EL TUCAN | ST. LUKE FOUNDATION FOR HAITI, ANNA + NINA | DJ LOLA LANGUSTA | HESTA PRYNN PROFILE

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Thursday, January 21, 2016
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                                                   THIS WEEK'S BUZZ


Dear Event Industry Insiders,

FEATURED VENUE >
El Tucán is bringing the heat to Miami with its interactive Havana-style dinner experience and cuisine.

ON THE RADAR >
St. Luke Foundation for Haiti attracts a star-studded crowd for a great cause at The Garage. Amsterdam-based store owners Anna + Nina, get a New York City surprise at Picture Ray Studio in Chelsea. Watch the reveal unfold!
 
MIXING IT UP >
Lola Langusta lights up the Vegas Strip. 

SPOTLIGHT PROFILE >
Get to know DJ Hesta Prynn as she gives us the 411 on all things music and drones.
 
Cheers,

The Kagency

FEATURED VENUE

EL TUCAN | MIAMI

El Tucán, is a modern day cabaret in Miami’s bustling Financial District. Located in Brickell, El Tucán is elegantly reinvigorating the lavish dinner and show concepts popularized by Havana, Cuba in its heyday. Michelin-Pedigree Chef, Jean Paul Lourdes offers an exotic menu of luxurious libations and Peruvian-inspired small plates. Dinner guests dine on the exquisite fare while enjoying the effervescent sounds of the resident 11-piece orchestra, curated by Grammy award-winning pianist, composer, and producerMarlow Rosado. After dinner guests are treated to the ultimate nightlife experience and a mix of musical styles, spanning from Afro-Latin to Parisian Pop, as well as international DJs and emerging acts. 

El Tucán is the new destination in Miami for distinguished guests looking for a sophiscticated experience, set apart from the rest. This 6,253 SF venue is purpose-built to accommodate groups from 15 to 564 guests within its sumptuous setting. 
 
Book El Tucán
ON THE RADAR
St. Luke Foundation for Haiti | The Garage 

Supporters of St. Luke Foundation for Haiti came together for a star-studded event   
called, "Celebrating Haitian Heroes" at The Garage. The event was hosted by Kenneth Cole, Adriana Lima and Jozy Altidore. The organization honored Esther Desir and Raphael Louigene with The Kenneth Cole Humanitarian Award for providing medical care and education to the most under-served population in Haiti.

“What differentiates St. Luke Foundation for Haiti is their beliefs of collaborating with local leadership to instill real change and deeper connection within the communities they operate in,” said Kenneth Cole. “I’m excited to not only honor Esther and Raphael, but give them the stage to share their personal experiences working on the ground in Haiti.”

Book The Garage

Anna + Nina | Picture Ray Studio
Anna + Nina Video
Our friends at Wink and ING came together to give owners of the Amsterdam-based store Anna + Nina the surprise of a lifetime. They transformed  Picture Ray Studio in New York City into an exact replica of their Netherlands store. Wink built a 3-story facade on the exterior of this Chelsea photography studio, and then recreated a footprint of the store's interior. See the full story and creative journey through the translated link above. We loved being a part of this amazing reveal! 

Book Picture Ray Studio
MIXING IT UP
DJ Lola Langusta | Google
DJ Lola Langusta was spinning again for Google, this time taking Sin City by storm at the International Consumer Electronics Show. The convention brings together tech savvy enthusiasts to showcase the latest in cutting edge consumer technologies. Lola had the Google crowd keeping the beat with old school hip-hop! 

Check out her SoundCloud here 
Follow her DJ whereabouts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 
Book DJ Lola Langusta

 
SPECIAL FEATURE 
DJ Hesta Prynn 

Combining a distinctive street style with an encyclopedic knowledge of music, former Northern State MC Hesta Prynn takes full responsibility for bringing the party. Check out the interview below to catch up on Hesta's happenings. 

P.S. Headed to SXSW this year? Don't miss Hesta Prynn! 

HESTA PRYNN DJ REEL 2016
Click here for DJ Hesta Prynn's DJ Reel
What inspired you to become a DJ?
I started my career in music in an all-girl group called Northern State. We toured with The Roots for two years and Questlove taught me to spin vinyl. The rest is history.
 
What's your go-to song guaranteed to get a crowd on the dance floor?
Everyone, everywhere from every walk of life loves Michael Jackson. It’s a guarantee.
 
Aside from creating music, what are your other passions? 
I am one of the producers of the NYC Drone Film Festival, our 2nd annual event which takes place in early March. It’s exciting to be part of a cultural event that celebrates artists and is helping to change the image of drones in popular culture.
 
 Where is the most unusual place you've performed? 
The amazing team at Spotify had me do two exciting things this year - first I DJ'ed the Nike Women’s Marathon on a beautiful vista overlooking Golden Gate Bridge. The all time was 6am!  Then at SXSW I DJ'ed a live collaboration with Soul Cycle, who are an inspirational group of people - and again, a 6am call time, very unusual for a DJ!

Check out her MixCloud here 
Follow her DJ whereabouts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Book DJ Hesta Prynn

 

THE KAGENCY

The Kagency was founded in 2004 by Karrie Goldberg and began as a venue marketing and booking agency for every event type imaginable. The agency that launched as a trusted resource for event producers and location scouts, quickly grew to include project management, talent representation and event-related media buying.

With access to over 300+ traditional and non-traditional event spaces across the U.S. and an ever-expanding roster of DJs, musicians, and artists,The Kagency is a seamless resource and a not-so-secret weapon for the event industry.
 

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