We recently came across Harlem-based Motéma Music.
Founded in 2003 by arts patrons and music professionals in the San Francisco Bay area they are now based in Harlem.
“The label is home to a growing roster of recordings by award-winning artists such as Rufus Reid, Lynne Arriale, Marc Cary and Geri Allen.
Led by producer, performer and entrepreneur Jana Herzen, and a dedicated team of veteran and new music industry professionals, Motéma provides career development, creative promotion and marketing support to composer-performers who are masters at their craft and who have a unique and positive musical voice to share with the world.
Motéma also collaborates with corporations and nonprofit organizations to create music related publicity and fund raising opportunities.”
Just one more example of the richness that is Harlem.