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Akim Funk Buddha and Friends Appear on the Next GingerNewYork TV Show, New York City
Co-Host Malik Work Returns to GNY Along with Avant-Garde Performing Artist Akim Funk Buddha and His Dancers. RSVP For Studio Audience. Limited Seating Available. Manhattan Neighborhood Network TV Studios, Friday April 3rd, 2pm Time Warner Cable Ch 34
Akim has performed his show at venues such as Summer Stage, The Blue Note, The Kennedy Center (Washington DC), The Whitney Museum (VH1 Hip Hop Honors,) BAM Café, Lincoln Center Outdoors, Joe's Pub, Winter Garden, Bronx Museum, La MaMa Theater & the Rubin Museum. He won the award for best choreography in New York's Fringe Festival for the musical "Average Asian American.”
Akim has made appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman and Sesame Street, and can be seen as an M.C. in the award winning Documentary “FreeStyle, the art of rhyme”.
Photo Credit: House Van Helsing
Akim has collaborated with Tony award winning Director Bill T and Jones. He toured the world with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance company, performing as throat singer/vocalist, multi-percussionist, and dancer, and performed at Carnegie Hall with Bobby McFerrin
Malik Work: MC/Actor/Writer is one of New York City's lyrical giants. Mr. Work built his reputation on co-founding the seminal live hip-hop crew, The Real Live Show, with a decade of residencies and performances at venues all over the U.S. and Europe. The group’s sophisticated musicianship—
Malik Work learned flow stems from his deep appreciation for all written masterworks, and his firm belief that hip-hop lyrics fit into the literature continuum. Currently he teaches a workshop called "Rap and Spoken Word as Performed Literature."
Malik Work has been consistently ahead of his time. Way before the reality TV explosion, Work and his The Real Live Show co-MC, Stimulus, filmed their weekly residency documenting the duo sharpening their craft as a “hip-hop reality series.” Today, Work continues that progressive spirit with his new mixtape Work In Progress and his groundbreaking Work With The Voice interactive beatless rhymes project. In addition to maintaining a busy The Real Live Show schedule, Work is also expanding his profile with new and exciting collaborations, such as fronting the Parisian-born jazz-hop band Nedjma and developing his hip-hop cabaret concept group, The Upstagers.
Featuring Experiments By: Malik Work, Mr. Goldfinger, Swiss Chris, Akim Funk Buddha, Lex Sadler, and Camile Gainer
161 West 23rd Street, NY, NY 10011
9pm - 2am
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GingerNewYork found on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) since launching in November, 2010, has been showcasing the “Kool Kats…Gotham Nights” greats of music and culture of New York and beyond. What defines GingerNewYork is its host Ginger Broderick’s unique insight, connection to and pulse on the music and culture of Gotham making GingerNewYork one of the most sought after programs to appear on.
GingerNewYork can be seen in Manhattan on Time Warner Cable Channel 34, Fios Channel 33, and RCN Channel 82, every Friday afternoon at 2pm EST. It can also be seen live streaming on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network's website, www.mnn.org, Channel 1.
About GingerNewYork host Ginger Broderick:
Broderick perhaps better known to many as “The Media CPA” is a fixture on the media circuit.
Ms. Broderick appeared regularly for eight years on weekend morning financial segments for WABC Eyewitness News. She has appeared on Good Day New York, WNBC, CNBC, CNN, Fox Business News, Bloomberg, NY1 and WOR Radio discussing tax-related issues. She has interviewed with top financial publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Wealth Manager.
Ms. Broderick completed her TV Producer’s Certification at Manhattan Neighborhood Network and launched her own talk/variety show, GingerNewYork. Segments of the show are aired LIVE at the MNN studios and taped at the Gibson Guitar showroom/Rehearsal Studios in New York City.
Broderick is a faculty member of Queens College/CUNY Continuing Education Program. Broderick obtained a B.S. degree in accounting from St. John’s University in New York City and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of New York.
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Photo of Ms. Broderick Courtesy of Rasheem Morris