7th Annual Astoria Music Now: #NewWorldQueensFest Sat. Aug. 29, 2015 12pm-9pm

NewWorldQueensFest2015   For seven years, Astoria Music & Arts (AM&A) has brought music, art, dance, theater, comedy, and film to the #Astoria community, and this summer at #AstoriaPark.

AM&A will be throwing the greatest entertainment festival in Astoria. Join AM&A Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 12pm-9pm at Astoria Park for The New World Queens Festival. This year’s Festival is pet-friendly, with a focus on Eco-awareness, featuring live Bossanova, Reggae, Ska, R&B, Rock, Psychedelic, Americana, Indie, Funk, Blue Grass + AfroCuban bands, DJs; a Pie Eating contest sponsored by Astor Bake Shop and a children’s entertainment segment at 1pm provided by Little Club Heads, a family dance party experience for children 1-12 years old.

There will be a dance tent featuring Sol Dance Studios, a puppet show by Wondersparks from Raising Astoria, a giant Kaiju Big Battle Monster, Frank Ape and much more. Over 30 visual artists painters and sculptors will have their work up for your viewing pleasure.

Astoria Music and Arts is a non-profit 501c-3 community organization. For more info please visit- www.astoriamusicandarts.org. If you consider donating any amount ($1, $5, $10 or more) it would help the cost of putting the festival together and the musicians get a fair pay for their participation.

A list of some of the performers, entertainers, and vendors:
Eskarioka, The Rusty Guns, The Missing Teens, Caleb Hawley, Os Clavelitos, Evening Darling, Space Jump Live, Noahs Ark, Eliza and The Organic, SOS, Luxe, Rick Rocker, Safety Buffalo, Lindsay Benjamin, Jessica Rowboat, Afterbirth Monkey, Michael Perrelli, Lotion, Ron Lenahan, Warren Kimmel, Kyle Horn, Matt Loguidice, Jack Soann, Lulla Miyuki, Alma Mia, Owls For Olives, Bassick Lee, Sol Dance Studio, Astor Bake Shop’s Pie Eating Contest, Little Club Heads, Kaiju Big Battle Monsters, Wonder Spark Puppet Show, Giftshop_the_band, Judy Punch 23, Sparrow Film Project, The Quays, The Irish Whiskey Bar, Mundo, Beer Garden at Bohemian Hall, Shillelagh Tavern, Ovelia Psistaria Bar Greek Grill House, AstoriaPost.com Media Partner, The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York.

@giftshop_the_band  @therustyguns

12:25pm Owls For Olive #owlsforolive Twitter: @OwlsforOlive
1:10pm Ron Lenahan #ronlenahan
1:45pm Jessica Rowboat #jessicarowboat Instagram & Twitter: @JessicaRowboat
2:20pm Kyle Horn #kylehorn Instagram & Twitter: @kylehornguitar
2:55pm Lulla Miyuki #lullamiyuki
3:30pm Lotion #lotion
4:05pm Jack Span #jackspan
4:40pm Matt Loguidice #mattloguidice
5:15pm Ben Absurdo #benbbsurdo Instagram & Twtter: @billyconahan
5:50pm Eliza and the Organix #elizaandtheorganix IG: @elizaandtheorganix Twitter: @EOrganix
6:25pm Lindsay Benjamin #LindsayBenjamin IG: @lindsaybenjaminmusic Twitter: @LindsBenjamin

12:00pm Safety Buffalo
12:35pm Os Clavelitos
1:10pm Rick Rocker Instagram & Twitter: @rickrockermusic
1:45pm Caleb Hawley IG: @calebhawley Twitter: @iamcalebhawley
2:20pm  Izzy Zay and The Inmates Twitter: @IzzyZayMUSIC
2:55pm Alma Mia IG: @almamiamusic
3:30pm Bassick Lee
4:05pm SOS
4:40pm Gift Shop IG: @giftshop_the_band Twitter: @giftshopNYC
5:15pm The Missing Teens Twitter: @themissingteens
5:50pm The Rusty Guns Instagram & Twitter: @therustyguns
6:25pm Evening Darling Instagram  & Twitter: @evening_darling
7:00pm Luxe
8:00pm Escarioka Twitter: @escarioka 

Astoria Music & Arts: The New World Queens Fest 2015

Astoria Music & Arts: The New World Queens Fest 2015

Astoria Music NOW! New World Queens Fest 2015

Astoria Music NOW! New World Queens Fest 2015

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39th Anniversary Queens Hispanic Parade Sun. 09/27/15 12pm

You can Like Desfile Hispano de Queens on Facebook
Follow Desfile Hispano de Queens on Twitter @DesfileHQ

Upcoming Queens Hispanic Parade Activities: (Calendario de Actividades del Desfile Hispano de Queens)

Domingo, 20 de Septiembre, 2015 2pm-6pm/ Sunday, September 20, 2015 2pm-6pm Lugar/Location:
El Rodeo Guzman 40-06 Astoria, Blvd 4th floor, Astoria, NY 11105

Viernes, 18 de Septiembre, 2015 (Friday, September 18, 2015)
Desfile Hispano de Queens Noche de Gala (Queens Hispanic Night Gala)
Entrada $85 por persona, en la puerta $95 por persona (Advance entrance $85 por persona, at the Door $95 per person)
Astoria World Manor
25-22 Astoria Blvd Astoria, NY 11102
Desfile Hispano de Queens (Queens Hispanic Parade)
Domingo, 27 de Septiembre, 2015 12pm (Sunday, September 27, 2015 12pm)
69 a 86 calle sobre la 37 Avenida o la Northern Blvd (TBA) en Jackson Heights Queens, NY

Dia Cultural en Octubre; fecha pendiente (Cultural Day in October 2015; date pending)

DesfileHispanoDeQueens 2015
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2nd Talent Show (2014)

Almost done with the 2nd Talent Show DVD, while the final current setting is being processed, I’ve looked at the videos of the songs performed by the talented group of students.

If I were a boy, Beyonce http://youtu.be/AWpsOqh8q0M
Apologize, One Republic http://youtu.be/fzq8c5pr-Ws
She Will be Loved, Maroon 5 http://youtu.be/nIjVuRTm-dc
A Man in The Mirror, Michael Jackson http://youtu.be/PivWY9wn5ps

Please Remember Me, Tim McGraw http://youtu.be/pA9Z2teKB0A
The Time of Your Life – Green Day http://youtu.be/CnQ8N1KacJc
Winter Song, Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson http://youtu.be/UkOKCWDJ4iA
Hurt, Christina Aguilera http://youtu.be/wwCykGDEp7M
Say Something, A Great Big World http://youtu.be/-2U0Ivkn2Ds
Nocturne, Op. 9, No. 2 in E-Flat Major – Fréderic Chopin http://youtu.be/7w_z-fr6Upo
Pompeii, Bastille http://youtu.be/F90Cw4l-8NY
Me, Tamia http://youtu.be/8tCvkaP0hoo
Spoken Word Poem, Desiree Dallaglacomo http://youtu.be/iaT5r8nnJJY
The Middle, Jimmy Eat World http://youtu.be/oKsxPW6i3pM
Listen, Beyonce http://youtu.be/yKlGcrFpoWU
Te Perdiste Mi Amor, Thalia and Prince Royce http://youtu.be/39Pngb7MAas
All of Me, John Legend http://youtu.be/450p7goxZqg
YMCA http://youtu.be/CS9OO0S5w2k


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Perfect Blue album by Mary Koga

Mari Koga, a Japanese born New York jazz vocalist’s presents her album “Perfect Blue”.  It contains her unique arrangements of jazz standards, Afro-Latin influenced original songs. Also a pair of Salsa and Flamenco Jazz, sung in Japanese.

Mari Koga’s Official Website: http://www.marikoga.com/bio/
To purchase and support Mari Koga’s work: https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/marikoga


A Japanese born New Yorker, Mari Koga, has been singing professionally since her early 20’s. Early on, she won first prize at the 10th Annual Jetstream Young Vocalist contest. She was soon very much in demand as a young Jazz singer in Japan.

Mari moved to New York City to immerse herself in the New York jazz scene and started performing regularly at many popular venues in NYC. Eventually she reached the stages of New York’s prestige jazz clubs such as the Blue Note, Jazz at Kitano, Zinc Bar, etc. She also appeared as a re-imported singer at Tokyo’s top jazz venues such as Body & Soul and DUG.

Mari has also performed in commercial films with clients such as the American Plastic Council and Marriot Hotels.

In the summer of 2010, she formed the Afro-Latin influenced jazz band “Afronaughtica”, with her long time best friend and pianist, Chiemi Nakai as co-leader. The band debuted to a packed audience at the Creole as part of its Afro-Cuban jazz series in July 2010. They’ve also played at Zinc bar, Tutuma Social Club and many other music events. They had a successful tour performing in five major cities in Japan.

Afronaughtica was nominated as the Best Next Generation Artist and Mari was nominated as the Best Latin Jazz Vocalist at the Latin Corner, the popular website of the Latin Jazz fan community.

Mari also performed as a back up singer for salsa star, Jimmy Bosch’s “La Orquesta de Jimmy Bosch” and appeared at various clubs and jazz festivals, including SOB’s and Savanna Music festival, etc.

Audiences have been delighted by her unique repertoire, which includes original songs and unusual arrangements of jazz standards with a touch of Afro-Latin, and by her throaty horn-like improvisational scatting style.

For production and album credits:
1. Invitation (5:25)
Music: Bronislaw Kaper
Words:Paul Francis Webster
Arr: Mari Koga
Tenor Sax: Alejandro Avilés
Piano: Chiemi Nakai
Bass: Alex Hernandez
Drums:Franco Pinna
Congas: Sebastian Nickoll
Coros: Willie Ruíz & Mari Koga

2. Azul (5:54)
Music: Chiemi Nakai
Words: Mari Koga
Keyboard: Chiemi Nakai
Bass: Alex Hernandez
Drums: Franco Pinna
Congas: Sebastian Nickoll

3. Lluvia De Lagrimas <やまない雨>(6:02)
Music & Words: Mari Koga
Arr: Chiemi Nakai & Willie Ruiz
Piano: Chiemi Nakai
Bass: Maximo Rodriguez
Trumpet: Manuel Maneco Ruiz
Trombone: Alex Zapata
Bariton Sax: Carl Corwin
Clarinet: Noriko Nagao
Congas, bongo, bell, Maracas & Guiro: Willie Ruiz
Timbales: Pablo “Chino” Nuñez
Coros: Yoko Mimata, Willie Ruiz & Mari Koga

4. You & I (4:48)
Music: Chiemi Nakai
Words: Mari Koga
Key Board: Chiemi Nakai
Bass: Alex Hernandez
Drums: Franco Pinna
Congas, Maracas & Guiro: Willie Ruiz

5. You Don’t Know What Love Is (5:14)
Music:Gene DePaul
Words: Don Raye
Arr: Mari Koga
Tenor Sax: Alejandro Avilés
Piano: Chiemi Nakai
Bass: Pedro Giraudo
Drums: Franco Pinna

6. I Got Rhythm (4:51)
Music: George Gershwin
Words: Ira Gershwin
Arr: Mari Koga, Chiemi Nakai & Willie Ruiz
Key Board: Chiemi Nakai
Bass: Ruben Rodriguez
Drums: Vince Cherico
Trumpet: Jonathan Powell
Trombone: Alex Zapata
Bariton Sax: Carl Corwin
Congas, Maracas & Guiro: Willie Ruiz

7. The Moon On The Water (6:09)
Music: Chiemi Nakai
Words: Mari Koga
Trumpet: Mike Rodriguez
Piano: Chiemi Nakai
Bass: Pedro Giraudo
Drums: Franco Pinna

8. Volver <ボルベール> (5:26)
Music & Words: Chiemi Nakai
Piano: Chiemi Nakai
Bass: Pedro Giraudo
Drums: Franco Pinna
Percussions: Jerome Goldshumidt
Producer: Mari Koga
Co-Producer: Willie Ruiz
Sound Engineer: Kamilo Kratc
Assistant Engineer: Sandra Kratc

Recorded at  Soundworks Recording Studio www.soundworksrecording.com
& Grand Slam Production Studio

Photo: Marcin J. Muchaiski

Cover Design: Kazu Inoue

Make up & Hair: Masae Satouchi & Hitomi Kae

Nail: Naoko Saita

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La Rondallita Vol.2

Originally posted on Venezuela En Ritmo:

la-rondallitat5decanos2Verónica ahora tu abuelo te trajo El Burrito Sabanero y vas a conocer la historia de la canción:


¿Qué sentiría usted si estrellas como Juanes interpretan su canción o si los niños aprenden sobre Navidad coreando su melodía? El famoso compositor de Moliendo Café cuenta cómo su burrito trota y trota más allá de Belén

Con mi burrito sabanero voy camino de Belén,
con mi burrito sabanero voy camino de Belén,
si me ven, si me ven, voy camino de Belén.
si me ven, si me ven, voy camino de Belén
Con mi cuatrito voy cantando, mi burrito va tocando,
con mi cuatrito voy cantando, mi burrito va tocando,
si me ven, si me ven, voy camino de Belén,
si me ven, si me ven, voy camino de Belén

Si al leer estos versos usted tararea inmediatamente la melodía y se transporta a los…

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Amanda Ruzza, Mauricio Zotarelli Glasses No Glasses

 Ruzza/Zottarelli – ‘No Glasses, Part 2’ Bonus Track

Ruzza/Zottarelli – “Soundcheck” (from “Glasses, No Glasses”

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@RajdulariMusic #Natural Re-Mix contest #JourneyOfAWoman


#JourneyofaWoman (Journey of a Woman) #Natural song CD Re-Mix Contest
For a Playlist of the submissions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hAQ0m8Qw_A&list=PLOob3bu47db6eUDd8SfJCm-c2iUP8m-el&index=1

  1. Natural Remix Submission-Kurser
  2. Natural Remix Submission-DJ Alex
  3. 3.Natural Remix Submission-Tora Beats
  4. Natural Remix Submission-Astrodwarf
  5. Natural Remix Submission-Radio Illuminati
  6. Natural Remix Submission-PJ Spraggins
  7. Natural Remix Submission-Uwe Rose
  8. Natural Remix Submission-Salak Wood
  9. Natural Remix Submission-J Aaron Brooks-Roberts
  10. Natural Remix Submission-DJ Bklyn Storm
  11. Natural Remix Submission-Dawz
  12. Natural Remix Submission-Avery Hartgrove
  13. Natural Remix Submission-Goodie
  14. Natural Remix Submission-DJ Mystro Mac
  15. Natural Remix Submission- DJ Lionpaw
  16. Natural Remix Submission-Riddim Thief
  17. Natural Remix Submission-DEdz
  18. Natural Remix Submission-Kiks
  19. Natural Remix Submission-Beat Manufaktur
  20. Natural Remix Submission-Lady Maverick
  21. Natural Remix Submission-Paul Lambeek
  22. Natural Remix Submission-Khan Flo Mah
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