The New World Folk Club is a new intimate and educational folk music event on the last Saturday of each month at the Scratcher Bar, NYC. Hosted by Vincent Cross, two special guests are invited to collaborate on traditional and/or contemporary folks songs. Guests this month are Andres Jimenez (mandolin/pipes/vocals) & Naomi Sturm (guitar/vocals). They will be joined by a special guest for the second set to really give you a taste of Andean Folk Music.

Andres Jimenez, is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and musical director of Andean folk band Inkarayku based in Queens, NY. Over the years he has apprenticed and recorded with many of the New York area Andean music greats such as Guillermo Guerrero, Pepe Santana, Carlos Ambia, Walter Aparicio, and Jose Alberto Ruiz. He is well known and respected for the flexibility and precision of his performances with the traditional groups Tahuantinsuyo, Inkay, Wayramarka, Grupo Khana and Sumaq Punchau respectively.

Naomi Sturm, is a New York based folkorist who specializes in music of the immigrant experience. She initially joined Inkarayku in 2011 as the group’s manager and producer, and as a performer she blends this knowledge with that of American roots music, the Anglo-American ballad tradition, and East European folk melodies.


Date: Saturday, April 28th

Time: 4-6pm

Location: The Scratcher Bar: 209 E 5th St, New York, NY 10003

Donation: $5

Co Sponsored by the Folk Music Society of NY