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The following FREE (and some benefit) Concerts are taking place in NYC

SUMMARY for Selected Days:

Jon Weber - Jazz Performer, TV Score Composer in MANHATTAN on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 (Jazz)|

Dancing in Bryant Park: Motown in MANHATTAN on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 (Dance)|

SISQO in BROOKLYN on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 (R&B/Soul)|

Summer in Union Square! in MANHATTAN on Thursday, June 12, 2014 (Eclectic)|

Mad Sq Kids-Josh & the Jamtones in MANHATTAN on Thursday, June 12, 2014 (Children's Music)|

BAM Metrotech-Nicholas Payton presents Black American Music in BROOKLYN on Thursday, June 12, 2014 (R&B/Soul)|

Jon Weber - Jazz Performer, TV Score Composer in MANHATTAN on Thursday, June 12, 2014 (Jazz)|

Celebrate Brooklyn--Celebrate Ornette: The Music Of Ornette Coleman Featuring Denardo Coleman Vibe in BROOKLYN on Thursday, June 12, 2014 (Jazz)|

Today Show Concerts-Train! in MANHATTAN on Friday, June 13, 2014 (Hip Hop,Pop,R&B/Soul,Reggae,Rock)|

Good Morning America--Paramore in MANHATTAN on Friday, June 13, 2014 (Country,Eclectic,Folk,Pop,R&B/Soul,Rock,World Music)|

Jon Weber - Jazz Performer, TV Score Composer in MANHATTAN on Friday, June 13, 2014 (Jazz)|

Elisa Monte Dance, Buglisi Dance Theatre, Jennifer Muller/The Works in MANHATTAN on Friday, June 13, 2014 (Dance)|

Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance in MANHATTAN on Saturday, June 14, 2014 (Dance)|

Ozomatli's Ozokidz in BROOKLYN on Saturday, June 14, 2014 (Children's Music)|

ROBERTO ROENA Y SU APOLLO SOUND / LA MEC�NICA POPULAR / LITTLE LOUIE VEGA (ELEMENTS OF LIFE/MASTERS AT WORK) in on Saturday, June 14, 2014 (Salsa, Peruvian)|

BLACK COFFEE LIVE / DJ SPOKO IN ASSOCIATION WITH OKAYAFRICA AND IMAGENATION � CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF OKAYPLAYER in MANHATTAN on Sunday, June 15, 2014 (Africa)|

 

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Listing No: 47

WHEN: Wednesday, June 11 2014, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

 

ARTIST/EVENT: Jon Weber - Jazz Performer, TV Score Composer

WHERE: Bryant Park

42nd St & Fifth and Sixth Avenues

GENRE: Jazz

DESCRIPTION: Jazz pianist Jon Weber has recorded and toured all over the world, winning numerous accolades for performance and composition - and scoring extensively for television since 1987. Gary Burton, Roy Hargrove, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, and Avishai Cohen have all recorded Jon's music. His newest critically-acclaimed release, Simple Complex, rose to #1. Jon lives in New York City and hosts NPR's Piano Jazz Rising Stars, after frequently serving as guest host for Marian McPartland on NPR's Piano Jazz.

DIRECTIONS: Take the F, V, B, or D train to 42nd Street/Bryant Park OR Take the 7 to 5th Avenue

COST: FREE

BOROUGH/COUNTY: MANHATTAN

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VENUE NOTES: Management may close the park when conditions are considered unsafe for patrons as a result of weather or necessary maintenance.

VENUE CONTACT: 212-768-4242

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Listing No: 51

WHEN: Wednesday, June 11 2014, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

 

ARTIST/EVENT: Dancing in Bryant Park: Motown

WHERE: Bryant Park

42nd St & Fifth and Sixth Avenues

GENRE: Dance

DESCRIPTION:

A social dance party after work � featuring popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week � hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo. Salsa, Swing, Tango, and much more. From novices to experts, all are welcome.

Dancing with live music: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Pete Brown and The Rhythm Dogs
Monique Sorel, vocal
Karl Dixon, vocal
Elsa Cornish, vocal
Eric O'Neal, vocal
Jeff Newel, sax
George Naha, guitar
Willa Bassen, keys
Peter Brown, bass
Joe Damone, drums
Lesson: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Marielys Molina and Rickey Tripp from Motown The Musical on Broadway

Pete Brown and The Rhythm Dogs, a grooving high-energy group that includes established musicians who have played all over the world, plays Motown, Soul, Swing, Rock, Reggae, and Contemporary Dance Music. 

Marielys Molina has performed on Broadway in Come Fly Away, Sweet Charity, and on the national tour of Swing.

Rickey Tripp has performed on Broadway in In the Heights, and is a choreographer and dance teacher across the country.

DJ and Sound by Victor "Woody" Andujar

DIRECTIONS: Take the F, V, B, or D train to 42nd Street/Bryant Park OR Take the 7 to 5th Avenue

COST: FREE

BOROUGH/COUNTY: MANHATTAN

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VENUE CONTACT: 212-768-4242

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Listing No: 14

WHEN: Wednesday, June 11 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 

ARTIST/EVENT: SISQO

WHERE: Betsy Head Memorial Playground

Livonia, Dumont ave, Hopkinson & Blake Avenues, Strauss Street

GENRE: R&B/Soul

DESCRIPTION: Sisqo is an R&B singer, one of the five members of Dru Hill. After the group disbanded in 1999, Sisqo embarked on his solo career, releasing Unleash the Dragon, on Def Soul Records in November 1999. Two singles from the album were major hits on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, with the ''Thong Song'' making it to number-three, and ''Incomplete'' going to number-one. Although plans for a Dru Hill reunion in 2000 never panned out, Sisqo branched out into television and film, hosting the dance competition program, Sisqo's Shakedown on MTV, and taking on supporting roles in the films Get Over It (2001) with Kirsten Dunst, and Snow Dogs, with Cuba Gooding, Jr. Sisqo's second LP, Return of Dragon, released in June 2001, eventually went platinum.

DIRECTIONS: Subway: 3 to Saratoga Avenue; Exit station at Livonia and Saratoga intersection and walk east on Livonia. The park is one block up on left

COST: FREE

BOROUGH/COUNTY: BROOKLYN

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Listing No: 338

WHEN: Thursday, June 12 2014, 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM

 

ARTIST/EVENT: Summer in Union Square!

WHERE: Union Square Park South Plaza

14th Street & 5th Ave

GENRE: Eclectic

DESCRIPTION: Summer in the Square is a free, weekly entertainment series presented by the Union Square Partnership. This year, Summer in the Square runs on Thursdays from June 12th through August 7th. The series offers an electrifying blend of fitness classes, children's programming, and free dance & music performances. There are usually at least 2 music performances: 12noon and another at 5pm. Here is today's schedule:

7:00 AM - Wake Up Yoga with Atmananda
8:00 AM - CrossFit with Reebok
10:00 AM - Yoga StoryTime with Karma Kids
10:30 AM - Gazillion Bubble Show
11:00 AM - Baby Loves Disco
12:30 PM - Lunchtime Jazz with The New School*
5:00 PM - Performance by Peridance Contemporary Dance Company**
6:00 PM - CrossFit Bootcamp with Brick New York
6:30 PM - Running Club with Paragon Sports
7:00 PM - Wind Down Yoga with Om Factory


*Enjoy your lunch in the park with live music performed by students from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. The acoustic performances will begin at 12:30 PM every Thursday during Summer in the Square in the West Side Seating Area of the park. Take a midday break in one of the City's great outdoor public spaces relaxing to the sounds of The New School's very talented musicians.

**For over 30 years, Peridance Capezio Center has been a core member of New York City's dance community. Home to all styles and all levels of dance, the school provides a broad spectrum of over 250 weekly adult and children's dance classes in a nurturing, professional environment. Experience Peridance's amazing performances or participate in an exhilarating dance class each Thursday during Summer in the Square, beginning at 5 PM on the South Plaza of Union Square Park.

DIRECTIONS: 4,5,6 Trains to Union Square

COST: FREE

BOROUGH/COUNTY: MANHATTAN

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VENUE CONTACT: 212 460-1200; info@unionsquarenyc.org

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Listing No: 307

WHEN: Thursday, June 12 2014, 10:30 AM to

 

ARTIST/EVENT: Mad Sq Kids-Josh & the Jamtones

WHERE: Madison Square Park

Fifth Ave and 23rd St

GENRE: Children's Music

DESCRIPTION: Josh & the Jamtones are an all-ages interactive dance party band from Boston, Massachusetts. The Jamtones authentic roots/ska/reggae and feel-good pop have become standards in mini-vans and CD players around the country. Their new record Bear Hunt was released in October 2013 to critical acclaim and features long-standing singles ''Swing Low'' and ''Snow Day,'' which have charted a combined 20 weeks on Sirius XM Radio.

DIRECTIONS: To get there by subway, take the R, W or 6 train to 23rd Street. On weekends only you can also take the N train to 23rd street.

COST: FREE

BOROUGH/COUNTY: MANHATTAN

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VENUE NOTES: Historic Madison Square Park is the vibrant center of Manhattan's Flatiron District offering flourishing gardens, lush lawns and cultural programs for all ages. Located on 6.2 acres between 23rd and 26th streets and Fifth and Madison avenues, the park has become an oasis for those who live and work nearby.

VENUE CONTACT: (212) 538-1884

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Listing No: 327

WHEN: Thursday, June 12 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

 

ARTIST/EVENT: BAM Metrotech-Nicholas Payton presents Black American Music

WHERE: BAM MetroTech Commons

the corner of Flatbush and Myrtle Avenues in Downtown Brooklyn.

GENRE: R&B/Soul

DESCRIPTION: "Payton's clarion trumpet, as well as his genre-defying solos, stood at the center of the music making... Payton bent notes beyond recognition� No descriptive label or category could be affixed to Payton's solos, which were as brashly original as they were technically imposing."�Chicago TribuneOne of the great New Orleans jazz stars of today as well as a provocative commentator on the genre, Grammy-winning trumpeter Nicholas Payton explores the common threads running through centuries of black American musical traditions�from gospel and blues to jazz, soul, and beyond. Known for his collaborations with artists like Ray Charles, Dr. John, and Herbie Hancock, Payton uses his awe-inspiring chops to take the classic New Orleans sound in bold new directions.

DIRECTIONS: By Subway 2/3 to Hoyt Street Station and walk two blocks north on Bridge Street 2/3/4/5 to Borough Hall Station and walk five blocks east M/R to Lawrence Street Station and walk one block north A/C/F to Jay Street/Borough Hall Station and exit at Myrtle Promenade By Bus B25, B26, B38, B45, B51, B52, B54, B61, B63, B67, and B75 all stop within a three-block radius of MetroTech Center

COST: FREE

BOROUGH/COUNTY: BROOKLYN

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Listing No: 48

WHEN: Thursday, June 12 2014, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

 

ARTIST/EVENT: Jon Weber - Jazz Performer, TV Score Composer

WHERE: Bryant Park

42nd St & Fifth and Sixth Avenues

GENRE: Jazz

DESCRIPTION: Jazz pianist Jon Weber has recorded and toured all over the world, winning numerous accolades for performance and composition - and scoring extensively for television since 1987. Gary Burton, Roy Hargrove, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, and Avishai Cohen have all recorded Jon's music. His newest critically-acclaimed release, Simple Complex, rose to #1. Jon lives in New York City and hosts NPR's Piano Jazz Rising Stars, after frequently serving as guest host for Marian McPartland on NPR's Piano Jazz.

DIRECTIONS: Take the F, V, B, or D train to 42nd Street/Bryant Park OR Take the 7 to 5th Avenue

COST: FREE

BOROUGH/COUNTY: MANHATTAN

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VENUE CONTACT: 212-768-4242

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Listing No: 190

WHEN: Thursday, June 12 2014, 7:00 PM to

 

ARTIST/EVENT: Celebrate Brooklyn--Celebrate Ornette: The Music Of Ornette Coleman Featuring Denardo Coleman Vibe

WHERE: CELEBRATE BROOKLYN BANDSHELL

9th Street & Prospect Park West

GENRE: Jazz

DESCRIPTION: Doors open at 6pm

The pioneering saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman ''expanded the jazz idiom more than anyone except perhaps Louis Armstrong,'' (All About Jazz) but his influence reaches far beyond jazz. His son Denardo Coleman, an outstanding drummer who debuted on record with his father at the age of 10, convenes a deep and surprising lineup of special guests for a long-overdue exploration and celebration of Ornette's music and spirit, with his own band (Al Macdowell, bass; Tony Falanga, bass; Charles Ellerbe, guitar; Antoine Roney, sax) at the core. Special guests include Bill Laswell, Bruce Hornsby, Flea, David Murray, Geri Allen, Henry Threadgill, James Blood Ulmer, Joe Lovano, Laurie Anderson, Patti Smith, Thurston Moore and many more.

DIRECTIONS: TRAIN--The following subways are located near the Park: F and G trains at 7th Ave. station, 15th St./Prospect Park station and Fort Hamilton Parkway station; 2 and 3 trains at Grand Army Plaza station ; Q train at Parkside Ave. station and Prospect Park station; Q, S and B trains at Prospect Park station The following bus lines stop near the Park: B41 or B71 along Flatbush Ave. to Grand Army Plaza or Ocean Ave. ; B68 along Coney Island Ave./Prospect Park Southwest to Park Circle or Bartel-Pritchard Circle

COST: FREE

BOROUGH/COUNTY: BROOKLYN

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Listing No: 224

WHEN: Friday, June 13 2014, 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM

 

ARTIST/EVENT: Today Show Concerts-Train!

WHERE: Today Show Concerts at Rockefeller Center/Plaza

49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza

GENRE: Hip Hop,Pop,R&B/Soul,Reggae,Rock

DESCRIPTION: TODAY is bringing the hottest hit-makers to Rockefeller Plaza for the Toyota Concert Series on TODAY.

General Admission: TODAY concerts are free and open to the public. General admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The TODAY plaza is located at Rockefeller Center on 48th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, right outside Studio 1A.

General Admission check-in is usually located at 48th Street between 5th and 6th Ave. There are designated check-in areas for Fan Pass, Radio Pass and VIP Pass holders. For security reasons, the line closes at 6 a.m.

DIRECTIONS: D train to 47-50 St Rockefeller Center

COST: FREE

BOROUGH/COUNTY: MANHATTAN

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VENUE NOTES: Viewing is on a first-come, first-served basis outside TODAY's window-on-the-world studio, located at 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Fans should arrive by 6 a.m. for best viewing. Read more: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/36471364/ns/today-toyota_concert_series_on_today/#ixzz0nkuF93Fu

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Listing No: 289

WHEN: Friday, June 13 2014, 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM

 

ARTIST/EVENT: Good Morning America--Paramore

WHERE: Central Park Rumsey Playfield (Good Morning Amer)

69th St and 5th Ave or 72nd St and Cent Park W

GENRE: Country,Eclectic,Folk,Pop,R&B/Soul,Rock,World Music

DESCRIPTION: The 2014 Summer Concert Series returns for the sixth year to Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, home of the SummerStage festival, where music's biggest names will perform live every Friday. All concerts are free to the public (note: the Jennifer Lopez and Curtis ''50 Cent'' Jackson concerts will be free, ticketed events) and will take place live during ''Good Morning America,'' Fridays from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m.

DIRECTIONS: East side: 6 train to 68th or 77th Streets; N, R or W trains to 5th Avenue; F train to 63rd Street and Lexington West side: 1, 2, 3, 9, B or C trains to 72nd Street BUS: East side: M1, M2, M3 or M4 to 72nd Street and 5th Avenue West side: M7, M10, or M11 to 72nd Street and Central Park West Crosstown: M-66 or M72 to Central Park West or Fifth Avenue

COST: FREE

BOROUGH/COUNTY: MANHATTAN

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VENUE NOTES: Viewers interested in joining "GMA" in Central Park are encouraged to arrive at Summerstage Rumsey Playfield via the 72nd Street entrance on Fifth Avenue at 6 a.m., when the park opens to the public. All concerts are free and open to the public and will take place live during "Good Morning America," Fridays from 7 to 9 a.m. ET.

VENUE CONTACT: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/SummerConcert

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Listing No: 49

WHEN: Friday, June 13 2014, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

 

ARTIST/EVENT: Jon Weber - Jazz Performer, TV Score Composer

WHERE: Bryant Park

42nd St & Fifth and Sixth Avenues

GENRE: Jazz

DESCRIPTION: Jazz pianist Jon Weber has recorded and toured all over the world, winning numerous accolades for performance and composition - and scoring extensively for television since 1987. Gary Burton, Roy Hargrove, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, and Avishai Cohen have all recorded Jon's music. His newest critically-acclaimed release, Simple Complex, rose to #1. Jon lives in New York City and hosts NPR's Piano Jazz Rising Stars, after frequently serving as guest host for Marian McPartland on NPR's Piano Jazz.

DIRECTIONS: Take the F, V, B, or D train to 42nd Street/Bryant Park OR Take the 7 to 5th Avenue

COST: FREE

BOROUGH/COUNTY: MANHATTAN

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VENUE CONTACT: 212-768-4242

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Listing No: 52

WHEN: Friday, June 13 2014, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

 

ARTIST/EVENT: Elisa Monte Dance, Buglisi Dance Theatre, Jennifer Muller/The Works

WHERE: Bryant Park

42nd St & Fifth and Sixth Avenues

GENRE: Dance

DESCRIPTION:

Some of the most exciting modern dance companies in the city perform their latest works on stage. 

Elisa Monte Dance
The company that explodes with highly athletic and sensual style and a technical and physical acuity, explores the depths of the human experience. 

www.elisamontedance.org 

Buglisi Dance Theatre
The prolific company that creates passionate works with shapes, luminous textures, and stilled moments in time that offer an adventure in perception. 

www.buglisidance.org

Jennifer Muller/The Works
The exhilarating company that applies a multi-disciplinary technique to engage audiences with evocative and inspirational dance. 

www.jmtw.org 


Bryant Park Presents Dance is produced in collaboration with Inception to Exhibition.

DIRECTIONS: Take the F, V, B, or D train to 42nd Street/Bryant Park OR Take the 7 to 5th Avenue

COST: FREE

BOROUGH/COUNTY: MANHATTAN

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Listing No: 53

WHEN: Saturday, June 14 2014, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

 

ARTIST/EVENT: Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance

WHERE: Bryant Park

42nd St & Fifth and Sixth Avenues

GENRE: Dance

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This modern dance class, now in its fourth year, is led by dancers from the world-renowned Limon Dance Company

Experience the joy of movement and dance � open to all levels.

DIRECTIONS: Take the F, V, B, or D train to 42nd Street/Bryant Park OR Take the 7 to 5th Avenue

COST: FREE

BOROUGH/COUNTY: MANHATTAN

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VENUE CONTACT: 212-768-4242

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Listing No: 191

WHEN: Saturday, June 14 2014, 4:00 PM to

 

ARTIST/EVENT: Ozomatli's Ozokidz

WHERE: CELEBRATE BROOKLYN BANDSHELL

9th Street & Prospect Park West

GENRE: Children's Music

DESCRIPTION: Doors open at 3pm

The Grammy-winning, TED-Talking, fiercely politically, and devotedly multi-cultural L.A. party band Ozomatli, known for its ''effortless mashup of musical styles,'' (NPR Music) set its sights on the littlest revelers a few years ago with the album OzoKids. They're here for our annual homage to the trailblazing children's book author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats, a Brooklyn native who was the first to populate his distinctly urban stories with young people of color.

The band is a supercollider of hip-hop and salsa, dancehall and cumbia, samba and funk, merengue and comparsa, East LA R&B and New Orleans second line, Jamaican ragga and Indian raga, and anything else you might hear driving through the melting pot of Los Angeles with your windows down. They bring the same inclusive approach to their kids' music, and it's a perfect match for our Keats celebration. His extraordinary books, like The Snowy Day, Whistle for Willie, Peter's Chair, and Apt. 3, were a precursor to the ethnically diverse worlds of Sesame Street and The Muppet Show, and they stand alongside the greatest entertainment for children ever created.

Along with music, the day will feature readings of Keats' work by Park Slope's own Mark Stewart (co-founder, Bang on a Can All-Stars), great food for all ages, and of course the great Park Slope tradition of on-site stroller parking.

DIRECTIONS: TRAIN--The following subways are located near the Park: F and G trains at 7th Ave. station, 15th St./Prospect Park station and Fort Hamilton Parkway station; 2 and 3 trains at Grand Army Plaza station ; Q train at Parkside Ave. station and Prospect Park station; Q, S and B trains at Prospect Park station The following bus lines stop near the Park: B41 or B71 along Flatbush Ave. to Grand Army Plaza or Ocean Ave. ; B68 along Coney Island Ave./Prospect Park Southwest to Park Circle or Bartel-Pritchard Circle

COST: FREE

BOROUGH/COUNTY: BROOKLYN

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Listing No: 15

WHEN: Saturday, June 14 2014, 6:00 PM to

 

ARTIST/EVENT: ROBERTO ROENA Y SU APOLLO SOUND / LA MEC�NICA POPULAR / LITTLE LOUIE VEGA (ELEMENTS OF LIFE/MASTERS AT WORK)

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GENRE: Salsa, Peruvian

DESCRIPTION: Roberto Roena is a salsa music percussionist, orchestra leader, and dancer. Roena was one of the original members of El Gran Combo, and he later became the leader of his own band, "Roberto Roena y Su Apollo Sound," arguably one of the best Latin salsa bands in Puerto Rico. Roena has also been a long-time member of the Fania All Stars, the showcase group for the Fania Records label, which has enjoyed worldwide success since the 1970s. Complementing the musicality of his salsa group was always the showmanship inherent in Roberto Roena. Dying his hair in new colors, playing percussion in his underwear "flying" around the stage of New York City's Madison Square Garden were some of the tricks that he used to stand out among the other groups in vogue. Roberto always considered variety as the key to success, leading him to include in his musical repertoire everything from go-go to the romantic, the same in English as in Spanish. Given Roena has been performing for nearly 55 years with his orchestra, he's obviously doing something very right.Website: http://lamecanicapopular.com/

A meeting of musicians from Per�, the United States and Colombia - only possible in New York - gave birth to La Mec�nica Popular in 2011. Led by native Peruvian Efra''n Rozas, the band has a unique sound, steeped in the salsa dura of the 1970's, but moves along in a trippy way with experimental synths and Peruvian chicha style guitars, without ever loosing clave. Their self-titled debut was produced by Xuxi Lazzaro (producer of Rita Indiana, and Grammy winner Juan Luis Guerra), and has been praised by critics around the world. They have been called "one of the top 3 live Latin acts in the U.S.," by Latin-Pop star Juanes. La Mec�nica Popular is one of the most exciting bands in the new wave of future-rooted Latin American music, combining effortlessly avant-garde and psychedelic sounds with a tight and syncopated Salsa flavor.

Website: http://www.vegarecords.net/A godfather of global dance music, "Little" Louie Vega has painted an award-winning career from a palette mixed with everything from salsa and afro-beat, to jazz, hip-hop and soul. What distinguishes the Grammy winner and 4-time nominee as one of the best living house music deejays is his ability to evolve alongside the times, distill the current musical landscape through his unique taste and put his own timeless spin on it. Breaking down musical barriers and bringing people together through a love of music has always been Vega's aim; after more than 20 years in the game his contributions continue to positively influence the global house and world music. Listen closely as the best has yet to come from Louie Vega!

***FANIA SERIES*** SummerStage and FANIA are teaming up in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the iconic label! Programs across the five boroughs will celebrate and reflect on FANIA, showcasing both the past and present performers in the neighborhoods where this movement was born. Follow the action using #SummerStageFania To learn more about FANIA visit: http://www.fania.com/

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Listing No: 16

WHEN: Sunday, June 15 2014, 6:00 PM to

 

ARTIST/EVENT: BLACK COFFEE LIVE / DJ SPOKO IN ASSOCIATION WITH OKAYAFRICA AND IMAGENATION � CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF OKAYPLAYER

WHERE: Central Park SummerStage

72 St & Central Park West

GENRE: Africa

DESCRIPTION: Website: https://www.facebook.com/lablackcoffeeNathi "Black Coffee" Maphumulo was born in Durban, South Africa and studied Jazz music at the Natal Tech. In 2003, Black Coffee was chosen as one of two South African participants in the Red Bull Music Academy catapulting him into the South African DJ scene. For the past decade, he's been proving his talent both as a DJ and producer, with hits like "Even Though," "Garden of Eden,""Juju," "Crazy" and of course, his international smash hit "Superman." Recently, Black Coffee has been busy with his own production project called "Africa Rising," as well as racking up the awards, including two South African Music Awards, and an MTV Europe "Best World Wide Act" nomination. Black Coffee was even named GQ "Man Of The Year" in South Africa for his achievements in music and for the work is charity work.

DJ Spoko, born Marvin Ramalepe, was raised in the rural town of Tzaneen in northern South Africa, where he began producing on at age 12. For three years in the early 2000s DJ Spoko studied in the studio of Nozinja, the creator of the hyper-speed, hip-shaking Shangaan Electro style. Spoko went on to build his own studio in Atteridgeville, where he produced numerous full-length cassettes with names like "Grave Yard Session" and "The All C'Ing I." Following the success of his tapes Spoko's Ghost Town EP was released on True Panther Sounds. In 2014 Spoko will release his debut album on Lit City Trax, a collaborative EP with DJ Mujava on True Panther as well as music from his new band, Fantasma!

A special night dedicated to celebrating 20 Years of Freedom and Democracy in South Africa and the National Youth Month (June 2014), in collaboration with the South African Consulate General-NY.

DIRECTIONS: Central Park SummerStage is located at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. Enter the park at 69th Street and 5th Avenue on the east side or at 72nd Street and Central Park West on the west side. Subway East side: 6 train to 68th or 77th Streets; N, R or W trains to 5th Avenue; F train to 63rd Street and Lexington West side: 1, 2, 3, 9, B or C trains to 72nd Street

COST: FREE

BOROUGH/COUNTY: MANHATTAN

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VENUE NOTES: Please do not bring alcoholic beverages, glass, bottles, coolers, pets, bicycles, rollerblades, folding chairs, beach umbrellas, video cameras or tape recorders. No professional camera gear, telephoto lenses, or flash photography is allowed. All bags are subject to search. Rules and Regulations Beer and wine are for on-site consumption only and may not be removed from the venue. The distribution or sale of unauthorized promotional materials is not permitted. Residents who wish to report unsatisfactory sound levels can call (212) 861-5229 during a performance.

VENUE CONTACT: SummerStage Hotline: 212-360-2777

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