AfroTaino Winter Bash featuring Karikatura, People of Earth, Daniel de Jesús, De’Anza, San Simón, Christian Martir

AfroTaino Winter Bash featuring Karikatura, People of Earth, Daniel de Jesús, De’Anza, San Simón, Christian Martir

Tue · January 16, 2018

8:00 pm (event ends at 11:45 pm)

$20.00

This event is 21 and over

Karikatura
Karikatura
Karikatura makes life-affirming, body-shaking music that moves people around the world. While the band has toured everywhere from Japan to Brazil, New York City is home. With bright horns, socially conscious lyrics and booty-bouncing beats, Karikatura delivers real songs that transcend style and genre. An organic synthesis of all the music heard blasting out of car windows and shops onto the streets of NYC, Karikatura lives where cumbia meets hip-hop, reggae meets klezmer and indie-rock meets afrobeat. Neither purist nor revivalist, this is music of the present, for the future.The band just released its debut full-length album, Eyes Wide, on Ropeadope Records, following up two EPs and DIY tours of Europe, Asia and South America.

"This is a soundtrack for the future of New York, and for that matter, the world: multicultural, politically aware, defiantly fun, and danceable as hell."
- New York Music Daily
People of Earth
People of Earth
People of Earth is a dynamic world-music ensemble set on blurring the barriers between the great art forms of the terrestrial sphere, creating an explosive blend of the music of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Brazil and beyond.
Daniel de Jesús
Daniel de Jesús
The musician and multi-media artist, Daniel de Jesús was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His art artwork and music are a fusion Baroque music and art, pop-culture and the history Puerto Rico and South America.



De Jesús holds a bachelor’s degree in illustration from the University of the Arts. For the last nine years, he has been in several solo and group exhibitions, including the annual Dialogo 365 survey show in Philadelphia. He also has a history at Taller Puertorriqueño, where he where he was the curator at Lorenzo Homar Gallery and did community outreach.



De Jesús is also an accomplished cellist with eight studio recordings of his own music, and performs with orchestras and rock bands in the region and around the world. His collaborations have included painter and performance artist David Antonio Cruz, singer songwriter Courtlyn Carr, and Rasputina.



Daniel’s education in music was under the guidance of Curtis Graduate and Philomel cellist Vivian Barton Dozer. His work as a musician has been multifaceted; performing in orchestras, chamber ensembles, rock bands, and latin ensembles. Daniel has released 2 albums and an EP of his own original work under the moniker TivaTiva. Daniel’s music is multilayered in its influences of Pop, Classical, and Rock sensibilities. Contextually, the music translates ideas of mysticism, spirituality, and mythic fantasy. His work has often been compared to the music of Jeff Buckley, David Bowie, Bjork, and Tori Amos.
De’Anza
De’Anza
Born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, an epicenter of convergent cultures and rich folk art, De’Anza represents a new generation of young Latino artists in the United States.

De’Anza journeyed west to Los Angeles armed with a vihuela and a passion for songwriting, and on a mission to develop her own musical identity. After several years of working on her craft and refining her vision, De’Anza has released her debut six-song EP, Despertar.

Using resources from various ends of the musical spectrum while taking cues from traditional mariachi sounds and blending layers of modern sonics, De’Anza is a breath of fresh air in a rather smoggy metropolis. Redefining what it is to be Latin Alternative, De’Anza creates an eclectic mix of music, crossing borders and boundaries, resulting in a new take on an old form.

“From hip-hop to jazz and everything in-between, there’s no doubt that the United States is musically rich and, like many Latino bicultural homes, I was also exposed to music in Spanish at a very early age,” De’Anza says. “Being that my grandmother was Mexican, it definitely wasn’t uncommon to hear mariachi blasting from the speakers of her boombox. When I began writing music, it only felt natural to also represent that part of me.”

DeAnza’s emergence in the industry has turned some heads, including cable giant CNN, “The critiques say she is an authentic force of nature, capable of tearing down all labels, capable of tearing down all eclectic barriers,” CNN said. DeAnza appeared on the network’s popular entertainment program, Encuentro, which broadcasts to an international audience. Respected Southern California publication, OC Weekly proclaimed De’Anza, “Latin Alternative’s new leading lady,” a title not to be taken lightly in the ultra-competitive Latin music scene.

Earlier this year, DeAnza entertained revelers at KGB Gallery in Chinatown with a listening party for Despertar, performing to a packed house. The event drew a throng of well-wishers and supporters, and the trendy Los Angeles publication LA Weekly. “De’Anza herself is a force of nature behind the microphone, gesturing at the audience, smirking at her bandmates, swerving hips clad in skin-tight gold lame,” LA Weekly wrote. “She expertly worked the crowd with winky banter, flipping between Spanish and English without batting an eye.” The weekly, which many call the bible of what’s happening in LA, went on to describe De’Anza as “a confident figure on stage—and her music reflects that assuredness, borrowing from traditional mariachi layered with a generous helping of smoky vocals and distinctly contemporary beats. And although one of her final songs paid tribute to an old Santa Fe folk song, she is clearly a creature of modern Los Angeles.”

The overwhelming turnout also piqued the interest of LA Weekly music editor Andy Hermann, who tweeted, “De’Anza is our new Latin Alternative crush.”

De’Anza found a huge supporter in the world’s largest indie music retailer, Amoeba Music. The famed retailer offered customers a free download of the song “Despertar” via their online store.

Performing acoustic selections off Despertar, De’Anza made her national television debut in January 2015 on the LATV Network show, “Rockamole.” Joel Moya of Remezcla.com writes, “Despertar” is the first single and a hypnotic and catchy tune, thanks to a few plucks and strokes on a vihuela, some beats and, yes, that magical voice.”

With support from MTV Tres’ “La Hora Nacional,” NPR affiliated stations KEXP Seattle, 90.3 FM, KLAX Berkeley, CA 90.7 FM and KPFA Los Angeles 90.7 FM, Despertar is poised to convert any first-time listener within an earshot of “that magical voice.”
San Simón
San Simón
San Simón plays soul with an Afro-Caribbean pulse, borrowing from American and Latin Caribbean music with both old and new influences. What if Sade led a Salsa band? Erykah drummed with Dominicans in at Dyckman Station in Washington Heights? These are the musical spaces that San Simón inhabits, and NYC is the perfect place for making this music.
Christian Martir
Christian Martir
Born in Santurce, Puerto Rico and now residing in New York City, Christian Mártir likens himself to a renaissance man. As founder of the Rice & Beans Sound System, he has played and spread his love for Latin and Afro-Caribbean rhythms and culture. He holds a residency at his monthly "Pa'lante! NYC" at Apt 78 in Washington Heights where he plays from his vinyl collection grounded in the sounds of the Afro-Caribbean and its diaspora, especially from the Nuyorican sounds of the 1960s-70s. This era saw the birth of Fania Records, who are sponsors and supporters of the night.
Venue Information:
C'mon Everybody
325 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11238
http://www.cmoneverybody.com/