Five Star Review: Children’s Birthday Party- Manhattan, NYC

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Stacy G.- Manhattan, NY- “While trying to figure out what to do during covid for my daughter who was turning 8, I decided on a small group of 8 for a party at our house. I wanted a dj who would make my daughter and her party shine and that’s just what Jojo did. He showed up early and stayed late. He was a hit with the 8 year olds and even the 2 little brothers that came. He brought all of his equipment and did a full set up. He played all the music we requested prior and all requests on the day of.

I highly recommend JoJo if you’re looking for someone to add fun to your party!!”

Outdoor Rehearsal Residency at Downtown Brooklyn Plaza- West African Dance with Babacar Top

So grateful to be collaborating with the incredible Babacar Top as part of his future West African Dance Production. We have rehearsed twice so far, and the energy we are creating has already been profoundly deep, creative, and inspired with still three more to go in the coming weeks.

Getting to perform outdoors at the Plaza at 300 Ashland in Downtown Brooklyn is a very unique opportunity. Across the street from Mark Morris Dance Center and next door to BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), we have the energy, the sounds, and the inspiration of the city all around us. People stop and watch as we work out details creating sounds and choreography of our performance, and many stop by and say hello and thank you.

The Plaza at 300 Ashland– Downtown Brooklyn- Thursdays 10/15, 10/22, 10/29 from Noon – 2:00pm

Thank you to @DowntownBrooklyn for creating this initiative to help artists rehearse and work!

Looking forward to continuing as this project blooms, stay tuned…

XANADU: Jimmy Lopez

Jimmy Lopez has been a friend since we met on Instagram watching each other’s feeds. I’ve been a fan of Jimmy’s since I’ve seen his name on flyers over the years as Percussionist for DJs within House and World Music Styles throughout NYC and beyond. He is the veteran Live Percussionist at Brooklyn’s Bembé, where he accompanies DJs through entire nights of sweaty dancing rhythms.

Live Percussion Duo Mix featuring Jimmy Lopez & jojoSOUL
-Drum Set, Timbales, Bongos, Shakers, Keys, Blocks, Bells, Djembes, Beatboxing, Hand Claps, Turntables, Vinyl, some coins dropping on the floor, and more…

Intro is a sample-flip taken from the end of the mix, featuring jojoSOUL on drum set loop and Jimmy Lopez on beatbox loop.

First Percussion Movement until 23:00 minutes
Interview at 23:00 minutes
Second Percussion Movement to end

Behind the Mix + Interview with Jimmy Lopez

Grateful for Visit from Friend and Fellow Percussionist, Jimmy Lopez for Smoothies, Drum Conversations, Creation, and Connection.
Jimmy! Thanks for your continued inspiration and wisdom!

www.jimmylopezpercussionist.com – A Forward-Thinking Hybrid Percussionist

Follow us on IG! Jimmy Lopez jojoSOUL Agave L’amour

XANADU: Mariano Rubin de Celis

Mariano Rubin de Celis has been a friend since 2017 when we met working together at Alan Cumming’s Club Cumming in the East Village, NYC. Mariano is Go-Go Dancing Royalty in NYC, and has performed as Solo Performer, and in many Ensembles and Productions. He is a true Artist using his ability to bring his Spirit and Vibration to every thing he does to Express and Uplift. Mariano’s family from Argentina have been to our Drum & Flow classes in Brooklyn when they’ve visited NYC, and there is never a dull moment when he’s around.

Tribal House Mix features Mariano Rubin on Vocals and Poetry
DJ jojoSOUL Mixing All Vinyl & Playing Additional Percussion
Interview at End of Mix

Grateful for the Visit from Dear Friend and Fellow Performer, Independent Artist Mariano Rubin de Celis for Dinner, Music, Creation, and Connection. Catch Mariano Sweating, Dancing, and Inspiring Across the World!
Mariano! Thanks for your continued inspiration and spirit!

Short clip from Creative Session at the Loft

MarianoRubin.com– Freelancer Production Designer providing Set Design, Prop Styling and costumed fabricated Sets and Props for Advertising, Fashion Photography, Music Videos, Events Decor and film industries in the greater NY area and LA. Check out Mariano’s Interview on VICE!

Follow us all on IG! Pictures by Mariano Rubin de Celis, first six by jojoSOUL, dinner by Agave L’amour

Reprogramming.

Deeper we grow…

Below is a gallery of recent beauty through my eyes from this past week. Grateful to reunite with friends and family as new conversations unfold and new ideas begin to bloom. Drum & Flow Daily Zoom Class has been a beautiful new daily ritual brightening my days and connecting me with my partner. I’ve been back to surfing and biking every morning, continuing to eat clean, and taking more action to implement more contentment to my mornings. Being back in nature everyday is the Grounding I have been subconsciously seeking. Awaking for an early morning workout in nature before drumming and creating soundscape for Drum & Flow gives me a deep sense of comfort and gratitude that I get to enjoy the contents of my days, gather my inspirations, and shine my light.

Jimmy Lopez: “Rhythmic Salvation” Episode 6 featuring Dj Jojo Soul

From Jimmy Lopez: “Playing live percussion to the global dance music mix by the incredible Dj Jojo Soul, for the “Rhythmic Salvation” online dance parties created by Jimmy Lopez Percussionist.”

Check Jimmy out and catch him live all over NYC performing-

Thanks so much for making me a part of Rhythmic Salvation, Jimmy!

Listen to the extended full DJ mix by jojoSOUL entitled “SOUL’s House” posted on Mixcloud without additional live percussion.

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