AfroBembé Afro-Caribbean Diaspora Mash-Up
Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)
New York, NY
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI)
AfroBembé: Cultural Networking Series
AfroBembé Afro-Caribbean Diaspora Mash-Up
Music by DJ Lumumba Bandele aka Revolution
Ilu Aye Band
DJ Lumumba aka Revolution
Since its inception, Revolution has been committed to presenting music of resistance. Music that represents the historical legacy of African people worldwide has been the consistent focus of this dj set. Having developed a following in the North East, Lumumba is known for creating a vibe that allows people to travel spiritually and emotionally while never leaving the dance floor. Lumumba has been featured at the Brooklyn Museum First Saturdays (2007), Center for Media Justice Anniversary, Oakland, CA (2007), Bronx Museums First Fridays (2009), Know Thyself Tour (2006), opened up for Tarrus Riley, Capleton, Maxi Priest and others at BB Kings. In 2005 Revolution helped to establish the Brooklyn Renaissance party, Manjinga by serving as the resident Reggae DJ for a year and a half. Lumumba aka Revolution continues to play at a variety of venues and events through New York City and the country. Lumumba is also the co-founder of the Black August Hip Hop Project
ILU AYE (Literally, "The Drum of the World" in Yoruba)was founded in 2004 by a collective of individuals, to celebrate the connections between the peoples and cultures of the African Diaspora. Bringing together the next generation of Afro-Puerto Rican, -Dominican, and -Cuban percussionists and singers, ILU AYE is dedicated to preserving and promulagting the rich cultural legacy of Africa in the Americas and the Caribbean, through performance, educational workshops, and community-centered gatherings where the rhythms of the African Caribbean reign. Trained by master musicians from all three islands, and versed in sacred and popular rhythms such as bata, guiro, rumba, makuta, yuka & arara (Cuba); bomba and plena (Puerto Rico); and palos, salves, and kongos (Dominican Republic), ILU AYE interprets traditional songs and reinvigorates the genres with original compositions by renowned akpwon, Osvaldo "Bembe" Lora.
When: Thursday, February 21, 2013 | 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
Location: CREOLE Restaurant & Music Supper Club,
2167 Third Avenue (@ 118 Street) New York, NY 10035
Admission: $8 in advance and $10 at the door.
Special discounts when you buy more than 1 ticket!
AfroBembé Online Special Offer #1: 1 Ticket for $8 at http://cccadievents.eventbrite.com/
AfroBembé Online Special Offer #2: 2 Tickets for $15 at http://cccadievents.eventbrite.com/
AfroBembé Online Special Offer #3: 4 Tickets for $30 at http://cccadievents.eventbrite.com/
*Program Subject to Change
For more information, call contact (212) 307-7420 Ext. 3000, 3004, 3011 or visit http://www.cccadi.org.
About the AfroBembé Cultural Networking Series
AfroBembé Cultural Networking Series, a sequence of African Diaspora themed parties to build community support for renovation of the landmark firehouse that will be the center's new home in El Barrio. Attendees will meet New York City's most creative "doers and shakers" and celebrate the vibrant heritage of diverse cultures across the globe. Parties will be held twice a month from December 2012 - February 2013 and will feature DJs, live bands and the sights, sounds and tastes of the African Diaspora. This innovative and dynamic series pays homage to the diverse international community of El Barrio.
When & Where
Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute
The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) values, connects and advocates for the traditions, history, culture and advancement of the African Diaspora. Through the dual tenants of arts and advocacy, CCCADI aims to create a paradigm shift within the global community toward cultural equity and social justice via new standards, policies and language. The Center has been, and will remain, an accessible community resource, a “first voice” institution, which produces culturally-grounded, purpose-driven and activist-oriented works, while simultaneously serving as a beacon of motivation and inspiration for many.
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