Routes
Reviews June 15, 2018
Routes
Remembering Leo Sarkisian
Blog June 15, 2018
Remembering Leo Sarkisian
Paying tribute to the longtime producer of Voice of America's "Music Time in Africa"

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Turner, Machel Montano and Flavour: "She Bad (Remix"
Trinidad and Nigeria join forces for this smooth, sunny vibe.
World Music Institute's Benefit: A Celebration of World Music & Dance
Thursday June 21 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
World Music Institute's Benefit: A Celebration of World Music & Dance
Funky Joe's 455 W 56th Street, NYC
Robert Glasper and Paul Beaubrun
June 22/7:30 p.m.
Robert Glasper and Paul Beaubrun
The Bandshell, Prospect Park Brooklyn, NY
JUNETEENTH COSTUME POP-UP DINNER AND CELEBRATION
Jun. 23, 7-10 p.m.
JUNETEENTH COSTUME POP-UP DINNER AND CELEBRATION
91 East 3rd Street New York, NY 10003
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the Ending of Slavery in the United States. This Juneteenth COSTUME Pop-Up Dinner will bring guests traditional Juneteenth foods, dance, and music.
Ballet Hispánico Flamenco Tablao Series Featuring Nélida Tirado
Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 8:00pm & 9:30pm
Ballet Hispánico Flamenco Tablao Series Featuring Nélida Tirado
Ballet Hispánico’s Penthouse Studio, 167 W 89th St New York, NY 10024
New York Guitar Seminar: Brazil
June 27/7:00 p.m.
New York Guitar Seminar: Brazil
Americas Society 680 Park Avenue New York, NY
Brazilian innovative duo, classical soloist
LowDown Brass Band
Thu, June 28, 8 pm
LowDown Brass Band
DROM 85 Avenue A, New York, NY
This Is Congo
Friday, June 29, 2018 2:00 PM, until Thursday, July 5, 2018 11:45 PM
This Is Congo
Maysles Cinema, 343 Lenox Avenue New York, NY, 1002
Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet
June 29/ 6 p.m.
Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet
Joe's Pub 425 Lafayette St (bet. E. 4th St & Astor Pl) New York, NY 10003
Let's get dancing
Elida Almeida & KAÏ
Friday, Jun 29 2018, 11 PM
Elida Almeida & KAÏ
SOB's 204 Varick St, New York, NY 10014
Cape Verde and Haiti representing on the New York stage.
International African Arts Festival
Saturday June 30-Wednesday July 4
International African Arts Festival
Commodore Barry Park, at Navy Street, Brooklyn, NY
Sergio Mendes
Sat 6/30 @ 8pm
Sergio Mendes
Sony Hall 235 West 46th St, New York, NY 10036
Delgres
July 5/12:00 p.m.
Delgres
MetroTech Commons 304 Bridge St Brooklyn, NY
Giving voice to their ancestors, intoxicating rock
Habibi
July 5/5:30 p.m.
Habibi
The Sculpture Garden 590 Madison Ave New York, NY
Farsi lyrics, Middle Eastern influence, shaping communities
Tanghetto
July 5, 6:00 p.m.
Tanghetto
Damrosch Park 62nd Street, between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues New York, NY
Tango all night, Buenos Aires songwriting partnership
RAM / Paul Beaubrun / DJ Hard Hittin Harry
Thursday, July 5 at 7 PM - 9 PM
RAM / Paul Beaubrun / DJ Hard Hittin Harry
Springfield Park
Djodje
Friday, Jul 6 2018, 11 pm
Djodje

Songhoy Blues
Saturday Jul 7, 2018, 2 PM
Songhoy Blues
Union Pool 484 Union Ave Brooklyn, NY
Randy Weston's African Rhythms
July 7/7:00 p.m.
Randy Weston's African Rhythms
Jamaica Performing Arts Center (JPAC) 153-10 Jamaica Avenue Queens, New York 11432
92 years old and he's still got it.
Barrington Levy / Third World / Kabaka Pyramid / DJ Gravy / Federation Sound
July 8/6:00 p.m.
Barrington Levy / Third World / Kabaka Pyramid / DJ Gravy / Federation Sound
Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island 3052 W 21st St Brooklyn, NY 11224
Gabriel Garzón Montano / Nicola Cruz / Tomasa del Real
Wednesday, July 11 at 5 PM - 10 PM
Gabriel Garzón Montano / Nicola Cruz / Tomasa del Real
Central Park's SummerStage New York, New York 10065
Meklit: Rockin' on the River
July 11/5:00 p.m.
Meklit: Rockin' on the River
251 River Street Troy, NY — 12180
Innovative contributions to an old genre, When The People Move, The Music Moves Too, where culture is going
Tanghetto
July 11/7:30 p.m.
Tanghetto
White Eagle Hall 337 Newark Ave. Jersey City, NJ
Nkumu Katalay & the “Life Long Project” Band
July 12/5:30 p.m.
Nkumu Katalay & the “Life Long Project” Band
Sculpture Garden 590 Madison Ave New York, NY
RumbiaFunk, performance activism
Systema Solar / Very Be Careful
Thursday, July 12 at 6 PM - 9 PM
Systema Solar / Very Be Careful
Queensbridge Park, LIC
Antibalas / Combo Chimbita / DJ Nickodemus
Thursday, July 12 at 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Antibalas / Combo Chimbita / DJ Nickodemus
Prospect Park Bandshell, 141 Prospect Park W, Brooklyn, New York 11215
Gato Preto
Thu, Jul 12 7:30 pm Free
Gato Preto
Lincoln Center Atrium
Mala Rodriguez / Ana Tijoux's Roja y Negro / Girl Ultra
Friday, July 13 at 7 PM - 10:30 PM
Mala Rodriguez / Ana Tijoux's Roja y Negro / Girl Ultra
Prospect Park bandshell 141 Prospect Park W, Brooklyn, New York 11215
Tito Rojas / Andy Montañez
July 13/7:00 p.m.
Tito Rojas / Andy Montañez
Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island 3052 W 21st St Brooklyn, NY 11224
​Two of Puerto Rico's most important salsa performers, Tito Rojas and Andy Montañez, will perform on a rare double bill.
Gato Preto
Friday July 13, 9:30 PM
Gato Preto
Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003
Go Africa Harlem Street Festival 2018!
July 14
Go Africa Harlem Street Festival 2018!
116th Street between 7th Ave. and 8th Ave, Harlem, New York City
Jorge Drexler / Trending Tropics / ÌFÉ
Saturday, July 14 at 2 PM - 7 PM
Jorge Drexler / Trending Tropics / ÌFÉ
SummerStage NYC, Central Park, New York, New York 10065
Jojo Abot's Multisensory Power to the God Within
Saturday, July 14/7 pm
Jojo Abot's Multisensory Power to the God Within
National Sawdust 80 North 6th Street Brooklyn, NY 11249
Moving and still imagery, multi-media art installations, sound and performance art
Kronos Quartet / Trio Da Kali
Saturday, July 14 at 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Kronos Quartet / Trio Da Kali
Prospect Park Bandshell, 141 Prospect Park W, Brooklyn, New York 11215
En Orbita Festival
July 14
En Orbita Festival
Warsaw 261 Driggs Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11222
Jupiter & Okwess
July 19/12:00 p.m.
Jupiter & Okwess
MetroTech Commons 304 Bridge St Brooklyn, NY
A slice of universality, rediscovering the forgotten melodies of Congo
Elsten “Fulano” Torres
Friday, July 20, 9:30 PM
Elsten “Fulano” Torres
Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003
Las Cafeteras / MAKU SoundSystem / iBomba
Saturday, July 21 at 4 PM - 7 PM
Las Cafeteras / MAKU SoundSystem / iBomba
Corporal Thompson Park, Broadway Ave & Henderson Ave, Staten Island, NY
Combo Chimbita
July 26/5:30 p.m.
Combo Chimbita
Sculpture Garden 590 Madison Ave New York, NY
Tinariwen/Cheick Hamala Diabate
Friday, July 27 at 7:30 PM
Tinariwen/Cheick Hamala Diabate
Prospect Park Bandshell
Mamadou Kelly
Saturday Jul 28, 2018, 2 PM
Mamadou Kelly
Union Pool 484 Union Ave Brooklyn, NY
Femi Kuti & Positive Force / Jupiter & Okwess / DJ Geko Jones
Sunday, July 29 at 2 PM - 7 PM
Femi Kuti & Positive Force / Jupiter & Okwess / DJ Geko Jones
Central Park's Summerstage, New York, New York 10065
Tito Nieves / Bodoma & Garifuna Culture Band
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tito Nieves / Bodoma & Garifuna Culture Band
SummerStage, Crotona Park, Claremont Pkwy and Crotona Ave., Bronx, 10457
OSHUN
August 2/5:30 p.m.
OSHUN
Sculpture Garden 590 Madison Ave New York, NY
Hip-hop/soul touring artists and full-time students
Brasil Summerfest with Tiê & Rubel (US Debut Shows)
Sat August 4, 2018 7:30 PM
Brasil Summerfest with Tiê & Rubel (US Debut Shows)
(le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012
Xenia Rubinos
August 9/5:30 p.m.
Xenia Rubinos
Sculpture Garden 590 Madison Ave New York, NY
Brasil Summerfest presents: Rodrigo Amarante & Ava Rocha
Friday, August 10 at 10 PM
Brasil Summerfest presents: Rodrigo Amarante & Ava Rocha
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Pape Diouf & la Génération Consciénte
Saturday, August 18 at 4 PM - 7 PM
Pape Diouf & la Génération Consciénte
Marcus Garvey Park, New York, New York 10035