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“JOI” arrives at the APOLLO! The Apollo Music Cafe

The singer Joi arrived in Harlem from Atlanta
last weekend for two amazing late-night shows at the
NEW Apollo Music Cafe located on the Apollo Theater soundstage. One entered the cafe from a side door under the Apollo’s marquee and up a flight of steps that made one feel the experience was akin to that of climbing the steps to Harlem’s Cotton Club under the marquee of what was then the old Douglas Theater.


Joyously, Joi’s cabaret like performance demonstrated that this diva on the rise could conjure the energy, sex appeal and full throttle vocalizing that might rival some of Harlem’s divas of the past. And while speaking of divas, where else in NYC within a span of months could one see an array of contemporary black divas as diverse as Helga, Sharon Jones and Joi, but the Apollo!

Coming to the APOLLO Music Cafe:
http://www.apollotheater.org/programs/music-cafe

  • Blitz the Ambassador,
    with the Embassy Ensemble and special guest J. Ivy
    Monday February 14, doors & bar 9 p.m./show 10 p.m.

  • Future Now,
    with Tuan X, Karma Mayet, Gina Breedlove, & Shae Fiol
    Friday March 4, Tuan X & Karma Mayet
    Saturday March 5, Gina Breedlove & Shae Fiol
    Doors & bar 9 p.m./shows 10 p.m.

  • Ki Ki &Tess, Power
    Monday March 7, doors & bar 9 p.m./show 10 p.m.

  • Songs For Miriam Makeba
    with Lorraine Klaasen of South Africa & Malika Zarra of Morocco

    Friday April 1, doors& bar 9 p.m./show 10 p.m.
    Saturday April 2, doors & bar 9 p.m./show 10 p.m.

  • Shades of R&B: Terrell Howard and Tai Allen
    Monday April 4, doors & bar 9 p.m./show 10 p.m.

  • Geri Allen “Jams” with Timeline plus special guests
    A Harlem Jazz Shrines event
    Friday May 13, doors & bar 9 p.m./show 10 p.m.
    Saturday, May 14, doors & bar 9 p.m./show 10 p.m.

  • The Maurice Brown Effect, with Chris Rob
    Monday May 16, doors & bar 9 p.m./show 10 p.m.

  • Art After Dark with Tom Thorndike & Friends
    Friday, June 3, doors & bar 9 p.m./show 10 p.m.
    Saturday June 4, doors & bar 9 p.m./show 10 p.m.

  • Tamar-kali, 5ive Piece
    Monday June 6, doors & bar 9 p.m./show 10 p.m.

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