Black Music Month

Music Under the Marquee

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Kickstart your summer and join the Apollo, Make Music New York,  the Festival of New York and WBAI for an afternoon of music under the Apollo’s iconic marquee. Hosts MamaSoul & The L.A.W. from The Harlem Connection radio show lead the musical journey through Motown, Soul, Hip-Hop, Afrobeat, Caribbean, Latin Music and more. Whatever your style, we’ve got you covered.

Grab your crew and  your dancing shoes!

Schedule

1pm – Motown and Soul with Amateur Night at the Apollo’s DJ Jess

2pm – Caribbean Music with Apollo Music Cafe & WBAI’s Haitian All-Starz DJ Hard Hittin’ Harry

3pm –  Latin Music with Uptown Vinyl Supreme’s DJ Sunny Cheeba

4pm – Afropop with WBAI’s Afrobeat Radio & WVKR’s First World Music DJ Akenataa Hammagaadji

5pm – Hip-Hop with Hip Hop fusion artivist, DJ LiKWUiD

Career Panel: CrossFade

Then at 6pm, take the party inside and join Apollo Education’s Career Panel: Crossfade as some of the industry’s most prolific creators share tangible lessons on developing a career in music production.Space is limited – RSVP here today.



Participants

Afrobeat DJ (Akenataa Hammagaadji) higher resolution

Akenataa Hammagaadji

Akenataa Hammagaadji

Akenataa Hammagaadji is the host of First World Music on WVKR, which has aired every Monday at 3pm since 2006.

He has also been the co-host of AfrobeatRadio since 2012. AfrobeatRadio airs Wednesdays at 10PM on WBAI 99.5FM or www.WBAI.org/listen-live.

On both shows, his playlists feature a broad variety of African genres from countries on the continent and in the diaspora. The most recent audio recordings of his radio shows can always be found on SoundCloud at https://soundcloud.com/first-world-music

DJ Hard Hittin Harry

DJ Hard Hittin Harry

DJ Hard Hittin Harry

DJ Hard Hittin’ Harry entertains his audience blending unique styles of the latest and classic Hip-hop, R&B, Soul, Funk, Reggae, Pop, Rock, Soca, Afrobeat, Haitian Kompas, Zouk, House, Techno, and much more.

Harry and his team, Haitian All-StarZ, can be heard late Monday evenings/early Tuesday mornings from 2:00AM – 4:00AM on the HAITIAN ALL-STARZ RADIO program via WBAI 99.5 FM and WBAI.org/listen-live.

Harry has spun longtime residencies at Red Rooster (Harlem), Bed-Vyne Brew, Soco Lounge, and the world famous Apollo Theater for our Apollo Music Café series.

DJ Jess Headshot

DJ Jess

DJ Jess

DJ Jess, the house DJ for Amateur Night at the Apollo.  DJ Jess does the Friday Drive on WNJR-Radio.com.  He has DJed at the Def Comedy Jam All Star Weekend in Las Vegas and with the “It’s Just Comedy Tour” featuring Talent, Tommy Davidson, Katt Williams, Mike Epps, Monique, Somore, Capone and others.

DJ Likwuid

DJ LiKWUiD (Stylez)

DJ LiKWUiD (Stylez)

DJ, songwriter, music curator and educator, LiKWUiD (Stylez) is a frequent collaborator with Apollo Education Programs. LiKWUiD is committed to using her gift of song to empower the portrayal of women in the entertainment industry. LiKWUiD’s style of DJing is based around blending beats together as one tapestry of sound

The LAW

The L.A.W.

The L.A.W.

“Now here’s a funky introduction to how nice I am,” says The L.A.W., the Conceiver, Executive Producer, and Co-Conductor of The Harlem Connection weekly radio show that provide you the artists and the sounds that helped establish Harlem as a cultural Mecca. You can come aboard The Harlem Connection Fridays at 10PM via WBAI 99.5FM or www.WBAI.org/listen-live or www.RhythmAndSoulRadio.com

Mama Soul

MamaSoul

MamaSoul

MamaSoul serves as an indie soul music ambassador at events, working with gifted artists like The Rakiem Walker Project; host and producer of the conversation series “People On Purpose” and the mobile podcast “Life in the key of M.” In 2020, “MamaSoul” accepted the invitation to come abroad as a co-conductor and co-producer of The Harlem Connection radio show heard Fridays at 10PM via WBAI 99.5FM (in NYC), or www.WBAI.org/listen-live or www.RhythmAndSoulRadio.com

Sunny Cheeba

Sunny Cheeba

Sunny Cheeba

Sunny Cheeba is a multi-dimensional creative weaving her passions of DJing, farming and plant alchemy into her life’s work. Liberating the land by day and the dance floor by night Sunny’s mission involves uplifting the mind, body and soul. In 2015 she helped birth Uptown Vinyl Supreme; a Bronx Born DJ collective and community organization paying homage to the analogue roots of music, party and dance culture. From collectively organizing over 100+ parties throughout NYC, hosting workshops, rocking SummerStage to local parks the motto will always be “Vinyl To The People”.