ALMA NYC’s “Neo-Brasilian Fusion” returns with a monthly celebration like no other with esteemed guests Carlos Mena and Daniel Moreno.

If you haven’t heard the name Carlos Mena yet, you can’t really call yourself “underground”. This Poet/DJ/Producer, all-around-artist has rocked the mic and dancefloors for 20+ years. His current Afro-Cuban Bata Exploration hails contributions from Djinji Brown, Mark deClive Lowe, DJ Spinna, Vinia Mojica, Wale Oyejide and Latin Grammy winner, Lazaro Galarraga. All of this alongside Ocha Records, a music label brought to you by Osunlade and Carlos. The meeting of this man’s programming skills with percussion virtuoso Daniel Moreno and resident DJ True, should rival some of ALMA’s best events yet.

A prolific Musician, Producer and Composer, Daniel Moreno started his musical career playing with artists like George Benson and Dr. Lonnie Smith in Hawaii. He then moved to Brazil where he recorded the classic album “Es Tamos Juntos” with the Angolan superstar Waldermar Bastoes featuring legend Chico Buarque and worked with none other than Joan Donato, Armando Marcal, Sr. and an endless number of Brazilian notables.

He’s performed in too many Jazz festivals to mention and has traveled the world with his own “Speaking in Tones”, collaborating with everyone from Pharoah Sanders and Les Paul to Roy Haynes and his “musical conduit” Don Cherry, in Daniel’s own words. In the House scene, he befriended Joe Claussell and blessed Spiritual Life with mind-blowing solos for remixes of Nitin Sawhney, Herbie Hancock, Cassandra Wilson and many of our favorites. His work on “The RH Factor” album by Roy Hargrove recently got rave reviews and included artists Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, Q-Tip, Stephanie McKay, Steve Coleman and many others.

Don’t miss this master percussionist complimenting the sophisticated selections of very special guest Carlos Mena and DJ True. Joann Jimenez and Manchildblack, as always, will be as welcoming as the Brazilian nature itself. Join in.

ALMA means soul; All for the Love of Music & Art

Friday, June 23rd, 2006 – 10pm to 4am
$5 from 10-11pm; 2 for 1 drinks!
$10 w/RSVP to joannjimenez@almanyc.com
$15 At the Door

Sullivan Room
218 Sullivan Street
Between 3rd & Bleecker
A,C,E,B,D,F,V to West 4th Street

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