Annika Bennett, BOHIO MUSIC, Cam Galpin

Listen To New York

This is a Listen To New York fundraiser. All proceeds will benefit underrepresented youth through music and mentorship.
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Our „Listen To New York“ initiative is a live experience, bringing quality performances of music and other arts directly to underprivileged youth. Participants get to listen to singer-songwriters, beatboxers, poets, and other artists in an up close and personal setting.

Within the program we invite children/teens to actively work with the artists before each event. Every artist leads a “mini-mentorship” in which they take a child under their musical wings for a limited time and collaborate on a piece that they will then perform at the actual event. The mentorship could entail composing a song, writing a poem, rehearsing a spoken word piece/rap, or even playing a musical instrument of choice.

The goal of our initiative is to ensure children can experience music beyond their existing tastes and cultural backgrounds. We believe that by piquing their interest through the mentorship programs and live performances, we’ll open their eyes to new ideas while helping them build self-confidence and become more creative.

We seek to support our future artists of New York by ensuring they can be witnesses to – and participants in – successful creative processes and cultural exchanges that push their creative boundaries.

New York born, ASCAP award winning singer-songwriter Annika Bennett wrote her first song at age 9 and hasn’t stopped since. At 18 years old, she dropped out of NYU's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music and moved to Nashville upon signing an artist development deal with Sony Records. After two years of label-booked co-writes, Bennett realized that her best songs were spawned out of solitude, prompting her to terminate the deal and become an independent artist in the most literal sense.
This boldness, bravery, and intuition is reflected in her lyrics, which dive headfirst into dark, complicated, and sometimes unflattering emotions. Her debut single “Boy Who Has Everything is the first of a series of monthly singles that she recorded and co-produced with friends this past summer during the after hours at Studio G in Brooklyn.


A seamless World Music fusion, of traditional Racine Vodou, Soul, Jazz and African rhythms.

“RIVA”  A Songstress, Dancer, Music therapist, Author, Jewelry Designer, Model and Actress, embodies all that it means to be an artist.

Half Haitian and half Irish/Russian, Riva was born in Brooklyn, but raised in Haiti; It is there that she was exposed to traditional Haitian music and its rich culture, which greatly influenced her eclectic music and fashion palette. While there she emerged herself into the culture and learned the art of Acting, Haitian folkloric as well as Modern dance, Painting and Sculpture.
In Haiti, she began performing at major cultural events, clubs and Haiti’s National Palace.

When Riva moved back to New York to attend LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, she majored in Vocal performance and thus began her journey in the international entertainment market.

“Monvelyno” is a tag less phenomenon hard to frame in one capsule and considered a renaissance being to this age.
Monvelyno who was born in Haiti, has always been singing in Creole and French, but now that he is reaching out to a wider audience, through English lyrics, thus emerged the fresh, new sound cultivated from deeper roots (Haiti).

The result is a combination of mainstream music, Jazz, with the soul of his indigenous ancestry. Out of those same ideals and dreams to uplift and support Haitian Roots known as Racines, Vodou, the perfect alignment was created when Monvelyno and RIVA met through music, and together seamlessly they created what is known today as: “BOHIO MUSIC”

Cam Galpin

Bad Brother, aka Cameron Alex Galpin (September 10 1988 ) is an American songwriter, singer, and guitarist.  It wasn't until 16 that he discovered a love of performing after which he set his sights on attending Berklee College of Music in Boston. He was awarded a scholarship to Berklee and during his time studying in Boston such as David Grisman, Bobby Hicks, Chris Eldridge and world renowned guitarist Julian Lage.  After Berklee he moved to New York city to pursue a career as a recording artist while also studying RnB, Hip Hop, and Neo Soul. While in New York Cameron was discovered on YouTube by producer Jeff Gitelman ( Anderson Paak, Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller ) Cameron signed a production with Gittleman and spent 2 years writing and recording in LA and released his first single as Bad Brother, “Overnight”.  Now he is back in New York working as a writer for other artists such as Leu Leu Land, Cale Hawkins, and Caleb Halwey and is preparing to release the 2nd Bad Brother single, “Leanne”.



GA Seated || PLEASE NOTE: There is a TWO DRINK MINIMUM in the room.

Advance tickets are available online until 5:30PM, day of show. Any remaining tickets can be purchased at the door at showtime.

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