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On Nov 26, the directors of 미동부예능인협회, which translates to the “Korean Entertainment Association of Eastern America,” had a meeting with Charles Yoon who is the chairman of the board, Min-Sun Kim who is the 35th president of The Korean American Association of Greater New York, and Youn-Jung Kim, who is a Korean consul in New York, to explain the conflict and ask for help. (Photo by The Korean American Association of Greater New York via The Korea Times)

Korean Karaoke Bars Face Lawsuit in Royalties Dispute

Business, East Asian, Metro Area December 4, 2018 at 5:52 pm

A royalties dispute between the Korean owners of karaoke bars in the New York area and a Korean music publishing company could end up in court, reports The Korea Times.

Composer Gity Razaz (Photo by Rahima Nasa for Voices of NY)

Musical Notes Inspired by the East

Musical influences from Iran, Egypt, India and Turkey can be detected in the works by young first- and second-generation composers to be performed by the American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall on April 1.

A Flying Dodo Society at Coney Island (Photo by Meghan McDonald via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

‘A Flying Dodo Society’ Lands in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Puerto Rican September 18, 2014 at 2:06 pm

Members of the Puerto Rican band, which settled in Brooklyn for its music scene, tell Brooklyn Daily Eagle that they write from a world described as “a jungle made out of cereal boxes.”

Irish Music Finds Home in NY this Fall

Irish Music Finds Home in NY this Fall

Culture, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks, Western European October 22, 2013 at 5:14 pm

It’s not St. Patrick’s, but musically it will feel like it with three upcoming Irish shows.

Edith Piaf in a 1951 theatrical production of La P'tite Lili at the ABC Théâtre in Paris. (Photo via Creative Commons license)

Edith Piaf Returns to New York

Culture, Western European September 17, 2013 at 4:47 pm

French and American musicians will pay homage to Edith Piaf in a concert intended to revive French-language music in the United States, reports France-Amérique in an article on the renowned French singer’s connection with New York 50 years after her death.

Fiddler Tony DeMarco is looking to revive the traditional Irish music scene with a festival in October.

Traditional Irish Music is No Second Fiddle

Culture, Western European July 31, 2013 at 6:02 pm

To end the dearth of traditional Irish music festivals in the city, fiddler Tony DeMarco is organizing one for October, already with an abundant list of artists set to perform, reports Irish Central. The fall event will resurrect a celebration surprisingly missing in a city home to many Irish people.

Ilu Aye intertwines African and Caribbean sounds. (Photo by Shanice Carr via Hunts Point Express)

Afro-Carib Group Evokes Sounds of Home

African, Bronx, Caribbean, Culture July 23, 2013 at 5:45 pm

The African diaspora influences of music group Ilu Aye kicked off a series of Caribbean-themed events in the Bronx, to the delight of fans who, reports Hunts Point Express, praised the band for their combination of different sounds and reminding them of home.

(Photo by Lem Peterkin via Amsterdam News)

African Festival Brings ‘Justice’ to Brooklyn Park

African, African American, Brooklyn, Culture, Traditions July 18, 2013 at 4:10 pm

July descended on Fort Greene through drums beating, feet pounding, and Caribbean food wafting, courtesy of the International African Arts Festival, a four day celebration under the theme, “Ndunga,” which translate to justice, reports Amsterdam News and The Nabe.

Godfather of Salsa Gets His ‘Way’

Godfather of Salsa Gets His ‘Way’

Bronx, Culture, In the News, Latino June 13, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Arsenio Rodriguez left his mark on salsa music and now, the late Cuban musician will leave it on a Bronx street. Hunts Point Express reports that a street in the Longwood neighborhood is now also known as Arsenio Rodriguez Way, in honor of the New Yorker’s influence on the city’s music scene.

‘Cultural Cocktail’ of Music and Dance in Flushing

‘Cultural Cocktail’ of Music and Dance in Flushing

African, Culture, Featured Posts, Queens, Voices' Picks May 21, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Flushing Town Hall has launched a Cultural Crossroads Series intended to help cultivate an appreciation and dialogue between different communities by mixing the music and dance of two cultures people don’t normally associate with one another. Last Friday, it was Peru with Afro-pop.

Music shops on Moore Street in East Williamsburg have been hit with fines after complaints from recent wave of white residents of noise levels from the music the stores play. (Photo by José Acosta via El Diario-La Prensa)

New Neighbors Hit a Sour Note for East Williamsburg Latinos

Brooklyn, Culture, Demographics, In the News, Latino May 8, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Complaints stemming from recently-arrived white residents to Moore Street in East Williamsburg has meant tension in the community and fines for longtime Latino shopkeepers who play salsa and merengue music at their stores, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

African Beats Welcome Brazilian Cultural Center

African Beats Welcome Brazilian Cultural Center

African, Culture, Featured Posts, Food, South American, Video February 7, 2013 at 11:05 am

After years of planning, New York’s first Afro-Brazilian institution – the Ofá Cultural Center – was finally born late last year. The center hopes to celebrate Brazil’s cultural diversity and ethnic richness through music, dance, food and literature events.

Alvin Reed stands proudly where the new Lenox Lounge will soon open. Jasmin K. Williams

Harlem’s Lenox Lounge Jazzed for Its New Home

African American, Culture, Traditions January 11, 2013 at 3:22 pm

The 70-year-old iconic jazz club has found a new home just a couple streets away at 333 Lenox Ave. Amsterdam News spoke with its owner about the revival of the legendary venue.

The band Friend Roulette playing at Zebulon on April 2011. (Photo by Stefi Sakata via Flickr, Creative Common License)

Popular French Venue Zebulon Closing This Week

Brooklyn, Business, Culture December 6, 2012 at 5:19 pm

A popular meeting place for French people in New York, the Zebulon bar in Brooklyn will close definitively this Sunday after eight years of live music, France-Amérique reports.

The Rock for Hope concert takes place in the Lower East Side. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

China Expats Use Rock Music to Help Needy Students Back Home

East Asian, Education, Social Services December 6, 2012 at 3:12 pm

An organization started by Chinese international students in the United States holds rock concerts to raise money to send underprivileged children back home to school, reports Sing Tao Daily.