Beat Music Series

The next Beat Music Series is on Tuesday, December 12, 8PM-1oPM. Admission is free. Tips are encouraged!

Danielle Martin
Melissa Czarnik

The Beat Music Series is a monthly poetry and live music event held at Silvana every second Tuesday of the month, 8PM-10PM. The two-hour set promises to feature an eclectic mix of hip hop, jazz, soul, poetry, folk, and spoken word artists. The event is hosted by composer/producer Eric Joseph Meyer and poet/emcee Melissa Czarnik. The Beat Music Series is presented by Hyperdrive Motivator Productions, an engaged media company whose mission is to promote diversity, equality and empowerment through music and film.


 DANIELLE MARTIN is a singer-songwriter from New Jersey.  The self-professed ‘Alternative Soul’ singer is steadily making a name for herself in the industry, not only as a powerhouse vocalist, but as a gifted storyteller as well. Danielle has spent the last few years performing in clubs and venues around the New York/New Jersey area. On Nov 10th, she released her debut EP titled Wanderlust.

The lead single “The One”, released in May, has been described as “vulnerable and transparent and “sweet and soulful”. The song captures a perfect painting of feelings of inadequacy and heartbreak that come with being in a unstable relationship. With her unique vocal stylings and heartfelt, she is definitely a performer to watch.

DYALEKT moved from St. Croix to New York to study acting and law. He also liked to rap. After witnessing civil rights injustices at the law firm he worked for, he dropped both the job and the law classes, pursuing the arts instead. Performances at the Nuyorican led him to Hip Hop Theater, writing plays that have been performed on stages across the world. He didn’t sleep on the rapping either, releasing music and touring internationally. His first album/one man play Square Peg Syndrome helped him get named to the Public Theater’s Emerging Writer’s Group. He has been a mainstay in NYC’s theater and Hip Hop scenes, rocking everywhere from the Bowery Ballroom to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

MELISSA CZARNIK (Zar-nik) defies category with her genre blending approach to hip hop and spoken word. Her soulful and melodic flow captivates listeners with intricate lyricism and heartfelt storytelling. She performs with a live band made up of Eric Joseph Meyer (keys), Ryan Ramirez (drums), Sam Neufeld (trumpet), Ari Folman-Cohen (bass) and Ali Carter (backing vocals).

Her latest album Rainbow Skies (HMP, 2017) is available on iTunes, Spotify and BandCamp!


Check out the video playlist below for a sneak peek at past performers!



To be considered as a future performer, please submit your band name, genre of music, short bio, and links to your music, YouTube and website to with “Beat Music Series” in the subject line.


Already veteran bookers of world-class musical acts from their experience at Shrine
World Music Venue, Silvana’s music schedule is filled with musical talent 
from New York City and all over the globe. On any given night you can enjoy the soothing music of a jazz quartet, a master conguera from Cuba, a reggae band and then, if you’re lucky an impromptu jam session. After, dance the night away with our DJs who spin everything from funk to hip-hop to house to reggae to African music.

Silvana, 300 West 116th Street (SW Corner of Fredrick Douglass BLVD./8th Ave). Off the C,B at 116th and Fredrick Douglass or 2,3 Trains at 116th and Malcolm X Blvd.