2015 Monk Competition finalist, Lucy Yeghiazaryan, has been hosting an evening of music every other Saturday night at Farafina Lounge for the last few months. This is an African lounge with a strong NYC flair. The majority of the crowd is local who know what they like and, on occasion, there are visitors and jazz listeners who stop by. It’s a mix of jazz, funk and old school R&B. It’s good, real music with no cover, amazing food and reasonably priced drinks in a real NY neighborhood.