Yacine Boulares Afro Groove Dance Party


Karikatura is a Brooklyn-based indy world music band, combining sounds and storytelling arts from all over the world. Greatly influenced by the sounds of Latin, Eastern European, and Jamaican traditions, Karikatura forges a soundtrack to stories born from world-wide travel experiences. Infectious horn melodies soar over soulful vocals, while the rock solid rhythm section makes bodies move to const
antly evolving grooves. They proudly bring their unique style and rocking energy into a huge range of settings, from Manhattan jazz bistros to Czech punk rock clubs, and concert hall stages the world over.

In January 2011 Karikatura embarked on a Muzon Worldwide tour with three international runs. First, 5 shows in Japan, promoting their debut EP "Muzon". This was followed by a 3-week Spring tour in Europe where the band played 9 different countries and 21 cities. They were met with such warmth and excitement that they returned to Europe for all of November to play 28 concerts in 30 days across more countries. Finally, to wrap up the year, Karikatura toured from New York to New Orleans.

When not touring, Karikatura plays regularly in Manhattan and Brooklyn at popular world music joints such as Tutuma Social Club, Mehanata Bulgarian Bar, and Bembe. They also play shows all over the 5 boroughs, and support international acts when they visit NYC.

The band was founded by guitarist and vocalist Dima Kay, who began gathering the stories and conceiving the sounds of the band while journeying around Europe, Asia, and Africa in 2009.

Matt Geraghty

Matt Geraghty is a bassist without borders, a sonic traveler whose musical pursuits have drawn him to the local music scenes on four continents. He has collaborated with musicians from Brazil, Japan, India, Trinidad, and Africa and has journeyed deep into the musical enclaves of Spain, France, Portugal, Cuba, South America, and the Philippines.

Tonight's performance will include music from Departures (2011), Geraghty's fourth recording as a leader showcasing his cross-pollination of jazz and world music.

"Fans of Pat Metheny and Chick Corea will quickly latch on, but Geraghty's singularly appealing ideas are all his own. Beautiful and very accessible, this could be the pop music of a more sophisticated planet."

-John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald



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