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Manny Faces

Award-winning new media journalist and digital strategist He is the founder and editor-in-chief of Birthplace Magazine, a thriving online entertainment and lifestyle destination focusing on hip hop music and culture in the New York metropolitan area. In addition to Birthplace, Manny is creator and host of The NY Hip Hop Report, a popular weekly, talk radio program and The …

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Lucianna Padmore

(Drums) Bronx native, New York based drummer Lucianna Padmore has been praised by Modern Drummer magazine for “Deep grooves and serious fusion chops.” Lucianna’s versatile drumming is featured with artists in the Jazz, Hip-Hop, Funk, Rock, Pop and Fusion genres. An alumnus of LaGuardia High School for Music and the Performing Arts and the New …

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Yayoi Ikawa

(Piano/Keyboards) Born in Tokyo, Japan, but raised musically in New York, Yayoi has performed, recorded and/or toured with many world renowned musicians such as Reggie Workman, Michael Carvin, Howard Johnson, Gerry Hemingway, Richard Bona, Billy Hart, Billy Harper, Lenny Picket, Butch Morris, Frank Lacy, Charles Fambrough, Daniel Bernard Roumain, Tyshawn Sorey etc.   Yayoi’s debut recording …

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