo album S.D.E., the group released what is now considered a classic album, Diplomatic Immunity in 2003. Pioneers in music distribution, known for their fashion forwardness and their unique way of approaching lyrics, the group went on to release more than 50 songs that cemented their place in hip-hop history.

“They were a true grassroots movement, perhaps the last New York has seen. The crew's success was built on a combination of mixtape grind, hit singles, street DVDs, and a unique aesthetic vision. Coming up at a time when Atlanta was ascendant, the crew managed to keep New York City a hub of street rap into the new decade.”- Complex.

Be the first to see The Diplomats live as they release their first new album in 14 years - Diplomatic Ties.

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

The Give Thanks, Get Down - A DJ Dance Party!

November 24, 2018 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Cost: $15

An evening of dance with the sounds of Amma Whatt & Ancestral Pact and DJ Team Underground Revival. In addition, an Afro-Cuban Orisha dance class will be taught by Master Dancer & Teacher Liethis Hechavarria, of the world-renowned Afro Cuban folkloric group, Oyu Oro. Featuring live drums! Together we will Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky and Get free!

ALL ticket sales are final, No Refunds or Exchanges. Valid ID required to pick up tickets

Location: Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street, New York, NY 1003

They Had a Dream (Le Reve Francais)

November 25, 2018 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Cost: Red Carpet @ 3PM, Film & Discussion Only: $20 (plus a $2.03 fee via Eventbrite); Film, Discussion & VIP Reception: $35 (plus a $2.79 fee via Eventbrite). 

Q&A with Firmine Richard & VIP reception. Red carpet @ 3pm and Screening @ 4pm.

They Had a Dream tells a story based on reality. It is both a social and a fictional saga, exploring the interconnected lives of two Guadeloupian families to reveal hidden or obscure aspects of French society.

In the Sixties, the idea of a ‘dream France’ appealed to many French West Indians and Reunion Islanders. The BUMIDOM (Bureau for the Development of Migration in Overseas Districts) encouraged them to leave their native lands to escape the poverty caused by the closure of sugar mills, among other factors.

Although they were overseas citizens of France, these people (some of whom were the victims of a compulsory emigration policy, while others had spontaneously decided to move to Metropolitan France) found that life there was very different than the one they had imagined.

Teachers College, Columbia University - Milbank Chapel, 525 West 120th Street, New York NY 10027 USA

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