Nano Stern, Kwame Binea, Anna Maria Jopek, Yemen Blues, Ibeyi and More to Bring the World to Joe's Pub This Fall

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its world/international music lineup for Fall 2014. Details below!

Friday, October 24 at 11:30PM

Max Wild, jazz musician turned electronic producer under the moniker MOA, celebrates the release of his debut full-length album, Maverick. His new sound effortlessly merges electronic and acoustic elements, drawing from a rich sonic palette that ranges from electro-pop, dubstep, jazz and African rhythms. Wild's musical influences are as diverse as his musical background, ranging from Flume, Disclosure, Radiohead, Big Gigantic, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Oliver Mtukudzi. By day, he teaches electronic music production at Dubspot. By night, MOA is part of an organic movement, with the likes of Big Gigantic, STS9 and Griz, that combines skillful instrumentation with dance floor beats.


Sunday, October 26 at 9:30PM

$14 Adv / $18 Door

Multi-disciplined drummer/percussionist Mathias Kunzli celebrates the release of his album Playground - a live recording of an all-improvised solo show. Kunzli creates music from the heart. Through his improvisations he invites his audience on a journey between dreamy soundscapes and heavy-hitting beats. He has toured or recorded with Regina Spektor, Moby, Lauryn Hill, Yo-Yo Ma Silk Road Project, Vieux Farka Toure, John Zorn, The Paul Winter Consort, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Brooklyn Rider. Composer and musician Sxip Shirey joins Kunzli for this show.


Wednesday, October 29 at 7:30PM

$12 Adv / $15 Door

Producer and guitarist Jacob Plasse united some of his oldest friends - players from the Daptones, Pedrito Martinez Group and Los Hacheros - to form Peliroja, a New York collective inspired by the sounds of Ethiopia, Dominican Republic, Cuba and the Congo. Their debut album Injusticia was released on August 19th on Chulo Records. "Some of the musicians in Peliroja and I would meet up after school on Jane Street in the West Village, at a stoop with some Old English, a spliff and a tape deck," says Plasse, "We were gangly, awkward 15 year-olds and not cool by any means. I'm not sure how we became obsessed with obscure 70s funk and Afrobeat music, but that's what we would listen to: The 3 Sounds, Lyn Collins, Africa 70."

Produced and co-written by Plasse, Injusticia's groove is deep, driven by the Daptones' rhythm section - drummer Homer Steinweiss and bassist Nick Movshon - play off the polyrhythms of Carlos Padron's timbales and Jhair Salas' congas, forming a new fusion of old sounds. Jainardo Batista's vocals soar over these rhythms, propelled by Mike Eckroth's mercurial arrangements.


Tuesday, November 4 at 9:30PM


Nano Stern's indie-folk-rock-jazz fusion is deeply rooted in traditional Chilean music and inspired by legends Violeta Parra, Victor Jara and Inti-Illimani. SHumble, enlightened, genuine and charismatic, Stern is a guitar virtuoso, with a powerful singing voice, whose rise to fame has been meteoric. His stature in Chile has risen to the point of being woven into Chile's cultural history. In five short years, he has gone from busking the width and depth of his home country of Chile and throughout Europe and Australia to performances on the stages of WOMAD Adelaide and UK, Lollapalooza Chile, and SXSW to sold-out concerts at Teatro Caupolican in Santiago and five acclaimed CDs.


Wednesday, November 5 at 9:30PM & 11:30PM


Anna Maria Jopek is a composer, arranger, singer and improviser. She has sold one million records and collaborated with the world's best musicians including Pat Metheny, Bobby McFerrin, Ivan Lins, Youssou N'Dour, Makoto Ozone, Richard Bona and more. Of her own music, Jopek asks "please do not file my music under jazz. Nor under pop, folk... whatever. I embrace a lot of influences. Jazz is by far the most important in its freedom, its harmony and its sense of time but I was brought up with the old Polish folk songs. So I'm kind of rooted in all these Slavic sounds."


Saturday, November 8 at 11:30PM

$12 Adv / $15 Door

After a ground-breaking performance at Carnegie Hall, Courtnee Roze presents The Musical at Joe's Pub. Roze, who is the creator, facilitator, lead vocalist and percussionist for the show, reaches out to the masses, telling her life story through sound and visual. The Musical celebrates the triumph, the hardship, the versatility, barriers broken, and accomplishments of Roze.

They say a man walks a long road before finding his path. Singer/songwriter Kwame Binéa has been paving his way through the art of music. Born to a single Ghanaian mother in West London, he soon moved to live with his grandparents in Ghana, where music became his passion. Binéa was influenced by the rhythms of traditional Ghanaian and West African music as well as reggae, folk, and American soul and blues.


Monday, November 17 at 7:30PM


Born in Guatemala, Gaby Moreno's captivating blend of blues, jazz soul and R&B has made her a rising star on the international music scene. She has toured tirelessly across the globe for the past couple of years, including sold out dates in Canada, USA and Europe alongside such artists as Tracy Chapman, Ani DiFranco, Van Dyke and, most recently, Hugh Laurie. She has played at festivals like Electric Burma in Dublin, where she shared the stage with Bono, Angelique Kidjo and Lupe Fiasco. She appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, where she joined Kris Kristofferson, Eric Burdon, Johnny Lang and Shawn Mullins. Moreno has collaborated with superstar Ricardo Arjona on the song "Fuiste Tu" from the CD Independiente.


Monday, November 17 at 9:30PM


In 2010, singer and composer Ravid Kahalani founded the rare combination of top musicians we now call Yemen Blues. From the start, Yemen Blues created an original sound that became a new language in contemporary music. The intense musicians hail from NYC, Uruguay and Tel Aviv. The core members are Rony Iwryn, Itamar Doari, Itamar Borochov and Shanir Blumenkranz. Each member comes from a different background and brings their own sound and arrangements to Kahalani's compositions, resulting in a powerful energy that mixes Yemenite, West African and Jazz influences. The mambo and North African rhythms create a joyful and deep foundation, while the vocals remind the listener of ancient Arabic chants mixed with funk & blues. The band keeps magic alive with a constant stream of new songs and their world-renowned exciting live performances!

This evening is an opportunity to get to know Yemen Blues members in an intimate exclusive show celebrating their new album Insaniya and after-party with the band.


Tuesday, November 18 at 7:30PM


Daughters of great Cuban percussionist Anga Diaz, the 19-year-old twin sisters of Ibeyi quickly caught the attention of the producer of French-Nigerian artist Asa's albums. Lisa-Kaïndé plays the piano and sings, her voice evoking the greats while her sister Naomi sings back-up vocals and plays percussion. The duo writes their own material in Spanish, French and English.


Thursday, November 20 at 7:30PM


Magos Herrera and Javier Limon had a chance encounter in a coffee shop, which led to an extraordinary musical adventure - a first encounter between two musicians destined to fall in love.

Herrera, renowned Mexican-born jazz singer and resident of New York City, has worked with the best jazz musicians from around the world for many years, combining her Latin roots with the sound of contemporary American jazz, thus, positioning herself among a musical elite. Limón, is a laureate composer, guitarist and internationally recognized producer, known for his collaboration with Paco de Lucia, Bebo and Chucho Valdes, Avishai Cohen and Wynton Marsalis, among others. He has become an indispensable reference in the genre of Flamenco and future international music.



Friday, November 21 at 11:30PM

$20 Adv / $25 Door

Brown Girls Burlesque's Chicava HoneyChild, Essence Revealed, Bianca Dagga, Clementine Dandy and more return to Joe's for the last installment of their series Last Night A DJ Saved My Life. This time, they take you on a sensual excursion through diaspora of Latin America and Afro-Caribbean music and the intersections of Soul music with DJ Geko Jones.

Jones is a Brooklyn-based nightlife personality known for his internationally diverse events. Pushing the Latin agenda in a worldwide tropical bass scene, he is founding member of both Dutty Artz Records and the now infamous Que Bajo party franchise with his partner Uproot Andy. His mixes span the tropical hemispheres and collage together heavy Afro-Latin percussion with Kuduro, Moombahton and hard club breaks.


Monday, November 24 at 7:30PM

$15 Adv / $20 Doors

Pull the name of a country out of hat. Then compose a piece of music about it.

This playful assignment was the genesis of Matuto's EP Africa Suite (Motema Music, November 4, 2014). About to embark on a five-week, five-country African tour sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the five-member Appalachia-gone-Afro-Brazilian band decided to create tributes and love letters to the sounds they heard along the way, and the people who welcomed them. They divvied up the task by country, at random, but the results sound anything but.

From young voices lifted in a song of thanks in Mozambique to hot 70s-era Ivorian beats, from palm wine music and village jams to beloved Cameroonian rhythms, Matuto dove into a sea of African sounds. The resulting songs brought all they experienced home, blending the band's signature sway and charm into shimmering, uplifting tracks.


Tuesday, December 2 at 7:30PM


Migguel Anggelo returns to Joe's Pub with his new show Between Dreams / Entre Sueños, a mesmerizing kaleidoscope of vocal theatrics, movement, and dramatic storytelling. Backed by a virtuosic band and singers, Anggelo personifies larger-than-life characters, drawing parallels between their passions and struggles, their yearnings to be seen and heard, and his own desires and dreams. From the pain and triumphs of Frida Kahlo to the frenzied urgency of a homeless woman from Miami Beach, Migguel paints the stories of these dreamers through his original compositions and reinterpretations of Latin, folk, pop, and opera works.

His live show features musical director Mau Quiros on piano as well as direction and musical supervision by Jeff Halpern. Migguel's most recent project, the forthcoming album La Casa Azul, produced by Mau Quiros and mixed by Grammy-winner Felipe Tichauer, will be released in 2015.

Get tickets online at, over the phone 10AM-7PM, daily at 212-967-7555, or in person at The Public Theater Box Office, 425 Lafayette Street, NYC. The Box Office window opens daily at 2PM.

ABOUT JOE'S PUB AT THE PUBLIC Named for Public Theater founder Joe Papp, Joe's Pub at The Public opened in 1998 and plays a vital role in The Public's mission of supporting young artists while providing established artists with an intimate space to perform and develop new work. Joe's Pub consistently presents the best in live music and performance nightly, continuing its commitment to diversity, production values, community and artistic freedom. The organization also offers unique opportunities like New York Voices, an artist commissioning program that provides musicians the resources and tools needed to develop original theater works. Commissioned artists have included Ethan Lipton, Toshi Reagon, Bridget Everett, Allen Toussaint and more. In 2011, the Pub received a top-to-bottom renovation, leading to improved sightlines, expanded seating capacity and a new menu from acclaimed Chef Andrew Carmellini. With its intimate atmosphere and superior acoustics, Joe's Pub presents talent from all over the world as part of The Public's programming downtown at its Astor Place home, hosting approximately 800 shows and serving over 100,000 audience members annually.

ABOUT THE PUBLIC THEATER AT ASTOR PLACE Under the leadership of Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham, The Public Theater is the only theater in New York that produces Shakespeare and the classics, musicals, contemporary and experimental pieces in equal measure. The Public continues the work of its visionary founder, Joe Papp, by acting as an advocate for the theater as an essential cultural force, and leading and framing dialogue on some of the most important issues of our day. Creating theater for one of the largest and most diverse audience bases in New York City for nearly 60 years, today the Company engages audiences in a variety of venues-including its landmark downtown home at Astor Place, which houses five theaters and Joe's Pub; the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, home to its beloved, free Shakespeare in the Park; and the Mobile Unit, which tours Shakespearean productions for underserved audiences throughout New York City's five boroughs. The Public's wide range of programming includes free Shakespeare in the Park, the bedrock of the Company's dedication to making theater accessible to all, new and experimental stagings at The Public at Astor Place, and a range of artist and audience development initiatives including its Public Forum series, which brings together theater artists and professionals from a variety of disciplines for discussions that shed light on social issues explored in Public productions. The Public Theater is located on property owned by the City of New York and receives annual support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. The LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust provides leadership support for The Public Theater's year-round activities.

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