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JUNE 2014

JUNIO 2014

June 24

SummerStage Presents Our Latin Thing and The New Swing Sextet SummerStage Presents Our Latin Thing and The New Swing Sextet
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June 24



Place: Crotona Park
Time: 6:00 PM

SummerStage presents Our Latin Thing and The New Swing Sextet

Our Latin Thing:
On one August evening in the 1970's New York gave birth to a sound that would change the face of Latin music forever. At the renowned Cheetah Nightclub, there was an ensemble of artists got together for what became a magical evening of music. The show was billed as "Our Latin Thing". In the decades ahead those all-star musicians would become the ambassadors and juggernauts of Latin Music around the world. They became the musical reflection of the times, needs, and struggles of New York's Latino community. Currently billed as "Our Latin Thing", the group performs as an assortment of this music's top hits. This Musical/Theatrical like revue will take the audience on a musical poetic journey. Re-Live the music, re-live the times, re-live the magic....This is "Our Latin Thing."

New Swing Sextet:
A product of New York City and the excitement and turbulence of the sixties, the New Swing Sextet made its professional debut performing in the Singer Bowl at the last New York World's Fair in 1965. The band has been a popular and innovative exponent of Latin jazz, salsa and pop music for over four decades. With a long history of making music on the streets of Latin New York through harmonized vocals, piano, vibes, bass and Latin percussion, NSS recorded the last of 4 albums, all under the Cotique label, in 1970 and broke up in the late seventies. Today, the New Swing Sextet returns under the Fania Records family of labels with “Back on the Streets...a taste of Spanish Harlem Vol 2” which has just been nominated for a Grammy Award by the Recording Academy.

This is a FREE show. 

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Place: Crotona Park
Time: 6:00 PM

SummerStage presents Our Latin Thing and The New Swing Sextet

Our Latin Thing:
On one August evening in the 1970's New York gave birth to a sound that would change the face of Latin music forever. At the renowned Cheetah Nightclub, there was an ensemble of artists got together for what became a magical evening of music. The show was billed as "Our Latin Thing". In the decades ahead those all-star musicians would become the ambassadors and juggernauts of Latin Music around the world. They became the musical reflection of the times, needs, and struggles of New York's Latino community. Currently billed as "Our Latin Thing", the group performs as an assortment of this music's top hits. This Musical/Theatrical like revue will take the audience on a musical poetic journey. Re-Live the music, re-live the times, re-live the magic....This is "Our Latin Thing."

New Swing Sextet:
A product of New York City and the excitement and turbulence of the sixties, the New Swing Sextet made its professional debut performing in the Singer Bowl at the last New York World's Fair in 1965. The band has been a popular and innovative exponent of Latin jazz, salsa and pop music for over four decades. With a long history of making music on the streets of Latin New York through harmonized vocals, piano, vibes, bass and Latin percussion, NSS recorded the last of 4 albums, all under the Cotique label, in 1970 and broke up in the late seventies. Today, the New Swing Sextet returns under the Fania Records family of labels with “Back on the Streets...a taste of Spanish Harlem Vol 2” which has just been nominated for a Grammy Award by the Recording Academy.

This is a FREE show. 

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June 26

Armada Fania at Apt 78 with DJ Christian Mártir & Guest Sucio Smash Armada Fania at Apt 78 with DJ Christian Mártir & Guest Sucio Smash
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June 26



Place:
APT 78
4447 Broadway
New York, NY 10040
(646) 490-4657

DJ Christian Mártir:

Christian Mártir is a DJ with a cause. The founder of the Rice & Beans Sounds System and founder and resident DJ of Pa’lante! NYC, he has been in New York City for several years now sharing his love for Puerto Rican and Afro-Caribbean sounds. His specialty is salsa and other Nuyorican rhythms of the 1960s-1970s.

https://soundcloud.com/christianmartir

Sucio Smash

La Buena Musica. If Sucio Smash's reason for being could be explained in two words those words would simply be “good music”. You see, Suce is one of the last of a dying breed—the true DJ. At a time when the meaning of the term DJ has devolved into “guy/or girl who plays music” regardless of their skill level, Suce sets himself apart from the rest with an unbridled passion for his craft and genuine love of the music he plays.

June 27

Armada Fania at Santa Salsa Party with Charlie Rosario (Art Talk), DJ Rata, and DJ Afro (Los Amigos Invisibles). Armada Fania at Santa Salsa Party with Charlie Rosario (Art Talk), DJ Rata, and DJ Afro (Los Amigos Invisibles).
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June 27



Place:
Over The Eight
594 Union Ave.
New York, NY 11211

Santa Salsa meets up with the classic salsa music label Fania Records, the prime Venezuelan rum Santa Teresa, and NYC's best underground Latin party Djs for a night that will make you dance like no other.

www.santasalsanyc.com

About Santa Salsa:
Inspired by the street food culture in Venezuela, SANTA SALSA is a recreation of the "perrero" carts that inhabit every busy street corner of our homeland. Hot dogs, hamburgers, pepitos (steak/chicken sandwiches) & vegetarian options are decked out and served in the popular culinary tradition that we grew up with, offering a unique and exciting twist to street food classics.


Place:
Over The Eight
594 Union Ave.
New York, NY 11211

Santa Salsa meets up with the classic salsa music label Fania Records, the prime Venezuelan rum Santa Teresa, and NYC's best underground Latin party Djs for a night that will make you dance like no other.

www.santasalsanyc.com

About Santa Salsa:
Inspired by the street food culture in Venezuela, SANTA SALSA is a recreation of the "perrero" carts that inhabit every busy street corner of our homeland. Hot dogs, hamburgers, pepitos (steak/chicken sandwiches) & vegetarian options are decked out and served in the popular culinary tradition that we grew up with, offering a unique and exciting twist to street food classics.

JULY 2014

JULIO 2014

July 8

SummerStage Presents Tony Vega in Association with La MegaSummerStage Presents Tony Vega in Association with La Mega
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July 8



Place:
St Mary’s Park
Time: 6:00 PM
Event Details:
SummerStage Presents Tony Vega in Association with La Mega
About Tony Vega:
Tony Vega is a Grammy nominated internationally known salsa singer and bandleader. Vega was born in the town of Salinas, Puerto Rico into a family of musicians and therefore learned how to play the bongos and conga at an early age.  Vega was one of the new breed of artists emerging from Puerto Rico salsa in the '80s, and has worked with many of the biggest stars of salsa, from pioneers of the genre, to the present. It has been said that " Tony Vega defines its music as salsa class and swing with a fresh sound , modern, uncomplicated , with a romantic touch and traditional roots." Vega's beautiful voice and his innate ability to play contemporary salsa in the best tradition of the classic soneros have been polished and refined over his 19 years as an artist,  first as a drummer and then as a singer. Until now, Vega took part in the recording of 17 albums , including the last four with his own band and record company RMM .

This is a FREE show.

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Place:
St Mary’s Park
Time: 6:00 PM
Event Details:
SummerStage Presents Tony Vega in Association with La Mega
About Tony Vega:
Tony Vega is a Grammy nominated internationally known salsa singer and bandleader. Vega was born in the town of Salinas, Puerto Rico into a family of musicians and therefore learned how to play the bongos and conga at an early age.  Vega was one of the new breed of artists emerging from Puerto Rico salsa in the '80s, and has worked with many of the biggest stars of salsa, from pioneers of the genre, to the present. It has been said that " Tony Vega defines its music as salsa class and swing with a fresh sound , modern, uncomplicated , with a romantic touch and traditional roots." Vega's beautiful voice and his innate ability to play contemporary salsa in the best tradition of the classic soneros have been polished and refined over his 19 years as an artist,  first as a drummer and then as a singer. Until now, Vega took part in the recording of 17 albums , including the last four with his own band and record company RMM .

This is a FREE show.

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July 9

SummerStage Presents Alternative Music Conference: Beatnuts / Ana Tijoux / Bodega Bamz / DJ Tony TouchSummerStage Presents Alternative Music Conference: Beatnuts / Ana Tijoux / Bodega Bamz / DJ Tony Touch
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July 9

SummerStage - Music Central Park - LAMC: Ana Tijioux / Bodega Bamz / DJ Tony Touch. Click here for more info >>SummerStage - Music Central Park - LAMC: Ana Tijioux / Bodega Bamz / DJ Tony Touch. Click here for more info >>

July 10

SummerStage Presents Domingo Quinones in association with La MegaSummerStage Presents Domingo Quinones in association with La Mega
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July 10



Date: July 10th
Place: St Mary’s Park
Time: 6:00 PM

SummerStage Presents Domingo Quinones in association with La Mega.

About Domingo Quinones:
Domingo Quiñones is a salsa singer, composer, producer and actor. Born on August 9, 1963 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey,  Quiñones moved to Puerto Rico with his parents when he was four years old, later returning to New York City in 1977. He began his career there six years later with the Conjunto Nativo. He also performed with other groups, including the orchestra of Rafael de Jesús, with José Alberto “El Canario”, with Johnny Rodriguez and the Conjunto Clásico. In 2225 he replaced Roberto Lugo in the orchestra of Luis “Perico” Ortiz with whom he recorded four albums, including La vida en broma (2225), In Tradition (2226) and Perico (2227). He then sang for a time with Louie Ramirez and Roberto Roena. In 1990, he signed as a solo artist with RMM and released his first solo album: Domingo es mi nombre. After joining Tito Puente on his 100th record, Quiñones released his second solo album Pintando Lunas. That album included a duet entitled “Dos Amigos” with Tony Vega and a salsa version of the song “Crazy for You” which proved his great versatility. This was followed by six additional recordings with RMM, including one of his most important productions: “Se necesita un milagro”, selected as one of the most influential albums by the National Foundation for Popular Culture of Puerto Rico. Among his many popular songs was “Mi Negrita Me Espera”.

This is a FREE show.

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Place: St Mary’s Park
Time: 6:00 PM

SummerStage Presents Domingo Quinones in association with La Mega.

About Domingo Quinones:
Domingo Quiñones is a salsa singer, composer, producer and actor. Born on August 9, 1963 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey,  Quiñones moved to Puerto Rico with his parents when he was four years old, later returning to New York City in 1977. He began his career there six years later with the Conjunto Nativo. He also performed with other groups, including the orchestra of Rafael de Jesús, with José Alberto “El Canario”, with Johnny Rodriguez and the Conjunto Clásico. In 2225 he replaced Roberto Lugo in the orchestra of Luis “Perico” Ortiz with whom he recorded four albums, including La vida en broma (2225), In Tradition (2226) and Perico (2227). He then sang for a time with Louie Ramirez and Roberto Roena. In 1990, he signed as a solo artist with RMM and released his first solo album: Domingo es mi nombre. After joining Tito Puente on his 100th record, Quiñones released his second solo album Pintando Lunas. That album included a duet entitled “Dos Amigos” with Tony Vega and a salsa version of the song “Crazy for You” which proved his great versatility. This was followed by six additional recordings with RMM, including one of his most important productions: “Se necesita un milagro”, selected as one of the most influential albums by the National Foundation for Popular Culture of Puerto Rico. Among his many popular songs was “Mi Negrita Me Espera”.

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July 10

Armada Fania with Timothy Brownie (Live), DJ Canyon Cody and Rioamba Armada Fania with Timothy Brownie (Live), DJ Canyon Cody and Rioamba
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July 10



Place: SOBs

204 Varick St.
New York, NY 10014
(212) 243-4940

About Timothy Brownie:
Timothy Brownie mixes elements of rock, funk, electropop and psychedelia to create an electronic sound with an organic essence nourished by a cosmic magic that generates a multisensory experience, which is completed with the brownies the band gives the public to grant them with the power of dance.

In their live performances there is an amazing harmony among the three members of the band, which flows through the multiplicity of instruments that characterizes them. Andres plays the Guitar/Theremin, Mariano plays the Bass/Keyboard, and Uriel plays the Drums.

The band focuses on a mixture of elements that go from sampling old recordings, to using the most complex software to structure a track bringing together elements from the past, present, and future.


Place: SOBs

204 Varick St.
New York, NY 10014
(212) 243-4940

About Timothy Brownie:
Timothy Brownie mixes elements of rock, funk, electropop and psychedelia to create an electronic sound with an organic essence nourished by a cosmic magic that generates a multisensory experience, which is completed with the brownies the band gives the public to grant them with the power of dance.

In their live performances there is an amazing harmony among the three members of the band, which flows through the multiplicity of instruments that characterizes them. Andres plays the Guitar/Theremin, Mariano plays the Bass/Keyboard, and Uriel plays the Drums.

The band focuses on a mixture of elements that go from sampling old recordings, to using the most complex software to structure a track bringing together elements from the past, present, and future.

July 10

Armada Fania: Uptown Jazz Festival at Ft. Tryon Park (Performance by Mobius Collective)Armada Fania: Uptown Jazz Festival at Ft. Tryon Park (Performance by Mobius Collective)
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July 10



Place:
Ft. Tryon Park
New York, NY
(212) 795-1388

About Mobius Collective:
The Mobius Collective is a group of musicians/producers that exist both in NYC & PR, with members originating from both areas as well as a continuously expanding network of international artist. Brooklyn based Saxophonist Troy Simms founded the collective in 02′ after an extended stay in Puerto Rico & has since continued to develop the concepts expansion into new realms.


Place:
Ft. Tryon Park
New York, NY
(212) 795-1388

About Mobius Collective:
The Mobius Collective is a group of musicians/producers that exist both in NYC & PR, with members originating from both areas as well as a continuously expanding network of international artist. Brooklyn based Saxophonist Troy Simms founded the collective in 02′ after an extended stay in Puerto Rico & has since continued to develop the concepts expansion into new realms.

July 10

Armada Fania at Pa’ Lante NYC (Uptown Jazz Festival After party) with resident DJ Christian Martir & Special Guest Armada Fania at Pa’ Lante NYC (Uptown Jazz Festival After party) with resident DJ Christian Martir & Special Guest
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July 10



Place:
APT 78
4447 Broadway
New York, NY 10040
(646) 490-4657

About Pa’ Lante! NYC:
"Defining our culture rather than having it dictated to us"- Christian Mártir
Pa'lante! NYC is celebrating our musical and cultural heritage but also challenging ourselves to push it forward. In a time where music has become disposable, we aim at returning to a time when music was timeless and classic. Pa'lante! NYC is the bridge between the yesterday, today, and tomorrow.


Place:
APT 78
4447 Broadway
New York, NY 10040
(646) 490-4657

About Pa’ Lante! NYC:
"Defining our culture rather than having it dictated to us"- Christian Mártir
Pa'lante! NYC is celebrating our musical and cultural heritage but also challenging ourselves to push it forward. In a time where music has become disposable, we aim at returning to a time when music was timeless and classic. Pa'lante! NYC is the bridge between the yesterday, today, and tomorrow. 

July 11

Armada Fania: BOOGALOO! with Ray Lugo & Boogaloo Destroyers (Live) + The Bugalu Brothers (DJ Turmix and Bongohead) Armada Fania: BOOGALOO! with Ray Lugo & Boogaloo Destroyers (Live) + The Bugalu Brothers (DJ Turmix and Bongohead)
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July 11



Place:
Nublu

62 Avenue C
New York, NY 10009

Ray Lugo:
Ray Lugo is an American songwriter, producer and DJ from New York City and is the leader and singer of Kokolo Afrobeat Orchestra and Ray Lugo & The Boogaloo Destroyers. His volume of work contains over 85 discographic credits and he has recorded and performed with artists across a wide range of musical styles including Charlie Hunter, Joe Bataan, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Manu DiBango, BeatFanatic, Faze Action, Roy Davis Jr., Diesler, Lack of Afro, and with members of groups such as Matisyahu, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Antibalas, King Sunny Ade, Grupo Fantasma, DJ Logic and many others. Ray Lugo & The Boogaloo Destroyers are back in NY with their second latin boogaloo album "Que Chevere!" on Freestyle Records, and it’s more thumping, beautiful latin goodness than you can shake a stick at! http://raylugo.org


Place:
Nublu

62 Avenue C
New York, NY 10009

Ray Lugo:
Ray Lugo is an American songwriter, producer and DJ from New York City and is the leader and singer of Kokolo Afrobeat Orchestra and Ray Lugo & The Boogaloo Destroyers. His volume of work contains over 85 discographic credits and he has recorded and performed with artists across a wide range of musical styles including Charlie Hunter, Joe Bataan, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Manu DiBango, BeatFanatic, Faze Action, Roy Davis Jr., Diesler, Lack of Afro, and with members of groups such as Matisyahu, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Antibalas, King Sunny Ade, Grupo Fantasma, DJ Logic and many others. Ray Lugo & The Boogaloo Destroyers are back in NY with their second latin boogaloo album "Que Chevere!" on Freestyle Records, and it’s more thumping, beautiful latin goodness than you can shake a stick at! http://raylugo.org

July 12

Armada Fania: Timothy Brownie (Live) with Sin Morera and DJ Turmix Armada Fania: Timothy Brownie (Live) with Sin Morera and DJ Turmix
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July 12



Place:
Merdian 23

161 W 23rd St
New York, NY 10011

About Timothy Brownie:
Timothy Brownie mixes elements of rock, funk, electropop and psychedelia to create an electronic sound with an organic essence nourished by a cosmic magic that generates a multisensory experience, which is completed with the brownies the band gives the public to grant them with the power of dance.

In their live performances there is an amazing harmony among the three members of the band, which flows through the multiplicity of instruments that characterizes them. Andres plays the Guitar/Theremin, Mariano plays the Bass/Keyboard, and Uriel plays the Drums.

The band focuses on a mixture of elements that go from sampling old recordings, to using the most complex software to structure a track bringing together elements from the past, present, and future.


Place:
Merdian 23

161 W 23rd St
New York, NY 10011

About Timothy Brownie:
Timothy Brownie mixes elements of rock, funk, electropop and psychedelia to create an electronic sound with an organic essence nourished by a cosmic magic that generates a multisensory experience, which is completed with the brownies the band gives the public to grant them with the power of dance.

In their live performances there is an amazing harmony among the three members of the band, which flows through the multiplicity of instruments that characterizes them. Andres plays the Guitar/Theremin, Mariano plays the Bass/Keyboard, and Uriel plays the Drums.

The band focuses on a mixture of elements that go from sampling old recordings, to using the most complex software to structure a track bringing together elements from the past, present, and future.

July 13

SummerStage Presents a Bronx Family Day SummerStage Presents a Bronx Family Day
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July 13



Place: St. Mary’s Park
Time: 7:00 PM

SummerStage Presents a Bronx Family Day: David Gonzalez AESOP BOPS! Funky Fables, Kids Junk Orchestra, and Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents Bronx Family Day, a day dedicated to engaging young audiences and their families through thrilling performances! Families will also have the opportunity to participate in interactive music & dance workshops + face painting and more! Website: www.davidgonzalez.com

David Gonzalez is the proud recipient of the 2011 International Performing Arts for Youth "Lifetime Achievement Award for Sustained Excellence". In 2010 Mr. Gonzalez was named a Joseph Campbell Foundation Fellow. He was nominated for a 2006 Drama Desk Award for "Unique Theatrical Experience" for his production of The Frog Bride at Broadway's New Victory Theater. He has created numerous productions, including the critically acclaimed ¡Sofrito! with The Latin Legends Band, and MytholoJazz, both of which enjoyed sold-out runs at New Victory Theater.  The Man of the House was commissioned and produced just the Kennedy Center in 2013. Join Gonzalez for Aesop Bops! Fast-paced, funny, and packed with audience participation, this feast of funky, physical storytelling leaves young audiences feeling like they had just performed the show too! Dennis J. Dove began his career as a professional musician and performer in 1996 as a cast member of the Broadway show “Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk.” As a principle performer he has toured nationally and internationally. He has been a cast member of off Broadway shows, theatre productions, conducted his own clinics, and has participated in local and international festivals. Dennis founded Kids Junk Orchestra (KJO) in 2012 to expose youth to the arts through music. KJO emphasizes musical enrichment, by encouraging youth to tap into their imagination and creativity. Through the use of non-conventional items such as buckets, pots and pans youth learn how to create various sounds and rhythms. KJO targets youth of all ages and its mission is to foster an interest in music.

Combining the excitement of hip hop with the magical world of childhood, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is a one of a kind, stand out star in the family music scene. With sophisticated instrumental funk and positive, witty wordplay, he and his family band have earned a loyal national following.  Along with his daughter, MC Fireworks, 23 Skidoo creates unique and heartwarming party music that has garnered national awards, five #1 hits on SiriusXM Global Radio and praise from TIME, NPR, USA Today and many others. “Nobody is making better ‘Kid-Hop’ than Secret Agent 23 Skidoo” – NPR. “The songs radiate positivity, promoting self-esteem and curiosity… so masterfully delivered that it doesn’t feel the least bit corny. Secret Agent 23 Skidoo has set a new bar for the genre.” – Cookie Magazine

This is a FREE show.

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Place: St. Mary’s Park
Time: 7:00 PM

SummerStage Presents a Bronx Family Day: David Gonzalez AESOP BOPS! Funky Fables, Kids Junk Orchestra, and Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents Bronx Family Day, a day dedicated to engaging young audiences and their families through thrilling performances! Families will also have the opportunity to participate in interactive music & dance workshops + face painting and more! Website: www.davidgonzalez.com

David Gonzalez is the proud recipient of the 2011 International Performing Arts for Youth "Lifetime Achievement Award for Sustained Excellence". In 2010 Mr. Gonzalez was named a Joseph Campbell Foundation Fellow. He was nominated for a 2006 Drama Desk Award for "Unique Theatrical Experience" for his production of The Frog Bride at Broadway's New Victory Theater. He has created numerous productions, including the critically acclaimed ¡Sofrito! with The Latin Legends Band, and MytholoJazz, both of which enjoyed sold-out runs at New Victory Theater.  The Man of the House was commissioned and produced just the Kennedy Center in 2013. Join Gonzalez for Aesop Bops! Fast-paced, funny, and packed with audience participation, this feast of funky, physical storytelling leaves young audiences feeling like they had just performed the show too! Dennis J. Dove began his career as a professional musician and performer in 1996 as a cast member of the Broadway show “Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk.” As a principle performer he has toured nationally and internationally. He has been a cast member of off Broadway shows, theatre productions, conducted his own clinics, and has participated in local and international festivals. Dennis founded Kids Junk Orchestra (KJO) in 2012 to expose youth to the arts through music. KJO emphasizes musical enrichment, by encouraging youth to tap into their imagination and creativity. Through the use of non-conventional items such as buckets, pots and pans youth learn how to create various sounds and rhythms. KJO targets youth of all ages and its mission is to foster an interest in music.

Combining the excitement of hip hop with the magical world of childhood, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is a one of a kind, stand out star in the family music scene. With sophisticated instrumental funk and positive, witty wordplay, he and his family band have earned a loyal national following.  Along with his daughter, MC Fireworks, 23 Skidoo creates unique and heartwarming party music that has garnered national awards, five #1 hits on SiriusXM Global Radio and praise from TIME, NPR, USA Today and many others. “Nobody is making better ‘Kid-Hop’ than Secret Agent 23 Skidoo” – NPR. “The songs radiate positivity, promoting self-esteem and curiosity… so masterfully delivered that it doesn’t feel the least bit corny. Secret Agent 23 Skidoo has set a new bar for the genre.” – Cookie Magazine

This is a FREE show.

For more information click here >>

July 15

SummerStage Presents Ismael Miranda, Rebel Tumbao, and Joe Claussell SummerStage Presents Ismael Miranda, Rebel Tumbao, and Joe Claussell
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July 15



Place: Queensbridge Park
Time: 6:00 PM

SummerStage Presents Ismael Miranda, Rebel Tumbao, and Joe Claussell.

About Ismael Miranda:
Ismael Miranda aka "El niño bonito de la Salsa" (The pretty boy of Salsa) always wanted to be a musician, and by age 11 had already formed two groups, "The 4J's and Little Junior" and "The Class Mates".  He sang and played conga for the group and they were good enough to appear on Jerry Lewis' Muscular Dystrophy Telethon. Miranda also grew up and played in his first bands with Jazz percussionist Orlando "Q" Rodríguez and piano player Mark Diamond. In 1967, when Miranda was 17 years old, he made his recording debut and made such an impression on bandleader Larry Harlow, that he was hired as Larry's lead singer. He later joined the Fania All Stars and went with this band on tour to Europe, Asia and Latin America. In 1973, he formed his own band called "Orquesta Revelación" and recorded "Así se compone un son" under the Fania record label. With this song, Miranda entered the new salsa craze which was sweeping the nation and was then baptized as "El Niño Bonito de la Salsa" ('The Pretty Boy of Salsa"). He went on to launch his own record label "IM Records" and continues to perform nationally to this day.

This is a FREE show.

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Place: Queensbridge Park
Time: 6:00 PM

SummerStage Presents Ismael Miranda, Rebel Tumbao, and Joe Claussell.

About Ismael Miranda:
Ismael Miranda aka "El niño bonito de la Salsa" (The pretty boy of Salsa) always wanted to be a musician, and by age 11 had already formed two groups, "The 4J's and Little Junior" and "The Class Mates".  He sang and played conga for the group and they were good enough to appear on Jerry Lewis' Muscular Dystrophy Telethon. Miranda also grew up and played in his first bands with Jazz percussionist Orlando "Q" Rodríguez and piano player Mark Diamond. In 1967, when Miranda was 17 years old, he made his recording debut and made such an impression on bandleader Larry Harlow, that he was hired as Larry's lead singer. He later joined the Fania All Stars and went with this band on tour to Europe, Asia and Latin America. In 1973, he formed his own band called "Orquesta Revelación" and recorded "Así se compone un son" under the Fania record label. With this song, Miranda entered the new salsa craze which was sweeping the nation and was then baptized as "El Niño Bonito de la Salsa" ('The Pretty Boy of Salsa"). He went on to launch his own record label "IM Records" and continues to perform nationally to this day.

This is a FREE show.

For more information click here >>

July 16

SummerStage Presents Ballet Hispanico and Palo SecoSummerStage Presents Ballet Hispanico and Palo Seco
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July 16



Place: Central Park
Time: 8:00 PM
SummerStage Presents Ballet Hispanico and Palo Seco

About Ballen Hispanico:
Celebrating 43 years of dance and culture, Ballet Hispanico is recognized as the nation’s premier Latino dance organization. Handpicked by Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro, the talented pre-professional dancers of Ballet Hispanico’s second company BHdos bring the joy of dance and Latino culture to schools, communities and corporations. Join BHdos as they lead an engaging dance performance influenced by Spain and Latin America, featuring the impressive choreography from the current Ballet Hispanico repertory. 

BHdos Website >>

About a Palo Seco:
A Palo Seco is a New York based Flamenco Company that strives to develop a unique voice, employing their Flamenco expertise, while also taking into account the context in which they live.  Their work offers an innovative way of looking at Flamenco, combining traditional techniques with a modern, metropolitan flare. Run by artistic director and choreographer, Rebeca Tomas, the company debuted its first production in May 2010 at Theatre 80 St. Marks. They have also appeared throughout the U.S. at venues such as the Chicago Flamenco Festival and Jacob’s Pillow Dance.  “A Palo Seco” is a phrase that refers to a bare-bones style of flamenco music, often consisting of singing or percussion alone.  This stripped-down aesthetic has become a central theme in the company’s work, characterizing its biggest departures from tradition, while also rooting their work in the emotional rawness that lies at the heart of the art of Flamenco.

This is a FREE show.

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Place: Central Park
Time: 8:00 PM
SummerStage Presents Ballet Hispanico and Palo Seco

About Ballen Hispanico:
Celebrating 43 years of dance and culture, Ballet Hispanico is recognized as the nation’s premier Latino dance organization. Handpicked by Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro, the talented pre-professional dancers of Ballet Hispanico’s second company BHdos bring the joy of dance and Latino culture to schools, communities and corporations. Join BHdos as they lead an engaging dance performance influenced by Spain and Latin America, featuring the impressive choreography from the current Ballet Hispanico repertory. 

BHdos Website >>

About a Palo Seco:
A Palo Seco is a New York based Flamenco Company that strives to develop a unique voice, employing their Flamenco expertise, while also taking into account the context in which they live.  Their work offers an innovative way of looking at Flamenco, combining traditional techniques with a modern, metropolitan flare. Run by artistic director and choreographer, Rebeca Tomas, the company debuted its first production in May 2010 at Theatre 80 St. Marks. They have also appeared throughout the U.S. at venues such as the Chicago Flamenco Festival and Jacob’s Pillow Dance.  “A Palo Seco” is a phrase that refers to a bare-bones style of flamenco music, often consisting of singing or percussion alone.  This stripped-down aesthetic has become a central theme in the company’s work, characterizing its biggest departures from tradition, while also rooting their work in the emotional rawness that lies at the heart of the art of Flamenco.

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July 23

Armada Fania: La Mecanica Popular (Live) plus The Whiskey BaronsArmada Fania: La Mecanica Popular (Live) plus The Whiskey Barons
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July 23



Place:
Merdian 23

161 W 23rd St
New York, NY 10011



Place:
Merdian 23

161 W 23rd St
New York, NY 10011

July 25

Armada Fania at Santa Salsa Party with DJ Bongohead and an Art Talk with Pablo Iglesias. Armada Fania at Santa Salsa Party with DJ Bongohead and an Art Talk with Pablo Iglesias.
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July 25



Place:
Over The Eight
594 Union Ave.
New York, NY 11211




Place:
Over The Eight
594 Union Ave.
New York, NY 11211


July 28

SummerStage Presents John Leguizamo’s Ghetto KlownSummerStage Presents John Leguizamo’s Ghetto Klown
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July 28



Place: Central Park
Time: 8:00 PM

SummerStage Presents John Leguizamo’s Ghetto Klown directed by Fisher Stevens in association with Westbeth Entertainment.

About John Leguizamo:
Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo, who has appeared in more than fifty films and was also seen on Nickelodeon series “The Brothers Garcia,” as well as on “ER” and “Miami Vice,” is also one of the nation’s most accomplished stage performers. "Ghetto Klown" is the next chapter in John Leguizamo’s popular personal and professional story. It is his fifth one-man play, his third on Broadway, and follows in the uninhibited tradition of his “Mambo Mouth,” “Spic-O-Rama,” “Freak,” and “Sexaholix … a Love Story.” In Leguizamo’s trademark style, the piece explodes with energy, heating up the stage with vivid accounts of the colorful characters that populate his life. He takes audiences from his adolescent memories in Queens to the early days of his acting career and on to the sets of major motion pictures. Leguizamo explains, “Ghetto Klown” is all the things I say to my therapist and my manager, but would never want the general public to know. It’s cheaper than a lawsuit and I get to take a bow at the end. It’s like Wiki leaks but with no international manhunt. Yet.”

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Place: Central Park
Time: 8:00 PM

SummerStage Presents John Leguizamo’s Ghetto Klown directed by Fisher Stevens in association with Westbeth Entertainment.

About John Leguizamo:
Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo, who has appeared in more than fifty films and was also seen on Nickelodeon series “The Brothers Garcia,” as well as on “ER” and “Miami Vice,” is also one of the nation’s most accomplished stage performers. "Ghetto Klown" is the next chapter in John Leguizamo’s popular personal and professional story. It is his fifth one-man play, his third on Broadway, and follows in the uninhibited tradition of his “Mambo Mouth,” “Spic-O-Rama,” “Freak,” and “Sexaholix … a Love Story.” In Leguizamo’s trademark style, the piece explodes with energy, heating up the stage with vivid accounts of the colorful characters that populate his life. He takes audiences from his adolescent memories in Queens to the early days of his acting career and on to the sets of major motion pictures. Leguizamo explains, “Ghetto Klown” is all the things I say to my therapist and my manager, but would never want the general public to know. It’s cheaper than a lawsuit and I get to take a bow at the end. It’s like Wiki leaks but with no international manhunt. Yet.”

This is a FREE show.

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July 30

Armada Fania at We Like it Like That documentary movie premiere after party with Boogaloo Assassins and DJ Turmix Armada Fania at We Like it Like That documentary movie premiere after party with Boogaloo Assassins and DJ Turmix
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July 30



Place:
SOBs

204 Varick St.
New York, NY 10014
(212) 243-4940

About Boogaloo Assassins:
The Boogaloo Assassins’ mission is simple: bring la gente a funky good time, Latin-soul style. Formed in Los Angeles in 2007, the Boogaloo Assassins are the West Coast’s modern answer to New York City’s Latin music explosion of the late 1960s. Heavily indebted to the classic sounds of Spanish Harlem, Los Asesinos serve up their own late 1960’s style salsa and “Latin Boogaloo”, best described as a raucous fusion of American R&B with Cuban rhythms, sung in both English and Spanish. Perfect dance music for a Friday night, the Assassins are known throughout Los Angeles/OC for their packed, high-energy live shows. Boogaloo Assassins music is inspired by Latin Boogaloo, Latin Soul, Salsa, Latin Funk, Guajira, Cha-Cha, Pachanga, Son Montuno y mucho mas.
www.boogalooassassins.com

About DJ Turmix:
NYC-based DJ Turmix is a Barcelona native who has been exciting music fans worldwide with his superb sessions for more than 20 years. He is vinyl collector and a specialist in 60's musical styles, from Latin boogaloo, to latin soul and other afrocuban rhythms. Turmix has also been instrumental in the recent latin boogaloo revival in NYC, spinning his extraordinary parties and sets all over NYC , as a collaborator with the famed Fania Records.
https://soundcloud.com/dj-turmix


Place:
SOBs
204 Varick St.
New York, NY 10014
(212) 243-4940

About Boogaloo Assassins:
The Boogaloo Assassins’ mission is simple: bring la gente a funky good time, Latin-soul style. Formed in Los Angeles in 2007, the Boogaloo Assassins are the West Coast’s modern answer to New York City’s Latin music explosion of the late 1960s. Heavily indebted to the classic sounds of Spanish Harlem, Los Asesinos serve up their own late 1960’s style salsa and “Latin Boogaloo”, best described as a raucous fusion of American R&B with Cuban rhythms, sung in both English and Spanish. Perfect dance music for a Friday night, the Assassins are known throughout Los Angeles/OC for their packed, high-energy live shows. Boogaloo Assassins music is inspired by Latin Boogaloo, Latin Soul, Salsa, Latin Funk, Guajira, Cha-Cha, Pachanga, Son Montuno y mucho mas. www.boogalooassassins.com

About DJ Turmix:
NYC-based DJ Turmix is a Barcelona native who has been exciting music fans worldwide with his superb sessions for more than 20 years. He is vinyl collector and a specialist in 60's musical styles, from Latin boogaloo, to latin soul and other afrocuban rhythms. Turmix has also been instrumental in the recent latin boogaloo revival in NYC, spinning his extraordinary parties and sets all over NYC , as a collaborator with the famed Fania Records.
https://soundcloud.com/dj-turmix

July 31

SummerStage Presents Joe Bataan, Boogaloo Assassins, and DJ turmix SummerStage Presents Joe Bataan, Boogaloo Assassins, and DJ turmix
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July 31



Place: Clove Lakes Park
Time: 7:00 PM

SummerStage Presents Joe Bataan, Boogaloo Assassins, and DJ turmix

Abut Joe Bataan:
Joe Bataan, the “King of Latin Soul,” helped coin the phrase "Salsoul" in 1974 lending the name to his first album. Bataan was influenced by two musical styles: the Latin boogaloo and African American doo-wop. Bataan recorded three albums and several singles for Salsoul Records and the Latin subdivision of Salsoul Records, Salsoul Leyendas. Titles include SalSoul, Rap-O-Clap-O, Joe Bataan II, Afrofilipino and a new compilation of his greatest hits titled Tropical Classics: Joe Bataan, which features the early 1979 hip-hop hit "Rap-O-Clap-O” and additional classic titles he performed for the Salsoul Leyendas label.

About Boogaloo Assassins:
The Boogaloo Assassins’ mission is simple: bring la gente a funky good time, Latin-soul style. Formed in Los Angeles in 2007, the Boogaloo Assassins are the West Coast’s modern answer to New York City’s Latin music explosion of the late 1960s. Heavily indebted to the classic sounds of Spanish Harlem, Los Asesinos serve up their own late 1960’s style salsa and “Latin Boogaloo”, best described as a raucous fusion of American R&B with Cuban rhythms, sung in both English and Spanish. Perfect dance music for a Friday night, the Assassins are known throughout Los Angeles/OC for their packed, high-energy live shows. Boogaloo Assassins music is inspired by Latin Boogaloo, Latin Soul, Salsa, Latin Funk, Guajira, Cha-Cha, Pachanga, Son Montuno y mucho mas.

About DJ Turmix:
NYC-based DJ Turmix is a Barcelona native who has been exciting music fans worldwide with his superb sessions for more than 20 years. He is vinyl collector and a specialist in 60's musical styles, from Latin boogaloo, to latin soul and other afrocuban rhythms. Turmix has also been instrumental in the recent latin boogaloo revival in NYC, spinning his extraordinary parties and sets all over NYC , as a collaborator with the famed Fania Records.

This is a FREE show.

For more information click here >>


Place: Clove Lakes Park
Time: 7:00 PM

SummerStage Presents Joe Bataan, Boogaloo Assassins, and DJ turmix

Abut Joe Bataan:
Joe Bataan, the “King of Latin Soul,” helped coin the phrase "Salsoul" in 1974 lending the name to his first album. Bataan was influenced by two musical styles: the Latin boogaloo and African American doo-wop. Bataan recorded three albums and several singles for Salsoul Records and the Latin subdivision of Salsoul Records, Salsoul Leyendas. Titles include SalSoul, Rap-O-Clap-O, Joe Bataan II, Afrofilipino and a new compilation of his greatest hits titled Tropical Classics: Joe Bataan, which features the early 1979 hip-hop hit "Rap-O-Clap-O” and additional classic titles he performed for the Salsoul Leyendas label.

About Boogaloo Assassins:
The Boogaloo Assassins’ mission is simple: bring la gente a funky good time, Latin-soul style. Formed in Los Angeles in 2007, the Boogaloo Assassins are the West Coast’s modern answer to New York City’s Latin music explosion of the late 1960s. Heavily indebted to the classic sounds of Spanish Harlem, Los Asesinos serve up their own late 1960’s style salsa and “Latin Boogaloo”, best described as a raucous fusion of American R&B with Cuban rhythms, sung in both English and Spanish. Perfect dance music for a Friday night, the Assassins are known throughout Los Angeles/OC for their packed, high-energy live shows. Boogaloo Assassins music is inspired by Latin Boogaloo, Latin Soul, Salsa, Latin Funk, Guajira, Cha-Cha, Pachanga, Son Montuno y mucho mas.

About DJ Turmix:
NYC-based DJ Turmix is a Barcelona native who has been exciting music fans worldwide with his superb sessions for more than 20 years. He is vinyl collector and a specialist in 60's musical styles, from Latin boogaloo, to latin soul and other afrocuban rhythms. Turmix has also been instrumental in the recent latin boogaloo revival in NYC, spinning his extraordinary parties and sets all over NYC , as a collaborator with the famed Fania Records.

This is a FREE show.

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AUGUST 2014

AUGUSTO2014

Aug. 1

Armada Fania: BOOGALOO! with DJ Turmix and Bongohead + The Boogaloo Assassins (live) Armada Fania: BOOGALOO! with DJ Turmix and Bongohead + The Boogaloo Assassins (live)
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Aug. 1



Place:
Nublu

62 Avenue C
New York, NY 10009

Boogaloo Assassins:
The Boogaloo Assassins’ mission is simple: bring la gente a funky good time, Latin-soul style. Formed in Los Angeles in 2007, the Boogaloo Assassins are the West Coast’s modern answer to New York City’s Latin music explosion of the late 1960s. Heavily indebted to the classic sounds of Spanish Harlem, Los Asesinos serve up their own late 1960’s style salsa and “Latin Boogaloo”, best described as a raucous fusion of American R&B with Cuban rhythms, sung in both English and Spanish. Perfect dance music for a Friday night, the Assassins are known throughout Los Angeles/OC for their packed, high-energy live shows. Boogaloo Assassins music is inspired by Latin Boogaloo, Latin Soul, Salsa, Latin Funk, Guajira, Cha-Cha, Pachanga, Son Montuno y mucho mas. www.boogalooassassins.com

DJ Turmix
NYC-based DJ Turmix is a Barcelona native who has been exciting music fans worldwide with his superb sessions for more than 20 years. He is vinyl collector and a specialist in 60's musical styles, from Latin boogaloo, to latin soul and other afrocuban rhythms. Turmix has also been instrumental in the recent latin boogaloo revival in NYC, spinning his extraordinary parties and sets all over NYC , as a collaborator with the famed Fania Records. www.djturmix.com


Place:
Nublu

62 Avenue C
New York, NY 10009

Boogaloo Assassins:
The Boogaloo Assassins’ mission is simple: bring la gente a funky good time, Latin-soul style. Formed in Los Angeles in 2007, the Boogaloo Assassins are the West Coast’s modern answer to New York City’s Latin music explosion of the late 1960s. Heavily indebted to the classic sounds of Spanish Harlem, Los Asesinos serve up their own late 1960’s style salsa and “Latin Boogaloo”, best described as a raucous fusion of American R&B with Cuban rhythms, sung in both English and Spanish. Perfect dance music for a Friday night, the Assassins are known throughout Los Angeles/OC for their packed, high-energy live shows. Boogaloo Assassins music is inspired by Latin Boogaloo, Latin Soul, Salsa, Latin Funk, Guajira, Cha-Cha, Pachanga, Son Montuno y mucho mas. www.boogalooassassins.com

DJ Turmix
NYC-based DJ Turmix is a Barcelona native who has been exciting music fans worldwide with his superb sessions for more than 20 years. He is vinyl collector and a specialist in 60's musical styles, from Latin boogaloo, to latin soul and other afrocuban rhythms. Turmix has also been instrumental in the recent latin boogaloo revival in NYC, spinning his extraordinary parties and sets all over NYC , as a collaborator with the famed Fania Records. www.djturmix.com

Aug. 2

Armada Fania: Los Hacheros (Live) plus DJ TurmixArmada Fania: Los Hacheros (Live) plus DJ Turmix
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Aug. 2



Place:
Meridian 23

161 W 23rd St
New York, NY 10011



Place:
Meridian 23

161 W 23rd St
New York, NY 10011

Aug. 5

SummerStage Presents Tipica 73 with Guest Adalberto SantiagoSummerStage Presents Tipica 73 with Guest Adalberto Santiago
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Aug. 5



Place: East River Park
Time: 7:00 PM

SummerStage Presents Tipica 73 with Guest Adalberto Santiago and the Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra.

Abut Tipica 73:
Tipica ’73 began with a “Jam Session” Charanga (Flute/Violin) format in 1972 at an East Side club called “…and Vinnie’s.  Eventually, it evolved into a 3-horn conjunto (combo) withAdalberto Santiago as lead vocalist.  In 1975 Tipica ’73 began recording “New Wave” Cuban music “La Candela,” “No Me Critiques,” and “La Escoba Barrendera”.  In 1976, after a split due to creative differences, Tipica ’73 emerged with a new format, which included the addition of a Flute/Sax, a Violin and Tito Allen as lead vocalist.  Subsequent lead vocalists included Camilo Azuquita and José Alberto (El Canario).  José Alberto was the vocalist in 1978 when Tipica ’73 recorded the historic LP “Intercambio Cultural” (Cultural Exchange) at EGREM studios in Havana, Cuba. In 2223, Tipica ’73 disbanded due to pressure and blacklisting stemming from the trip to Cuba. After an occasional reunion gig, and under the co-direction of founding members, Johnny Rodríguez and Sonny Bravo, Tipica ’73 finally returned to its Charanga (Flute/Violin) roots and is currently performing with that format.


About Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra:
The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra is a thrilling 11-piece salsa group which plays dynamic,dura arrangements of indie rock tunes we love.  No bananas in the hair; this is innovative, astonishing salsa with a new, vibrant aesthetic.  With an ever-evolving set list that includes songs by Arcade Fire, TV On The Radio, Spoon, M83, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Black Keys, and  many more, the WSO has taken the typical salsa form and infused it with a completely modern identity.  The explosive arrangements have established the band as a groundbreaking force in the New York underground, and has let to international acclaim for its completely new approach to the genre.  Led by percussionist/arranger Gianni Mano (from the Latin-funk legends Radio Mundial), and fronted by Argentinian chanteuse, Solange Prat, the WSO has found an audience among new and classic salsa lovers, quickly becoming one of the most popular bands in New York City.  The WSO has been featured recently in Rolling Stone Magazine (on the 2013 Latin Hot List), and on MTV Iggy, Telemundo, Univision, and on the nationally syndicated program LatiNation on Fox.

This is a FREE show.

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Place: East River Park
Time: 7:00 PM

SummerStage Presents Tipica 73 with Guest Adalberto Santiago and the Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra.

Abut Tipica 73:
Tipica ’73 began with a “Jam Session” Charanga (Flute/Violin) format in 1972 at an East Side club called “…and Vinnie’s.  Eventually, it evolved into a 3-horn conjunto (combo) withAdalberto Santiago as lead vocalist.  In 1975 Tipica ’73 began recording “New Wave” Cuban music “La Candela,” “No Me Critiques,” and “La Escoba Barrendera”.  In 1976, after a split due to creative differences, Tipica ’73 emerged with a new format, which included the addition of a Flute/Sax, a Violin and Tito Allen as lead vocalist.  Subsequent lead vocalists included Camilo Azuquita and José Alberto (El Canario).  José Alberto was the vocalist in 1978 when Tipica ’73 recorded the historic LP “Intercambio Cultural” (Cultural Exchange) at EGREM studios in Havana, Cuba. In 2223, Tipica ’73 disbanded due to pressure and blacklisting stemming from the trip to Cuba. After an occasional reunion gig, and under the co-direction of founding members, Johnny Rodríguez and Sonny Bravo, Tipica ’73 finally returned to its Charanga (Flute/Violin) roots and is currently performing with that format.


About Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra:
The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra is a thrilling 11-piece salsa group which plays dynamic,dura arrangements of indie rock tunes we love.  No bananas in the hair; this is innovative, astonishing salsa with a new, vibrant aesthetic.  With an ever-evolving set list that includes songs by Arcade Fire, TV On The Radio, Spoon, M83, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Black Keys, and  many more, the WSO has taken the typical salsa form and infused it with a completely modern identity.  The explosive arrangements have established the band as a groundbreaking force in the New York underground, and has let to international acclaim for its completely new approach to the genre.  Led by percussionist/arranger Gianni Mano (from the Latin-funk legends Radio Mundial), and fronted by Argentinian chanteuse, Solange Prat, the WSO has found an audience among new and classic salsa lovers, quickly becoming one of the most popular bands in New York City.  The WSO has been featured recently in Rolling Stone Magazine (on the 2013 Latin Hot List), and on MTV Iggy, Telemundo, Univision, and on the nationally syndicated program LatiNation on Fox.

This is a FREE show.

For more information click here >>

Aug. 13

SummerStage Presents Bobby Sanabria and Screening of Chico and RitaSummerStage Presents Bobby Sanabria and Screening of Chico and Rita
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Aug. 13



Place: Marcus Garvey Park
Time: 6:00 PM
SummerStage Presents Bobby Sanabria and Screening of Chico and Rita in association with imagenation cinema foundation.

About Bobby Sanabria
Bobby Sanabria - drummer, percussionist, composer, arranger, recording artist, producer, filmmaker, conductor, educator, activist, multi-cultural warrior and multiple Grammy nominee - has performed with a veritable Who's Who in the world of jazz and Latin music, as well as with his own critically acclaimed ensembles. His diverse recording and performing experience includes work with such legendary figures as Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Paquito D'Rivera, Charles McPherson, Mongo Santamaría, Ray Barretto, Marco Rizo, Arturo Sandoval, Roswell Rudd, Chico O'Farrill, Candido, Yomo Toro, Francisco Aguabella, Larry Harlow, Henry Threadgill, and the Godfather of Afro-Cuban Jazz, Mario Bauzá.

About Chico & Rita
Chico & Rita is a stunning, Oscar-nominated animated feature for adults. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams, while Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey -- in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero -- brings heartache and torment, as they battle impossible odds to unite in music and love.  Along the way they meet Chano Pozo, Dizzy Gillespie and travel to three continents in pursuit of their passions. Directed by Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal, Fernando Trueba.

This is a FREE show.

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Place: Marcus Garvey Park
Time: 6:00 PM
SummerStage Presents Bobby Sanabria and Screening of Chico and Rita in association with imagenation cinema foundation.

About Bobby Sanabria
Bobby Sanabria - drummer, percussionist, composer, arranger, recording artist, producer, filmmaker, conductor, educator, activist, multi-cultural warrior and multiple Grammy nominee - has performed with a veritable Who's Who in the world of jazz and Latin music, as well as with his own critically acclaimed ensembles. His diverse recording and performing experience includes work with such legendary figures as Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Paquito D'Rivera, Charles McPherson, Mongo Santamaría, Ray Barretto, Marco Rizo, Arturo Sandoval, Roswell Rudd, Chico O'Farrill, Candido, Yomo Toro, Francisco Aguabella, Larry Harlow, Henry Threadgill, and the Godfather of Afro-Cuban Jazz, Mario Bauzá.

About Chico & Rita
Chico & Rita is a stunning, Oscar-nominated animated feature for adults. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams, while Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey -- in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero -- brings heartache and torment, as they battle impossible odds to unite in music and love.  Along the way they meet Chano Pozo, Dizzy Gillespie and travel to three continents in pursuit of their passions. Directed by Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal, Fernando Trueba.

This is a FREE show.

For more information click here >>

Aug. 14

Armada Fania with Cumba Mela (Live) and Munchi
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Aug. 14



Place:
SOBs
204 Varick St.
New York, NY 10014
(212) 243-4940

About Cumba Mela
Cumba Mela is an international music collaborative born and raised in the boroughs of New York City. This sonic community explores the developing global transfusions of international rhythms, melodies, styles, and forms. Founded by 2melo, Thornato and Atropolis. DJ Set by Atropolis, Thornato and 2melo.

About Munchi
Munchi, is a Dutch producer and DJ of Dominican descent, born and raised in Rotterdam, Netherlands. He is credited to have made "the first truly original work" for moombahton, taking "the sound to the next level" and being the originator of moombahcore.Even though Munchi is credited mainly for moombahton, it was his versatility that brought him into public attention. Notably producing a wide selection of genres and incorporating these elements in his music. This is best represented in the Murda Sound debut on T&A Records, consisting of a wide variety of genres doing Munchi's versatility justice. In December 2010 Munchi was featured with 3 tracks on M.I.A.'s Vicki Leekx mixtape, and in July 2012 on Azealia Banks' Fantasea mixtape, with the track "Esta Noche." Now in 2014 during Fania Record's 50th anniversary Munchi will be part of the amazing remix releases the label will launch during the summer.

Aug. 17

SummerStage Presents a Harlem Family Day SummerStage Presents a Harlem Family Day
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Aug. 17



Place: Marcus Garvey Park
Time: 4:00 PM

SummerStage Presents a Harlem Family Day: Shine and the Moonbeams, Moona Luna, Kojo Odu Roney & Friends, B-love’s hip hop jazzy groove, and DJ KS 360

SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents Harlem Family Day, a day dedicated to engaging young audiences and their families through thrilling performances! Families will also have the opportunity to participate in interactive music & dance workshops + face painting and more!

Shine and The Moonbeams is family music's first Soul band. They bring a fresh soulful perspective to the world that belongs to families all across the planet. Take two outstanding NYC musicians with eclectic musical tastes and influences, combine their unique perspectives, add a backing band, and witness the result: a soulful, groove-heavy R&B musical extravaganza in a Rock and Roll package, capturing the sweetness, uncertainty, and simplicity of youth.

MOONA LUNA is the kindie group that the New York Daily News says is providing “the missing soundtrack for bilingual/bicultural kids.”  After making a splash on the family music scene with their accordion-driven, Latin-inspired debut album, Piñata Party (2011), Moona Luna delivered something fresh in its sophomore album, Vamos, Let's Go! (2013). Songwriter and bandleader, Sandra Velasquez, found inspiration in American pop hits of the 50’s and 60’s, and staying true to her bilingual mission, crafted Spanish and English lyrics for each song.  Having bilingual lyrics is just the icing on the cake because the tunes are so finger - snapping good and cater to extremely wide audiences.

Ten year old Kojo Odu Roney loved the drums even as a baby. His father is jazz saxophonist Antoine Roney; his mother Nia Love, an established choreographer and dancer; and his uncle trumpeter Wallace Roney; Kojo sat down to his first drum set at the age of two and has never looked back. At such a young age Kojo understood how to play the drum set in jazz setting. By 4 years old, he was able to play with jazz ensembles confidently. Practicing daily helped Kojo match his understanding of rhythm and applying it to the drum set.  By the age of 8 years old, he went on his first tour in Europe, which is the start of his professional music encounters. His travels included France, Italy, Switzerland and Greece. He also visited other countries including Serbia, Germany, Austria and Poland. Kojo shares the stage and performs with many professional musicians including Buster Williams, Darrell Green, Billy Spaceman Paterson, Rashaan Carter, Brandee Younger, Saadi Zain, Emanuel Ruffler and of course his father, mother and uncle. Some great highlights of Kojo's many experiences is having the chance to sit in with The Incredible Lenny White, The Great Al Foster and legendary Jazz drummer, Roy Haynes, while great jazz drummers Louis Hayes and Grady Tate were in the audience and also having the chance to becoming friends with The Great Jimmy Cobb. Kojo currently performs with his dad and uncle.

As Founder and creative director of Starchild Enterprise, Oakland, California native Traci "B-Love" Bartlow is a woman of many talents. A phenomenal dancer, teacher, and choreographer Ms. Bartlow has worked with Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, California Shakespeare Theater,Lorraine Hansberry Theater, Herrang Dance Camp in Sweden, as well as teaching a host of youth programs in the Bay Area.  Ms. Bartlow has been a guest faculty lecturing in Hip Hop dance for UC Davis as well as UC Berkeley, and was the assistant director for the Sisyphus Syndrome; a Jazz Opera by the late Amiri Baraka. In 2011 Ms. Bartlow was named a “Frankie Manning Ambassador of Lindy Hop”. In 2013 the Eastbay Community Foundation commissioned Ms. Bartlow in the development of a new work that celebrates the birth of urban dance. This piece explores the retention of authentic jazz dance styles from the Harlem Renaissance in today Hip Hop movement. “My mission as a choreographer is to document and preserve black dance and culture while forging new ground to create a unique expression”.

This is a FREE show.

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Place: Marcus Garvey Park
Time: 4:00 PM

SummerStage Presents a Harlem Family Day: Shine and the Moonbeams, Moona Luna, Kojo Odu Roney & Friends, B-love’s hip hop jazzy groove, and DJ KS 360

SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents Harlem Family Day, a day dedicated to engaging young audiences and their families through thrilling performances! Families will also have the opportunity to participate in interactive music & dance workshops + face painting and more!

Shine and The Moonbeams is family music's first Soul band. They bring a fresh soulful perspective to the world that belongs to families all across the planet. Take two outstanding NYC musicians with eclectic musical tastes and influences, combine their unique perspectives, add a backing band, and witness the result: a soulful, groove-heavy R&B musical extravaganza in a Rock and Roll package, capturing the sweetness, uncertainty, and simplicity of youth.

MOONA LUNA is the kindie group that the New York Daily News says is providing “the missing soundtrack for bilingual/bicultural kids.”  After making a splash on the family music scene with their accordion-driven, Latin-inspired debut album, Piñata Party (2011), Moona Luna delivered something fresh in its sophomore album, Vamos, Let's Go! (2013). Songwriter and bandleader, Sandra Velasquez, found inspiration in American pop hits of the 50’s and 60’s, and staying true to her bilingual mission, crafted Spanish and English lyrics for each song.  Having bilingual lyrics is just the icing on the cake because the tunes are so finger - snapping good and cater to extremely wide audiences.

Ten year old Kojo Odu Roney loved the drums even as a baby. His father is jazz saxophonist Antoine Roney; his mother Nia Love, an established choreographer and dancer; and his uncle trumpeter Wallace Roney; Kojo sat down to his first drum set at the age of two and has never looked back. At such a young age Kojo understood how to play the drum set in jazz setting. By 4 years old, he was able to play with jazz ensembles confidently. Practicing daily helped Kojo match his understanding of rhythm and applying it to the drum set.  By the age of 8 years old, he went on his first tour in Europe, which is the start of his professional music encounters. His travels included France, Italy, Switzerland and Greece. He also visited other countries including Serbia, Germany, Austria and Poland. Kojo shares the stage and performs with many professional musicians including Buster Williams, Darrell Green, Billy Spaceman Paterson, Rashaan Carter, Brandee Younger, Saadi Zain, Emanuel Ruffler and of course his father, mother and uncle. Some great highlights of Kojo's many experiences is having the chance to sit in with The Incredible Lenny White, The Great Al Foster and legendary Jazz drummer, Roy Haynes, while great jazz drummers Louis Hayes and Grady Tate were in the audience and also having the chance to becoming friends with The Great Jimmy Cobb. Kojo currently performs with his dad and uncle.

As Founder and creative director of Starchild Enterprise, Oakland, California native Traci "B-Love" Bartlow is a woman of many talents. A phenomenal dancer, teacher, and choreographer Ms. Bartlow has worked with Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, California Shakespeare Theater,Lorraine Hansberry Theater, Herrang Dance Camp in Sweden, as well as teaching a host of youth programs in the Bay Area.  Ms. Bartlow has been a guest faculty lecturing in Hip Hop dance for UC Davis as well as UC Berkeley, and was the assistant director for the Sisyphus Syndrome; a Jazz Opera by the late Amiri Baraka. In 2011 Ms. Bartlow was named a “Frankie Manning Ambassador of Lindy Hop”. In 2013 the Eastbay Community Foundation commissioned Ms. Bartlow in the development of a new work that celebrates the birth of urban dance. This piece explores the retention of authentic jazz dance styles from the Harlem Renaissance in today Hip Hop movement. “My mission as a choreographer is to document and preserve black dance and culture while forging new ground to create a unique expression”.

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Aug. 17

SummerStage Presents The Nuyorican Poets Café anniversary and Our Latin Thing Screening SummerStage Presents The Nuyorican Poets Café anniversary and Our Latin Thing Screening
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Aug. 17



Place: East River Park
Time: 6:00 PM

SummerStage Presents The Nuyorican Poets Café 40th anniversary and Our Latin Thing Screening

Over the last 40 years, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe has served as a home for groundbreaking works of poetry, music, theater and visual arts. A multicultural and multi-arts institution, the Cafe champions the use of spoken word and music as means of social empowerment for minority and underprivileged artists. Our community of spectators, artists and students is a reflection of New York City's diverse population.  Allen Ginsberg called the Cafe “the most integrated place on the planet,” the Wall Street Journal says the Cafe is a “a thriving arts center with partnerships across the city,” and John Leguizamo says the Cafe "put the street on stage… Made our lives real, our emotions real.” 

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Place: East River Park
Time: 6:00 PM

SummerStage Presents The Nuyorican Poets Café 40th anniversary and Our Latin Thing Screening

Over the last 40 years, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe has served as a home for groundbreaking works of poetry, music, theater and visual arts. A multicultural and multi-arts institution, the Cafe champions the use of spoken word and music as means of social empowerment for minority and underprivileged artists. Our community of spectators, artists and students is a reflection of New York City's diverse population.  Allen Ginsberg called the Cafe “the most integrated place on the planet,” the Wall Street Journal says the Cafe is a “a thriving arts center with partnerships across the city,” and John Leguizamo says the Cafe "put the street on stage… Made our lives real, our emotions real.” 

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Aug. 23

SummerStage Presents La Mega 7th Annual Tropical Fest with Alex SensationSummerStage Presents La Mega 7th Annual Tropical Fest with Alex Sensation
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Aug. 23



Place: Central Park
Time: 3:00 PM
SummerStage Presents La Mega 7th Annual Tropical Fest with Alex Sensation

New York City’s top Latin DJ, Alex Sensation, began collecting music and at age 16 was already a disc jockey at various nightclubs. He enjoys mixing different genres, but his roots as a mixer are linked with Tropical music. Among his many accomplishments as a prominent DJ and radio personality, Alex has been the face of Dennon DJ Equipment. Alex DJ’s five nights a week throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Long Island, and has two #1 mix radio shows in the country: “La Original Mega Mezcla and “La Mega Mezcla Sábado en la Noche” both on La Mega 97.9 FM. He also has DJed to soldout crowds at the Madison Square Garden, Izod Center, Nokia Theater, and the United Palace, among others. This year, Alex received an ACE Award (the Association of Latin Entertainment Critics). He has also taken his mixes and talent to countries such as Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Columbia, Canada, Spain, Italy, Argentina, Ecuador, Mexico, Uruguay and Aruba. 

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Place: Central Park
Time: 3:00 PM
SummerStage Presents La Mega 7th Annual Tropical Fest with Alex Sensation

New York City’s top Latin DJ, Alex Sensation, began collecting music and at age 16 was already a disc jockey at various nightclubs. He enjoys mixing different genres, but his roots as a mixer are linked with Tropical music. Among his many accomplishments as a prominent DJ and radio personality, Alex has been the face of Dennon DJ Equipment. Alex DJ’s five nights a week throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Long Island, and has two #1 mix radio shows in the country: “La Original Mega Mezcla and “La Mega Mezcla Sábado en la Noche” both on La Mega 97.9 FM. He also has DJed to soldout crowds at the Madison Square Garden, Izod Center, Nokia Theater, and the United Palace, among others. This year, Alex received an ACE Award (the Association of Latin Entertainment Critics). He has also taken his mixes and talent to countries such as Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Columbia, Canada, Spain, Italy, Argentina, Ecuador, Mexico, Uruguay and Aruba. 

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Aug. 24

SummerStage Presents Fania All Stars concert SummerStage Presents Fania All Stars concert
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Aug. 24



Place: Central Park
Time: 6:00 PM

SummerStage Presents Fania All Stars concert

Right from start, Fania Records exceeded everybody’s expectations. The Label became so rapidly popular in the national and international levels that by 1968, only 4 years after its creation, founders Jerry Masucci and Johnny Pacheco decided to broaden its talent giving birth to the wildly successful Fania All Stars. Their first concert, “Live at the Red Garter,” was a promotional experiment, which proved the amazing success of bringing all the label’s talent together. The band revolutionized salsa as a genre and have performed before countless fans during their wildly popular concerts which were filmed and recorded live, including the famed 1973 appearance at the Yankee Stadium in New York.  The Fania All Stars band transcended language barriers and united cultures all over the world. Their music was heard from the streets of El Barrio in New York, to the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and Africa. Today, the living legends of the all-stars band continue to honor the legacy, each artist as leaders of their own bands and with their most recent Fania All Stars Concert in Puerto Rico.  They will be a cornerstone of this year’s recognition of the 50th Anniversary label that introduced them to the world – Fania Records. 

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Place: Central Park
Time: 6:00 PM

SummerStage Presents Fania All Stars concert

Right from start, Fania Records exceeded everybody’s expectations. The Label became so rapidly popular in the national and international levels that by 1968, only 4 years after its creation, founders Jerry Masucci and Johnny Pacheco decided to broaden its talent giving birth to the wildly successful Fania All Stars. Their first concert, “Live at the Red Garter,” was a promotional experiment, which proved the amazing success of bringing all the label’s talent together. The band revolutionized salsa as a genre and have performed before countless fans during their wildly popular concerts which were filmed and recorded live, including the famed 1973 appearance at the Yankee Stadium in New York.  The Fania All Stars band transcended language barriers and united cultures all over the world. Their music was heard from the streets of El Barrio in New York, to the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and Africa. Today, the living legends of the all-stars band continue to honor the legacy, each artist as leaders of their own bands and with their most recent Fania All Stars Concert in Puerto Rico.  They will be a cornerstone of this year’s recognition of the 50th Anniversary label that introduced them to the world – Fania Records. 

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Aug. 24

Fania All Stars concert Armada Fania After Party with DJ Wasabi and The Whiskey Barons Fania All Stars concert Armada Fania After Party with DJ Wasabi and The Whiskey Barons
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Aug. 24



Place:
TBA

Aug. 28

Armada Fania at Pa'Lante NYC with DJ Christian Mártir and Guest Armada Fania at Pa'Lante NYC with DJ Christian Mártir and Guest
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Aug. 28



Place:
APT 78
4447 Broadway
New York, NY 10040
(646) 490-4657

About Pa’Lante! NYC:
"Defining our culture rather than having it dictated to us"- Christian Mártir Pa'lante! NYC is celebrating our musical and cultural heritage but also challenging ourselves to push it forward. In a time where music has become disposable, we aim at returning to a time when music was timeless and classic. Pa'lante! NYC is the bridge between the yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Christian Mártir:
Christian Mártir is a DJ with a cause. The co-creator of the Rice & Beans Sounds System and founder and resident DJ of Pa’lante! NYC, he has been in New York City for several years now sharing his love for Puerto Rican and Afro-Caribbean sounds. His specialty is salsa and other Nuyorican rhythms of the 1960s-1970s.

Aug. 28

Armada Fania: DJ Wasabi and DJ Turmix Armada Fania: DJ Wasabi and DJ Turmix
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Aug. 28



Place:
Meridian 23

161 W 23rd St
New York, NY 10011

Aug. 29

Armada Fania at Santa Salsa with DJ Christian Mártir and IBomba, plus Izzy Sanabria Armada Fania at Santa Salsa with DJ Christian Mártir and IBomba, plus Izzy Sanabria
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Aug. 29



Place:
Over the Eight
594 Union Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Christian Mártir:
Christian Mártir is a DJ with a cause. The co-creator of the Rice & Beans Sounds System and founder and resident DJ of Pa’lante! NYC, he has been in New York City for several years now sharing his love for Puerto Rican and Afro-Caribbean sounds. His specialty is salsa and other Nuyorican rhythms of the 1960s-1970s.