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  • APAP World Music Showcase Kicks Off at HI New York City

    APAP is a world music industry conference, where musicians, agents, publicists and other music industry influencers from all over the world come together to share knowledge and make professional connections. The actual conference is being held at the Hilton starting on January 15, but HI New York City is kicking off the event with an exciting lineup of performances in the hostel’s Grand Ballroom. Many of the musicians will also be staying at the hostel as guests.

    Svetlana and The Delancey Five
    Svetlana and The Delancey Five


    Wednesday, January 13 - 6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. - Jazz event hosted by Aleksi Glick

    7:15 - Svetlana and The Delancey Five
    8:00 - Alex Goodman
    8:45 - Progger
    9:30 - Sharik Hasan Trio
    10:15 - The Seth Weaver Big Band
    11:00 - The Steven Feifke Septet

    $15 - Per person for the general public and non-APAP badge holders. Cash only. APAP badge holders admitted free.

    Groupo Rebolu
    Groupo Rebolú

    Thursday January 14 - 6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. - World Music Showcase featuring globally recognized musicians from South Asia, Korea, Iran, and Turkey

    6:00 p.m. – Jaffna
    (India/Sri Lanka/Lebanon/Armenia/USA)
    Ethnic fusion of Middle Eastern, Hindustani, Flamenco & Jazz

    6:45 p.m. – Joe Kye
    (South Korea/USA)
    Korean-American world string music

    7:30 p.m. – Sahba Motallebi
    (Iran/USA)
    Contemporary, classical & Persian folk, spiritual and world music

    8:15 p.m. – Mehmet Polat Trio
    (Netherlands/Turkey/Senegal)
    World, folk, jazz, and spiritual music

    9:15 p.m. – Jomion and The Uklos
    (Benin, USA)
    Vodou jazz, world and African music

    10:00 p.m. – Grupo Rebolú
    (Colombia/USA)
    Afro-Colombian, World Music

    11:00 p.m. – Sekou Kouyate
    (Guinea, West Africa)
    Afro, Manding, funk music

    $15 - Per person for the general public and non-APAP badge holders. APAP Badge Holders and people staying at the hostel are admitted for free. This is an all-ages show. We will be replacing our welcome party next thursday with this event—so you should encourage the hostellers to come!