January 2nd, 2022 7pm Stage 2
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"Finally Free" - Album Release Show
ANGWA is an international jazz band led by Cameroonian composer, arranger, guitarist and singer Benjamin Mambou. Originally formed in the capital city of Yaounde and featuring members of Youssou N’Dour’s band, ANGWA is currently based out of New York. ANGWA’s music includes uniquely African remakes of standards and contemporary pop songs, as well as original music that incorporates Cameroonian rhythms including Bikutsi and Makossa. ANGWA has performed at nightclubs, festivals and for dignitaries throughout Cameroon and recently made its NYC debut to critical acclaim on a Manhattan rooftop in October 2021.
High energy brass with electronic funk infusion.
Named after the mythological Greek god of the South Wind, NOTUS is a high energy BRASS BAND with a sound that will blow you away.
From our southern roots to our East Coast origins, our horn forward music is a perfect storm of New Orleans brass and New York flare.
Blending Pop, Rock, Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, R&B, Gospel, and Jazz, NOTUS was created with the purpose of bringing people together and spreading peace, joy, love, and harmony through the jubilant expression of the soul that we call music.