November 1st, 2013 by Native New Yorker
Photo by HarlemCondoLife

Photo by HarlemCondoLife

By NativeNewYorker

You’ve probably noticed it when you go across 116th Street – the colorful  entrance is hard to miss.  But if you’ve never gone inside, you are missing one of Harlem’s more unique experiences.  Stepping through the whimsical entrance is like making a quick visit to west Africa.  In addition to a wide selection of

Photo by HarlemCondoLife

Photo by HarlemCondoLife

traditional African garb and the inevitable T-shirts,  the merchants offer beautiful handmade jewelry, original craft items like dolls and small sculptures, and an array of natural skincare products.  For the music lover with ecclectic tastes, you can also find CDs of contemporary African music.  The prices are pretty reasonable but if you don’t like the price, feel free to bargain – the merchants seem to enjoy it.

Photo by HarlemCondoLife

Photo by HarlemCondoLife

“Malcom Shabazz ~ Harlem’s Market” is located on the southern side of West 116th  Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenues. The market is open year round,  9am to 5 pm,  7 days a week.

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March 11th, 2013 by harlemhouse

 

Nights In Harlem (Lounge Mix)


RhythmDB’s latest mix for HCL is sure to be a favorite for the grown and sexy crowd.  Bringing it downtempo this podcast will take you on a soulful journey with chillout grooves, jazz, neo-soul, brazilian, hiphop, world, remixes & mellow house grooves.  To download or stream “Nights In Harlem” (Lounge Mix) click on the following links below…

Download free (via iTunes) |   Play on-line now (via Podbean)

See Playlist below

PLAYLIST-

Nickodemus– (intro fade) Sun People mixed with DJ Sun– Ten

Nina Simone– My Man’s Gone Now (Dj Wally Remix)

DJ Sun– Marks On The Keys

Incognito– Everybody Loves the Sunshine mixed with Roy Ayers– Everybody Loves the Sunshine (9th Wonder Remix)

Billie Holiday- Trav’lin All Alone (Nickodemus & Zeb Remix)

Blue Six– We Used to Rock

Cesaria Evora– Quem bo e (Who Are You)

J.Period & Nneka– Mind Vs. Heart

Marcio Faraco– No Casa Do Seu

Ursula Rucker– Anyouknowhat? (Original Mix)

The Game f./Pharrell & Justin Timberlake– Ain’t No Doubt About It

Malcolm McLaren– Un Coche de Agua Negra

Raul Paz– Buena Suerte

Fat Freddy’s Drop– The Raft

Samantha James– Find a Way

Vikter Duplaix– Electric Love (Jneiro Jarel Remix)

U.Rucker– Obama Interlude #2

Jill Scott, Al Jarreau & George Benson– God Bless the Child

Billie Holiday– All Of Me (Live Version)

Sunshine Jones– If You Wouldn’t Mond (Tiger Stripes Remix)

Audiofly– 1999

Kindred the Family Soul– House of Love (AC’s Dub Mix)

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December 22nd, 2011 by harlemhouse

Multi-Rhythmic Mix (Vol.II)  On this collection you will hear a variety of artists and styles of music across the the globe… English, African, French, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Chillout, House, Electronic, Soul, Dubstep and Jazz.  Carefully selected, compiled and mixed by RhythmDB.


Playlist

  1. Nero – 2808 (Intro)
  2. DJ Click – Guadalquivir (feat. Valentina Casula)
  3. Thievery Corporation – Where It All Starts
  4. Variety Lab – I Can’t Help Thinking About You
  5. Zahed Sultan – I Want Her But I Don’t Want Her
  6. Shonky – Le Velour
  7. Bliss – Dunia (Visti & Meyland Remix)
  8. Mayra Andrade & Trio Mocoto – Berimbau
  9. Robert Elias – Tanto, Tanto
  10. Gregory Porter – 1960 What? (Peas Remix)
  11. DJ Cam – Swim (Blackjoy Remix)
  12. Maya Jane Coles – Little One
  13. Sven Van Hees – Leaving
  14. RhythmDB ft. Mike Harvey – Out Of The Blue (Freedomsound Mix)
  15. Julien Jabre – Swimming Places
  16. Human Life – In It Together (Original mix)
  17. Estroe – Driven (Distortion Remix)
  18. Elon & Vincenzo – Yarra Valley (Reprise)
  19. Second Date – Young, Beatiful Etc.
  20. Kaskade – Let Me Go (Original & Ice Mix)
  21. Thievery Corporation – Safar (The Journey)
  22. Nero – Innocence
  23. Grace Jones & Brigitte Fontaine – La caravane
  24. Deadmau5 – Aural Psynapse (Radio Edit)

Cover Art by Herve’

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June 11th, 2011 by harlemhouse

A new follow up Podcast to “SCOTB” Vol. I  Summer Cocktails On The Beach (Vol. II) is now available on iTunes.

This podcast is the perfect mix for you to share a bottle of wine with friends, or head to the water’s edge with your headphones and enjoy the sunset. On this mix you will hear relaxing Jazz, Chillout, World, R&B, Brazilian, French, Spanish, Electronic and Downtempo tracks blended together to keep you in that perfect summertime vibe.

Mixed specifically for one of those perfect summer afternoons or evenings to sit back, relax and enjoy…

Download on iTunes Summer Cocktails On The Beach (Vol. II)

Stream from Podbean 

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*PLaylist is available upon request.  Please contact HarlemHouse on Facebook.

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July 22nd, 2010 by harlemhouse

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December 1st, 2009 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal
On 116th Street from Frederick Douglass Blvd to Lenox Avenue, there is always African music playing throughout the various stores. The music plays just right, not loud. It’s pleasant enough to where you notice and say to yourself, is that Fela! music I hear? If you live or have walked along this portion of Harlem before, you know exactly what I am talking about. It’s this Harlem experience along 116th Street that sparked an interest for me to go see Fela!-the Broadway musical.
I ventured down to the Eugene O’Neill Theater to see the show about legend Kuti in its first week of opening. All I can say right off the top is “this is not your standard musical.” This show ain’t no Mary Poppins or Lion King – quite the contrary. Fela! is a show where you will find yourself saying “yeah, yeah” or moving your hips to three o’clock and nine o’clock at the instruction of the lead actor or wanting to dance or stare in awe at the dancers and their AMAZING bodies. The dancers are spectacular! When you see the show, you will know what I mean by all these descriptions.

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The creme de la creme of Fela! is the lead actor, who sings, dances and plays two different musical instruments, the trumpet and saxophone, in the show. The lead actor sings and plays the saxophone most of the time. The evening I went Sahr Ngaujah was the lead and watching Sahr was pure enjoyment. However, don’t take my word for it. I am just a blogger from Harlem. Read the reviews in New York Magazine about Fela! and decide for yourself. But do take my word that elements of Fela’s music are alive and well along 116th Street in Harlem. See you at the Shrine!

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March 30th, 2009 by Native New Yorker
Photo by HarlemCondoLife

Photo by HarlemCondoLife

By NativeNewYorker

You’ve probably noticed it when you go across 116th Street – the colorful  entrance is hard to miss.  But if you’ve never gone inside, you are missing one of Harlem’s more unique experiences.  Stepping through the whimsical entrance is like making a quick visit to west Africa.  In addition to a wide selection of

Photo by HarlemCondoLife

Photo by HarlemCondoLife

traditional African garb and the inevitable T-shirts,  the merchants offer beautiful handmade jewelry, original craft items like dolls and small sculptures, and an array of natural skincare products.  For the music lover with ecclectic tastes, you can also find CDs of contemporary African music.  The prices are pretty reasonable but if you don’t like the price, feel free to bargain – the merchants seem to enjoy it.

Photo by HarlemCondoLife

Photo by HarlemCondoLife

“Malcom Shabazz ~ Harlem’s Market” is located on the southern side of West 116th  Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenues. The market is open year round,  9am to 5 pm,  7 days a week.

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November 8th, 2008 by Icare4Harlem

Africa Kine Restaurant

By Icare4Harlem

This unassuming eatery, located at 256 W. 116th St. between 7th and 8th Avenues, might prompt one to wonder, “Is there really a restaurant in there?” Once you’ve crossed the threshold and wind up the staircase you enter Africa Kine Restaurant, a room filled with warmth, small gatherings, and a menu of traditional Senegalese entrees. If you’re not familiar with the Thiebu Djeun, Lamb Mafe, Debe, or any other item, don’t fret, it’s a great opportunity to venture into a new cuisine. I was in the mood for fish and was thrilled to have a choice of fried, grilled or baked Poisson.  The portions were plentiful and reasonably priced. Sorrel and ginger juices complemented the beverage list. As with any traditionally prepared food, make sure you allow ample time to enjoy your meal.  Harlemcondolife recommends Africa Kine!

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