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Afro-Latin House Music Sessions

March 15 @ 10:00 pm - 12:00 am

Join Soulful Cypher in the next 2019 installment at Jersey City’s Hard Grove Cafe. Soulful Cypher presents: Afro-Latin House Music Sessions

On the decks, feeding the airwaves with the rhythms that move your soul are Soulful Cypher resident Saint Sanchez and guest DJ Ile Ife

This event is FREE, so invite a friend and enjoy the beautiful space of #HardGroveCafe!!


Founded as a vehicle for collaboration, Wyse Rodriguez (Wycked Wyse) brought together the elements and strengths of Art Negron, Saint Sanchez and RescuePoetix to launch a community movement.

Since 2014 Soulful Cypher™ has provided free, safe-space events for DJs, Poets, Spoken Word Artists, Musicians and dancers. The vibe is designed to bring out the best in everyone, and it has. Community events at J. Owen Grundy Park in Jersey City have led to additional events as the joy and uplifting nature of House on the Hudson™ spread throughout Jersey City.Soulful Cypher welcomes everyone to come out and enjoy the diversity that Jersey City has to offer.

Soulful Cypher™ has participated in such events as JC Fridays, Hamilton Park events and Hudson County Arts and Culture events, including 2016 Earth Day celebrations and community driven festivals and is a sponsor of Jersey City Puerto Rican Heritage Arts & Culture, as well as a variety of community organizations.

For more information on Soulful Cypher™ contact Wyse@SoulfulCypher.com

Like the Soulful Cypher page: https://www.facebook.com/SoulfulCypher

About the Venue:
Featuring Latin music and Jersey City’s Best Cuban Mojitos to set the tone for a South Beach like party atmosphere in a welcoming, easy to reach location in Downtown Jersey City. Walking accessibility from the Grove Street Path Station.

Designed by Master Chef Padin, the menu selections will delight the eye along with the palette. Inspired by the rich landscapes of Cuba, our intimate dining experience is itself a destination. Kitchen available for food to eat in or take out until 11 pm. Check out the menu here: http://www.hardgroverestaurant.com/menu.html

Hard Grove’s full service bar offer mixed spirits, bottled beers on tap, and an exclusive wine list. Check out the drink menu here: http://www.hardgroverestaurant.com/drink-menu2.html

Immerse yourself in Hard Grove.

About the DJs

JOSE “SAINT” SANCHEZ is a veteran underground deejay from the Paradise Garage and Zanzibar era, who also hails from Chilltown. As resident of Soulful Cypher, Saint has shared the decks with such International DJs/Artists as Hippie Torrales, Jihad Muhammad, Josh Milan, Anane Vega, David Castellano, DeepJust Aquabeat, Zandy Shejay and has participated in numerous Jersey City community based events throughout his career.

Saint best represents the brand’s versatile style of music, which would become its signature. Saint’s soulful jazzy, Afro-Latino fusion along with his deep rooted spirituality have helped Soulful Cypher’s events be the place to musically cleanse your mind, body, and soul.

Ile Ife
“I am a mixologist of feel-good music and supplier of good vibes”
That’s how iLe-iFe describes herself as a DJ. She is always prepared to deliver music therapy through her selections and spiritual energy. iLe-iFe is a native Panamanian, whose family migrated to the US in the early 70’s. Having grown up in Brooklyn, NY in the 70’s and 80’s, where a combination of Caribbean (Reggae, Socca Calypso), and Dance music (Disco, Funk, Soul, Hip-Hop), was prevalent, iLe-iFe is not afraid of mixing it up to meet the demands of the dancers. She is no stranger to the changes of the House music scene; and although she has an affinity to organic House tracks, today, iLe-iFe’s style is grounded and led by her Afro-Latino roots. You can hear and download iLe-iFe’s mixes at https://www.mixcloud.com/iLe_iFe and connect with her at www.facebook.com/HouzeOfLuv


March 15
10:00 pm - 12:00 am


Hard Grove Cafe
286 1st Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302 United States
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