Harlem Havana 2017 celebrates Afro-Cuban music and culture

Harlem Havana is an annual Afro-Cuban music and cultural festival in Harlem, New York City, August 12-23, 2017.

Harlem Havana 2017 Calendar

Saturday August 12

Kick-Off Celebration

From Havana: Cesar Lopez y Habana Ensemble and the all-female folkloric dance and drumming ensemble, Obini Bata.

From Harlem: Classical Pianist, Terrence Wilson

The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Ave (at West 112th St)

3:00 pm

Sunday August 13

Service and Performance

Featuring Obini Bata

Mount Sinai Baptist Church
55 South 13th St
Newark, NJ

9:00 am Service, Performance 10:30 am

Sunday Brunch

From Havana: Cesar Lopez

Streetbird Rotisserie
2149 Frederick Douglass Bvld. at W. 116th St.
Reservations: 212-206-2557

2:00 pm

Monday August 14 or Wednesday August 16

Harlem/Havana Culinary Initiative

From Cuba: Cesar Lopez or Jorge Luis Pacheco y su Grupo
From Harlem: jazz trumpeter Joey Morant

W Hotel Times Square
1567 Broadway
between W. 47th & W. 48th Streets

Time: TBD

Monday August 14 – Sunday August 20

HARLEM/HAVANA Culinary Initiative (During Restaurant Week in Harlem)

Led by Chef Marcus Samuelsson Special signature dishes, desserts, and specialty drinks at 12 Harlem Restaurants: Red Rooster, Sylvia’s, Streetbird Rotisserie, Oso, Floridita, Melba’s, Ponty Bistro, 809 Sangria Bar & Grill, Coogan’s, Malecon Restaurant, Victor’s Cafe, and La Fonda Del Sol

Times Vary

Tuesday August 15

Dance Workshop featuring Obini Bata

Dance Theatre of Harlem
466 W. 152nd St.

6:00 pm

Tuesday August 15 or Wednesday August 16

HARLEM/HAVANA LIVE (During RESTAURANT WEEK in Harlem) Victor’s Cafe 236 W. 52nd St. Featuring From Havana: Jorge Luis Pacheco

Time: TBD

Tuesday August 15


From Havana: Cesar Lopez.
From Harlem: multi-genre vocalist Janice Marie Robinson & Friends

Sylvia’s Restaurant
328 Malcolm X Blvd (at W, 126th St)
(212) 996-0660

7:00 pm

Tuesday August 15 – Monday October 30th

HARLEM/HAVANA International Art & Photography Exhibit Exhibition Opens

From Havana: Master Artist Eduardo (Choco) Roca Salazar. Artistic works from Elio Vilva and Medive – Courtesy of the Center for Cuban Studies.

From the Dominican Republic: Oscar Abreu.

From Harlem: Master Artist Ademola Olugebefola, Grace Williams, JaSon Auguste and artworks from the private collection of Stephanie Francis, and photographs from Geoffrey Eaton, Wayne Benjamin, and Debbie Jackson

Harlem Hospital Mural Pavilion
512 Malcolm X Blvd. (at W. 136th St)

6:00 pm

Wednesday August 16

Jazzmobile’s SUMMERFEST Tribute to HARLEM/HAVANA

From Cuba: Cesar Lopez and Obini Bata

U.S. Grant National Memorial Park
Riverside Dr. and W. 122nd Street

7:00 pm

Thursday August 17

Jazzmobile at Harlem Summer Stage

From Cuba: Jorge Luis Pacheco and Obini Bata

Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building Plaza
163 W. 125th St. (at Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd) www.summerstageinharlem.com

5 pm

Harlem/Havana LIVE Latin Night

From Havana: Cesar Lopez

Red Rooster Harlem
310 Malcolm X Blvd at W. 126th

Time: TBD

Friday August 18


From Havana: Jorge Luis Pacheco.
From Harlem: The Tim Porter Jazz Trio

With a Q&A discussion with the artists

National Jazz Museum in Harlem
58 W. 129th St. (between Malcolm X Blvd and Fifth Ave)


7 pm


From Havana: Cesar Lopez.
From Harlem: Joey Morant

Harlem’s Floridita
2276 12th Ave at 125th St

7 pm

Saturday August 19

Salute to Cuba featuring HARLEM/HAVANA

From Havana: Cesar Lopez.
From Harlem: R&B Legend Johnny Gill, and Harlem/Havana Fashions

St. Nicholas Ave Stage
W. 135th St. & St. Nicholas Ave.

4:00 pm

Sunday August 20

HARLEM WEEK HARLEM DAY Salute to HARLEM/HAVANA Cultural Exchange Featuring

From Havana: Cesar Lopez
From Harlem: Dance Theater of Harlem, Ray Chew, Bill Saxton

Three stages across 135th Street at: Fifth Avenue, St. Nicholas Avenue, YMCA Stage at Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd

1:00 pm

Monday August 21

From Cuba: Jorge Pacheco or Cesar Lopez

Whole Foods Market
100 W. 125th St. @ Malcolm X Blvd www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/harlem

6:00 pm


For more  information, visit www.HarlemHavana.nyc

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