On April 30th, GlobalRX Events presented a “Global Remedy” for the people of today who are living in a time where activity on electronic devices is prevalent. “Global Remedy Last Mondays” at Sway Lounge was a night of foreign rhythms, world art and culture fix.

There were also live performances by Brazilian band Hi-Fi Forró and DJ Greg Caz.  Forró is a NYC band that plays music from the northeast of Brazil. The band combines the vocals of Eliano Braz, the accordion of Olivier Glissant (Martinique) and the percussion of Michael Heller Chu (New York). Using the traditional instrumentation of the genre, Hifi Forró’s builds a unique urban sound into the music, while always keeping forró in the center.

DJ Greg Caz, best known as one half of the Brazilian Beat Brooklyn team, is a New York City-based DJ with a wide eclectic range. Although best known for his Brazilian music expertise which fueled his weekly Sunday night party at Brooklyn’s defunct Black Betty for 8 years and continues to rock Nublu in the East Village weekly alongside Forro. He also plays the full gamut of rare grooves, funk, R&B, jazz, rock, psych, reggae & rock steady and Latin.

The evening also featured art from the World Renown photographer and cultural observer Chi Modu. It’s not often you meet a photographer who is as intriguing as his photos. But then again, Chi Modu’s unusual background is probably responsible for the unique way he sees and captures the world around him. His timeless, unique photographs are often requested for commercials, films and documentaries along with being held in private collections. Sony, Paramount, Viacom, The New York Times and The London Times have also licensed his images.

The night’s festivities brought together people of all backgrounds who can appreciate photography and good music. In a city as culturally diverse as NYC it was great to see various cultures come together as one to appreciate and have respect for other cultures. Great night!

– Tranika