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UPCOMING EVENTS

Compass / Systema Solar / Helado Negro

July 8 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Together, Camilo Lara and Toy Selectah are known as Compass. Camilo Lara is the founder of Mexican Institute of Sound (M.I.S) and has released 4 albums since its formation in early 2000. His music is a visionary mixture that flirts with electronic, hip-hop, dub, cumbia and punk. …

Ismael Miranda

July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ismael Miranda aka “El niño bonito de la Salsa” (The pretty boy of Salsa) always wanted to be a musician, and by age 11 had already formed two groups: “The 4J’s and Little Junior” and “The Class Mates.” He sang and played conga for the group and they were good enough to appear on Jerry Lewis’ Muscular Dystrophy Telethon. Miranda also grew up and played in his first bands with Jazz percussionist Orlando “Q” Rodríguez and piano player Mark Diamond. In 1967, when Miranda was 17 years old, he made his recording debut and made such an impression on bandleader Larry Harlow, that he was hired as Larry’s lead singer. …

Classical Theatre of Harlem: The Tempest

July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until July 26, 2015

SummerStage and the Classical Theatre of Harlem proudly present William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, directed by Carl Cofield. This rendition of the famed play sets Prospero’s magical island on the enchanting island of Hispaniola, home to the Dominican Republic and Haiti – two tiny nations with storied battles for independence. With the characters of Ariel and Caliban representing the same longing for freedom and fighting spirit of Haiti, the play highlights the dynamics of freedom and captivity, imprisonment and rebellion, and authority and tyranny. Director Cofield describes the play as, “a theatrical gumbo, with an intricate blend of usurping villains, youthful romance, music, humor, conspiracy and sensitivity.”…

Cano Estremera

July 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Carlos Enrique Estremera Colón is a Puerto Rican Salsa singer from San Juan, nicknamed “El Cano” (“The Light-Colored Haired One”), due to his albinism. Estremera developed his talent as a singer while residing in a public housing complex in the area of Santurce, and acknowledges Puerto Rican jíbaro country singers as a strong influence. He developed a reputation for being a fast and clever improviser, in the same vein as Marvin Santiago, Gilberto Santa Rosa, and other salsa singers who could improvise dozens of soneos on the spot. …

Nuyorican Poets Cafe featuring La Bruja with Patty Dukes, Reph Star, and NeNe Ali

July 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe and Caridad de La Luz (aka La Bruja) showcase Bronx artistry in a concert featuring cool and socially conscious Hip Hop/spoken word by Reph Star and Patty Dukes (aka Circa ’95), Nene Ali and DJ Fred One. Hosted by songstress-poet-playwright-comedienne La Bruja, who was praised by the New York Times for her “irrepressible, ebullient energy and talent.”…

Vicentico / Ximena Sariñana / No Te Va Gustar

July 11 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Vicentico has long been a crucial figure in the history of rock music in Latin America. On top of a significant career as the lead vocalist of Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, he has also developed a successful solo career. Vicentico boasts six solo albums under his belt (all certified Platinum), successful international tours, and MTV, Gardel, and Latin GRAMMY awards. His most recent album Ultimo Acto, was released in January of this year. Recorded in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, Kingston, and Buenos Aires, the album adds new takes to some of Vicentico’s most well-known solo hits. The album also includes collaborations with Willie Nelson, Sly & Robbie, Intocable, Our Latin Thing and Vicentico’s wife, Argentinean actress Vaeria Bertuccelli….

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