Fri, June 9th

Secret Planet presents A Special Fundraiser for BARBES

african Afro-Beat Balkan blues Brazilian dance World Beat TICKETS

Doors 6PM
Show 7PM
Advance Price $20
Door Price $25

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




7:10 SANDA WEIGL (solo vocal) 


7:55  MIREYA & SHAE 





10:30  BIG LAZY 

Barbès turned fifteen this past May 1st and we have much to be thankful for. We have been able to stick to our vision of presenting strong original music on a daily basis - regardless of genre, current popularity or even common sense. We are proud to continue to be the incubator to countless new projects and our sole wish is to keep doing so for many years to come.

Times they have a-changed, however. Surviving as a small business in this new, re-branded Brooklyn has become a sometimes insurmountable challenge. The overall price of doing business has increased tremendously (higher rent, increase in the cost of goods, services, permits, insurance etc.. ) and we have accumulated a debt that our dwindling profit margin has made nearly impossible to manage.

So, we turn to you.

For a glorious four hours, we will do what we do best: put on a great night of music.  
Many of our friends who perform at Barbès on a regular basis will be playing. The list is not yet exhaustive, but the night will be a celebration of how our musical community, night after night, transforms our back room into a sweaty paradise of musical fireworks.  - on a slightly larger scale. We will feature Gnawa music from Morocco, Brass band music from Mexico, India, Serbia and the US, a jazzy noir trio, bullerengue from Colombia and other local gems grown in Brooklyn. A full lineup will be announced a little later
Musicians and our good friends at Drom are being very generous and all proceeds will go towards paying our debt.  

Featuring members of Slavic Soul Party, Red Baraat and Banda de los Muertos.
Barbès has been presenting Brass Bands since it started, back in 2002. The brass tradition may be one of the most universal there is with variations on the form found in Turkey, the Balkan, New Orleans, the Andes, Mexico, India, Benin and many more places.
While military in origin, brass bands tend to be a deep  expression of popular culture, associated with street parties, community events and popular celebrations of all sorts - from carnival to funerals. In this technological age, they are also one of the few format to operate totally off the grid.
Fanfare Barbès is a super brass band of sorts put together by Sunny Jain of Red Baraat, Jacob Garchik and Oscar Noriega of Banda de Los Muertos as well as Matt Moran whose Slavic Soul Party has been an essential part of Barbès for the past thirteen years...  

The New York-based group of Moroccan musicians plays Gnawa music: the southern Moroccan trance music with roots in pre-islamic animist traditions. Led by master Maalem Hassan BenJaafer, InnoVeGnawa uses traditional instrumentation such as the lute-like Sintir and the large castanet type Krakebs to accompany its ancient chants. Their approach is resolutely innovative through an hypnotic, take on this ecstatic, trance-inducing tradition which has enthralled and inspired generations of musicians from around the world.

Led by Barranquilla native Carolina Oliveros, the drummers and singers of Bulla en el Barrio explore new and classic Bailes Cantados of Bullerengue. Bullerengue originated on the Carribean Colombian coast of Colombia. The music has deep African roots, it consists mostly of drummers and female singers and posesses a mesmerizing, trance-like quality.
Carolina Oliveros belongs to a younger generation of cantadoras who have a deep connection to the tradition but have also been influences by all the music they were exposed to growing up: classical music, rock and cumbia among others

Big Lazy is an instrumental trio from New York City. 'The Big Apple's Creme de la Creme' according to the Village Voice. References have been made to noir, spaghetti western, Lynch and Tarantino soundtracks, crime jazz and burlesque but Big Lazy's organic and uncontrived music remains beyond category. "the beauty of Ulrich’s music is how it avoids specificity, leaving it to listeners to imagine where they want to…A beguiling new album, “Don’t Cross Myrtle,” alternates between the raucous and the lyrical.” The New Yorker

Maracatu New York is New York's first and only Maracatu ensemble dedicated to the performance and knowledge of traditional Maracatu de Baque Virado and other musical styles from the Northeast of Brazil, while fusing these rhythms with New Orleans Second Line and the madness of Brooklyn, NY!

Little Dynasty is the force behind the great label Names You Can Trust.
Names You Can Trust is an independent record label that manufactures a mix of vintage & modern sounds - spanning Afro-Latin, Reggae, Disco, Dance & Instrumental Music. NYCT has operated on the cutting edge of the intimate connection between New York City’s immigrant population and its global roots, having debuted several new-generational acts from the burgeoning markets of South America including Colombia, Brazil, Peru & Argentina. The label's constantly expanding roster is a perfect glimpse into the local yet global New York City underground.