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A musical collaboration that pays homage to Dominico-Haitian diasporic rhythms, combining experimental avant-garde music with the folkloric and traditional music of the Caribbean, as part of a vision of the American continent as an interwoven quilt of African threads from New Orleans jazz to the Dominican salve

Mamey is excited to be a 2024 Arts Partner of the
Chicago Park District's Night Out in the Parks program 

Enjoy a dynamic exchange of Dominico-Haitian jazz music with artists representing the Son Jarocho tradition from Mexico. This program intertwines performances and enlightens bilingual conversations between musicians of both traditions, setting the stage for an exploration of shared musical roots. The program begins with Mamey as they perform original compositions inspired by Dominico-Haitian musical styles, and then the spotlight shifts, introducing the Son Jarocho rhythms of Mexico to the quartet. After the first part of the performance, a conversation takes place where the musicians and audience can share insights about their respective traditions. The dialogue explores the historical African and Spanish musical influences, cultural nuances, and shared narratives that bind these musical legacies.

Catch one of the two FREE performances this summer!

Sunday, Jul 28, 2024 from 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Palmer (John McAuley) Square Park
2200 N. Kedzie Ave.Chicago, IL 60647


Tuesday, Jul 30, 2024 from 5:30 - 7:00 PM
La Villita Park
2800 S. Sacramento Blvd.Chicago, IL 60608

Learn more about NOITP programs at

Mamey is the latest musical collaboration project founded by Julián. Why Mamey? Mamey is a fruit tree indigenous to the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean and the name evokes the tenacity of humans and the complicated historic conditions that forge identity. Beautiful traditions, our cultural fruits, have thrived for centuries despite oppression and injustice. Honoring this cultural resilience, we strive to promote new and vibrant art.


Mamey debuted in Brussels at Le Bouche à L'Oreille at the invitation of the Embassy of the Dominican Republic to the Kingdom of Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, and Mission of the Dominican Republic to the European Union. In addition to Julián, the Brussels performances will include musicians Isaac Coyle, a bassist and composer from California, graduated from the Berklee College of Music,  Koleby Royston a drummer from Denver, Colorado, currently pursuing a performance degree in jazz percussion at the Peabody Institute, and  Nico Wohl, a guitarist and composer from Massachusetts, who is a graduate of The Peabody Institute with a degree in jazz guitar performance.



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