First Fridays – Little Havana/Afro-Cuban Edition

March 3, 2017 | 6:00pm – 9:30pm

guantanamoIn honor of Arturo Schomburg’s Afro-Latino heritage and dedication to collecting materials that celebrate the African Diaspora experience, the Schomburg Center and Conjunto Guantánamo are excited to present the “Little Havana/Afro-Cuban” edition of First Fridays. Enjoy our signature drinks, and groove the night away with a mix of heartthumping beats and live band sets at our popular monthly social gathering!

The evening’s band will be the sizzling ambassadors of Cuban folkflore, Conjunto Guantánamo, who’ll bring a freshly interpreted, classic Afro-Cuban sound. The jam session will be punctuated by lively percussions, pounding syncopated bass lines, brazenly exotic trumpet melodies, uninhibited improvisation, and the sultry vocals of Pepito Gomez that will infuse the evening with traditional Afro-Cuban music and the raw energy and edge of New York City’s unique nightlife.  Host: Dhalimu from Dhali’s Closet. Suggested dress code: Afro-Latino flair! @SchomburgCenter | #FirstFridays  | #ConjuntoGuantánamo.  You must be 18+ years old to party | 21+ years old to drink. See you there!

Cost: Tickets: $15 RSVP HERE. First come, first seated.  For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early. Guests: Please note that holding seats in the Langston Hughes Auditorium is strictly prohibited and there is no food or drinks allowed anywhere in the Schomburg Center.  

https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2017/03/03/first-fridays-little-havanaafro-cuban-edition

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037 US

 

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