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All aboard! Back in time aboard the Vintage Train Ride 2017!

What a blast!  Thanks for having me at the Vintage Train Ride 2017!  Big thanks to Sunnyside Social Club!  Great work to all the volunteers, participants, and swing dancers!

More info at NY Transit Museum- Holiday Nostalgia Rides


11/24/17: Live Trio with Daphne Always and Agave L’amour at Haus of Cumming

New trio act debut!  Excited to grace the stage with Agave L’amour and Daphne Always!

“I know that DJ!” NBC’s 1st Look TV with Dance Soul

Is that DJ jojoSOUL on stage!? 😉

Check out Samantha Diaz on 1st Look TV!  Footage shows us performing  to a sold-out crowd at Guadalupe Inn in Bushwick, Brooklyn!

Click here for Video!



1/21/16- Live Art Performance: TWINE 0116

Very excited to be a part of this LIVE collaboration!

Many thanks to Sophia Chizuco, Luis Martin, and Lizzy Zevallos for having me!

See you there!


This Thursday

Parenthesis Art Space/ BBS203 

January 21, 2016


Parenthesis Art Space and Brooklyn Brush Studios are excited to present Sophia Chizuco’s first solo project in NYC. Sophia has created a sight specific suspended sumi ink drawing on Chinese rice paper, measuring 130 feet long. The Artist uses a myriad of materials to arrive at planned and spontaneous mark making techniques to explore the central theme of “roots”.

The show opens with two performances in collaboration with dancer Lizzy Zevallos and musician jojoSOUL who will perform live sound. The performance will explore improvisational movement and sound while engaging the scale of the work on view and activating it’s negative space.

Performances 7:30pm & 8:30pm


After Party at Terra Firma


119 Ingraham Street

The party continues with an after party at Terra Firma where the Artist is showing “Flow” an egg shell chandelier along with a set of paintings. Come enjoy a specially curated sake drink inspired by Sophia Chizuco’s work.

Get out of the cold and join us.


See You Thursday! 


10/16/15: DJ jojoSOUL at Beat Nite Gowanus Afterparty- Gemini and Scorpio Loft

Official After Party ($10):
Music by DJ jojoSOUL
Gemini and Scorpio Loft
255 Douglass Street (btwn 3rd and Nevins)
Beat Nite GowanusPoster by Gowanus based artist Chris Lucius

: art spaces and galleries stay open late
in Gowanus!

organized by Jason Andrew
produced by Norte Maar in collaboration
with Arts Gowanus
poster by Chris Lucius
lead media sponsor: Hyperallergic

Fri, Oct 16, 2015, 6-10pm

> Download Event Map <

Beat Nite …the most underground, exciting, and fiercely independent pockets of the New York art world. –ARTINFO

Beat Nite… Best Neighborhood-Wide Gallery Nite. –L Magazine

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council

Department of Cultural Affairs, Beat Nite, Norte Maar, Brooklyn

Norte Maar re-imagines the Beat Nite! For the 13th edition, Beat Nite sets its sights on a new part of Brooklyn featuring the artistic community of Gowanus! Beat Nite is the neighborhood-wide late night gallery hop recognized for putting Bushwick on the map. Join the throngs of art ponies who will ride out to discover the thriving art scene in Gowanus through a self-guided tour featuring 10 galleries and alternative art spaces.

Beat Nite Gowanus will be held on Friday, October 16, 6-10pm and is presented in collaboration withArts Gowanus. This event is held in anticipation ofGowanus Open Studios (Sat + Sun, Oct 17-18).Beat Nite began in 2009 and has continued as a bi-annual event organized by curator Jason Andrew. Check the website for maps (coming soon). After party at Gemini and Scorpio Loft (255 Douglass Street) 10pm-12am.

Participating Spaces:

Art From the Heart 2015 @ Gowanus Loft
presented by The Vanderbilt Republic
61 9th Street, Loft C8
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Brooklyn Glass
142 13th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Dawn Hunter Gallery
200 6th Street, 3rd flr
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Gowanus Swim Society @ Halyards Bar
406 Third Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Griffin Editions
411 Third Avenue, ground flr
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Ground Floor Gallery
343 5th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Interference Archive
131 8th Street, No. 4
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Ortega y Gasset Projects
363 Third Avenue, ground flr
Brooklyn, New York 11215

165 7th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Trestle Gallery
168 7th Street, 3rd flr
Brooklyn, NY 11215

About Beat Nite:
Beat Nite made its neighborhood debut inFebruary 2009, featuring all of Bushwick’s alternative art spaces and galleries—at the time, only seven. The event grew into a biannual occurrence offering an awesome neighborhood-wide event that many have labeled “half art stroll, half bar crawl.” With over 50 galleries and alternative spaces now in Bushwick/Ridgewood, beginning in 2012 a special guest curator was invited to select just 10 spaces from the community’s many great offerings. In the fall of 2015, Norte Maar launched a new initiative with theBeat Nite program to feature new emerging artistic communities in Brooklyn and beyond.

About Arts Gowanus:
At Arts Gowanus, our mission is to nurture the vibrant creativity in the Gowanus neighborhood, working for a thriving, supportive, and affordable creative community. To do this, Arts Gowanus nurtures relationships between individual artists, arts organizations, and the broader non-art-focused community:

  • Arts Gowanus organizes the Gowanus Open Studios event annually in October.
  • Arts Gowanus cultivates supportive artist-to-artist relationships through monthly networking and business meetings, a workshop series, and artistic collaborations.
  • Arts Gowanus connects artists to the greater Gowanus community through art events, business-artist collaborations, and community service.
  • Arts Gowanus connects the world to the Gowanus community by organizing events to promote the arts in Gowanus and through sharing and promoting arts activities that are being organized by Gowanus artists and organizations.

BOS rooftop danceparty at The Vazquez Building

Get ready to DANCE- jojoSOUL on the decks all night!

Norte Maar partners with The Vazquez Building to host the BOS Rooftop Dance Party celebrating the artists of Bushwick and featuring music by DJ jojoSOUL, beer by Bushwick’s Braven Brewing Co. and our handsome doorman, Heath.

$20 at the door / includes a drink ticket. $10 for artists listed in the BOS 2015 print issue. 21 and over.BOSrooftopDanceParty


BOS Community Day 2015!

Time to kick the summer off right! 😉  Come hang, drum, and dance with R.G. and DJ jojoSOUL at Community Day!

Thanks to ArtsInBushwick for having us back to emcee another fun year in the park!

Always a blast- family-friendly fun! Bring the kids! Looking forward to seeing everyone, bring drums and instruments for a drum circle jam around 2:30pm!

BOS 2015 Community Day
Presented by Blick Art Materials
Maria Hernandez Park
Knickerbocker Ave. at Starr St.
Saturday, June 6, 11am – 4pm

Produced with generous support from Blick Art Materials, Community Day is a family-friendly event for neighbors and visitors to learn more about the Bushwick community, and the many valuable services and programs that local organizations offer. Coinciding with the opening of the Bushwick Farmers’ Market season, this year’s event focuses on the intersection of Arts & Wellness.

Featuring visual art, agriculture, dance, hip-hop, spoken-word, theater, yoga, performance art, music, and much more, it is the goal of AiB to provide a space for Bushwick community organizations, artists, individuals, and not-for-profits to showcase their incredible talents and programs through interactive projects during Bushwick Open Studios.

*In case of rain Community Day will be held at Hope Gardens Community Center, 422 Central Ave.