Monday, December 8, 2014

@circa95 performs with Canadian Brass Band & Bobby Sanabria - Thurs. Dec 11th

Catch us in the bronx this week at p.s 55! A fun musical concert - Free!! 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sat. Oct 25th - East Harlem Harvest Festival #underthetracks

Under the tracks at 116th street @ La Marqueta 
Circa '95 will be stopping by the Beer Garden around 6pm

Monday, October 13, 2014

@circa95 joins the @carnegiehall Weill Institute of Music & More!


Wassup Mi Gente! 

Check out some of the latest projects we have cooking up in the kitchen. From a performance in the South Bronx Cultral Trail Festival to working with Carnegie Hall. 


October 17th 
Location: Brook Avenue corner of 141 Street, BX, NY 10454 
Time: 7:15–7:45 PM 
Projection: Hip Hop Pioneers 
Live Performance at Site: Circa ‘95 Featuring The Rhyme Factory 

Free and open to everyone! 

A celebration of historic concert halls and movie theaters as well as a look into our future generation of our talented Bronx youth.  Along with reanimating long-forgotten South Bronx cinemas and concert halls with larger-than-life projections of vintage footage from music greats such as Tito Puente, La Lupe, Grandmaster Flash and GrandWizzard Theodore.



Circa '95 is the latest addition to join Carnegie Hall ! 
We will be working with The Weill Institute of Music to create musical expeirences for a wide range of audiences and nurture the next generation of musical artists and innovators.  We are thankful and appreciate the opportunity. To learn more about Carnegie Hall programs visit


A big shout out goes to The Smithsonian Museum for inviting Circa '95 to perform in the Portrait Gallery for Hispanic Heritage Month Family Day Celebration. It was a great day in DC.  The space was beautiful. The museum was filled with plenty of activites for families.

We also met some really awesome Latinos from all over the east coast. Like visual artist Micheal Vazsquez, who is from Miami and his work is currently on exhibiion at the Smithsonian. 

                                                                                        Painting by Micheal Vasquez 


 Earlier this month the Bronx received a visit from Jane Chu, Chairman of the NEA (National Endownment for the Arts). We were invited to spend a lovely morning speaking with Ms. Chu about Music, Art and Culture in The Bronx. We hope that it turns into much needed funding for the Bronx to continue to thrive artistically. Look for the Bronx Music Heritage Center coming soon! #BRONXMUSIC 


To Book Circa '95 Email us :::

Music / Rhyme Factory / Media / Circa '95 Athletics 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Public Theater/Public Works presents The Winter's Tale in Central Park!

Catch @rebeldiaz and friends at B.B.KINGS #FreedomRide

Catch Rebel Diaz, YC the Cynic, The Reminders & More!
Wednesday August 27th in Times Square NYC at the legendary B.B. Kings nightclub.

Monday, July 7, 2014

@rebeldiaz and @anatijoux performing Friday, July 11th - Brooklyn!

Friday night in Brooklyn! 
Catch Rebel Diaz and Ana Tijoux.

Catch @ycthecynic at Webster Hall July 12th !

Go check out the homie rocking out at Webster Hall.

@Circa95 Bronx Raised: Hip-Hop Series #FREE performances in #Bronx community gardens @NYRP @BronxMuseum

Check out both flyers to find out which Bronx community garden we will be at.
All events are free! 
Come join us and bring some friends. 
It's a wonderful opportunity for artists from the Bronx to get to perform in our own backyard.
We have a terrific line up of artists like Bonafide Rojas, Division X, Flaco Navaja,  Rdacbx, Rebel Diaz and many more surprises. 

Bronx Raised : Hip-Hop Series, free performance for the community presented by NYRP and The Bronx Museum. Experience the best of the Bronx in this live performance series curated by CIRCA '95. Local artists use dance, music and spoken word to deliver rhythm and rhyme that reflect a Bronx state of mind. Text NYRP for more info #22828. 

Let's protect our parks and gardens. 


Friday, July 4, 2014

Next Thursday - Generations on the Writers' Bench: Graffiti Then and Now

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Graffiti Then & Now
Thursday, July 10th, 7:00pm
The City Lore Gallery will host a discussion Generations on the Writers' Bench about the graffiti scene in New York City from the golden age to the present. 
Participants include: 

Disco Bryso

During the golden age of graffiti in New York City in the 70's and 80's, the Writers' Bench was located at 149th Street at the convergence of the 2 and 5 lines. It was a place where graffiti writers gathered to watch the art on the trains as they passed by. This infamous meeting spot served as the unofficial base for founders of a movement that forged the path for hip hop culture in New York City and the world at large. Evoking the same spirit of these underground meetings, City Lore invites panelists to convene and tell their stories of graffiti in NYC amongst Henry Chalfant and Martha Coopers' photographs. Join us in conversation between contemporary graffiti writers facing the challenges of an increasingly policed city and graffiti writers of the golden age whose work influenced an art form that continues to thrive in cities all over the country and the world.
When: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: The City Lore Gallery. 56 E 1st St. New York, NY 10003
Admission: Free
For more or 212-529-1955 x13

Thursday, June 19, 2014

We got shows... #LinkUP #June21st #KoolHerc #WordUpBookStore #bmhc

First we doing this -------->

BMHC Lab| 1303 Louis Niñé Blvd, Bronx NY  
Take the 2 or 5 train to Freeman Street or the Bx19 bus 
 FREE admission; $5 suggested donation.

Join us for the final day of Bronx Summer Fest!


4pm - 6:30pm Block Party
Honoring Living Legend DJ Kool Herc
Performing live:
7pm - 8pm 
Jamaican Jam with DJ Kool Herc
Join us as DJ Kool Herc takes the turntables!
1303 Louis Niñé Blvd, Bronx NY  
Take the 2 or 5 train to Freeman Street or the Bx19 bus 
 FREE admission; $5 suggested donation. 

Bronx Summer Fest is  part of NYCDOT's Weekend Walks Program. Enjoy face painting, games, free CPR lessons, boxing clinic, arts activities, local food vendors, and artisans on a car-free street!

Summer Fest Sale: Shop at Southern Boulevard stores for a chance to win a flat screen TV! Sale ends at 5pm on June 21. Drawing will take place at 6pm at the BMHC Lab. 
For more information, visit!

Feature Artist Biography

DJ Kool Herc, A Founding Father of Hip-Hop and 
Influencer of Bronx Music

A Jamaican-born American that immigrated to the Bronx with his family, DJ Kool Herc is credited as one of the originators of Hip Hop. In the early 1970s while attending the Alfred E. Smith Career and Technical Education High School in the Bronx, Herc developedhis music style utilizing two turntables to extend "the break," which came to exemplify Hip Hop. In August 1973, Herc put on a legendary concert at 1520 Sedgwick Avenuewhich launched Hip Hop into the world and changed Bronx music forever. 

Then we doing this ------>  

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

@LadiesLoveProj Spring Pop-Up Shop ::: Art & Designer Market - Saturday May 31st 12-8pm, FREE !!!!

Get Ready....
 The Spring Ladies Love Project Pop-Up Shop
is coming soon! 

Outdoors ! 
273 Bowery 
Right behind the Whole Foods on Houston Street.
Featuring amazing vendors, artists, performers and more! 
Special Performance by Aurora Barnes, Rhyme Factory and Circa '95 
Family Friendly.. ALL ARE WELCOMED.
Tell your Friends.. Share with your peeps! 
It's that time of year to Kick it...
NYC here we go! 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

@Circa95 is performing @ElMuseo Super Sabado/Super Saturday Block Party- May 17th 12-5pm FREE !!!

Celebrate the return of spring at El Museo’s outdoor block party with performances, music, and art-making with the hip-hop duo, Circa ’95, hosting the main stage. Be sure to grab a map, and check out activities around El Barrio with our amigos and vecinos. 

11:00am – 6:00pm, Las Galerías

Our current exhibition celebrates our 45th anniversary with an exploration of El Museo’s unusual founding and solicits community participation to invent new museums. Presencia focuses on ideas of presence and absence, based on works from El Museo’s permanent collection. 

12:00pm – 6:00pm, Cuentame Gallery (1st and 3rd Floors)

Check out our latest exhibition featuring artwork from our ‘Making Connections’ program. 

ArteXplorers Family Corner
12:00pm – 3:00pm, Lobby

Stop by our arteXplorers Family Corner, where you can pick up fun and educational activity cards to help you explore Las Galerías, and others to use at home. 

Art-Making/Taller de Arte
12:00pm – 3:00pm, La Calle (105th St. bet. 5th and Madison Ave) & Las Galerías

What does your barrio look like? Come by and contribute to our community mural! 

COLORIN COLORADO…with The Africa Center
12:00pm, La Calle

Join Michael Manswell and Something Positive Inc., as he takes you through the journey of Rita, a Trinidadian woman who immigrated to the U.S. and returns home to celebrate Carnaval. Presented in partnership with The Africa Center. 

1:00pm – 2:00pm, La Calle

Bilingual hip-hop duo Patty Dukes and Reph, known as Circa ‘95, bring love, unity and community back to Hip-Hop and onto our main stage. 

Breakdancing Competition/Competencia Breakdance
2:30pm – 5:00pm, La Calle

Breakdancing lives on in the streets of El Barrio! Come and support your favorite b-boys and b-girls from New York’s top crews as they battle it out to be El Barrio’s Freshest. 

12:00pm – 3:00pm, Various Locations

Our friends in El Barrio will be hosting fun and cultural activities throughout the day! Featuring La Casa Azul Bookstore, Manhattan Neighborhood Network and more! Be sure to stop by and get a map. 

Friday, March 7, 2014

NEW MUSIC VIDEO ::: @RebelDiaz "Gain The World"

Check out the latest video from our brothers @RebelDiaz
To listen to the RADICAL DILEMMA project click HERE 
Keep up the great work fellas! 
Now it's our job to share it with the world.  

Recap @TheArmoryShow #BronxDay with @circa95 @BronxMuseum

Yesterday, @Circa95 was invited to perform for The Armory Show - Bronx Day
 at The Bronx Museum. It was a wonderful evening filled with art, music, jugglers from The Point and Lloyds Cupcakes! We left inspired and motivated to increase the visibility of the Bronx and Uptown as a whole. We are blessed to belong to such a wonderful artistic community. 
You never know what or who you will find! 
Here are some pics from our performance. 
Thank you for inviting us! 

Make sure to sign our mailing list on to learn about where we will be next.
 Email us at if you'd like to bring us to your next event! 

Circa '95 (Patty Dukes & Reph) with DJ Polarity 

Bronx Museum of The Arts 

Lloyd's Chocolate Cupcakes 

Art from The Armory Show - Bronx Day 

Catch @circa95 and @rebeldiaz at THE 2ND "NO CENTER, NO PEACE" BENEFIT CONCERT for The Guillermo Morales-Assata Shakur Center @ CCNY- 3/8 5-10pm

This event has been postponed! 


05:00pm: Opening Address, Campaign Update & Introduction Of The Event Co-Hosts By Bro. Shep
05:05pm: Break Dance Cypher
05:15pm: "Da Mic Is Open"
06:05pm: Mr. Giggles
06:10pm: Lillo Brancoto
07:00pm: Dinner & Music Video Hour Begins
07:30pm: The Hip Hop Catz Video & Live Performance
07:45pm: Ndigo Washington Live Performance & Keynote Speaker 
                  Councilwoman Inez Barron, NYC Higher Education Chairperson.
08:00pm: Dinner Hour Ends - Video Message From Assata & Guillermo

08:00pm: The Sugar Hippo Band
08:15pm: The Black U.N.
08:30pm: Intikana
08:45pm: Maya Azucena
09:00pm: Spirit Child, Prince Akeem & The SSS Band
09:15pm: Bosco
09:20pm: SF
09:25pm: Jay Espy
09:30pm: Miranda Writes
09:45pm: Julio Angel y su Bachata Caliente 
10:00pm: Raffle Drawing & Art Auction Winners
10:15pm: Circa'95 - Featuring Patty Dukes & Reph 
10:30pm: The Collective Flow
10:45pm: The Peace Poets
11:00pm: The Rebel Diaz Arts Collective-BX
11:15pm: ALL PERFORMERS "Hands Off Assata & Guillermo" Song


The Campaign To Restore & Defend The Guillermo Morales-Assata Shakur Center @ CCNY Presents:


Saturday, March 8, 2014
Our Lady Of Lourdes Gymnasium
469 W.142nd Street
Harlem, New York
(bet. Convent/Amsterdam Ave.)

Student & Advanced Tickets: $10.00
Tickets Sold At The Door: $15.00

 Visit our official website
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Follow us on Twitter @DefendMSCenter  #SaveMSCC #CCNYShutdown #CCNY
Watch us on Youtube @ Morales Shakur Center 
E-mail or CALL:  &  (212) 726-2301