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, special Guest DJ Gecko Jones (Que Bajo) 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).
Geko Jones (Que Bajo)
I love salsa and merengue. He's into ska. I crave indie-pop. It makes for an interesting show, but what's especially lovely is when an artist brings us together.
New York-based DJ Geko Jones is an artist we can bond over. He's been awing us since we started the show. We have yet to meet a song of his that doesn't make us want to bust a move. Half Puerto Rican and half Colombian, Geko is a musical anthropologist of sorts, frequently traveling back to Colombia to find old artists and songs he then mixes with heavy, contagious beats. I like to think of him as playing your grandma's music, but at a volume and with a bass that would have your grandma yelling at you to turn that ruckus off.
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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