We welcome U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat support of the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival on 7/14/2018

The Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 07/14/2018

from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.  please register at  : https://goafricaharlem2018.eventbrite.com

or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

We welcome the support of the Congressman again this year!

Rep. Adriano Espaillat

United States Congress

Representing New York’s 13th Congressional District

 

U.S. Representative Adriano Espaillat proudly represents New York’s Thirteenth Congressional District. He was sworn into office on January 3, 2017, during the 115th Congress.

Congressman Espaillat was born in the Dominican Republic in 1954 and came to the United States with his family when he was nine years old.  He grew up in the Washington Heights neighborhood in New York City and is the first Dominican-American to serve in the United States Congress.  Congressman Espaillat currently serves as a member of the influential U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and the House Select Committee on Small Business.  He is a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and serves as Chairman of the CHC Task Force for Transportation, Infrastructure and Housing.

 

A steadfast champion for working- and middle-class New Yorkers, Congressman Espaillat is a staunch advocate of a fair living wage, immediate and effective investments in affordable housing, meaningful criminal justice reform, infrastructure improvements, expanded youth programs, and better educational opportunities.

 

Throughout the tenure of his career in public service, Congressman Espaillat has been a vocal advocate for protecting tenants, improving schools, and making serious, smart investments in economic development, job creation, and environmental protection.  Prior to coming to Congress, he served as a New York State Senator during which he represented the neighborhoods of Marble Hill, Inwood, Washington Heights, Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, the Upper West Side, Hell’s Kitchen, Clinton, and Chelsea.

 

While in the New York State Senate, Congressman Espaillat served as the Ranking Member of the Senate Housing, Construction, and Community Development Committee; Chairman of the Senate Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus; and as a member of the Environmental Conservation, Economic Development, Codes, Insurance, and Judiciary committees. Prior to his tenure as a state senator, he served in the New York State Assembly, and in 1996 became the first Dominican-American elected to a state legislature.  In 2002, Espaillat was elected chair of the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus.

 

Prior to entering elected office, Congressman Espaillat served as the Manhattan Court Services Coordinator for the NYC Criminal Justice Agency, a non-profit organization that provides indigent legal services and works to reduce unnecessary pretrial detention and post-sentence incarceration costs.  He later worked as Director of the Washington Heights Victims Services Community Office, an organization offering counseling and other services to families of victims of homicides and other crimes, and as the Director of Project Right Start, a national initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to combat substance abuse by educating the parents of pre-school children.

 

Congressman Espaillat is a proud father and grandfather.

 

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Artist Profile: Gle Tchefary (African Reggae) Returns to the main stage for the Go Africa Harlem 2018 street festival on 7/14/2018

he Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 07/14/2018

from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.  please register at  : https://goafricaharlem2018.eventbrite.com

or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

GENERAL TCHEFARY 

     BIOGRAPHY

General Tchefary is a descendant of the great opponent of the struggle against French colonialism in Africa “l’Almamy Samory Toure “.  Growing up with his mother, he never saw his father.  Becoming a musician kept him away from the bandits and out of trouble.

Ibrahim Toure alias General Tchefary met his music in West Africa, Ivory Coast in the year 1998.

As an artist, he started in the hip-hop movement then gradually deflected in the life of Reggae music.  He chose Reggae music for what it stands for.  Reggae music is his life; it gives him the joy of living.  It gives him hope to see a better world where people live in harmony without injustice.  Because of this way of life, he and Reggae music have become one, as if they were born together.

He released his first album in 2008, “Soya” which gives it a marked evolution over Ivorian showbiz and ranking it among the hopes of African Reggae people.

“Il Est Temps” is the title of the second album from 2013.  This CD became International, open to the world.  It talks about denunciation, revolution, and education.  This album has become an explosion factor for our General Tchefary.

In 2015 he was invited by K-Bass Music to America to promote African Root Reggae.  General Tchefary is multi-dimensional in his art, he sings with K-Bass Music, Solidarite Sympa, Dub Society and other bands.

He has performed at festivals with famous singers, Ky-Mani Marley, Morgan Heritage, Alpha Blondy, Third World, I Threes, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Takana Zion and many more.

Website:  www.generaltchefary.com

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YouTube: General Tchefary

ABOUT

GENERAL TCHEFARY
Reggae music is my life

 

 

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We welcome the NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA) Dept of Social services to the Go Africa Harlem 2018 street festival on 7/14/2018

NYC HRA and dept of social services will be on-site to offer information and their suite of services and programs for the community. More details are below

The Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 07/14/2018

from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.  please register at  : https://goafricaharlem2018.eventbrite.com

or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

NYC HRA and dept of social services will be on-site to offer information and their suite of services and programs for the community. More details are below

 

About the Human Resources Administration

The New York City Human Resources Administration/Department of Social Services (HRA/DSS) is dedicated to fighting poverty and income inequality by providing New Yorkers in need with essential benefits such as Food Assistance and Emergency Rental Assistance.

As the largest local social services agency in the country, HRA helps over 3 million New Yorkers through the administration of more than 12 major public assistance programs, with more than 14,000 employees and an operating budget of $9.7 billion.

Download HRA’s Organization Chart

About the Department of Social Services

The Department of Social Services (DSS) is comprised of the administrative units of the NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA) and the Department of Homeless Services (DHS). Through integrated management for HRA and DHS, client services can be provided more seamlessly and effectively. The City leverages shared services functions across agencies, which results in better day‐to‐day management and building an integrated mission across agencies.

 

Phone Numbers

  • General: Infoline 718-557-1399
  • Adult Protective Services: 212-630-1853
  • Child Support Helpline: 888-208-4485
  • Domestic Violence & Emergency Intervention: 800-621-4673
  • Emergency Food Assistance: 866-888-8777
  • HIV/AIDS Services Administration: 212-971-0626
  • Report Welfare Fraud: 718-722-8001 or fill out a form online

In-person

Please visit one of our locations.

Email

Send an email to the Commissioner.

The Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)

The Freedom of Information Law is New York State’s principal statute on providing for public access to the records of government.

Records Access Officer
Office of Legal Affairs
Human Resources Administration
4 World Trade Center
150 Greenwich Street, 38th floor
New York, New York 10007

Send an email to the FOIL office

FOIL records are available for inspection and copying Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., by appointment only. Questions regarding the Freedom of Information Law itself may be directed to the Committee on Open Government.

Subpoenas and Legal Papers

Subpoenas and Legal Papers can be served on the Human Resources Administration at:Human Resources Administration
Office of Legal Affairs/Subpoena Unit
4 World Trade Center
150 Greenwich Street, 38th floor
New York, New York 10007

Public Solicitation Licenses

HRA permits nonprofit organizations, associations and corporations to solicit donations for charitable purposes in New York City.

HRA administers Public Solicitation Licenses for event producers interested in soliciting for services, products, or charities at their event. These solicitations can take place indoors or outdoors. Outdoor solicitations include pledges to a walk-a-thon/bike-a-thon, or door-to-door canvassing with a kit. Indoor solicitations include contributions taken in a public space, or the operation of a thrift shop, rummage sale, book sale, bazaar and sale of tickets for fundraising purposes.

 For More Information, Contact
Jermaine Williams | Borough Coordinator Manhattan/Staten Island
Office of Community Affairs150 Greenwich Street – 35 Floor – New York, NY 10009
T: 929-221-7185  F: 917-639-0272
williamsje@hra.nyc.gov| NYC.gov/hra
 
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We welcome the support of NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) for the Go Africa Harlem 2108 Street Festival on 7/14/2018

We are again honored to have the support of the NYC hDepartment of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) for the upcoming Go Africa Harlem 2018 Street Festival to be held on 07/14/2018 from 10am – 6pm on 116th street btw 7th & 8th Avenues.

CONTACT:

The Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 07/14/2018

from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.  please register at  : https://goafricaharlem2018.eventbrite.com

or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) is dedicated to supporting and strengthening New York City’s vibrant cultural life. Among our primary missions is to ensure adequate public funding for non-profit cultural organizations, both large and small, throughout the five boroughs.

DCLA also works to promote and advocate for quality arts programming and to articulate the contribution made by the cultural community to the City’s economic vitality. The Department represents and serves non-profit cultural organizations involved in the visual, literary and performing arts; public-oriented science and humanities institutions including zoos, botanical gardens and historic and preservation societies; and creative artists at all skill levels who live and work within the City’s five boroughs.

Through its Materials for the Arts Program, DCLA provides free supplies for use in arts programs offered by non-profit groups and New York City public schools. DCLA has also changed the physical landscape of New York City through its Percent for Art program by commissioning more than 180 works of art by some of the world’s leading artists at public building sites throughout the city.

Cultural Affairs is structured primarily into three funding divisions:

Program Services Unit

  • Administers funds supporting 881 groups that provide cultural experiences for the City’s residents and visitors.

Cultural Institutions Unit

  • Provides operational support (in the form of unrestricted operating grants and the payment of all energy bills – heat, light and power) for major cultural institutions occupying City-owned buildings or land.

Capital Projects Unit

  • Provides capital design, construction and equipment funds for those institutions and other cultural groups in City-owned and non City-owned facilities.

 

In addition, Cultural Affairs provides:

  • Access by artists and cultural institutions to the information, materials and resources to reinforce their creative contributions to the City.

http://www1.nyc.gov/site/dcla/index.page

31 Chambers St
New York, New York
@nyculturalaffairs

We are proud announce that Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President will serve as Grand Marshall for the Go Africa Harlem street Festival on 7/14/2018

We are again honored that the Honorable Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President, will serve again as Grand Marshall for the Go Africa Harlem 2018 Street Festival to be held on 07/14/2018 from 10am – 6pm on 116th street btw 7th & 8th Avenues.

CONTACT:

The Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 07/14/2018

from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.  please register at  : https://goafricaharlem2018.eventbrite.com

or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

  • Gale A. Brewer is the 27th Manhattan Borough President, responsible for advising the Mayor and City Council on borough concerns, commenting on all land-use matters in the borough, advocating for the borough in the municipal budget process, and appointing members of Manhattan’s 12 Community Boards. Gale Brewer 2
  • The Borough President also chairs the Borough Board, made up of City Council Members and Chairs from the Community Boards, and the Borough Services Cabinet, composed of senior officials from City agencies delivering services in the borough.

Ms. Brewer previously served on the City Council for 12 years, from 2002 through 2013, representing the 6th Council District which includes most of the Upper West Side and northern Clinton.

  • As Councilmember, she successfully passed legislation guaranteeing paid sick leave for most hourly employees, compelling landlords to fix repeat violations, requiring all City data be published online, and the nation’s first law protecting domestic workers.
  • She was the founding chair of the Council’s Technology Committee in 2002.
  • Immediately prior to her election to the City Council, Brewer served as Project Manager for the NYC Nonprofits Project at CUNY’s Graduate Center, and before that worked for the Telesis Corporation, a private firm that builds affordable housing in New York City.
  • Prior to that non-profit and private-sector experience, Brewer served in City government in various roles, including as…
  • New York City Deputy Public Advocate for Intergovernmental Affairs under Mark Green (1994-1998).
  • Director of Mayor Dinkins’ Federal Office in New York City, managing the administration’s legislative agenda in Washington and a technical assistance program to help community-based organizations obtain federal funds (1990 to 1994).
  • Executive Director of the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women (concurrent with the Federal Office, from 1993 to 1994).
  • Chief of Staff to West Side Councilmember Ruth W. Messinger– before Messinger was, herself, elected Manhattan Borough President (1979-1989).
  • Brewer also served on the staff of Lt. Governor Mary Anne Krupsak, the first women elected statewide in New York in 1974 (under Gov. Hugh Carey) and first served in government in the City Parks Department during the Lindsay administration.
  • Brewer has an MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and she did her undergraduate work at Columbia University and Bennington College.
  • She co-teaches a class in urban policy each spring with former Borough President Messinger as part of Hunter College’s Public Service Scholar program, and has taught urban affairs at other area colleges, including Barnard, Baruch, Brooklyn and Queens Colleges.
  • Brewer is married to Cal Snyder; they live on the Upper West Side. Together they have raised many foster children.

See Da Twin Prince Live @ the Go Africa Harlem 2018 street Festival on 7/14/2018

See  Da Twin Prince live at the Street Festival on 7/14/2018 

The Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 07/14/2018 from 10am – 6pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.  please register at  : https://goafricaharlem2018.eventbrite.com

or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

Short Bio of  Da Twin Prince

Brooklyn born artist Da Twin Prince is an independent unsigned artist/producer/song writer and musician. He has performed and made appearances dozens of local venues and music festivals like South by South West, A3c. Performing at local venues such as  SOB’s, The Delancey, The Well, The Apollo Theatre, Drom, the list goes on. But currently he is on his  #PHP Tour promoting his two recent singles, “Taste Your Love” and “I’m Wit It” along with music from his last mixtape.

#datwinprince #phptour 

Instagram @DaTwinPrince

Twitter @DaTwinPrince

Facebook @DaTwinPrince

YouTube @ Da Twin Prince

Website @ www.soundcloud.com/DaTwinPrince

See Go Africa’s Artistic Director, Sekouba Bolomba at Groove NYC on May 22nd at 7:30 to 8:30 p.m!

See Go Africa’s Artistic Director  Sekouba Bolomba at Groove NYC on May 22nd at 7:30 to 8:30 p.m!

Purchase tickets at http://clubgroovenyc.com/event.cfm?cart&id=279215

Show Details
  • When: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 7:30 PM
  • Ticket Price: $5.00
  • Show Type: Reggae
  • Restrictions: All Ages
    Two items minimum

Sekouba Diakite is an Ivorian reggae musician. In the tradition of rootsy reggae from the 70s, Sekouba combines an eclectic mix of traditional West African rhythms known as Bolomba, using djembe drums and balafons. His potent lyrics, heavy ideas, and delicate voice are laced in his music in six different languages: Mandingo, French, English, Malinke, Bambara, and Dioula. He humbly has graced stages around the globe with generous performances, including Israel, Germany, Switzerland, Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire.

After being enriched into the roots of the Bolomba style in The Gambia, the young Sekouba came alive with the West African sounds of the Mandinka. Sekouba’s desire to sing came naturally but it was never a reality without the musical influence of his brother, Ismael Isaac. Sekouba’s other musical influences include, Lucky Dube, Alpha Blondy, and Bob Marley.

Sekouba’s uplifting and heartening lyrics enliven audiences with spiritual liberation and African consciousness. His debut album “I’m So Glad” was self-produced in New York and arranged by Oscar Ankou. Sekouba’s sophomore album in 2010 “Sejo” was co-produced by Sidney Mills, Grammy award-winning reggae artist and keyboard player for the legendary band Steel Pulse. The album includes outstanding, liberal tracks like “Mandela,” featuring Bob Marley’s guitarist Junior Marvin from The Wailers. “Mandela” is a sharp and arousing tribute to former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela, and has been well-received by international fans.

Sekouba and his band Bolumba Stylee have decorated the nation with groovy, soulful performances at venues and festivals such as Fête de la Musique in Mali; SummerStage in New York City, alongside Israeli artist Idan Raichel; NJPAC SummerStage; New Haven Music Festival; Brooklyn’s International African Arts Festival; S.O.B.’s; Shrine World Music Venue; and many more. Sekouba’s music is inspired by a conglomerate of modern day music, and the ancestral dialogue passed down to him as a descendant of a long line of griots. In one show, Sekouba’s listeners share in a universal experience.

Iyare will be performing Live @ the Go Africa Harlem 2018 Street Festival on 7/14/2018

We welcome Iyare  to Go Africa Street Festival!

The Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 07/14/2018 from 10am – 6pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.  please register at  : https://goafricaharlem2018.eventbrite.com

or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

About Iyare

Iyare is an Afrobeats/Afropop/World musician. Iyare is a songwriter, producer, talking drummer/percussionist, and performer.

Iyare was born Owen Egharevba on January 10, 1988 in Brooklyn, NY to a Yoruba mother and Edo father. When Iyare was 5, his father and mother split. Iyare’s mother then became a single parent and his father was in and out of his and his sister’s life. At the age of 6, while Iyare and his sister were in New Jersey for summer vacation with his mother’s cousin, Iyar’s mother visited Nigeria. While in Nigeria, Iyare’s mother had people house sit for her. She then got a call saying that the house was on fire and that Iyare’s sister had passed away from the fire. Iyare heard the news of the fire when he overheard his mother’s cousin on the phone crying about the fire. Iyar’s sister did not pass away from the fire because she was with him in New Jersey. The daughter of the person who was housesitting passed away. When Iyare’s mother came back from Nigeria, the family stayed at their church for a few month’s before moving to the Bronx for a year, and then back to Brooklyn. Iyare’s mother later on remarried. Iyare is the oldest of 4 children.

Iyare developed the passion of music since the tender age of 2 years old and started playing the Nigerian talking drum at the age of 3 years old at his home church. Iyare attended P.S. 304, I.S. 292, and Canarsie High School in Brooklyn. While at P.S. 304, he participated in the school’s orchestra and played the cello.

 

Iyare graduated High School in 2006 and played football for 3 years. He attended St. Peter’s College from 2006-2010 and graduated with a Bachelor’s of science degree in Marketing. Also an active student, he was on the football team. While in college, Iyare was a member of a rap group called “140 Boyz” after which he ventured off to pursue his own music and have control over his own projects. His mother passed away on September 22, 2010, instilling the passion in him to get back into the studio and create great music influenced by his mother’s favorite singers.

 

Iyare is the Founder and CEO of Jasba Beats and Productions. He produces and writes his own music and plays almost any type of percussion including talking drum, drum set, conga, etc. Iyare was had the honor and privilege to open and perform with/for Davido, Okyeama Kwame, Bisa Kdei, The Ooni of Ife at the United Nations, Adekunle Gold, Skales, Papoose, Efya, Samini, The Nigerian Day Parade, The African Diaspora Awards, and many others. Iyare is the only Afrobeats artist that plays the Talking Drum in his music.

 

Iyare’s musical influences include Michael Jackson, King Sunny Ade, Tupac, Fela, Kofo the Wonderman, and Jay-Z just to name a few. In 2013, Iyare released his first song and video titled “E Wa Bamijo” (Dance with me); in Spring of 2014 he went on to produce a hit song and video titled “Peperempe”, featuring Liz the IntnlDiva; which was strongly influenced by his mother. Since then, Owen has released “Marry Me”,  “Like Dis, Like Dat”, “African”, “Whine”, “African Girl”, and “Angeli”. All songs can be found on soundcloud.com. His social media handles are: Instagram (its_iyare), Facebook (Iyare), Youtube (Iyare).

 

Iyare on his spare time mentors middle school boys and prepares them for the transition to high school.

Instagram: @its_iyare

Facebook: Iyare

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/owentede88

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/iyaremusic/angeli

Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/iyare/1357452801

Tidal: https://tidal.com/track/85672131

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/2dTyApeVy914DEPWUTAARb?si=xTBD33mITCOfyUgY8V_FOw

 

We Welcome the NYPD 28th Precinct Community Affairs Team to the Go Africa Harlem 2017 Street Festival on 7/14/2018

The Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 07/14/2018 from 10am – 6pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.  please register at  : https://goafricaharlem2018.eventbrite.com

or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

About the NYPD 28th Precinct:

The NYPD 28th Precinct Community Affairs department is tasked with improving and enhancing the relationships with all citizens and groups within the community

 

Precincts | 28th Precinct
Profile

Deputy Inspector Christopher M. McIntosh

 


Crime Statistics  
2271-89 8th Ave., New York, NY, 10027-5319
(212) 678-1611

The 28th Precinct is a largely residential community within Harlem with world-renowned status in the cultural/ethnic community, community organizations and institutions. The community is 86% residential, 9% commercial and the remaining areas consist of parks, churches and schools. The Precinct is situated in a location which is accessible to all major transportation arteries, all major subway lines and a network of bus lines.

Contact Information

Precinct: (212) 678-1611
Community Affairs: (212) 678-1622
Community Policing: (212) 678-2655
Crime Prevention: (212) 678-1622
Domestic Violence: (212) 678-1628
Youth Officer: (212) 678-1636
Auxiliary Coordinator: (212) 678-1615
Detective Squad: (212) 678-1608
Conditions Unit: (212) 678-2655

Community Council

President: Lehman Jake McGhee
Meetings: The precinct community council meetings are held on the Second Wednesday of every month at 1830hrs (except July & August) at Touro College, 230 West 124th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10027.
The 28th Precinct enjoys a special relationship with the community for many years through good and bad times. This is a testament to the leadership at the 28th Precinct as well as the outreach by the Officers. This coupled with a strong Community Council and Clergy Liaison is the strength of our community.

The mission of the New York City Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in New York City by working in partnership with the community to enforce the law, preserve peace, reduce fear, and maintain order. The Department is committed to accomplishing its mission to protect the lives and property of all citizens of New York City by treating every citizen with courtesy, professionalism, and respect, and to enforce the laws impartially, fighting crime both through deterrence and the relentless pursuit of criminals.

VALUES

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE COMMUNITY, WE PLEDGE TO:

  • Protect the lives and property of our fellow citizens and impartially enforce the law.
  • Fight crime both by preventing it and by aggressively pursuing violators of the law.
  • Maintain a higher standard of integrity than is generally expected of others because so much is expected of us.
  • Value human life, respect the dignity of each individual and render our services with courtesy and civility.

Artist Profile: Sekouba Bolomba, Senior Artistic Director (Africa) will be leading the artist Stages at the Go Africa Harlem 2018 Street Festival on 7/14/2018

We again welcome Mr.  Sekouba Bolomba, Senior Artistic Director (Africa), Go Africa Network Inc, as the lead performer and artist for the upcoming street festival on 7/14 /2018 Visit www.GoAfricaHarlem.org for more information.

The Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 7/14 /2018  from 10am – 6pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.  please register at : https://goafricaharlem2018.eventbrite.com   or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

 

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Mr. Sekouba Bolomba is an Ivorian reggae musician. In the tradition of jamaican roots reggae from the 70s, Sekouba combines an eclectic mix of traditional West African rhythms known as Bolomba, using djembe drums and balafons. His potent lyrics, heavy ideas, and delicate voice are laced in his music in four different languages: English, French, Malinke and Bambara. He humbly has graced stages around the globe with generous performances, including Israel, Germany, Switzerland, Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, the United States of America and Canada.

After being enriched into the roots of the Bolomba style, the young Sekouba came alive with the West African sounds of the Mandinka. Sekouba’s desire to sing came naturally but it was never a reality without the musical influence of his brother, Ismael Isaac. Sekouba’s other musical influences include, Lucky Dube, Alpha Blondy, and Bob Marley. 243695_4250615666917_1978768217_o

Sekouba’s uplifting and heartening lyrics enliven audiences with spiritual liberation and African consciousness. His debut album “I’m So Glad” was self-produced in New York City and arranged by Oscar Ankou. Sekouba’s sophomore album in 2010 “Sejo” was co-produced by Sidney Mills, Grammy award-winning reggae artist and keyboard player for the legendary reggae band Steel Pulse. The album includes outstanding liberal tracks like “Mandela” featuring Bob Marley’s guitarist Junior Marvin from The Wailers. “Mandela” is a sharp and arousing tribute to former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela, and has been well-received by international fans.

Sekouba and his band Bolumba Stylee have decorated the nation with groovy, soulful performances at venues and festivals such as Festival Nuits d’Afrique in Montreal, Canada; Abi Festival in Abidjan, Ivory Coast; Fête de la Musique in Mali; SummerStage in New York City, alongside Israeli artist Idan Raichel; NJPAC SummerStage; New Haven Music Festival; Brooklyn’s International African Arts Festival; S.O.B.’s; Shrine World Music Venue; and many more. Sekouba’s music is inspired by a conglomerate of modern day music, and the ancestral dialogue passed down to him as a descendant of a long line of griots. In one show, Sekouba’s listeners share in a universal experience. 12227056_10208321335974308_8777459754701423514_n

Sekouba is the youngest brother of Isaac Ismael, the lead singer in Ivory Coast’s best known musical group. He currently lives in New York City and is the Senior Artistic Director for the Go Africa Network 2016 (NYC).

 

Sekouba’s bio is in the May 2016 edition of L3 Magazine, North America.s #1 Urban-Caribbean online publication.

 

Sekouba’s next album ”Imagine” will be released in early 2017.

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