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Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra – November 4, 2016

Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra  -  Neidorff-Karpati Hall    November 4, 2016 Once again Bobby Sanabria has whipped his student charges into shape (including getting them all dressed up) for an evening of new pieces or new arrangements … Continue reading

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MAKU SoundSystem – September 22, 2016

MAKU SoundSystem  -  Rubenstein Atrium  -   September 22, 2016 MAKU is pretty close to the ultimate in World Music.  The basic band has a South American orientation, mostly Colombia.  The concert was like a showcase revue, with MAKU showing … Continue reading

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Tabou Combo – September 1, 2016

Tabou Combo  -  Rubenstein Atrium  -  September 1, 2016 The Haitian roots of this group go way back; it has now been headquartered in NYC for decades, but beneath my radar.  For the event, space that is customarily given over … Continue reading

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Steve Kroon – August 25, 2016

Steve Kroon  -  Louis Armstrong House Museum  -  August 25, 2016 One more new venue for me; choosing the subway is choosing an all day thing.  Upside: curry goat to be had on the very block!  Kroon’s driving congas keep … Continue reading

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Duwamish River Festival – August 20, 2016

Duwamish River Festival  - Duwamish Waterway Park, Seattle  -  August 20, 2016 A community festival that includes performances of various cultural groups?  No brainer for me, I’m there.  Especially if there’s an environmental injustice angle, as there is here; Seattle’s … Continue reading

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Folklore Urbano Quintet – July 22, 2016

Folklore Urbano Quintet  -  Pierson Park  -  July 22, 2016 Ringleader Mayor leads the combo through various genres of Columbian music, folk and otherwise.  There are various conformations of the group, here a quintet; in other settings, up to twelve … Continue reading

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Chris Washburne & SYOTOS – June 20, 2009

Chris Washburne & SYOTOS Band  -  Langston Hughes Library  -  June 20, 2009 Motivation is high to get me to Queens, although at least this wasn’t farthest-outer Queens.  It was part of the Weill Music Institute (of Carnegie Hall) Neighborhood … Continue reading

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