CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

Performance Friday, February 26, 2016 | 7:30 PM

Neighborhood Concert: Brown Rice Family

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center
Brooklyn-based world roots band Brown Rice Family is a high-energy, eight-member ensemble that combines an eclectic mix of musical influences encompassing reggae, hip-hop, Brazilian, Afrobeat, jazz, rock, Latin, and funk. With members hailing from all over the world, the Brown Rice Family draws on its diverse backgrounds to create a colorful, rhythm-driven, and highly danceable sound. This concert will also feature new works inspired by the song “Somewhere” from West Side Story, written and performed by young people in the Queens community in collaboration with Brown Rice Family as part of The Somewhere Project, a citywide creative learning project that honors Carnegie Hall’s 125th anniversary.

Arrive early to participate in a collaborative mural process, created by Yazmany Arboleda and limeSHIFT. Starting at 6:30 PM, audience members can contribute to the "Somewhere" mural in the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center lobby.

Performers

  • Brown Rice Family
    ·· Okai, Lead Vocals and Percussion
    ·· Lenworth Maxwell, Vocals
    ·· Soils Tshepo Puoane, Saxophone and Keyboard
    ·· Isaiah Richardson Jr., Saxophone, Clarinet, and Harmonica
    ·· Kazuya Ishijima, Guitar
    ·· Oladotun Amu, Bass
    ·· Yuichi Iida, Percussion
    ·· Tamaki Ui, Drums
    ·· Corey Chinel Miller, Dance

Program

    BROWN RICE FAMILY Say What You Wanna Say
    LEONARD BERNSTEIN Somewhere (arr. Brown Rice Family)
    BROWN RICE FAMILY Gun Town
    BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB Zimbabwe (Illegal Economic Sanctions) (arr. Brown Rice Family)
    BROWN RICE FAMILY Moving Forward
    ELIJAH, JULIA, MARQUES, BROWN RICE FAMILY Who Knows
    ANGEL, DIAMOND, NYSHAWN, BROWN RICE FAMILY Turning Point
    THE SKATALITES/BROWN RICE FAMILY Latin Goes Ska (arr. Brown Rice Family)
    BROWN RICE FAMILY Believe In Yourself
    BROWN RICE FAMILY Africa
LaGuardia Performing Arts Center
LaGuardia Community College
Mainstage Theatre

31-10 Thomson Avenue | Queens
(Alternate entrance at Building E on 47th Avenue and Van Dam Street)
Subway 7 Subway e Subway g Subway m Subway r | Bus: B62, Q32, Q39, Q60
RSVP required: Call 718-482-5151 or click here

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The Somewhere Project is made possible, in part, by generous support from the Howard Gilman Foundation, Martha and Bob Lipp, and Randy and Jay Fishman.

Public support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York State Regional Economic Development Councils with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and New York City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley.
Public support for Neighborhood Concerts is provided by Council Member Helen Rosenthal.

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