Posts Tagged ‘Drumming’

05/23/16: Origin Stories @ The United Palace – Frank Malloy IV

05/23/16: Origin Stories @ The United Palace – Frank Malloy IV

Frank Malloy IV Monday, May 23 6:30pm doors, 7pm show Performance takes place in the Palace Foyer FREE with RSVP, seating limited to 100. As a West African Drumming instructor for UPCA, and Musical Director at the Harambee Dance Company, Frank takes a unique approach to composing music by using rhythms of the African diaspora […]


Monday Mood Music: Ibeyi X Havana Cultural

Monday Mood Music: Ibeyi X Havana Cultural

Seriously, if you have not heard Ibeyi’s debut album you are missing out on something truly transcendent. The French-Cuban sister duo chop it up with the good folks at Havana Cultura and give you an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album. Ibeyi takes traditional Yoruban chanting and infuses it with hip-hop, electronic […]


2/4/15: Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra @ El Museo del Barrio

2/4/15: Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra @ El Museo del Barrio

This performance presents works by Alexis Bosch, Dafinis Prieto, Earl McIntyre and Arturo O’Farrill, including four compositions, Guajira Simple, Triumphant Journey, Second Line Soca/Bruddah Singh and Vaca Frita recorded in December at Havana’s Abdala studios for the Orchestra’s fifth album, Cuba: The Conversation Continued. The album, recorded during the historic period following the United States’ […]


Spread Love: The Ibeyi Mixtape

Spread Love: The Ibeyi Mixtape

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Much love goes to Ibeyi and their record label, XL Recordings, for a simply masterful campaign in advance of their forthcoming debut album, which drops February 17th. After releasing really creative visuals for songs Oya, River, and Ghosts they follow up with an expansive and well-executed mixtape that includes some of […]


Put You On: Ibeyi

Put You On: Ibeyi

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) This is that Black Magic music. That straight from the motherland via Cuba, next-generation negro spirituals. This is Neo-Diasporan Soul music. It is hauntingly beautiful and simply sublime.


On the beat, en el Alto |Manhattan Times

On the beat, en el Alto |Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen Grammy-nominated Latin jazz drummer and composer Dafnis Prieto is no stranger to accolades. The Cuban-born Prieto has been lauded with critical praise since coming to the United States in 1999. With drumming techniques that are considered revolutionary, Prieto’s impact on the Latin jazz scene has been so profound that Modern Drummer […]


Uptown Video: It’s My Park – Drum & Dance

Uptown Video:  It's My Park - Drum & Dance

This West African Drumming & Dance Class in Inwood Hill Park is part of a free summer long series offered by Bread & Yoga.


A Propulsive Force for Jazz | WSJ.com

By LARRY BLUMENFELD Shortly after drummer Dafnis Prieto moved to New York in 1999, he felt overwhelmed. “To be honest, it wasn’t really my cup of tea,” he said from his apartment in Washington Heights. New York was different from Barcelona, where he’d spent the previous year, and a far cry from Havana, where he […]

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