Our Cumbancha party is bringing you the best in Afro-Latino sounds and electronic music. Cumbancha means pure heat--the heart and soul of the drum. Subrosa's new signature Afro-Latino monthly party with resident DJs Sabine Blaizin (Oyasound) and BJoyce, Djoy de Cuba and live drums by Okai Musik.
Sabine Blaizin (Oyasound)
Dj Sabine's work focuses on the exposure and pleasures of African diasporic music. Brooklyn Mecca, Cumbancha, and Oyasound are a few of her creative projects. Over the years, Dj Sabine's mainstay and cultivation has been the monthly event Brooklyn Mecca which has been coined the home of "Grassroots Dance Culture". Sabine worked for Ocha Records label as a Brand Marketing Director/Producer and Bembe NYC Party resident DJ. Today, she is the resident DJ for Subrosa's new signature monthly party Cumbancha featuring African inspired rhythms of House, Soul, Latin music and more. Oyasound Ep is currently in the works. Dj Sabine spins Global Soul: House, Afrotech, Afrobeat, Haitian Roots and other diasporic tunes. She's had the great opportunity to spin nationally in the US in NYC, Atlanta, St. Louis, Memphis, Chicago, Omaha, Boston, New Orleans, Miami, LA/Oakland, NJ, Washington DC, Dallas, Denver and internationally in Canada, Senegal, Haiti, Cuba, & Mexico. She sits on several panel discussions, DJs, and curates showcases for the well renown Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), highlighting the power of spirituality in the arts and has been honored as an emerging artist at the 27th Annual Women of Power Conference 2014: The Art of Being a Woman. Sabine made the Most Respected House DJ's List of 2014 by MediaServiceNyc for recognized innovative djs. In June 2014, Sabine produced her 1st installment of her project Lakay Se Lakay: Home Is Home a Haitian electronic artists conversation series & No Passport (NYC Edition) party in conjunction with Haiti Cultural Exchange's 1st NYC Haitian Arts & Culture festival Selebrayson!. Since, Sabine produced her 2nd installment as a full-day conference in partnership with The New School in 2015 and the 3rd as a visual/sonic installment for HCX's 2016 Lakou Nou Fellowship. Sabine was also the featured Dj for the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art's 50th Anniversary. Sabine ultimately seeks to create new scholarship through the African and Haitian diasporic lens of music, culture and spirituality.
BJoyce, this camaleonica girl originally form the island of the tabaco and rum (Cuba) has joined the lineup of top clubs that open their doors to the local electronic, in Havana, Cuba. She founded the first group of Cuban independent women djs with the name Gbass Beat. She was part of the Hip Hop band DOBLE FILO (2012) and Quartet Vocals SEXTO SENTIDO (2013-2014), formed a duo with DJ / Producer DAVID CASAS, identified as BJ / DC, both carry this project since 2012, making own productions in different genres and subgenres. In her sets you can enjoy a variety of styles, like moombah Deep House, Tech, Trance, Psicodelic Trance, Electro Swing, Swing Jazz, Afro Cuban House...
This djane has developed a deep career in the island working in many clubs , and with many Cuban musicians. To mention several of their presentations has openning British Culture Week in Havana 2013 with Naile Sosa (drummer). Green Bus with promoting british culture in Havana on the sity streets. Dj Set live Oppening concert with X Alfonso and *I.M.G IVIII Tribute to World Festival of Youth and Students. Launch of the new CD Witches, Sexto Sentido. 1st. Festival ¨Sarao Nigth Club¨. Festival Love In, by the figure of Women She is so Heavy!! Ellas cantan y Visten bien, FIHAV 2013. Inaguration of F.A.C (Cuban Art Factory). Red Bull Cliff Diving (Prevent) with DENGUE DENGUE DENGUE (Lima-Peru). Tourism Fair with Raul Paz Concert with Olivia Ruiz, Havana Cultura After Party. X Villalon (Vol. 1 with DJ/Poducer Ivan Lejardi, PAUZA and Goldierocks (UK)X Villalon (Vol.1 with DJ / producer Ivan Lejardi, PAUZA and Goldierocks, (Vol. 2 by Ivan Lejardi, Gilles Peterson (UK), Sinbad (UK) and finalist of Havana Cultura Mix.). ITB (International Turism Berlin) 2015. Questlove in Havana, 2015. Miami Light Project performance, 2015. Art Basel 2015, Art Miami Week, Miami Light Project. Havana Concourse a concert series with afrocuban pianist and composer Dayramir Gonzalez in NYC 2016. Global Cuba Fest 2016 (Miami) at Miami Light Project, Dayme Arocena (USA Tour). Afro-Latin Fest 2016 (New York), Dayme Arocena (USA Tour).
Joyvan Guevara Diaz
a.k.a. DJoy de Cuba, displays none of the disdainful coolness that would seem to come with his lofty status as one of the best-known DJs in Havana and a pioneer of the Cuba's underground rave movement. He is somebody who loves what he does and loves sharing what he does with the public.
Joyvan always wanted to do something with music but he couldn't sing or play an instrument, so he went to art school. But he dropped out before graduating: he couldn't deal with the thesis. Joyvan's first regular paid gigs as a DJ took place on Sunday afternoons at the Atelier on Calle 17 Havana's Vedado district. He was selling clothes for a living, having been kicked out of art school. The deal was he would play rock and roll and alternative rock, but he listened to a lot of music —Prodigy, Chemical Brothers, Laurent Garnier mixes, Josh Wink, industrial rock, Marilyn Manson, Björk, techno —and he would slip any of that in, too, sliding the crowd into the same eclectic mix he embraced at home.
"That's how I formed a culture of electronic music here," Joyvan says. "I changed a public. And I changed too, with that public, because I was just starting out. In the beginning I was doing this DJ thing just as a hobby. But then it became my work, something that I felt responsible about. So now that's what I am. Pure DJ."
A scene developed. Joyvan moved, and his public moved too, from one club to another. "Something was changing," Joyvan observes. "[Before] the DJ was just a place. 'You're the DJ where?' 'I'm the DJ at the Comodoro, I'm the DJ of the Macumba'. It used to be that the public would come for the club. The DJ could change and they would still go to the club just the same. And this is why I called myself DJoy de Cub —because the DJ isn't just a club. So in this more alternative culture that was beginning, people began to see the DJ as an artist. They came for the DJ."
A group of German travellers — DJ Hell, DJ Tanith, Hagen were among them —left him some music, some equipment, and their memories of the Love Parade in Germany.
Okai is a vocalist/percussionist who embodies all the music of the African Diaspora. Brooklyn born with Haitian descent young Okai was beating on anything that he could get his hands on to help his imagination grow. His ears became infected with the hard boom bap drum loops of Hip Hop, and roots music from the Caribbean. Those sounds led him on a musical path to find rock, Jazz, samba, salsa, rumba and pretty much anything that involves percussion. Okai began his path of percussion on the trap set playing for various churches. He then played Congas for his High School band for several years. Once he was introduced to the West African djembe drum he concentrated on that for more than 10yrs.
Aside from being an achieved percussionist, Okai is also an achieved emcee that has worked with various artists and has a couple of solo albums.
Okai's cultural background shaped him into being the full rounded artist he is today. He is currently the lead singer and percussionist of Brown Rice Family who won “The Battle of the Boroughs” in NYC in 2012 and he is part of an instrumental horn band called Underground Horns. He is an active percussionist in New York always sharing his voice and energetic rhythms.
Locally, Okai has performed in the Brooklyn Museum, the legendary African art auction exhibition at Sotheby's, Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall and venues throughout the States. Internationally Canada, Tanzania, Australia, Japan, Haiti and Brazil have been showered with his sounds and soon the rest of the world will.
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