NYC: Brasil Summerfest – July 21-28

 

Brasil Summerfest will be presenting its second year after a smashing debut last summer. July 21-28 will serve as a platform for some of Brazil’s most moving talent, spanning the breadth of the country’s gorgeous musical landscape.

Truly, be prepared for a healthy range that will traverse “traditional styles of samba, forro, bossanova, MPB as well as new emerging ones such as manguebeat, hip hop, indie rock, baile-funk, among others.” Yep!

Grammy-nominated Bebel Gilberto and two fast rising hip-hop artists, Criolo and Flávio Renegado, will together kick off the festival. And Os Mutantes will be closing everything out!

The festival will take place across several popular NYC venues, including Central Park Summerstage, City Winery, MoMA, Joe’s Pub, Nublu, Drom, SOBs, Dekalb Market, and The Standard East Village.

Stay tuned to the Brasil Summerfest website for more details!

Facebook | Twitter | Official Site

Video: The Spy From Cairo – “Alladin Dub”

 

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/WAxBy7gPgKs" width="550" height="445" allowfullscreen="true" fvars="fs=1" /]

The Spy From Cairo pays tribute to the adventures of Prince Achmed in the above video for “Alladin Dub.” Loving the flip of Middle Eastern sounds on this tune – kind of reminds us of the kind of stuff our dude Debruit does. Basically, hella gangster.

You’ll be happy to know (as we surely are) that the song is just one of many from The Spy’s upcoming album, Arabadub, out on May 29.

Be sure to catch The Spy From Cairo performing at Nublu in NYC on June 7!

Pre-Order Arabadub on Amazon

Facebook | Soundcloud

Freedom Suite Release Party in NYC – Nov 11

The second annual Nublu Jazz Fest is going on now in NYC, and this Thursday (11/11) they’re having a record release party for Freedom Suite by The Beast & Nnenna Freelon. The Beast is joining Igmar Thomas & The Cypher, Marcus Baylor and more for a night of live music presented by Revivalist.

If you haven’t heard it yet, get the full jazz/hip-hop mixture Freedom Suite from Bandcamp or Revivalist now.

Alecia Chakour & The Osrah: “Loomi” Debut EP, Release Party + MP3

New comers Alecia Chakour & The Osrah have packed enough soul power in their debut EP Loomi to make you wonder if you accidentally fell into a time warp and came out in another era. Collectively, Alecia Chakour & The Osrah’s individual band members have played with some amazing musicians from Mingus Big Band, Bilal, Yusef Lateef, to Billy Taylor, Amos Lee, Apollo Sunshine, and Cold Duck Complex. Lead by the power house vocals of Alecia Chakour, The Osrah (an Arabic word for family) will celebrate their debut at Nublu on Friday, October 29th at 9pm.

Check out the animated flyer for this friday’s party here.

Grab a download or stream of “Like You, Me” by Alecia Chakour & The Osrah