Can’t believe it’s been a year since our Houston and Bowery Mural Summer Solstice street show! Come out today from 12:30pm – 9pm and catch some of Brooklyn’s finest, New York’s greatest, and from Africa and beyond, artists of our 2013 summer solstice sponsored by Make Music New York. This year e9production founder Nadeem is an intern for MMNY, big thanks to them and all the hardwork they do, Clara and Aaron especially! It’s been a great few months of working hard to promote music, summer, and fun!

Some interviews we conducted with the bands performing this year (Archive)

ManoHailing from complicated Burkina Faso, Africa is Mano. Who shares insight into some great musicians like Fela Kuti, and takes our through his journey from Africa to Harlem! Stating – “Fela Kuti along with artists like Tiken Jah Fakoly are a source of great inspiration to me, as they say loudly what everyone thinks so quietly. African spokespersons cannot close their eyes to our reality; artists along with writers are the mirror of the society; so for African artists to be talk about the rain and the good weather is just irrelevant and unrealistic. The legacy of such artist lives on, inspiring coming generations.”

Omoo – A Swiss born, Brooklyn-bred artist who has trained with the great Gretchen Parlato

Wyland“With the evolution of technology, we feel like there are no boundaries for our live performances. Every tone and sound we’ve created on our record is deliberate and we bring that to our live shows.”