Merchant Profile: Crystals4EverydayLiving.com (Kufunya Ife) Will be @ The Go Africa Harlem 2018 Street Festival on 7/14/2018

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The Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 07/14/2018

from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.  please register at  : https://goafricaharlem2018.eventbrite.com

or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

 

 

 

About Crystals4EverydayLiving.com (Kufunya Ife):

Born in August 2007 Crystals4Everyday Living come into Being out of Chaos, Anger, Resentment  and wanting to Inner Stand How Life Works on Planet Earth and the rest of the  Multi ~ Verses ~While being of service at EAST WEST BOOKS, YOGA & CAFE  78 Fifth Ave. in NYC  in Crystal Minerals/ Aroma Therapy Dept. A Lady by the Name of Grace who Ran the Yoga Studio @ the World Renowned EAST WEST BOOKS Store 78 Fifth Ave, in NY City approached me to teach about Crystal Energy,because they had a cancellation  and  needed that space to be filled. 13062432_10154154239747959_63456014239635460_n

At the time I was still under the spell of ,Well, not feeling worthy, anger, resentment and I said to myself me!!!! “What can I teach about!!!! So with fear in tow I did teach that was on August 21,2007 just 5 months after a major shift in my personal life Crystals4 Everyday Living came to Life ,the website came in 2010. I am learning Always that Life is a constant movement. You may wonder How did the class Go? Well I was so was I nervous and 7 seekers who signed up and from there lips to my ears they were HAPPY~  I was and still have butterflies and tears when I speak about my onward journey  (Smile). 

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From 2007 I felt the need for additional educational training in Crystal Therapy Reiki , Magnified Healing, Medical Intuition and Holistic Health, to Bridge and  all of the layers of the Human Experience, Spiritual and Physical, to myself first then to spark those who have a desire seeking more.  So I bring to you my Experience , Intuition and Love of Nature for the Gifts From the Earth, Crystals ,Essential Oils , Sounds , Words that Inspire, Energy Tools,Mantras  that may  offer a opportunity for bringing both Right & Left Brain into balance For Everyday Living on Planet Earth which we are All living, and I LOVE.

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Welcome & Thank you for Visiting my doterra Site ~ My Name is Kufunya and I am a Holistic Health Care Practitioner and Certifed in Aroma Touch Tech. I use various modalities within my Work with people . I use the Chakra System , Crystals, doterra Essential Oils, and Sound therapy.

I like to express First and formost ~ I LOVE doterra !!!!!! in a Singing Voice~ Second of all I Love What doterra Products can do for the Spirit Mind & Body ~ and How the Company Gives Back to where it works with Farmers From Around the World with The Healing Hands Foundation.
Please Take a look and if you like what you feel and see ~ please reach out to me , I will be more then Happy to assist you with doterra wonder filled Products.
I can be reached via Email: Kufunya@aol.com or Via Phone: 347-972-0901
Kind Regards
Kufunya
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Namaste and All Good Words that Bring Healing to the self then to the Universe, Like a Ripple in a pond when a stone Dances along .

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Email kufunya@aol.com or phone +13479720901 or visit www.crystals4everydayliving.com
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Stylist Merchant Profile: Visit BARCUTS @ the Go Africa Harlem 2018 Street Festival on 7/14/2018

Make an appointment with BARCUTS! BARCUTS will be performing hair styling and facials live durng the event from 10am – 6pm.

The Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 07/14/2018 from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.  please register at  : https://goafricaharlem2018.eventbrite.com

or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

 

 

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We welcome U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat support of the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival on 7/14/2018

The Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 07/14/2018

from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.  please register at  : https://goafricaharlem2018.eventbrite.com

or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

We welcome the support of the Congressman again this year!

Rep. Adriano Espaillat

United States Congress

Representing New York’s 13th Congressional District

 

U.S. Representative Adriano Espaillat proudly represents New York’s Thirteenth Congressional District. He was sworn into office on January 3, 2017, during the 115th Congress.

Congressman Espaillat was born in the Dominican Republic in 1954 and came to the United States with his family when he was nine years old.  He grew up in the Washington Heights neighborhood in New York City and is the first Dominican-American to serve in the United States Congress.  Congressman Espaillat currently serves as a member of the influential U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and the House Select Committee on Small Business.  He is a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and serves as Chairman of the CHC Task Force for Transportation, Infrastructure and Housing.

 

A steadfast champion for working- and middle-class New Yorkers, Congressman Espaillat is a staunch advocate of a fair living wage, immediate and effective investments in affordable housing, meaningful criminal justice reform, infrastructure improvements, expanded youth programs, and better educational opportunities.

 

Throughout the tenure of his career in public service, Congressman Espaillat has been a vocal advocate for protecting tenants, improving schools, and making serious, smart investments in economic development, job creation, and environmental protection.  Prior to coming to Congress, he served as a New York State Senator during which he represented the neighborhoods of Marble Hill, Inwood, Washington Heights, Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, the Upper West Side, Hell’s Kitchen, Clinton, and Chelsea.

 

While in the New York State Senate, Congressman Espaillat served as the Ranking Member of the Senate Housing, Construction, and Community Development Committee; Chairman of the Senate Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus; and as a member of the Environmental Conservation, Economic Development, Codes, Insurance, and Judiciary committees. Prior to his tenure as a state senator, he served in the New York State Assembly, and in 1996 became the first Dominican-American elected to a state legislature.  In 2002, Espaillat was elected chair of the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus.

 

Prior to entering elected office, Congressman Espaillat served as the Manhattan Court Services Coordinator for the NYC Criminal Justice Agency, a non-profit organization that provides indigent legal services and works to reduce unnecessary pretrial detention and post-sentence incarceration costs.  He later worked as Director of the Washington Heights Victims Services Community Office, an organization offering counseling and other services to families of victims of homicides and other crimes, and as the Director of Project Right Start, a national initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to combat substance abuse by educating the parents of pre-school children.

 

Congressman Espaillat is a proud father and grandfather.

 

Artist Profile: Gle Tchefary (African Reggae) Returns to the main stage for the Go Africa Harlem 2018 street festival on 7/14/2018

The Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 07/14/2018

from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.  please register at  : https://goafricaharlem2018.eventbrite.com

or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

GENERAL TCHEFARY 

     BIOGRAPHY

AFRICAN ROOTS REGGAE

 

GENERALTCHEFARY is a descendant of the great opponent of the struggle against French colonialisminAfrica “l’Almamy Samory Touré”. Growing up with his mother, he never saw his father.

Becoming a muscian kept him away from the bandits and out of trouble.

Ibrahim Touré, alias General Tchefary, met his music in West Africa, Ivory Coast in the year 1998. As an artist, he started in the hip-hop movement then gradually deflected in the life of Reggae music. He chose Reggae music for what it stands for. Reggae music is his life; it gives him the joy of living. It gives him hope to see a better world where people live in harmony without injustice. Because of this way of life, he and Reggae music have become one, as if they were born together.

 

He released his first Album in 2008, “Soya ” which gives it a marked evolution over Ivorian showbiz and ranking it among the hopes of Africa Reggae people.

“Il Est Temps” is the title of the second album from 2013. This CD became International and open to the world. It talks about denunciation, revolution and education. This album has become an explosion factor for our General Tchefary.

 

Released March 15, 2018, the compilation of another CD was recorded in Portugal by Da Lion Music

called “I-Ternal Riddim” with General Tchefary and many other famous Reggae world singers. Published on March 22, 2018 General Tchefary launches a single of two titles “Black no for sale” and “Help The Syrians” as soldiers who go lighting the way to announce the arrival of the battalion of 13 tracks.

 

The third album of the General was recorded in three different studios, DMB Studio in Cote D’ivoire of Africa, Blackstar Studio Portugal in Europe and Waterworks Recording in the United States of America; all is currently mixing and mastering in Jamaica by Gregoris Morris III. The expected publication will be before the end of 2018.

In 2015 he was invited by K-Bass Music to America to promoteAfrican Root Reggae.

General Tchefary is multi-dimensional in his art, he sings with Solidarite Sympa, Dub Society, K-Bass Music and General Tchefary bands. He has performed at festivals with famous singers, Alpha Blondy, Ky-Mani Marley, Morga Heritage, Third World, I Threes, Tiken Jah Fakoly and many more.

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Website : www.generaltchefary.com

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We welcome the NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA) Dept of Social services to the Go Africa Harlem 2018 street festival on 7/14/2018

NYC HRA and dept of social services will be on-site to offer information and their suite of services and programs for the community. More details are below

The Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 07/14/2018

from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.  please register at  : https://goafricaharlem2018.eventbrite.com

or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

NYC HRA and dept of social services will be on-site to offer information and their suite of services and programs for the community. More details are below

 

About the Human Resources Administration

The New York City Human Resources Administration/Department of Social Services (HRA/DSS) is dedicated to fighting poverty and income inequality by providing New Yorkers in need with essential benefits such as Food Assistance and Emergency Rental Assistance.

As the largest local social services agency in the country, HRA helps over 3 million New Yorkers through the administration of more than 12 major public assistance programs, with more than 14,000 employees and an operating budget of $9.7 billion.

Download HRA’s Organization Chart

About the Department of Social Services

The Department of Social Services (DSS) is comprised of the administrative units of the NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA) and the Department of Homeless Services (DHS). Through integrated management for HRA and DHS, client services can be provided more seamlessly and effectively. The City leverages shared services functions across agencies, which results in better day‐to‐day management and building an integrated mission across agencies.

 

Phone Numbers

  • General: Infoline 718-557-1399
  • Adult Protective Services: 212-630-1853
  • Child Support Helpline: 888-208-4485
  • Domestic Violence & Emergency Intervention: 800-621-4673
  • Emergency Food Assistance: 866-888-8777
  • HIV/AIDS Services Administration: 212-971-0626
  • Report Welfare Fraud: 718-722-8001 or fill out a form online

In-person

Please visit one of our locations.

Email

Send an email to the Commissioner.

The Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)

The Freedom of Information Law is New York State’s principal statute on providing for public access to the records of government.

Records Access Officer
Office of Legal Affairs
Human Resources Administration
4 World Trade Center
150 Greenwich Street, 38th floor
New York, New York 10007

Send an email to the FOIL office

FOIL records are available for inspection and copying Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., by appointment only. Questions regarding the Freedom of Information Law itself may be directed to the Committee on Open Government.

Subpoenas and Legal Papers

Subpoenas and Legal Papers can be served on the Human Resources Administration at:Human Resources Administration
Office of Legal Affairs/Subpoena Unit
4 World Trade Center
150 Greenwich Street, 38th floor
New York, New York 10007

Public Solicitation Licenses

HRA permits nonprofit organizations, associations and corporations to solicit donations for charitable purposes in New York City.

HRA administers Public Solicitation Licenses for event producers interested in soliciting for services, products, or charities at their event. These solicitations can take place indoors or outdoors. Outdoor solicitations include pledges to a walk-a-thon/bike-a-thon, or door-to-door canvassing with a kit. Indoor solicitations include contributions taken in a public space, or the operation of a thrift shop, rummage sale, book sale, bazaar and sale of tickets for fundraising purposes.

 For More Information, Contact
Jermaine Williams | Borough Coordinator Manhattan/Staten Island
Office of Community Affairs150 Greenwich Street – 35 Floor – New York, NY 10009
T: 929-221-7185  F: 917-639-0272
williamsje@hra.nyc.gov| NYC.gov/hra
 
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HRA Program Facts and Reports

Here are the most recent reports on our programs

Adult Protective Services
Cash Assistance
Cash Assistance Program Charts
Child Support Statistics
District Resource Statement Reports
Emergency Food Assistance Program
Family Independence Administration
HIV/AIDS Services Administration Facts
HRA Monthly Fact Sheets
Investigation, Revenue and Enforcement Administration (IREA)
Job Center Monthly Statistics
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Participation Rates

 

Adult Protective Services

 

Cash Assistance

 

Cash Assistance Program Charts

 

Child Support

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District Resource Statement Reports

 

Emergency Food Program Reports

 

Family Independence Administration

 

HIV/AIDS Services Administration Facts

 

HRA Monthly Fact Sheets2017: Jan* | Feb
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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Participation RatesParticipation Rates:
2002-2013 NYC SNAP Participation Rates

Methodology:
2013 Methodology for Determining NYC SNAP Participation Rates
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Other Resources:
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We welcome the support of NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) for the Go Africa Harlem 2108 Street Festival on 7/14/2018

We are again honored to have the support of the NYC hDepartment of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) for the upcoming Go Africa Harlem 2018 Street Festival to be held on 07/14/2018 from 10am – 6pm on 116th street btw 7th & 8th Avenues.

CONTACT:

The Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 07/14/2018

from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.  please register at  : https://goafricaharlem2018.eventbrite.com

or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) is dedicated to supporting and strengthening New York City’s vibrant cultural life. Among our primary missions is to ensure adequate public funding for non-profit cultural organizations, both large and small, throughout the five boroughs.

DCLA also works to promote and advocate for quality arts programming and to articulate the contribution made by the cultural community to the City’s economic vitality. The Department represents and serves non-profit cultural organizations involved in the visual, literary and performing arts; public-oriented science and humanities institutions including zoos, botanical gardens and historic and preservation societies; and creative artists at all skill levels who live and work within the City’s five boroughs.

Through its Materials for the Arts Program, DCLA provides free supplies for use in arts programs offered by non-profit groups and New York City public schools. DCLA has also changed the physical landscape of New York City through its Percent for Art program by commissioning more than 180 works of art by some of the world’s leading artists at public building sites throughout the city.

Cultural Affairs is structured primarily into three funding divisions:

Program Services Unit

  • Administers funds supporting 881 groups that provide cultural experiences for the City’s residents and visitors.

Cultural Institutions Unit

  • Provides operational support (in the form of unrestricted operating grants and the payment of all energy bills – heat, light and power) for major cultural institutions occupying City-owned buildings or land.

Capital Projects Unit

  • Provides capital design, construction and equipment funds for those institutions and other cultural groups in City-owned and non City-owned facilities.

 

In addition, Cultural Affairs provides:

  • Access by artists and cultural institutions to the information, materials and resources to reinforce their creative contributions to the City.

http://www1.nyc.gov/site/dcla/index.page

31 Chambers St
New York, New York
@nyculturalaffairs

We are proud announce that Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President will serve as Grand Marshall for the Go Africa Harlem street Festival on 7/14/2018

We are again honored that the Honorable Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President, will serve again as Grand Marshall for the Go Africa Harlem 2018 Street Festival to be held on 07/14/2018 from 10am – 6pm on 116th street btw 7th & 8th Avenues.

CONTACT:

The Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 07/14/2018

from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.  please register at  : https://goafricaharlem2018.eventbrite.com

or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

  • Gale A. Brewer is the 27th Manhattan Borough President, responsible for advising the Mayor and City Council on borough concerns, commenting on all land-use matters in the borough, advocating for the borough in the municipal budget process, and appointing members of Manhattan’s 12 Community Boards. Gale Brewer 2
  • The Borough President also chairs the Borough Board, made up of City Council Members and Chairs from the Community Boards, and the Borough Services Cabinet, composed of senior officials from City agencies delivering services in the borough.

Ms. Brewer previously served on the City Council for 12 years, from 2002 through 2013, representing the 6th Council District which includes most of the Upper West Side and northern Clinton.

  • As Councilmember, she successfully passed legislation guaranteeing paid sick leave for most hourly employees, compelling landlords to fix repeat violations, requiring all City data be published online, and the nation’s first law protecting domestic workers.
  • She was the founding chair of the Council’s Technology Committee in 2002.
  • Immediately prior to her election to the City Council, Brewer served as Project Manager for the NYC Nonprofits Project at CUNY’s Graduate Center, and before that worked for the Telesis Corporation, a private firm that builds affordable housing in New York City.
  • Prior to that non-profit and private-sector experience, Brewer served in City government in various roles, including as…
  • New York City Deputy Public Advocate for Intergovernmental Affairs under Mark Green (1994-1998).
  • Director of Mayor Dinkins’ Federal Office in New York City, managing the administration’s legislative agenda in Washington and a technical assistance program to help community-based organizations obtain federal funds (1990 to 1994).
  • Executive Director of the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women (concurrent with the Federal Office, from 1993 to 1994).
  • Chief of Staff to West Side Councilmember Ruth W. Messinger– before Messinger was, herself, elected Manhattan Borough President (1979-1989).
  • Brewer also served on the staff of Lt. Governor Mary Anne Krupsak, the first women elected statewide in New York in 1974 (under Gov. Hugh Carey) and first served in government in the City Parks Department during the Lindsay administration.
  • Brewer has an MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and she did her undergraduate work at Columbia University and Bennington College.
  • She co-teaches a class in urban policy each spring with former Borough President Messinger as part of Hunter College’s Public Service Scholar program, and has taught urban affairs at other area colleges, including Barnard, Baruch, Brooklyn and Queens Colleges.
  • Brewer is married to Cal Snyder; they live on the Upper West Side. Together they have raised many foster children.

See Da Twin Prince Live @ the Go Africa Harlem 2018 street Festival on 7/14/2018

See  Da Twin Prince live at the Street Festival on 7/14/2018 

The Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 07/14/2018 from 10am – 6pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.  please register at  : https://goafricaharlem2018.eventbrite.com

or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

Short Bio of  Da Twin Prince

Brooklyn born artist Da Twin Prince is an independent unsigned artist/producer/song writer and musician. He has performed and made appearances dozens of local venues and music festivals like South by South West, A3c. Performing at local venues such as  SOB’s, The Delancey, The Well, The Apollo Theatre, Drom, the list goes on. But currently he is on his  #PHP Tour promoting his two recent singles, “Taste Your Love” and “I’m Wit It” along with music from his last mixtape.

#datwinprince #phptour 

Instagram @DaTwinPrince

Twitter @DaTwinPrince

Facebook @DaTwinPrince

YouTube @ Da Twin Prince

Website @ www.soundcloud.com/DaTwinPrince

See Go Africa’s Artistic Director, Sekouba Bolomba at Groove NYC on May 22nd at 7:30 to 8:30 p.m!

See Go Africa’s Artistic Director  Sekouba Bolomba at Groove NYC on May 22nd at 7:30 to 8:30 p.m!

Purchase tickets at http://clubgroovenyc.com/event.cfm?cart&id=279215

Show Details
  • When: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 7:30 PM
  • Ticket Price: $5.00
  • Show Type: Reggae
  • Restrictions: All Ages
    Two items minimum

Sekouba Diakite is an Ivorian reggae musician. In the tradition of rootsy reggae from the 70s, Sekouba combines an eclectic mix of traditional West African rhythms known as Bolomba, using djembe drums and balafons. His potent lyrics, heavy ideas, and delicate voice are laced in his music in six different languages: Mandingo, French, English, Malinke, Bambara, and Dioula. He humbly has graced stages around the globe with generous performances, including Israel, Germany, Switzerland, Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire.

After being enriched into the roots of the Bolomba style in The Gambia, the young Sekouba came alive with the West African sounds of the Mandinka. Sekouba’s desire to sing came naturally but it was never a reality without the musical influence of his brother, Ismael Isaac. Sekouba’s other musical influences include, Lucky Dube, Alpha Blondy, and Bob Marley.

Sekouba’s uplifting and heartening lyrics enliven audiences with spiritual liberation and African consciousness. His debut album “I’m So Glad” was self-produced in New York and arranged by Oscar Ankou. Sekouba’s sophomore album in 2010 “Sejo” was co-produced by Sidney Mills, Grammy award-winning reggae artist and keyboard player for the legendary band Steel Pulse. The album includes outstanding, liberal tracks like “Mandela,” featuring Bob Marley’s guitarist Junior Marvin from The Wailers. “Mandela” is a sharp and arousing tribute to former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela, and has been well-received by international fans.

Sekouba and his band Bolumba Stylee have decorated the nation with groovy, soulful performances at venues and festivals such as Fête de la Musique in Mali; SummerStage in New York City, alongside Israeli artist Idan Raichel; NJPAC SummerStage; New Haven Music Festival; Brooklyn’s International African Arts Festival; S.O.B.’s; Shrine World Music Venue; and many more. Sekouba’s music is inspired by a conglomerate of modern day music, and the ancestral dialogue passed down to him as a descendant of a long line of griots. In one show, Sekouba’s listeners share in a universal experience.

Iyare will be performing Live @ the Go Africa Harlem 2018 Street Festival on 7/14/2018

We welcome Iyare  to Go Africa Street Festival!

The Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 07/14/2018 from 10am – 6pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.  please register at  : https://goafricaharlem2018.eventbrite.com

or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001 

About Iyare

Iyare is an Afrobeats/Afropop/World musician. Iyare is a songwriter, producer, talking drummer/percussionist, and performer.

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Iyare was born Owen Egharevba on January 10, 1988 in Brooklyn, NY to a Yoruba mother and Edo father. When Iyare was 5, his father and mother split. Iyare’s mother then became a single parent and his father was in and out of his and his sister’s life. At the age of 6, while Iyare and his sister were in New Jersey for summer vacation with his mother’s cousin, Iyar’s mother visited Nigeria. While in Nigeria, Iyare’s mother had people house sit for her. She then got a call saying that the house was on fire and that Iyare’s sister had passed away from the fire. Iyare heard the news of the fire when he overheard his mother’s cousin on the phone crying about the fire. Iyar’s sister did not pass away from the fire because she was with him in New Jersey. The daughter of the person who was housesitting passed away. When Iyare’s mother came back from Nigeria, the family stayed at their church for a few month’s before moving to the Bronx for a year, and then back to Brooklyn. Iyare’s mother later on remarried. Iyare is the oldest of 4 children.

Iyare developed the passion of music since the tender age of 2 years old and started playing the Nigerian talking drum at the age of 3 years old at his home church. Iyare attended P.S. 304, I.S. 292, and Canarsie High School in Brooklyn. While at P.S. 304, he participated in the school’s orchestra and played the cello.

 

Iyare graduated High School in 2006 and played football for 3 years. He attended St. Peter’s College from 2006-2010 and graduated with a Bachelor’s of science degree in Marketing. Also an active student, he was on the football team. While in college, Iyare was a member of a rap group called “140 Boyz” after which he ventured off to pursue his own music and have control over his own projects. His mother passed away on September 22, 2010, instilling the passion in him to get back into the studio and create great music influenced by his mother’s favorite singers.

 

Iyare is the Founder and CEO of Jasba Beats and Productions. He produces and writes his own music and plays almost any type of percussion including talking drum, drum set, conga, etc. Iyare was had the honor and privilege to open and perform with/for Davido, Okyeama Kwame, Bisa Kdei, The Ooni of Ife at the United Nations, Adekunle Gold, Skales, Papoose, Efya, Samini, The Nigerian Day Parade, The African Diaspora Awards, and many others. Iyare is the only Afrobeats artist that plays the Talking Drum in his music.

 

Iyare’s musical influences include Michael Jackson, King Sunny Ade, Tupac, Fela, Kofo the Wonderman, and Jay-Z just to name a few. In 2013, Iyare released his first song and video titled “E Wa Bamijo” (Dance with me); in Spring of 2014 he went on to produce a hit song and video titled “Peperempe”, featuring Liz the IntnlDiva; which was strongly influenced by his mother. Since then, Owen has released “Marry Me”,  “Like Dis, Like Dat”, “African”, “Whine”, “African Girl”, and “Angeli”. All songs can be found on soundcloud.com. His social media handles are: Instagram (its_iyare), Facebook (Iyare), Youtube (Iyare).

 

Iyare on his spare time mentors middle school boys and prepares them for the transition to high school.

Instagram: @its_iyare

Facebook: Iyare

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/owentede88

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/iyaremusic/angeli

Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/iyare/1357452801

Tidal: https://tidal.com/track/85672131

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/2dTyApeVy914DEPWUTAARb?si=xTBD33mITCOfyUgY8V_FOw