Drom NYC is an underground world music nightclub in Manhattan’s East Village. Since the pandemic, Drom has become one of Manhattan’s leading world music clubs.
The Turkish owners present all kinds of music including Latin artists, the New York Gypsy Festival and lots of eclectic musical fusions.
Pedrito Martinez plays Cuban Timba at Drom in the East Village on Sun, Dec 19 at 8pm (7pm doors). $30. 🇨🇺
Afro Latin Jazz Alliance Tambor Tuesdays features People of Earth, Mambembe, and Kikiriki Biquey playing Salsa/Timba and Samba/Reggae at Drom in the East Village on Tue, Dec 21 at 8pm (7pm doors). $10. 🇨🇺🇧🇷
Pedrito Martinez hosts a pre-New Year’s Eve Cuban Dance Party at Drom in the East Village on Thu, Dec 30 at 8pm (7pm doors). $30. 🇨🇺
The New York Underground
NYC is becoming boringly corporate, but Drom keeps alive that old school basement night club vibe. We always have fun there. The little plates of food are pretty good for sharing too.
Like Istanbul, Drom feels like a crossroads of the world. The owners are Turkish Americans who have a distinctive point of view in their curation. Turkey is the tip of West Asia and home of one of the world’s great civilizations.
You can hear the West Asian influence in the flamenco, the blues and all the musical forms that developed from them – even in salsa and reggaeton. The oriental influences reached the Americas through West Africa.
Flamenco, one of the tap roots of Latin music, passed through Turkey on its journey from Northern India to Spain and the Americas, absorbing everything along the way. You can hear the “along the way” in many of the shows at Drom.
Previously at Drom
Juanialys sings Rhythm & Blues at Drom in the East Village on Wed, Dec 15 at 7:30pm (7pm doors). $20. 🇵🇷
Sonia Olla & Ismael Fernandez perform Spanish Flamenco at Drom in the East Village on Sat, Dec 11 at 8pm (7pm doors). 🇪🇸
The NY Gypsy All-Stars play Romani music on Fri, Nov 26 at 8pm (7pm doors). $20.
Sonia Olla & Ismael Fernandez sing and dance Spanish Flamenco on Sat, Nov 13 at 7:30pm (6:30pm doors). $20. 🇪🇸
People of Earth play Salsa/Timba, Mambembe plays Samba/Reggae and Kikiriki Biguey plays Afro Cuban Rumba on Tue, Oct 26 at 8pm (7pm doors). $10. (Again Nov 30). 🇧🇷🇨🇴🇨🇺🇯🇲🇵🇷
Luan Barbosa’s Roda de Samba plays Brazilian Samba and Pagode on Sun, Oct 3 at 7:30pm. (6:30pm doors). $20. 🇧🇷
Jose “Pepito” Gomez plays Cuban son in tribute to the Buena Vista Social Club on Sat, Oct 2 at 5:30pm & 8pm. (5pm & 7:30pm doors). $69 🇨🇺
Barbara Martínez sings flamenco jazz on Thu, Sep 30 at 7pm (6:30pm doors). $10 🇻🇪🇦🇷
Quintero’s Salsa Project plays Venezuelan jazz on Thu, Sep 23 at 9:30pm (9pm doors). $20🇻🇪
The Albert Alabedra Band plays Spanish flamenco jazz on Thu, Sep 23 at 7pm (6:30pm doors). 🇪🇸
Grupo Rebolu plays Colombian Caribbean jazz on Sat, Sep 18 at 7:30pm (7pm doors). 🇨🇴
The Ori-Gen Festival Day 2 features Duo Chuño, Samuel Torres Duet with Eric Kurimski, Kavita Shah and Mireya Ramos on Fri, Sep 10 at 7pm (6:15pm doors). From $20 or $36 2-day pass. 🇨🇴🇩🇴🇮🇳🇲🇽
The Ori-Gen Festival Day 1 features Rogerio and Anne Boccato, Sofia Rei and JC Maillard, Pablo Aslan Tribute to Piazzolla and Bacalao Men on Thu, Sep 9 at 7pm (6:15pm doors). From $20 or $36 2-day pass. 🇦🇷🇧🇷🇨🇺
Dayramir González & Habana enTRANCé Quartet play Cuban jazz on Sat, Sep 4 at 8pm (7pm doors). $20 🇨🇺
The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance’s Summertime Latin Fest features salsa/timba by People of the Earth, samba reggae by Mambembe, and Afro Cuban rumba by Kikiriki Biquey on Tue, August 31, 2021 at 8pm (7pm doors). $20 🇧🇷🇨🇺🇯🇲
Stephane Wrembel brings his Django Experiment on Sun, August 22, 2021 at 7:30pm (7pm doors). $30 🇫🇷
Edmar Castaneda plays jazz on his Colombian harp opening for Johnathan Blake on Fri, August 20, 2021 at 7:30pm (6:30pm doors). $30 🇨🇴
Extranjero (Joel Moscoso) plays Latin rock on Sat, August 7, 2021 at 8pm. (7pm doors). 🇪🇨
Gili Yalo sings Ethiopian Israeli pop on Fri, August 6, 2021 at 8pm (7pm doors). $25 🇪🇹🇮🇱
Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble plays Cuban jazz with dance producer Mickela Mallozzi (Bare Feet) at Drom in the East Village on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 7:30pm (6:30pm doors). $20 🇨🇺
Sharabi plays Yiddish-Punjabi bhangra-funk-klezmer party music on Wed, July 21, 2021 at 8pm (7pm doors). From $15 🇮🇱🇮🇳
Sangha Tierra plays world Latin on Sat, July 17, 2021 at 8pm (7pm doors) $15
Henrique Eisenmann plays Brazilian jazz on Fri, July 16, 2021 at 8pm (7pm doors). $15 🇧🇷