1. Leni Stern
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Venue: The 55 Bar (55 Christopher St., (Sixth/Seventh Avenue), New York, ( 212 ) 929-9883)
Genre: trad. West African arranged music
Acclaimed guitarist and vocalist Leni Stern brings her African music ensemble to Barbés. The music juxtaposes Stern’s trademark inventive guitar and vocal explorations with the indigenous sounds of accomplished African instrumentalists. The result is at once haunting, exuberant, cinematic, personal and resoundingly assured. Featuring Leni Stern on n’goni, electric guitar, vocals, and calabash/Alioune Faye on sabar and djembe, James Genus and Leo Genovese.
2. Hungry March Band W. Jonathan Toubin / New York Night Train and Baby Soda
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Venue: The Bell House (149 7th Street, Brooklyn NY 11215, 718-643-6510)
Genre: melting-pot of world brass traditions, encompassing music from New Orleans second line, Balkan gypsy, New York punk, Bollywood brass, Detroit funk, Latin American samba
The Bell House Presents a Mardi Gras Bash with Hungry March Band, Jonathan Toubin / New York Night Train and Baby Soda.
Hungry March Band (HMB) – NYC’s award-winning brass ensemble and performance group has a well earned reputation for mythical revelry with almost two decades of Coney Island Mermaid and Village Halloween parades, rural raves, subway parties, eccentric weddings, processionals for punk rock patron saints, and many other forays into the territories of the free spirit at home in NYC and around the globe. Their music is a melting-pot of world brass traditions, encompassing music from New Orleans second line, Balkan gypsy, New York punk, Bollywood brass, Detroit funk, Latin American samba, and more.
3. William Hooker STONE Residency
Date: Tuesday, February 9 through Sunday, February 14, 2016
Time: 8pm & 10pm
Venue: The Stone (E 2nd St & Avenue C, New York, New York 10009)
Ticket: $15 for each set
A retrospective of the work of William Hooker. Hooker performs at every set.
William Hooker (drummer,composer and poet) has created works that range from jazz and “new” music to experimental genres. He has released over 60 CDs a a leader. Mr. Hooker has performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Atrium at Lincoln Center, Wadsworth Atheneum, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Walker Art Center,MTV, The Kitchen, Roulette, Real Art Ways. He has also presented his work at the JVC Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Vancouver Jazz Festival, CMJ Music Festival,Vilnius Jazz Festival, Experimenta Argentina,The Knitting Factory and the Victoriaville Music Festival.
8PM DAVID FIRST, ERI YAMAMOTO, REUT REGEV,WILLIAM HOOKER
10PM JD PARRAN,EDWARD RICART,LUKE STEWART,WILLIAM HOOKER
8PM TED DANIEL,DICK GRIFFIN,HIL GREENE, LARRY ROLAND, WILLIAM HOOKER
10PM MICHAEL ATTIAS,CHRIS WELCOME,DAVID SOLDIER,SHAYNA DULBERGER,WILLIAM HOOKER
8PM STEVE DALACHINSKY,AR’BRAF,JESSE HENRY,DAVE ROSS, LISA SOKOLOV,WILLIAM HOOKER
10PM LOUIE BELOGENIS,BERN NIX,CHRISTIAN AMIGO,WILLIAM HOOKER
8PM TOM HAMILTON,DAVID SOLDIER,BRUCE EISENBIEL,WILLIAM HOOKER
10PM ANDREW LAMB,MARK HENNEN,WILLIAM HOOKER,ADAM LANE
8PM JESSICA PAVONE,KYOKO KITAMURA,CHRIS PITSIOKOS,WILLIAM HOOKER
10PM MIXASHAWN ROZZI,ALAN LICHT,WILLIAM PARKER,WILLIAM HOOKER
8PM MATT LAVELLE,MIKE NOORDZY,RAS MOSHE,TOR SNYDER,WILLIAM HOOKER
10PM ANTHONY PIROG,JON IRABAGON,LUKE STEWART,JAMES BRANDON LEWIS,WILLIAM HOOKER
4. Brooklyn Raga Massive Feat. Ragas in Motion
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Time: 8pm – 11pm
Venue: Pioneer Works (159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231)
Genre: workshop and music of Indian classical dance and music
Ragas in Motion opens the BRM stage to honor a rich global history of collaboration between dance and music artists. We are showcasing a diverse program of solo dance works, all deeply rooted in Indian tradition and accompanied musically by members of BRM. The program embodies vibrant conversations in Kathak, contemporary and physical theater and is certain to show the language of dance as a diverse and powerful voice. Stick around for the legendary BRM jam session after the performance where other dancers and musicians will be invited to strut there stuff.
WORKSHOP 6:00 pm
The workshop will consist of two parts and aims to give us an example of how we can begin to explore ways of evolving classical dance forms through collaboration and exchange. In this case we will begin in the north Indian classical dance form, Kathak, and look at ways contemporary dance tools can be used to delve within ourselves to create something new.
Wear something you are comfortable moving in. You will be barefoot. Some prior basic dance knowledge will be helpful but is not essential! Please be ready to dance at 6pm!
–6:00 p.m. – 6:45 pm An introduction to the Kathak movement vocabulary, participants will learn a simple Kathak movement phrase led by Reena Shah, a member of the Parul Shah Dance Company.
–6:45 p.m. – 7:30 pm Using contemporary dance techniques and improvisation exercises we will look at ways to evolve the phrase into something different and personal to each of us. Led by Brinda Guha of Kalamandir Dance Company.
CONCERT 8:00 pm
–Parul Shah w/ music by Trina Basu & Arun Ramamurthy (violins), Mike Lukshis (tabla),
–Delhi Dance Theater, Emily Mcloughlin w/ music by Ken Shoji (fiddle)
–Andrea Clinton w/ music by Michael Gam (upright bass)
–Parijat Desai’s “JustLikeThat” w/ music by Roopa Mahadevan (vocals), Max ZT (hammered dulcimer)
–Dormeshia Sumbry w/ music by Sameer Gupta (tabla)
JAM SESSION 10:00PM
Open to dancers and musicians.
5. Dawn of Midi
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Venue: The Kitchen (512 W 19th St, New York, New York 10011)
Genre: sonic tapestry of trance-inducing grooves/jazz/improv
Online tickets for this show are sold out. A waiting list for this show will start at 7pm, in person at the box office the night of the performance.
Dawn of Midi is a Brooklyn-based acoustic ensemble made up of Aakaash Israni from India on double bass, Amino Belyamani from Morocco on piano and Qasim Naqvi from Pakistan on drums. With their critically acclaimed 2015 album Dysnomia (Erased Tapes), the band abandoned improvisation in favor of highly precise composition, utilizing sophisticated rhythmic structures from North and West African folk traditions to weave a sonic tapestry of trance-inducing grooves— a singular sound Israni has deemed “both musically futuristic and sonically vintage.” Organized by Lumi Tan.
6. Marc Cary’s Weekly “Harlem Sessions”
Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016
Venue: Gin Fizz (308 Lenox Avenue (125th Street), New York, NY 10027)
Marc Cary’s “Harlem Sessions,” which takes place every Thursday night at the New York City speakeasy Gin Fizz, continues to gain ground in the community that the keyboardist-composer-bandleader calls home, and where he’s emerging as a leader committed to the values of the Harlem Renaissance pioneers such as Langston Hughes and Duke Ellington, in the spirit of providing fresh lifeblood to Harlem’s unique and vibrant cultural scene.
Cary began hosting the late night jam session in May 2015, opening it to musicians, poets, rappers, dancers and comedians, and announcing the song menu in advance via social media, to develop an organic and crucial cutting ground for artists. It’s a celebration of local artists, groups and composers who truly brought a melting pot of influences together; take a song like “Harlem River Drive” (by pianist Eddie Palmieri‘s super group), cultivate it, and that typifies what this session is about and how deeply its local roots grow.
Cary’s longtime rhythm section features Rashaan Carter on bass and Sameer Gupta on drums/tabla.
I welcome all my musician, poet, artist, philosopher, and dancer friends to our late night Harlem Hang.
This is not your ordinary jam session. Each week, we aim to build and explore a new common repertoire with original arrangements in the live arena through ensemble work.
We will cover a wide span of music, from the performers and composers who developed this music, to our modern day peers. This will be a celebration of some of the greatest Black and American composers of our time and of our heritage.
In the spirit of all the creativity that came before us here in Harlem, we want to create new standards as community.
PEACE PEACE – MARC CARY
Date: Thursday, February 11, 2015
Venue: Meridian 23 (161 W 23rd St, New York, New York 10011)
Genre: oriental music/gypsy/belly dance
Dance to a mix of Egyptian Shaabi, pop, and classics performed by the incomparable Zikrayat. The evening will also feature a performance by Tava Naiyin!
8. Innove Gnawa
Date: Friday, February 12, 2016
Venue: Nublu (62 Avenue C, New York, New York 10009)
Genre: Gnawa music
Gnawa music is a rich repertoire of spiritual healing songs and rhythms. Its well preserved heritage combines ritual poetry with traditional music and dancing. Gnawa music is performed in a “Lila,” an entire night of celebration, dedicated to healing and trance guided by Maalem Hassan Ben Jaafer and his group Innove Gnawa. Maalem, who is a one of a kind master, inherited Gnawa Music from his father Sidi Abdullah Ben Jaafer Sultan Gnawa, and will be playing alongside the young generation master Samir LanGus who learned Gnawa music in the streets of Agadir, Morocco.
Maalem (Master)Hassan Ben Jaafer (Sintir, vocals)
Samir Langus (Sintir, Vocals)
Ahmed Jeriouda (Vocals, percussion)
Amino Belyamani (Vocals, percussion)
Said Sayed (Vocals, percussion)
Nawfal Atiq (Vocals, percussion)
Pique-nique Recordings and Remix Culture are proud to present:
Toura Toura by Innove Gnawa – a three track vinyl EP, consisting of two beautifully recorded traditional Moroccan pieces by this NYC based group, as well as one re-work by Ben Assiter.
Join us for a very special record release party featuring TWO SETS of live music by INNOV GNAWA.
A limited number of vinyl records will be for sale on the night. Hear the hypnotic rhythms and soaring melodies of Innov Gnawa freshly pressed to wax. Get them while they last.
DJ Jared Proudfoot of Pique-nique Recordings will be spinning worldly delights in between sets.
9. Rakete bee bee? Rakete bee zee! Dada’s 100th Anniversary
Date: Friday, February 12, 2016
Time: 7pm to 10pm
Venue: Spectrum (121 Ludlow St., New York, NY)
Genre: contemporary music/evening of performances, sound poetry, music, and visuals
At the 100th anniversary of Dada, New York’s premier performance venue Spectrum commemorates this event with a 3hr evening of performances, sound poetry, music, and visuals.
Curated by Hans Tammen, the evening will feature works by Angela Babin & Cristian Amigo, Briggan Krauss, David Simons, & Lisa Karrer with Denman Maroney, Antidada, Fairy Scouts, Frances Wang, Gisburg & Louie Terrier, Josh Sinton & megan Schubert, Katya Naphtali, Melissa Grey & David Morneau, Sarah Bernstein & Stuart Popejoy, Steve Bull, Terry Dame, Glenn Cornett, Kevin Ramsay and Francois Grillot.
Prof. David Hyman from Lehman College lectures us on the fact that Dada lectures do not mean anything. The evening concludes with a dance performance of the Gaddadelics, ingeniously fusing pre and post Dada masterpieces.
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2016
Venue: Lucky 13 Saloon (644 Sackett St, Brooklyn, NY 11217)
Genre: indie rock
Brookyln-based band indie/alt rockers Stroamata who just released their new video, Social, from their forthcoming album!
One of several singles that has been released over the past two years, Stroamata showcase a knack for high quality self-recording and production and sets the tone for a soon-to-be released album. PopMatters declares Stroamata create “heaviness and hookiness” and Mustard Relics raves that the band “has something special going on and a wide variety of folks could relate to their groove.” “With DJ Shadow-inspired industrial beats pressed through an alt-rock machine, the female-fronted group thrashes and tears to the front of the climacteric angst of the current musical moment kids crave.” (Audiofemme)