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First Fridays

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Friday, September 5, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

First Fridays

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Join us on Friday September 5, 2014 for First Friday: Labor Day “West Indian Day Edition.” Calling all West Indians & others to come enjoy the celebration! FEEL FREE TO REP YOUR COUNTRY WITH YOUR PARAPHERNALIA AND FLAGS! The Schomburg Center has played a pivotal role within Caribbean communities and thrives off of the support of all groups within our community. We will be showing the Video “Carnival TNT," a colorful and lively film which celebrates the Carnival festivities in Trinidad and Tobago in the American Negro Theater.

Our Locations and DJs for the night are as follows:

Main Lobby:

DJ RENEGADEnycDJ RENEGADEnyc is a native of Antigua, but popularized DJ of the Bronx. His sense of humor and creativity, which separates him from the rest and is what has built his uniqueness. DJ RENEGADEnyc has been in the music business for well over 10 years. He has played for events such as Bar Mitzvahs, Weddings, Parties, Cruises, Children Parties and much more. With his talents he is able to analyze his crowd and build momentums on the dance floor from his music selections. DJ RENEGADEnyc believes that you must interact with the crowd and build a connection through music. This explains the persona he builds when on the mic. Although DJ RENEGADEnyc is cultured with a Caribbean background, he is very well rounded in entertaining others. DJ RENEGADEnyc! With him you can guarantee there will be no delays on his part. He is ready to entertain and rock you away with the finest of selections, leaving you with a night you will never forget.


DJ KwissDJ Kwiss was born and raised in the republic of Trinidad and Tobago and Caribbean culture influenced him to become what he is today. DJ Kwiss specializes in Soca and Reggae, but no genre is safe when the turn-tables are under his control. Being a musician versed in African and Caribbean percussion, DJ Kwiss loves to blend multiple genres of music in hopes of having people understand that music has no color, shape, age, or size. Music speaks to individuals differently and his inspiration is to reach out and touch someone through the vibes and energy he brings. Other than being a featured DJ on mylimeradio.com (a Caribbean based internet radio station) DJ Kwiss is currently involved in many projects that help him travel the world. He is very thankful for all of the opportunities that he has experienced, and those that are coming his way. You can catch DJ Kwiss every Saturday on mylimeradio.com, hear his mixes on demfellahz, or check out the team on Instagram @SWIZZLE_TEAM.

ANT (American Negro Theatre): 

DJ L.A.DJ L.A., a native New Yorker, born and raised in the Bronx with a Jamaican heritage, has been exposed to and has had an affinity for many different styles of music since childhood. This has led to the focus and specialization of many different genres and time periods of music, which DJ L.A. believes is the key to connecting with as many different cultures and age groups as possible. Many have reveled in the seamless mixes and diversity of his catalog everywhere he has played.

He is constantly in tune with all the new styles and trends of the music of today while still having an awareness and appreciation of all the great artists and music of the past. Like his father before him, DJ L.A. is an avid collector and aficionado of R&B, Reggae, Hip Hop, Pop, Oldies, Soca, Salsa, House, Reggaeton, Disco, Rockers, Ska and a little bit from every other genre that he loves to showcase for a pleasurable experience that will keep you rocking all night long.




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Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10037-1801

Friday, September 5, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research unit of The New York Public Library, is one of the world's leading research facilities devoted to the preservation of materials on the global African and African diasporan experiences. A focal point of Harlem's cultural life, the Center sponsors programs and events that illuminate and illustrate the richness of black history and culture.

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