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!

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Video: Candice Anitra – “Today” (Haiti Tribute)

 

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The ever charismatic Philly native Candice Anitra has a new video out paying tribute to Haiti, two years after the earthquake that shook the country to its core. Called “Today,” the song tells a passionate story of struggle amidst images of the beautiful Haitian people.

Purchase the track and your proceeds will go towards “helping improve lives in Haiti,” which is still very much rebuilding. A bit more detail on where the money goes is on the video’s YouTube page.

Also, folks in NYC can check out the official video premiere at the Kreyol Hip Hop 4 Haiti Benefit at SOB’s tonight! Check the flyer after the jump.

Purchase “Today” on Bandcamp

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Flyer for Haiti benefit tonight after the jump

Win Tickets: Roy Ayers Live at SOBs – January 9

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Leave us a facebook comment to win a pair of free tickets to see *the* Roy Ayers live at SOBs on January 9th, with a DJ set from Manchildblack. We’ll pick a winner by the end of the week…

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Spanish Harlem Orchestra’s Album Release Party at SOBs (NYC) October 13th

On Wednesday, October 13th the Spanish Harlem Orchestra comes to SOBs, the undisputed home of NY Salsa, for the 9/28 release of their fourth album Viva la Tradicón.

The Spanish Harlem Orchestra is a Grammy-winning 13-piece collective that represents one of the most formidable and authentic Latin jazz combos of today. Though very much a contemporary band, Spanish Harlem Orchestra pays homage to the traditional Salsa sound popularized but the legendary Tito Puente.

The band was started in 2000 by Oscar Hernandez was primarily known for his work as Ruben Blades’ piano-player and musical director. Hernandez has also worked with artists like Celia Cruz & Paul Simon.

Next week’s show is going to be special because it will be the first time ever that the Spanish Harlem Orchestra plays music from the new album!

Spanish Harlem Orchestra – “Como Baila Mi Mulata”
 

Admission is $25 and attendees get a FREE copy of the new CD, Viva La Tradicion

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