Fri, January 9th

APAP: Mundial New York w/ Aurelio, Rocky Dawuni, Nation Beat & More

african hip-hop jazz latin world music TICKETS

Doors 6PM
Show 7PM
Advance Price
Door Price FREE

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door





 

SET TIMES

Odessa/Havana - 7PM

Elizabeth Shepherd - 8PM

Daby Toure   - 8:40PM

Rocky Dawuni - 9:25PM

Aurelio - 10:05PM

Boogat - 10:55PM

Nation Beat's Carnival Caravan - 11:45PM

Nomadic Massive   - 12:40AM



DAVID BUCHBINDER'S ODESSA/ HAVANA - 7PM




David Buchbinder teams up with a crew of top Jazz and World musicians to present this exhilarating, project of musical discovery: the Jewish-Cuban connection. Odessa/Havana presents “dazzlingly tuneful music, with powerful, swinging and lyrical playing”, that is “passionate, dancing and completely irresistible.” Arising out of the musical ferment of the most diverse city on the planet–Toronto–this truly original sound is created by the writing of Buchbinder and Grammynominated Cuban piano master Hilario Durán, and a band of some of the best musicians anywhere. Together, these forces take audiences on a journey of cross-cultural discovery, that consistently engages, challenges and delights. Odessa/Havana’s two CDs have been beautifully received, honoured with a 2014 JUNO Award and a Canadian Folk Music Award, many nominations, as well as over 100 rave reviews. When this band hits the stage, you know there will be “...terrifically exciting, hard-swinging fireworks!” Featuring Hilario Durán (piano, composer), Roberto Occhipinti (bass), Mark Kelso (drums),Maryem Tollar (vocals), John Johnson (reeds, flute), Aleksandar Gajic (violin), Joaquin Nuñez Hidalgo(percussion).




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ELIZABETH SHEPHERD - 8PM 



A jazz virtuoso blessed with a pop sensibility, Elizabeth Shepherd has been praised around the world for her soulful music. Her 5th album "The Signal" is a conceptual record complete with arresting set design; a personal feminist manifesto of sorts, where the music is coloured by everything from hip hop beats to the West African inflections of guitar master Lionel Loueke (Angélique Kidjo), and the lyrics touch on such topics as witchcraft and war, motherhood and Monsanto. "The Signal" is the most ambitious work yet from what the Toronto Star calls "a hugely original musical mind".



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DABY TOURÉ - 8:40PM



Mauritanian-Senegalese singer, songwriter and guitarist Daby Touré returns in 2015 with a phenomenal new album on Cumbancha and a renewed creative energy. Touré has shared the stage and studio with Peter Gabriel, Souad Massi, Enzo Avitabile, Skip McDonald and The Touré-Raichel Collective. Whether he appears solo or with his full band, Daby Touré never fails to astound audiences with his ethereal voice, masterful guitar work and catchy original songs.



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ROCKY DAWUNI - 9:25 PM




Influenced by the soulful beats of Fela Kuti, the positive messages of Bob Marley and the infectious, sing-along anthems of Michael Franti, K'naan and Matisyahu, Rocky Dawuni's songs straddle the musical boundaries between Africa, the Caribbean and the US to create a universally appealing sound that unites generations and cultures. Rocky Dawuni's sixth album, Branches of the Same Tree, will be releases by Cumbancha in March 2015.



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AURELIO - 10:05PM

 

Aurelio toured the world, performing his own music and paying tribute to Palacio. Thanks to the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, Aurelio spent time with Senegalese Afropop great Youssou N’Dour. These worldly experiences led him back to the black river, the beach, and his people. “All the travel made me realize that my real strength as an artist, our real strength as a culture lies in Garifuna communities, in my home village,” reflects Aurelio. “The more I have traveled and seen the world, the more need I have felt to come back and to reconnect with my roots.” These roots have great capacity for absorbing and transforming outside sounds and ideas.

A consummate singer, percussionist, and guitarist, Aurelio’s passion flows not only from his love of music, but also from his commitment to the cause of raising awareness and appreciation for Garifuna music and culture, both at home in Garifuna communities and internationally. At first, he attempted to pursue this goal not only via his music career, but by serving as a representative to the Honduran legislature, one of the first persons of African heritage to do so. In 2008, Aurelio set aside this role when Andy Palacio died, in part due to growing frustration with the pace of progress, and to his doubts about how effectively an artist can work inside government institutions. “It’s an uphill battle,” muses Ivan Duran, Aurelio’s producer who hails from Belize and has dedicated most of his professional life to working with Garifuna artists. “Even though we all have a lot of strength left, especially Aurelio, sometimes you don’t know how much longer you can carry this burden. The whole community is depending on artists and spokesmen like Aurelio to deliver this music and message. Aurelio is the chosen one as an individual artist. It’s a big responsibility.” Aurelio may be frustrated by the way things stand now, but he is not about to give up. “We don’t have the right allies in our own countries who will be our true partners on this journey,” he states. “When we started this process with the first album dedicated to paranda in 1998, this music was completely unknown. The fact that we’re here, touring the world, and that a lot of people know about us makes us feel good. I want this to continue, for more artists to join me and keep this music alive. I want my children and grandchildren to take this music higher, to propel it beyond where we are now.”

"Aurelio has been a rock star on the local scene, the first black member of the Honduran National Congress and now a global music phenomenon with a voice for the ages." -- All Things Considered, NPR
"With "Landini," Aurelio has come home to his country, his people and the deepest source of his singularly moving artistry." -- All Things Considered, NPR
[Aurelio is] one of "the most exciting artists to emerge from the Caribbean." -- NPR
"An irresistible testament to the musical heritage of Honduras delivered by an emerging superstar of world music ... Landini is a well-produced and authentic album full of deft musicianship and Aurelio’s rich vocals."  -- fRoots
"Superb ... Landini is imbued with melancholy, memory and celebration ... rich in variety ... wonderful." ***** Songlines (Top of the World album)
"Very beautiful, very evocative." Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2  
"It's a gorgeous release." Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 6 Music 

 

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BOOGAT - 10:55PM


BOOGAT is a young talented MC living in Montreal and bridging latin groove with urban and electronic music, while telling everyday life stories with catchy hooks and sometimes goofy lyrics. He can also be moving like in the very evocative “Cumbia De Las Luchas” where Juan chooses to sign-up for the army and fight in Iraq to get his green card.  His most recent album, El Dorado Sunset, earned him two Félix Awards at the 2013 ADISQ awards for Best World Music Album and Best Producer.   During the last 3 years, Boogat also released 3 free mixtapes, 1 EP and many collaborations with musicians from all around the world.  His song El Alto De La Paz with Mati Zundel was synched to the groundbreaking TV show Homeland.
 
His explosive live show will turn any situation into a party for both the latin fans and a larger audience. Boogat is skillful in creating a connection and communicating with the audience during his shows where he plays his repertoire with a percussionist, a drummer and trombone player.  Boogat and his band have already played some major international festivals including Montreal Jazz Fest, Toronto Small World Music Festival or Sonar Festival in Barcelona and a series of concerts in the USA, Mexico and France.



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NATION BEAT'S CARNIVAL CARAVAN - 11:45PM 



The heartbeat of Nation Beat’s sound lies in a deliciously original 21st century fusion between thunderous Brazilian maracatu drumming and New Orleans second line rhythms. It is also the vibrant force of their explosive live show, which is frequently known to burst into crowd-wide Carnival-style drumming and singing. Nation Beat’s audacious energy seamlessly bridges folkloric Brazilian maracatu with classic NOLA roots music attracting an ever-growing legion of fans from across a wide demographic. Nation Beat plays the best kind of fusion in the world, the kind that doesn't try to fuse anything. An American/Brazilian collective, Nation Beat belongs to both sides of the equator.

Nation Beat artistic director/founder Scott Kettner, a graduate of The New School University (NYC) and a former Latin Jazz Ambassador, is at once following the path of such Brazilian luminaries as Lenine and Chico Science, and forging new trails with a distinct, contemporary interpretation of the traditional 19th century Pernambuco-born rhythm. Kettner’s partners in the endeavor include front woman Fabiana Masili, a soaring powerhouse vocalist and rising Brazilian star with a commanding stage presence and raucous guitarist Mark Marshall whose singular style effortlessly encompasses a wide range of musics - funk, blues, soul and a bit of twang. The band is further propelled by fluid animated bass and two driving maracatu percussionists.

Multiculturalism isn’t another bland buzz word in the hands of Nation Beat. Borrowing, mixing and adapting musical traditions is at the very heart of Music, and it is the creative and animated pulse of Nation Beat.



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NOMADIC MASSIVE - 12:40AM 



 
Montreal's Nomadic Massive is a group of premier performers and skilled musicians in a genre that has evolved from its early days of two turntables and a microphone. These musical nomads represent an open-minded hip-hop which finds its inspiration in the traditions of the past; combining live instrumentation, samples, and a wide array of vocal styles.

This multilingual, multicultural, super-group has become synonymous with energetic and crowd-moving live shows. As ongoing explorations open up new ways to interpret a musical style that has traditionally been marginalized, Nomadic Massive reveals the “good stuff” that has always existed in the hip-hop movement.