The passion and energy embedded in AYo’s lyrical content and performance presence commands attention and has captured the eyes and ears of both the hip-hop and spoken-word poetry communities. He’s served on a panel with the likes of Lupe Fiasco, interviewed Russell Simmons for MTV, and toured nationally; performing at legendary venues like the The Shrine, Nuyorican Poet’s Café, Stanford University, and Mendelssohn Theater at the University of Michigan.

AYo and The AY0INM0TI0N band play energetic live hip-hop music on a bed rock of jazz/afrobeat/soul infused instrumentals. Drawing from AYo's powerful lyrics and charismatic stage presence, the band is personified by amazingly talented musicians who believe that showmanship goes hand in hand with musicality. The lyrical content in AYo's music illustrates his experiences as a child growing up during military tyranny in Nigeria and subsequently moving to the inner city of Flint, Michigan. AY0INM0TI0N is a band to watch, feel and experience. His 5-piece band features a back-up vocalist, bass, guitar, keyboard, drums and an occasional horn section.

After last month's incredible debut performance at The Delancey, TurnStyle Music Group has invited Zin-Zeta back for their #ChooseInterestingMusic Concert Series at Tammany Hall along with DJ Chelo and guest performers Young Cutta and Graphic Kontent.

Zin-Zeta is a music producer, recording engineer and film editor amongst many other things. Above all else is a rapper and he’s finally started hitting the stage to prove his skills and broaden his audience.

With an impressive array of songs and music videos posted on sites like YouTube, VladTV and Vimeo, Zin has shown his audience his versatility in the art of laying down verses, producing original beats and directing and editing as well.

His two mixtapes – “Words from the Wunderwaffe”, and his most current “The Mystery Box”, have received much praise from influential artist such as Loaded Lux, Ayo, Jaysun, and Young Cutta – all of whom have work with Zin-Zeta in the past. Download those at

If you missed the last show, here’s your chance. Get your tickets and come “Listen!”

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Melissa Czarnik (Zarnik) is a songwriter, poet and emcee that fuses elements of jazz, poetry and hip hop into an eclectic sound that has earned her recognition from NPR, Bitch Magazine, and Bust Magazine among others. A recent transplant to Brooklyn, she has already garnered the title of one of NYC's #1 Emerging Artists from the Deli Magazine NYC.

Czarnik performs live with pianist Eric Mire and percussionist Meredith Butterworth. Her live show has captivated audiences from as far as France to New York, California to Brussels. Her most recent album, Non Merci (Hyperdrive Motivator Productions, 2012), was written and recorded at an artist residency in the French countryside, 90 miles southeast of Paris. An ultimately personal and reflective album, "It's as surprising a pairing as it is effective…Hard-hitting and smooth at once," says Mike Levine (Deli Magazine). Czarnik's DIY attitude and lovingly karmic heart can be heard and felt on Non Merci and similarly on her first two albums, Strawberry Cadillac (2008) and Raspberry Jesus (2010), self released by the DIY artist on her own label, Hyperdrive Motivator Productions. To hear Czarnik's recordings and then to see her live is like putting air to fire, fuel to the already powerful emotion that lies within her lyrics and brings them to life.

You can find Czarnik playing around New York City. She is currently working on her fourth studio album and writing a libretto for an opera with composer Eric Joseph Meyer.



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AyoINMotion with Zin Zeta, Melissa Czarnik

Saturday, December 7 · 8:00 PM at The Delancey