A Benefit Concert for The New York Immigration Coalition
Banda Nueva York, Gregorio Uribe, Solange Prat, One Ring Zero, Mamie Minch, Zamba 2 Samba, Mikel Paris, Accord Treble Choir, DJ Olivier Konan, Special Guest NYC Council Member Brad Lander
Wed, April 19, 2017
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:45 pmLittlefield
$15.00 - $20.00
This event is 21 and over
All proceeds go to The New York Immigration Coalition *** Limited seating - Lineup subject to change *** Food generously donated by Colson's Patisserie and Taco Nuevo Mexico ***http://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/1439019/
Performers include the authentic power of Sinaloense music with Banda Nueva York, charismatic Colombian accordionist & singer Gregorio Uribe with jazz vocalist Solange Prat, the reunion of critically acclaimed Brooklyn indie outfit One Ring Zero, the inimitable blues sounds of guitarist and singer Mamie Minch, the joyous melodies and rhythms of Brazilian samba with Zamba 2 Samba, the unique acoustic sounds of O.A.R.'s Mikel Paris, and the gorgeous voices of Accord Treble Choir.
with DJ Olivier Konan of Barbes
Special Guest: New York City Council Member Brad Lander
Food generously donated by Colson's Patisserie and Taco Nuevo Mexico
All proceeds go to http://www.thenyic.org/.
The Sinaloa tradition began when 19th-century European immigrants brought their bands to Mexico and mixed with the local music culture, growing over time into an original Sinaloense sound. One part raucous dance music, another part romantic love song, this music is now found at every party and social event in Sinaloa and has spread across the south-western US. Banda Nueva York strives to recreate that sound through a full instrumentation of trumpets, trombones, clarinets, alto horns, sousaphone, percussion and singers. BNY musicians share strong connections to Mexico as either native Mexicans, Chicanos, or Americans who lived, travelled or toured throughout the country. Experience the alma of this great music with BNY and you will be singing and dancing all night!
Throughout New York, BNY has performed at The Shrine, DROM, El Patron, La Boom, Stage48, in collaboration with Calpulli Mexican Dance Co. and invited by the Mexican Consulate to be featured artists at their 206th Anniversary of Mexican Independence celebration in NYC. The summer of 2016 saw BNY in the studio recording their debut album featuring original songs by Tavo Lara, Pancho Pikadientes and arrangements by Julio Lizarraga. The music video for their first single “Hoy Te Traigo Serenata” was received with wide acclaim and they recently completed shooting on their much anticipated second video, “Noche de Pasion,” to be released soon.
Besides banda, members of BNY also perform classical, jazz and other styles. The have appeared on the worlds great stages including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Disney Concert Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, Mexico City's Palacio de Bellas Artes, Auditorio Nacional and with orchestras such as the NY Philharmonic, LA Phil, Metropolitan Opera, American Symphony and Boston Symphony, and with Placido Domingo, Max Weinberg, the Temptations, Josh Groban, Lila Downs, Eugenia León, Natalia Lafourcade, Mariachi Real de México and Jarana Beat, and work regularly on Broadway and at Radio City Music Hall. Members can be heard playing on major record labels, soundtracks and recordings.
Most recently, the multi-faceted Uribe put together a smaller ensemble that highlights his songwriting and the presence of the accordion. This new format differs from the big band in its more compact size and organic style. However it stays true to its leader's danceable rhythm. Having introduced this new music in latest tour, which included Brown University, Gregorio Uribe is currently in the process of recording his next self-composed album.
Gregorio has been a guest artist with Latin icon Carlos Vives on several occasions including Madison Square Garden. He was also named by the government of Colombia as one of the "100 most successful Colombians abroad".
Minch’s father played fingerstyle guitar on his vintage Martin- he taught her the Mississippi John Hurt and Rev. Gary Davis songs that started her excitement about fingerstyle guitar and became her musical bedrock. She culled DIY aesthetic influences from her teenage exposure to punk and garage bands in her hometown in Delaware; she liked the parallel unself-conciousness in the approach of these musicians and traditional American folk musicians.
Around this time Mamie also started exploring Bessie Smith, Sarah Martin, and Memphis Minnie- their unabashed sensuality and the winking, confessional nature of their songs was to become a major influence in her performing and songwriting style. Upon coming to New York Mamie’s fascination with early recordings found a community of kindred spirits. Some of her first connections were with a group of 78 collectors who would throw listening parties for their rarest finds.
She shortly co-founded The Roulette Sisters, a popular all-woman retro quartet that performed originals and covers of blues, country tunes and early girl group harmony peices by the like of the Boswell and Andrews Sisters. She kept growing musically, spending a summer travelling through europe with an Italian anarchist street band, and busking extensively in New York City as part of Music Under New York.
Upon leaving the band in 2007 Mamie has been working on her own material as a songwriter and performer. She has played residencies at Brooklyn’s world music mecca Barbes and the 68 Jay Bar in Dumbo, and shared the stage with Dayna Kurtz, Jolie Holland, Bliss Blood, and loads of other talented friends. Her debut solo CD, the Razorburn Blues, is a limited edition handmade item.
Members of Accord push each other to grow musically, aurally, and vocally by exploring various languages and styles. The ensemble strives to be non-hierarchical, working collaboratively to interpret and prepare pieces in the spirit of consensus. To this end members are equally valued as leaders and contributors in the music making process. All members have all been actively involved with choral music for the majority of their lives. Their combined musical/choral/vocal knowledge and resources strengthen the group and create an atmosphere of sharing and trust. Audience members hear and feel the genuine joy, openness and passion Accord pours into each note.