Uncomun is a community of artists that began as a monthly event at Galapagos Art Space in Williamsburg Brooklyn. The monthly events ran consecutively between 2004 and 2006. The event was brought back as a bi-annual festival in 2008 with a performance at Public Assembly that featured Bernie Worrell as a special guest. In 2010 Uncomun was presented at Santos Party House as a full space, full evening event on a Saturday night. The 2012 Nevaris and Maya Azucena brought Uncomun back as a monthly event at Drom on the lower east side. The events featured a different lineup every month most notably featuring Bernie Worrell, Pharoah Monche, and Jarobi (Tribe Called Quest). Uncomun currently exists as an loosely organized community of artists who keep the Uncomun spirit alive.
The following artists have all been a part of Uncomun.
Nevaris + Maya Azucena + Loud Apartment + Method of Defiance + Bill Laswell + Bernie Worrell + Toshinori Kondo + DJ Krush + DJ DXT + Pharoah Monche + Jarobi + Imany Mladjao + Maya Azucena + Faye + Noemi Segarra + Shelby Johnson + Owour Arunga + Baba Israel + Garrison Hawk + Dr. Israel + Angel Rodriguez + La Timba De Ayer + Abrazos Orchestra + DJ Black Panther + Street Beat Society + Alejandro Crawford + Areytos Performance Works + Full Circle Productions + Full Stealth Films + VJ Full Stealth + Rokafella + Kwikstep + The Struggle Squad + DJ Speedrail + Deetron + Jerome Derradji + Eli Efi + Rustem Khoejmemedov + World Invasion + Sean Schulich + Sampsonic + Myles Bigelow + Khalid Hill + Faye Simpson + Mangu Dance Collaborative + Brandon Terzic + Desmar Guevara + Emilio Valdez + Alkebulan + Amir Parsa + Jose Ortiz + Psuedo Slang + Prompt Strong + California King + Duane Harriot + Prez Powerz + Jellyroll Fats & The Zulu Kings + Lance Paladino + Stefen Reed + Earl Fyfe + Shervone Neckles + Mr. Complex + DJ Center + Max Pollack + Areytos Performance Works +