Drom has survived our crazy pandemic year. It’s one of New York City’s unique underground night clubs and one of the few with a world music focus. Drom made it this far, but if we want to keep live music culture alive in New York City, we need to support it.
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Drom Online World Fest
The festival features newly recorded sessions and highlights from past shows at Drom and some from around the world. It is curated by Serdar Ilhan and Mehmet Dede. It’s hosted by Frank London and Jenn Jade. There are two sets a day at 2pm and 8pm ET for six days.
Friday, March 26
- Fanfaraï Big Band 🇫🇷🇩🇿 French Algerian
- Snarky Puppy 🇺🇸
- Donald Harrison “Big Chief” 🇺🇸
- Ibrahim Maalouf 🇫🇷 French
- mor ve ötesi 🇹🇷 Turkish
Saturday, March 27
- Nation Beat 🇺🇸
- Ismail Lumanovski & Ruslan Agababayev 🇲🇰 Macedonian
- Ismael Fernández & Sonia Olla 🇪🇸 Spanish
- Bokanté 🇺🇸
- Al Di Meola 🇮🇹🇺🇸
Sunday, March 28
- Nano Raies 🇸🇾 Syrian
- Yeni Türkü 🇹🇷 Turkish
- Slavic Soul Party 🇺🇸
- Samuel Torres 🇨🇴 Colombian
- Zülfü Livaneli 🇹🇷 Turkish
Monday, March 29
- Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra 🇨🇺 Cuban
- Jorge Glem 🇻🇪 & César Orozco 🇨🇺 Venezuelan and Cuban
- Jorge Luis Pacheco 🇨🇺 Cuban
- Sertab Erener 🇹🇷 Turkish
- Baba Zula 🇹🇷 Turkish
Tuesday, March 30
- New York Gypsy All Stars 🇺🇸
- Gripin 🇹🇷 Turkish
- Stephane Wrembel 🇫🇷
- Tamara Jokic 🇷🇸 Serbian
- Mazhar, Fuat, Özkan 🇹🇷 Turkish
Wednesday, March 31
- Džambo Aguševi Orchestra 🇲🇰 Macedonian
- Frevo Bombastico 🇺🇸
- Emre Kula 🇹🇷 Turkish
- Moğollar 🇹🇷 Turkish rock
- Gloria Gaynor 🇺🇸 disco and R&B
Drom Online World Fest 2021 Editor’s Picks
Ismael Fernández & Sonia Olla 🇪🇸 are among New York City’s flamenco elite. Olla has choreographed for Madonna.
Al Di Meola 🇮🇹 is a famous jazz guitarist. He’s Berklee College of Music and got his start with Chick Corea’s jazz fusion band Return to Forever.
Slavic Soul Party 🇺🇸 has been playing around New York City for a long time.
Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra 🇨🇺 wins Grammys almost every year. They won the Best Latin Jazz Album Grammy again this year.
The New York Gypsy All Stars 🇺🇸 are a lot of fun. They make you want more.
Stephane Wrembel 🇫🇷 plays jazz manouche in the style of Django Reinhardt.
Gloria Gaynor 🇺🇸 closes the festival. Sing along with us, “I Will Survive.”
We don’t know the other artists, but that’s all the more reason to watch the festival. Ilhan and Dede are smart curators. When NYC opens back up, you can come back to Drom and enjoy your favorite new bands live in a super cool venue.