It doesnít seem like 10 years ago that three friends threw a Brazilian party that had such a great turn out and hundreds had to be turned away at the door. NYCís veteran Club/Radio Jock, DJ True, got together with DJ/Percussionist, Miller Cruz and Event Producer, Joann Jimenez to put all their efforts in a vision named ALMA. ALMA translates to soul in Portuguese (and Spanish) but is also an acronym for ďAll for the Love of Music & ArtĒ. This team was complete when they made upcoming singer/DJ, Manchildblack the host for the festivities and the rest became a part of history and the great legacy that is New York City nightlife.

Coming from the soul, all for the love of the music and art was exhibited at every event. These two Brazilian DJs combined knowledge of music, and wide network of talent created a bold new sound with a feel that lent itself to a spiritual revival at some moments and a debaucherous carnaval at others. This sound quickly won the world over with big batucada beats, a soulful NYC cool and a high caliber of musical guests that shared their love of Brazilian culture and itís varied inspired styles. Their events have featured Louie Vega and The Elements of Life, Joe Claussell, Rich Medina, Osunlade, Bobbito, The Martinez Brothers, DJ Afro, DJ Karizma, Turntables on the Hudson, King Britt and an endless list of underground dance musicís favorite artists.

The ALMA events ran for five years and abruptly ended to the sadness of many of its fans. Now, five years since itís end, the original ALMA team gets together for a one time only event to kick off this year's carnaval! Expect all of the elements that made this party both famous and infamous to be in full gear as they celebrate The relocation of Miller Cruz to Germany. Itís not to be missed.

Thursday, February 7, 2013
7pm - 2am

Joann Jimenez and Manchildblack

ALMA NYC Reunion
'A Journey into Neo-Brazilian Fusion'

resident DJs:
DJ True and Miller Cruz
and Special Guests

* 7-9pm * 2 for 1 Caiprinhas * Happy Hour *

Free (7-8pm) :: $5 (8-9pm)
$10 (10pm-2a with RSVP to
$15 (10pm-2a without RSVP)

Sullivan Room
218 Sullivan Street
(between 3rd Street & Bleecker)