Strings N Skins

 

Strings N Skins  is a  Brooklyn based band that takes you on journey around our Mother Earth with their  explosive mixture of the  classical, yet sensual  sound of the violin and the rhythmic pulse of the West African  djembe. The band  combines the fusions of the world:Classical,Pop,Traditional and Urban. Taking ingridients from each and creating a whole new sound that travels accross the African Diaspora in Latin America, The Caribbean, and The United States. The band was founded by Singer and Drummer Okai and violinist,dancer , singer Luisa Bastidas. Luisa, born in Cali, Colombia shares her inflences of Cumbia, Currulao, and  Salsa. Okai, born in Brooklyn  with Haitians heritage,  brings the caribbean flavor with his kompa,soca, and Hip -Hop influences. Throughout their music Strings n Skins shares the message of unity between locations and cultures.

     "Language and location may be vested in the institutions that divide nations and tribes,    but the rhythm that connects us  all has never left a soul. Strings N Skins exemplifies a pan African rhythm that unites us and celebrates our similarities. individually accomplished in their own  right, the members of Strings N Skins  purposely share their personal  accolades  and create a  sonic harmony determined to repair the world."  -Ro Johnson, BRIC TV.

Strings N Skins (Cuerdas y cueros) es una banda nacida en Brooklyn, Nueva York con explosiva mistura del sensual canto del violín y el pulso rústico del tambor Africano. La banda expresa la fusión de mundos, lo clásico y lo popular, lo tradicional y lo urbano, tomando los ingredientes más interesantes de cada uno de ellos para crear una textura de sonido distinta que viaja y se aventura por toda la diáspora Africana en las Américas. Strings N Skins fue fundada por el cantante y percusionista Okai y la violinista, bailarina y cantante Luisa Bastidas. Luisa, oriunda de Cali, Colombia inyecta al grupo con sus influencias de currulao, cumbia y salsa y Okai, nacido y criado en Brooklyn de familia Haitiana aporta el condimento caribeño de kompa, soca y hip hop. A través de su música, danza y letras, Strings N Skins expresa su mensaje de unidad entre los pueblos y culturas.

 

Shows

  • Jan 11 Sun

    12:08 PM

    Brooklyn Bowl

    61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn N.Y

  • Mar 13 Fri

    12:00 PM

    The Blue Note Jazz Club

    StringsNskins will be part of the Blue Note Late night groove sessions on Friday March 13th at 12 midnight The Blue Note is located at 131 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012. we'll have a few special guests.   

  • Apr 03 Fri

    11:00 PM

    Meridian 23

    161 W 23RD ST NYC]

  • Apr 05 Sun

    11:00 PM

    Bembe

    81 S 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211   NO Cover!!!!

  • Apr 24 Fri

    08:00 PM

    Will Call ( Miami)

  • Apr 30 Thu

    07:10 PM

    La Caye

    35 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217 No COVER!!!!

  • Apr 30 Thu

    10:00 PM

    La Caye

  • May 01 Fri

    10:00 PM

    Meridian

  • May 02 Sat

    08:00 PM

    Groove NYC

    125 Macdougal St. New York, NY 10012

  • May 08 Fri

    10:00 PM

    Nublu

    62 Ave C New York New York

  • May 13 Wed

    10:00 PM

    Nublu

    62 Ave C New York, New York.

  • May 20 Wed

    10:00 PM

    Nublu

    62 Ave C New York, N.Y.

  • May 27 Wed

    10:00 PM

    Nublu

    62 Ave C New York, N.Y

  • Oct 16 Fri

    11:59 PM

    The Blue Note Jazz club

    Blue Note Jazz Club131 W. 3rd StNew York, NY 10012212-475-8592

  • Nov 10 Tue

    08:00 PM

    The Bitter End

    147 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012

  • Dec 16 Wed

    12:03 PM

    The Bitter End

    147 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012

  • Dec 19 Sat

    12:03 PM

    Queens Library ( No cover!)

    89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica Queens  

  • Mar 31 Thu

    07:00 PM

    La Caye

    35 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

  • Apr 01 Fri

    09:00 PM

    Meridian 23

    161 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011    

  • May 01 Sun

    12:08 PM

    Brooklyn Bowl

    61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249   $5 tickets. Free before 7pm

  • May 01 Sun

    12:09 PM

    Bembe

  • May 20 Fri

    06:00 PM

    Private event

  • Jul 06 Wed

    12:07 PM

    Brooklyn Library at Grand Army Plaza

  • Jul 13 Wed

    12:09 PM

    Bunna Cafe

  • Sep 15 Thu

    07:00 PM

    La Caye Restaurant

    One of the best Haitian restaurants in the city. 33 Lafayette Brooklyn N.Y Free.

  • Sep 16 Fri

    11:00 PM

    Subrosa

    Join Stringsnskins  at Subrosa for one of the hottest  parties in NYC. Soul in the Horn. Free! 63 Gansevoort StreetNew York, NY 10014  

  • Sep 29 Thu

    08:00 PM

    Bar Lunatico

    486 Halsey St, Brooklyn, NY 11233 $10 donation

  • Oct 23 Sun

    11:00 PM

    Bembe

    Free Entrance 81 S 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

  • Nov 05 Sat

    12:10 PM

    Brooklyn

    Private event

  • Nov 20 Sun

    12:06 PM

    Milk River

    960 Atlantice Ave, Brooklyn   Free. 

  • Oct 21 Sat

    01:30 PM

    Manhattan country school

  • Oct 23 Mon

    08:00 PM

    Brooklyn Bowl

  • Jan 26 Thu

    07:00 PM

    BRIC TV STUDIO

    Strings N Skins is happy to be at BRIC TV For BSide! Free entrance with RSVP. 647 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11217

  • Feb 17 Fri

    07:00 PM

    Le Poisson Rouge

    Strings N Skns will open for Meta and the Cornerstones with special guest Concha Buika.

  • Apr 03 Mon

    08:00 PM

    Brooklyn Bowl

    Join Strings N Skins as they go back to Brooklyn Bowl APRIL 3rd. 61 Wythe Street Brooklyn, New York.    $8 tickets.

  • May 06 Sat

    01:00 PM

    GrandChamps,

    197 Patchen Avenue Brooklyn NY, 11233   Three sets from 1pm -4pm.   Free!

  • Jun 09 Fri

    09:30 PM

    Subrosa { Blue Note Jazz festival }

    $10 tickets in advanced.  $15 the day of

  • Jun 09 Fri

    09:30 PM

    Subrosa

    Blue Note Jazz Festival

  • Jun 24 Sat

    03:00 PM

    OCEAN HILL JAZZ FESTIVAL

  • Jun 28 Wed

    05:30 PM

    Ave C Plaza

  • Jul 01 Sat

    11:00 PM

    Private event

  • Jul 06 Thu

    07:30 PM

    La Caye

  • Jul 08 Sat

    05:00 PM

    Restoration Plaza

    AFROLATINO FESTIVAL!

  • Jul 08 Sat

    11:00 PM

    Afro Latino Festival

  • Jul 10 Mon

    07:00 PM

    Bryant Park

  • Oct 02 Mon

    08:30 PM

    Bunna Cafe

Music

Contact Us

For more information and inquiries Please contact us stringsnskins@gmail.com