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Harlem Jazz Series - Malik Washington Trio

November 13, 2018 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Cost: $15

Malik Washington was born in Boston, Massachusetts to two musician parents who started him on his path to music. He began playing drums at the age of three and since has built a reputation as a fresh new sound on drums. Malik’s credentials include performances with ABC;s Dancing with the Starts road trip, Olu Dara, Marcus Belgrave, Larry Ridley, Akil Desaan the Newyorican Poetry Slam All-Stars, Soul Squad and Frank Lacy. Malik has studied with Dennis Davis, Mark Johnson, Kenwood Dennard, Warren Smith, Bob Stewart, et al. As a clinician he has appeared at and has been featured in the International Association of Jazz Educators Conference, the New England Jazz Alliance symposia on musical instruction in the public schools and as a guest of the African-American Jazz Caucus. Malik is currently a freelance artist in New York and can be heard on the most recent recording of the Harlem Art Ensemble entitled “Harlem Homecoming.”

Featuring: Malik Washington – drums; Mark Sherman – piano; and Hamish Smith – 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

CCCADI presents: "Race, Myth, Art and Justice!" Exhibition

November 15, 2018 to June 15, 2019 | 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Cost: FREE. Suggested Donation: $5.00

The exhibition explores intersecting ideas of race, myth, art, and justice through the lens and unique interpretations of twelve inter-generational photographers. Via innovative contemporary art practices, the photographers engage with the premise of “race” as a social construct rooted in myth, while simultaneously interrogating its profound implications and indignities on our 21st-century lives.

With roots in the United States and throughout Africa and the Caribbean—including Guyana, Jamaica, Nevis, Panama, Puerto Rico, St. Martin, and Sierra Leone—the photographers draw from an African Diasporic worldview steeped in their personal experiences as well as larger geographical political histories. Collectively, their images offer a poignant and provocative portrait of the ways the mythology of race and the pursuit of justice continue to permeate the global African experience.

Curators: Grace Aneiza Ali and C. Daniel Dawson

Opening Reception: Thursday | November 15, 2018; 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Click here to attend

On View: November 15, 2018 -  June 15, 2019

Gallery Hours: Monday | Closed; Tuesday | 1 PM - 6 PM; Wednesday | 1 PM - 6 PM; Thursday | 1 PM - 8 PM; and Friday | 1 PM - 6 PM

Location: Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, 120 East 125th Street between Lexington and Park Aves, New York, NY 10035

Waterworks Conversation and Cocktail Party with Jason "Timbuktu" Diakite

November 15, 2018 | 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Cost: $50

This evening is dedicated to reflecting on the visionary artists and works presented at Harlem Stage through our signature commissioning program, WaterWorks. We will highlight the significance of the program (past, present and future) while creating space for dialogue, community and transformational ideas.

Join us for an intimate cocktail party examining the journey of transnational MC, musician, author, and WaterWorks artist, Jason ‘Timbuktu’ Diakité as he brings to life a new theater project inspired by his debut book A Drop of Midnight. He will be in conversation with scholar and author Monica Miller followed by a riveting performance.

Born of American parents with roots in Harlem by way of South Carolina and Pennsylvania, this first generation Swedish artist unpacks racism, bigotry, artistry, family and belonging through an unflinching narrative that dares to ask the questions: Where do I belong? Who are my people? Does my skin define me? Music, text and visuals weave a compelling story that journeys across continents and musical genres. Jason will be accompanied by a live band: The Rakiem Walker Project.

Location: Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street, NY, NY 10031

Emily King

November 15, 2018 | 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Price: $40 - $103

Hailing from New York City, Emily King is a GRAMMY® nominated artist. Her lush & polished vocals serve as the perfect vehicle for her carefully crafted compositions. With pop, rock, and r&b influences, King has quickly become a favorite amongst artists and fans alike. King is slated to release her new album with ATO records at the top of next year.

Location: Apollo Theater: 253 West 125th Street btwn Malcolm X Blvd and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd
New York NY 10027 US

Harlem Jazz Series - Antoine Roney

November 16, 2018 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Cost: $20

Philadelphia-born tenor saxophonist, Antoine Roney grew up surrounded by music. After a short period learning the clarinet, he took an interest in the saxophone, after his older brother - renowned saxophonist Wallace - introduced him to John Coltrane's Live at Birdland album. Inspired by what he heard, Roney pursued studies in both alto and tenor sax. He graduated from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts and attended college at the Hartt School of Music, where he studied with alto saxophonist, Jackie McLean. Antoine has released five albums as a leader, in addition to working with Donald Byrd, Jackie McLean, Clifford Jordan, Ted Curson, John Patton, Rashied Ali, Arthur Taylor, Jesse Davis, Ravi Coltrane, Michael Carvin, Geri Allen, Chick Corea and Elvin Jones, to name a few. Antoine also participated in the Miles Davis tribute project, Bitches Brew Revisited, with drummer Cindy Blackman.

Featuring: Antoine Roney - tenor saxophone

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

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

Caribbean SouSou! We Are Family!

November 17, 2018 | 11:00am - 3:00pm

Cost: Free W/ RSVP | Suggested Donation: $5.00 

The SouSou! Saturdays program is inspired by the cooperative economic practice is known throughout the African Diaspora by such names as "Colecta", "Box Hand", "San", "Partna", or "Sou-Sou". We've borrowed from, and transformed this long-standing practice of collective trust, and contribution into a "cultural SouSou" for the community.

Location: Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, 120 East 125th Street btwn Lexington and Park Aves, New York, NY 10035

National Puerto Rican Artisans Fair & Book Expo

November 17, 2018 | 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Cost: Free

Presented by Comité Noviembre, the annual day-long cultural event will feature nearly 100 artisans and authors from Puerto Rico and the United States – ideal for holiday shopping – in addition to workshops and activities for children.

Location: Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, 450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street - Main Gymnasium, C-Lobby, Bronx, NY 1045

Danza Fiesta - 9th Annual South Bronx Folk Festival Finale

November 17, 2018 | 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Cost: Free

Presented by Comité Noviembre, the annual day-long cultural event will feature nearly 100 artisans and authors from Puerto Rico and the United States – ideal for holiday shopping – in addition to workshops and activities for children.

Location: Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, 450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street - Main Gymnasium, C-Lobby, Bronx, NY 1045

Ballet Folklorico de Mexico

November 18, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Cost: $45 $40, $25 | Children 12 & under $10 any seat.

U.S./Mexico Unity Tour 2018 - Celebrating Our Shared Cultural History

Mexico’s most prestigious folkloric dance company presents a colorful evening of traditional music and dance with sophisticated costumes and powerful and accomplished dancers. Take a journey into the diverse Mexican cultures – past and present!

Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández returns to the United States for an extended multi-city tour featuring renowned performances of the company’s classic choreography. This Company is the number one promoter of Mexican dance throughout the world.

Location: Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Park Blvd West, Bronx NY 10468 US

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