Ismael and The Radiant Select, Nuf Said, Zemog El Gallo Bueno

Mo' Beat Monday's

Ismael and The Radiant Select

Nuf Said

Zemog El Gallo Bueno

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Tickets available at the door. $8 cash only.

Ismael and The Radiant Select
Ismael and The Radiant Select
Born in Conakry, Guinea into a family of griots and musicians, Ismael Kouyaté began dancing and singing at the age of six. He spent much of his childhood in the Malinke village of Farranah, in upper Guinea.

At age fifteen, Ismael moved to the capitol city of Conakry to pursue his career as a performing artist, and was accepted into the Ballet Communale de Matam, one of the most acclaimed private companies in the city, where he worked for nine years as principal dancer, choreographer, and singer.

In 2000, Ismael was recruited by the National ensemble Les Percussions de Guinea, where he spent three years as the group’s lead dancer and griot. He taught dance and song to international groups visiting Guinea, and traveled to Senegal and France teaching and performing.

In 2003, he was chosen to participate in a trans-continental contemporary dance forum. Ismael later took his talents to the national company, Les Ballets Africains, with whom he toured, performing throughout Guinea and the United States.

Ismael Kouyaté now lives in New York City and went on to make his Broadway debut starring in FELA! It was during his run on Broadway that he was noticed by Beyoncé Knowles, who quickly picked him up to be a featured vocalist on her hit song "Grown Woman".

Soon after these astounding accomplishments, he followed his true passion of forming his own band. Staying true to his West African roots musically, he blended his joyful, passionate sound with the gritty funk and soul of true New York City musicians, And thus, Ismael & The Radiant Select was born.
Nuf Said
Nuf Said
Nuf Said is a Funk/Soul/Jazz band based in New York City. Drawing from the diverse background of each of the bands members (all of whom met and performed together on various freelance gigs in NYC), 'Nuf Said has developed a unique sound with influences ranging from Funk, Jazz, Soul, Hip Hop, R&B and more. In addition to performing all around the United States 'Nuf Said has recently toured China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. The band is comprised of musicians from all over the world, coming from varied backgrounds and musical influences.
Zemog El Gallo Bueno
Zemog El Gallo Bueno
Zemog EL Gallo Bueno is a New York City based group of musician friends created and led by Puerto Rican/Peruvian composer and multiinstrumentalist Abraham Gomez-Delgado. Zemog is a 2015 international mutation that plays 21st century Latin music adventuring through 1930's Puerto Rican street cries, 60's free jazz fumes, Chachapoya blood, 70's New York salsa residue, a cough that turns into laughter and a found object montuno. Each composition is a battleground for the search of the golden-tin rooster we call Zemog El Gallo Bueno.

Zemog El Gallo Bueno has performed in venues such as the Blue Note, Montreal Jazz Festival, Joe's Pub, Jazz Gallery, S.O.B’s, Lincoln Center, BAM, Chicago World Music Festival, Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe, Zebulon and Camaradas El Barrio.

Zemog believes that racism, sexism, classism, religious intolerance, and homophobia in all of it’s manifestations are all of our issues to resolve together no matter who you are. Oh, yes, and….Let’s dance!
Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249

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