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Winter Solstice Benefit Concert

  • Golden Drum 97 Green Street, G1 Brooklyn, NY, 11222 United States (map)
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The NYC Chapter of the Universal Initiatic College is celebrating the Winter Solstice with a benefit concert for the homeless featuring Kevin Nathaniel, Giliard Lopes, Amos Rose and Adrian DiMatteo, and the musicians from the Golden Drum Community. 

On December 16th, we will be putting our voices together to create light for those who need it most. Join us for an evening of joy beginning at 6:00 pm with a sunset meditation, followed by a celebration of music and life, with studies of the astrology of the season, delicious and nutritious food.

Suggested donation of $10 for entry (no one will be turned away for lack of funds).

Delicious vegan dinner from the Jungle Cafe: $10

All proceeds will go to the homeless population in New York City.

***Coat Drive*** We will also be collecting winter coats and warm clothing to donate to people in need. Bring your clothing item donations to this event and we will deliver them to a NYC charity that supports the homeless population.

Kevin Nathaniel  

Kevin Nathaniel is a visionary musician who, with voice and ancient Afrikan instruments, channels sound as a universal healing force. Together, breathing rhythms to the beat of our synchronized hearts, Kevin Nathaniel resonates songs of the “big picture” of love in ways that propel the soul to dance! A long-time devotee of mbira, kalimba, circle song, drum, dance, meditation, and yoga; a world-traveled music healer sharing the musical medicine of the ancient, the now, and the beyond, Kevin Nathaniel brings a fresh, deep experience of the beauty of sound.

Giliard Lopes

Born in 1983 in the southernmost state in Brazil, Giliard Lopes grew up listening to a wide variety of styles and was introduced to music through the sounds of the Brazilian folklore. In Europe since 2001, he had the opportunity to work extensively with inspiring artists from all over the world and discovered a great appreciation for Jazz which became a major influence on him alongside his native Brazilian music. In 2009 he was invited to expand his studies in Jazz at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, later moving to Berlin to conclude his master studies in composition and arrangement at the Jazz Institute Berlin. Giliard has performed several times at the London Jazz Festival and other major international jazz events and is currently working on the music of his solo album to be released later in 2018.

Amos Rose

Amos Rose is a guitarist, singer, songwriter, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist based in New York City. He is a founding member of Mama Juke, a roots rock and country blues band. He also performs hot jazz and Brazilian music under his own name and as a sideman with numerous bands around the city.

Amos has performed in various renowned venues, such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, Blue Note Jazz Festival, B.B. King's Blues Club, the Iridium Jazz Club, the 92nd Street YMCA, the New York Public Library, the Smithsonian Museum, Rockwood Music Hall, Webster Hall, the Manderley Bar at the McKittrick Hotel, The Gansevoort Park Ave Rooftop, the St. Regis Hotel., and many more.

Amos Rose has had the pleasure of collaborating with Tatiana Eva-Marie, Cyrille Aimee, Sasha Masakowski, Keita Ogawa, Clarice Assad, Dominic Farinacci, Matt Munisteri, Sam Dillon, Bernard Purdie, Christine Cherry, Spiral Jetty Club, the Ben Kogan Band, Joanna Sternberg, Megg Farrell, and Adrian DiMatteo.

Adrian DiMatteo

Adrian DiMatteo is a guitarist, singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist from New York. He received formal training in Jazz performance, music theory and history from the Eastman School of Music under Bob Sneider. Now he studies sacred songs/mantras from around the world and the science of sound healing. He recently developed Guitar Handbook, a chord learning app for aspiring guitarists of all levels. He also practices music therapy privately.