SOB’s ~ Sounds of Brazil

SOB’s, in Hudson Square, Manhattan (West SoHo), is NYC’s oldest world music club.

Plena Libre plays SOB’s for the World Music Institute

The Bomba and Plena virtuosos are 4-time Grammy nominees.
World Music Institute
Hudson Square, Manhattan (West SoHo)
Sunday, September 16, 2018

Máxima Alerta playing SOB's. Courtesy of Actor1962.

Máxima Alerta playing SOB’s. Courtesy of Actor1962.

September 2018

Puerto Rican salseros Pirulo y la Tribu play Friday, September 7, 2018 at 7 & 9 pm. $25

Celebrate Brazilian Independence Day with Jair Oliveira on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 8 pm. $15

Plena Libre plays bomba and plena for the World Music Institute on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 8 pm. $20

Nation Beat plays Brazilian Forró and is joined by Batalá New York and Maracatu New York on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 8 pm. Doors at 6:30 pm. 21+ $20

Dominican salsa legend Jose Alberto “El Canario” plays Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 9 pm. $35

October 2018

Latin Grammy-nominated Cuban singer Descemer Bueno plays Friday, October 5, 2018 at 9 pm. Doors at 7 pm. $30

Silvana Magda with Katende Band & Viva Brazil Dancers perform Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 8 pm. Doors at 7 pm. 21+ $10 – $15


Get tickets at

SOB’s, Sounds of Brazil

204 Varick St, New York, NY 10014
(at West Houston)
Hudson Square, Manhattan (West SoHo)

(212) 243-4940


  • (C) (E) to Spring St. Walk 1 block west and 3 blocks north.
  • (1) (2) (3) to Christopher St. Walk about six blocks south on Seventh Avenue.


Gerardo Contino plays a FREE show at The Archway in DUMBO Brooklyn

NYC’s best Cuban dance band.
The Archway
DUMBO, Brooklyn
Thursday, August 23, 2018

Grupo Rebolú is Afro-Colombian Caribbean dance music

Sunday, August 5, 2018
50th Anniversary of the Center for Tradtional Music and Dance
Lincoln Center Out of Doors
Hearst Plaza, Lincoln Center

SOB’s opened in 1982 to present Afro-Latin music to New Yorkers.

A constellation of stars have played there over the years. Today SOB’s mostly books emerging bands. It also regularly presents Brazilian Carnival parties.

Everybody goes to SOB’s so it can get a little rowdy at times. But SOB’s is generally a fun, casual place to watch, listen and dance.