About this program
Summer Sway returns in its second year to take over The Shed’s outdoor, public Plaza from August 11 to 26. We invite you to join us as we celebrate the season with the community, joy, and liberation that music and dance give us.
DJs and special guests from across the city will spin for us on Friday and Saturday evenings from 5 pm to sunset. Bring your family and friends to enjoy music and more by New York’s most innovative and creative DJs and musical artists who continue to reinterpret and mix sounds of hip hop, house, Afrobeats, salsa, reggae, and more.
Enjoy specialty cocktails from Cedric’s, The Shed’s bar. The Plaza stays open throughout the week, so make the space your own to gather, relax, and soak up summer with your friends.
Friday, August 11
Saturday, Aug 12
The Salsa Project:
Percussionist Reinaldo De Jesus
Friday, August 18
Saturday, August 19
5 – 6:30 pm, DJ Undocubougie
6:30 pm – 8 pm, DJ Ultra Violet
Friday, August 25
Br0nz3_g0dd3ss and DJ Elise
Saturday, August 26
Reinaldo De Jesus is a talented, world-class, multipercussionist with a wealth of experience in playing various music styles. He started playing the drums at the age of ten and it didn’t take long for his love of music to develop into a career. De Jesus’s passion for music was inspired by the rich drumming traditions in the streets of Puerto Rico and the teachings and encouragement of great percussionists like Giovanni Hidalgo, Anthony Carrillo, Richie Flores, and Paoli Mejias.
He attended high school at the Escuela Libre De Musica in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, where he expanded his music comprehension theory and ear training, and developed skills on various percussion instruments. He went on to enroll at the University of Puerto Rico and eventually the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico, where he studied classical percussion. De Jesus was later awarded a scholarship from Berklee College of Music in Boston.
His first world tour was in July 2000 with trombonist William Cepeda and the Afro-Rican Jazz. After that tour he decided to continue his musical career in the United States. De Jesus has worked with a wide array of musicians and artists, including Antibalas, Sharon Jones, Lauryn Hill, Dispatch, Ralph Irizarry & Timbalaye, Papo Vazquez, The Klezmatics, Lorenzo Jovanotti, DLG, Obie Bermudez, Arturo O'Farril, Danilo Perez, Brian Lynch, Ralph Peterson’s Fo'tet, The Curtis Brothers, and many more. In 2003, as part of the Jazz Ambassadors Program at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., he toured West Africa with alto-saxophonist Miguel Zenon and the Rhythm Collective. In 2006, de Jesus and his group, Rhythmic Prophecies, were chosen for the Rhythm Road program sponsored by Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Department of State. The group brought a multicultural, American music experience to Southeast Asia.
De Jesus was also a member of the band for the Tony Award–winning Broadway musical FELA from 2009 to 2013. He had the opportunity to take part in the show’s historical trip to Lagos, Nigeria. In September 2013 he was featured in an NBA commercial alongside Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks. The commercial was aired nationally on ESPN in March 2014 and 2015. De Jesus recorded on the album Fu Chronicles by the band Antibalas that was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2020.
De Jesus is currently based in New York City where he performs, teaches, composes, records, and produces music.
Raised in Queens, New York, Sudanese-born mOma is the embodiment of the versatile New York DJ and music producer. His sets consist of an agile blend of hip hop, dancehall, Afrobeats, soca, amapiano, baile funk, soul, R&B, disco, house, international sounds, and underground dance grooves all mixed with an equal share of classic jams, rare gems, and modern-day dance floor hits.
This unique diversity has earned him a wide spectrum of DJ residencies in NYC, Miami, and LA, and has allowed him to headline events in London, Berlin, Stockholm, Paris, Toronto, Lagos, Accra, Johannesburg, Dakar, Zanzibar, and Nairobi among several other places. Additionally, he is an official DJ and A&R for the Dreamville record label founded by rapper J. Cole and also had the pleasure of a featured appearance in Beyonce’s Lose Yourself In Love by Tiffany & Co.
You can catch mOma globally at his wildly successful Everyday People party, or weekly in NYC at Le Bain, The Standard High Line on Wednesdays, or at any of the great nights he is featured in around the city, across the US, and all over the world.
Plaza Installation: From One Comes All
Shed Program Credits for Summer Sway
Darren Biggart, Director of Civic Programs
Deja Belardo, Curatorial Assistant
Frank Butler, Director of Production
Plaza installation designed and fabricated by Neon Fab Studios and Fabhaus
Location and dates
Fridays and Saturdays, August 11 – 26
5 pm – sunset
The Shed’s Plaza is located on the east side of The Shed, where the High Line meets Hudson Yards at 30th Street. It is also accessible via Hudson Yards Public Square. View The Shed on a map.
For information about accessibility and arriving at The Shed, visit our Accessibility page.