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AUGUST 2014

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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.

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Aug. 14

Armada Fania with Cumba Mela (Live) and D’Marquesina
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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.

Aug. 15

SummerStage in Partnership with the Bronx Music Heritage Center Presents Salsa Graphics: The Art of Visual Clave
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Aug. 15



Place:
Bronx Music Heritage Center Laboratory

Pablo Yglesias, author of Cocinando: 50 Years of Latin Album Cover Art (Princeton Architectural Press, 2005) will give a slide lecture on the subject of Latin album cover art, with a focus on the evolution of LP cover design from the 1950s to the 1980s, concentrating on the New York scene and the Fania umbrella of labels. He will talk about various themes in cover art, as well as the artists and designers who brought the covers to a new level in the modern era.

This is a FREE show.

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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.

For more information click here >>


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.

For more information click here >>

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.” 

This is a FREE show.

For more information click here >>


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.” 

This is a FREE show.

For more information click here >>

Aug. 22

SummerStage Presents The Marriage of Latin Music & Jazz with Joe Conzo Sr.SummerStage Presents The Marriage of Latin Music & Jazz with Joe Conzo Sr.
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Aug. 22



Place: The New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music
55 W. 13th St.
New York, NY
SummerStage Presents The Marriage of Latin Music & Jazz with Joe Conzo Sr.

PANEL DISCUSSION: "THE MARRIAGE OF LATIN MUSIC & JAZZ" WITH JOE CONZO SR.
The New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music (55 W. 13th St.)

In celebration of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, join Joe Conzo Sr. for a discussion and music of Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Machito, and other great artists from the early 1930’s to the present who brought together Latin Music and Jazz. Joe Conzo Sr. is a Latin music historian, Tito Puente’s publicist and confidant, and author of Mambo Diablo, My Journey with Tito Puente. Conzo will play rare live recordings of Charlie Parker with the Machito Orchestra from his private collection. Q & A to follow.

Space is limited so please RSVP to rsvp[at]cityparksfoundation.org to reserve a seat.

In partnership with The New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music. This is a free event. Seating is first come, first served.

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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. 

This is a FREE show.

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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. 

This is a FREE show.

For more information click here >>

Aug. 24

ArmadaFania at Summerstage in Central Park with Joe Claussell, Bobbito Garcia, Whiskey Barons, and Special GuestArmadaFania at Summerstage in Central Park with Joe Claussell, Bobbito Garcia, Whiskey Barons, and Special Guest
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Aug. 24



Place: Central Park
Time: 6:00 PM
Armada Fania at Summerstage in Central Park with Joe Claussell, Bobbito Garcia, Whiskey Barons, and Special Guest

Fania Records will close out its summer long 50th anniversary celebration series in NYC with Armada Fania at SummerStage in Central Park on Sunday August 24 from 6:00pm-10:00pm, doors at 5:00pm. The DJ tribute to Fania will be a classic New York dance party in the Park, headlined by world renown DJ/producer and Fania master remixer Joaquin“Joe” Claussell, known globally for his stellar work with the groundbreaking“Hammock House” remix series, which includes three installments: Africa Caribe, The Lower East Side, and The Eastbound L. Each release features remixes that creatively fuse vintage Fania tracks and traditional Latin grooves with House, Afro Caribbean and other Dance/Electronica rhythms and beats. Also on the lineup are Boston-based dj/producer duo The Whiskey Barons (whose Latin/tropical/funk-flavored Funky Sabroso mixwas also released this year by Fania) and NYC's own veteran DJ/radio hostBobbito Garcia a.k.a Kool Bob Love. 

This is a FREE show.

For more information click here >>


Place: Central Park
Time: 6:00 PM
Armada Fania at Summerstage in Central Park with Joe Claussell, Bobbito Garcia, Whiskey Barons, and Special Guest

Fania Records will close out its summer long 50th anniversary celebration series in NYC with Armada Fania at SummerStage in Central Park on Sunday August 24 from 6:00pm-10:00pm, doors at 5:00pm. The DJ tribute to Fania will be a classic New York dance party in the Park, headlined by world renown DJ/producer and Fania master remixer Joaquin“Joe” Claussell, known globally for his stellar work with the groundbreaking“Hammock House” remix series, which includes three installments: Africa Caribe, The Lower East Side, and The Eastbound L. Each release features remixes that creatively fuse vintage Fania tracks and traditional Latin grooves with House, Afro Caribbean and other Dance/Electronica rhythms and beats. Also on the lineup are Boston-based dj/producer duo The Whiskey Barons (whose Latin/tropical/funk-flavored Funky Sabroso mixwas also released this year by Fania) and NYC's own veteran DJ/radio hostBobbito Garcia a.k.a Kool Bob Love. 

This is a FREE show.

For more information click here >>

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.