[b]Next ALMA NYC party is Friday, March 17th (10pm to 4am)
Celebrating DJ True’s Birthday!
ALMA means “soul” ; and, All for the Love of Music & Art
Join us for a Journey Into... Neo-Brasilian Fusion
Opening Live Music :: “Martinez Brothers”
Peak-Time Percussion :: “Maracatu NY”
Residents :: DJ True & Miller Cruz
$5 from 10 to 11pm, 2 for1 Drinks!
$10 All Night w/RSVP to [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email]
$15 at the Door
218 Sullivan Street
Between 3rd St. & Bleecker
A, C, E, B, D, F, V to W. 4th Street
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NYC’s hottest Brazilian party celebrates DJ True’s Birthday with another journey into all things Brazilian from pagode and samba to house and drum n’ bass with the return of Scott Kettner’s “Maracatu NY” and opening live music by the Chris & Steve, better known as “Martinez Brothers”.
Maracatu NY: New York's first and only Maracatu ensemble dedicated to th performance and knowledge of traditional Maracatu de Baque Virado and other musical styles from the Northeast of Brazil while fusing these elements with the New Orleans "Second Line" rhythms. The mission of Maracatu NY is to expose the community to this traditional Brazilian folk art and heighten the awareness of Brazilian music beyond that of Samba and Bossa Nova.
The Martinez Brothers: On Stevie's 3rd Birthday his grandmother bought him his first toy drum set. Six years later, for his 9th birthday, his parents decided to give him a surprise birthday gift, a real drum set. But the surprise was on them, when Stevie sat down and played them unbelievably well. Christian, his younger brother of 3 years, followed in his older brother’s footsteps as he watched his brother excel to the point of becoming the timbalero & drummer of their local church. Watching his brother jamming with adult musicians only fueled Christian to strive towards a higher standard
of musicianship as he took on congas and the keyboard. Soon they were being hired as a team by various bands for sit-ins and they have now added DJing to their wide repertoire of skills.
Muzikbutrfly & Manchildblack invite you to come celebrate the birth of the man behind the party, as he and his partner Miller Cruz lay down the sounds for yet another fun-filled evening of “Neo-Brasilian Fusion” from the SOUL… ALMA.[/b]