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  • Saturdays late press and artist information..

    Morning Fuzz: In 2011, the Brooklyn based band released their second EP titled, “Shadows in the Rearview” to rave reviews.  They recently performed at Spike Hill and have some dates coming up next month in the midwest.

    Thunda Vida: With four original albums released since the band formed in 2006, Thunda Vida has been bringing roots reggae to the masses across NYC for over 5 years.

    Mariami: She’s been featured by Indie Music Universe and recognized by Skope Magazine as an “Artist to Watch.”  The Georgian born soul, R&B, jazz artist Mariami, immigrated to NYC with her family when she was 7 years old.

    Caridad Sola: The Cuban-American multi-media visual artist has performed at several AFP events over the past year including Fountain Art Fair, Miami and New York as well as the “Brooklyn Beat Festival” in June.  Although you never quite know what to expect, Caridad always leaves you wanting more.

    Sindy Butz:  Sindy is a Berlin based visual and performance artist currently residing in New York City. Sindy likes to create discourse between fashion, science and technology in her conceptual work.

    Cat Del Buono: The daughter of Italian immigrants, Cat is a video installation artist  whose work focuses on how society defines beauty. She incorporates performance, interactive video, and humor as a way to engage her viewers.

    Andy Slate: Andy is a highly praised DJ/Producer currently residing in Miami Beach, Florida. His recent production work on labels such as Soulmate, K:Lender ger and Roasted Records have been getting massive support from the likes of Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin and Laurent Garnier.

    Gatto: AFP’s Founder & Director is also a DJ in the NYC underground dance music scene. He spins a regular monthly gig on Montreal’s Techno.fm and is currently honing his production skills. Frank is the resident DJ for the “Mixed Greens” events and promises to bring in top talent each month.

     

  • Another exciting school year has ended and AFP’s impact and our programs continue to grow. The Sansom Foundation recently awarded Art for Progress a $20,000 grant which was a thirty percent increase over last year’s grant! We are ecstatic that the foundation has increased their support for the program.  Though the funds are very important we believe the vote of confidence from the Sansom Foundation is even more important as we focus on applying for more funds to expand our important work in the NYC Public Schools.

    A special thank you goes out to Barry Komitor who has been instrumental in the development of the program in many ways. His passion and dedication to the organization and the students is unwavering.  If we just had a few more Barry Komitors, we can do so much more!

    In the following video, Barry and some of our students at Bronxdale High School offer some insight into AFP’s Music Program. Thanks to our intern Fred Hua for doing such a great job working on this video.