UPCOMING: FREE, 10/1 @ BAMcafe BRC Orchestra performs A Tribe Called Quest Retrospective

Saturday, October 1, 2016 @ BAMcafe Live, 9p, FREE


The Black Rock Coalition Orchestra’s Tribe Called Quest Retrospective


Long recognized as one of the greatest hip-hop collectives of all time, A Tribe Called Quest took the genre to new heights sonically and lyrically by combining street beats with jazz influences—a style and a sound that laid the groundwork for new genres like acid jazz, trip hop, and drum and bass.

As part of SOURCE360 Festival, the BRC Orchestra will honor these hip-hop icons with a program that showcases some of the group’s best work, along with choice album cuts from classics like People’s Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm, Low End Theory, and Midnight Marauders. The program will also honor founding ATCQ member Malik ‘Phife Dog’ Taylor (who passed away earlier this year), and Weldon Irvine, a distinguished composer and teacher who mentored the group and many others within the BRC circles.


Part of the SOURCE360 Festival

Historic: BRC Orchestra salutes There’s A Riot Goin’ On

Luv n' Haight: The BRC Salutes Sly & The Family Stone's There's A Riot Goin' On

Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ BAMcafe Live, 9p, FREE


Luv n’ Haight: The BRC Salutes Sly & The Family Stone’s There’s A Riot Goin’ On


There’s A Riot Goin’ On was created during turbulent times. Its resonance with the current political climate helps us make a statement, through the music, that reflects our solidarity with today’s Black Lives Matter movement as well as other social-minded, action-based organizations. This also continues our Million Man Mosh initiative of bringing artists, activists, and fans together to move the needle for social change.


Hosted by Miles Marshall Lewis, author of There’s A Riot Goin’ On from the 33 1/3 book series

with a representative from Black Lives Matter, New York chapter

Historic: 7/27, BRC Remembers Bernie Thru Film @ Commodore Barry Park

Historic: BRC Get-Down Revue @ Midsummer Night Swing

brc get-down art3


Saturday, July 2 was the world premiere of the BRC Get-Down Revue. MD Luqman Brown assembled a killer crew of crack cats who to make booties shake to hits from the Atlantic Rhythm & Blues Box Set—celebrating the genius of Ray Charles, Ruth Brown, Big Joe Turner, The Coasters, and more. With DJ Monica Sharp at the famous Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center.

***brc gdr msns corey wayne v jeff *brc gdr brco msns corey *brc gdr brco msns horn section *brc gdr msns brco lisala keith

Historic: BRC Orchestra performs the music of Prince & Earth Wind & Fire, Bklyn

brco at iaaf 2016


Screen Shot 2016-06-20 at 1.01.20 PM20160703_185736 Gene Williams and Darrell McNeill @ BRC Orchestra performance at IAAF

Love for the BRC (we love you back…)

A love letter from our good (and talented) friend Michael A. Gonzales for Red Bull Music Academy, Oct 2015 Fear of Music- A Tribute to Black Rock Coalition | Red Bull Music Academy Daily_Page_01 Fear of Music- A Tribute to Black Rock Coalition | Red Bull Music Academy Daily_Page_02 Fear of Music- A Tribute to Black Rock Coalition | Red Bull Music Academy Daily_Page_07 Fear of Music- A Tribute to Black Rock Coalition | Red Bull Music Academy Daily_Page_09


A history lesson long in the writing, Sun Singleton brought the historical realness on Ebony.com, Oct. 2015 The Black Rock Coalition- Afropunk Before Afropunk - Entertainment & Culture - EBONY_Page_1

EPIC: All The WOO in The World: An All-Star Celebration of Bernie Worrell

On Mon Apr 4 @ Webster Hall, NYC, we threw a benefit funkraiser to show our love for Bernie Worrell. Not only is he a member of the BRC Board of Directors, he’s been at the forefront of funk from jump. With a little help from our friends (most notably Nona Hendryx and Rob Max of Sweet Relief), we raised over $50,000 to help pay Bernie’s health and living expenses as he fights Stage 4 lung cancer and liver and prostate cancer. Many of his biggest supporters, oldest friends, and most notorious collaborators were there—Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Living Colour, Paul Shaffer and the World’s Most Dangerous Band, Meryl Streep, Rick Springfield, Jonathan Demme, Mudbone, Leo Nocentelli, Questlove, Buckethead, Mike Hampton, Sarah Dash, Fred Schneider, Marc Ribler, Screaming Headless Torsos, and of course, The BRC Orchestra.


You can still donate directly to Bernie’s health and living expenses at sweetrelief.org.


Historic: BRC Photo Exhibit at NYPL for the Performing Arts, NYC
 00ca2188-a552-4c12-9a89-24170ba8409f
BLACK ROCK COALITION PHOTO EXHIBIT
AT THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY 
FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 
(LINCOLN CENTER, NYC)
Closed April 16
The Black Rock Coalition, in conjunction with the New York Library for The Performing Arts, presented a new photo exhibit featuring some of the best musicians by our strong crew of photographers. Shots by Petra Richterova, Al Pereira, Sally Foxen McNeill, and Earl Douglas Jr. were proudly displayed at the Rogers & Hammerstein Archives Of Recorded Sounds. We thank NYPL for the chance to share these impactful images.
NOW AVAILABLE: BRC 30th Anniversary Compilation

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL REPARATIONS, V3: MILLION MAN MOSH EDITION


- For a free digital download code, send an email to BRC30@blackrockcoalition.org with ‘code’ in the subject.


- For a free copy of the CD, come see us at the next BRC event (send an email to BRCmembersinfo@gmail.com to be added to our weekly newsletter, ‘This Week in Black Rock’ for updates).


BRC.rnrrv3.169.download art


A FREE compilation of socially-aware tracks by over 30 Black rockers to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Black Rock Coalition. This 3rd installment of our Rock ‘n’ Roll Reparations series is themed for our Million Man Mosh initiative and features conscious tracks by the following:

Fantastic Negrito (LA)

Fishbone (LA)

Sananda Maitreya (Milano)

Three5Human (ATL)

Sewer Rats BK (Brooklyn)

- The Negro Problem (Brooklyn)

Tamar-kali (Brooklyn)

M. Lamar (Brooklyn)

GhettoMetal (LA)

Imani Coppola (Brooklyn)

Cole Williams (New Orleans)

SATE (Toronto)

Thaylobleu (Washington DC)

Militia Vox (NYC)

GKA (Brooklyn)

Year of the Dragon (LA)

The Family Stand (NJ/LA/Netherlands)

Pussy Story (Santa Monica/Brooklyn)

Suburban Dog (NJ)

Black Angel Down (Baltimore)

Omega Sirius Moon (OSM) (Brooklyn)


PLUS an extended, digital download featuring additional new classics from:

Angelo Moore & The Brand New Step (LA)

Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber (NYC)

Sugar Fly (LA)

GhettoSongBird (Philly)

McRad (Philly)

The Ki Ki Experience (NYC)

Drue Davis (Brooklyn)

Nikolitsa (Santa Monica)

Blackbird/Shane Smith (LA)

Angela Johnson (NJ)


It’s our most geographically- and musically-diverse collection. Representing Black rockers and progressive musicians from around the world on a socially-poignant journey from outrage to reflection to action to progress.

Another BLACK ROCK COALITION RECORDS release…

Historic: BRC 30th Anniversary Compilation RELEASE PARTY

brc 30 rnrrv3 release party

FREE PARTY. FREE MUSIC. FREE NEGROES MAKING REAL MUSIC.

Shout out to compilation artists Imani Coppola, Jason BK (of Sewer Rats BK), M. Lamar, GKA, Militia Vox, Omega Sirius Moon, Drue Davis, GhettoSongBird (all the way from Philly!), and Luqman Brown (of BuddhaBug Records) for coming out and helping us blast this important music all throughout the LES. Also, thanks to all the BRC fam who was in the house and to The Black Rose for showing us another good time.

 

See y’all in 2016…


We continue our commanding ROCK ‘N’ ROLL REPARATIONS series with Volume 3: The Million Man Mosh Edition. It features songs by some of our most dynamic outsider voices as they express sonic social commentary on the world we’re living in today. Discover new favorites from Fantastic Negrito, Fishbone, Sananda Maitreya, Three5Human, GKA, Stew and The Negro Problem, Tamar-kali, Imani Coppola, The Family Stand, Suburban Dog, M. Lamar, GhettoMetal, Year Of The Dragon, Omega Sirius Moon, Sewer Rats BK, Militia Vox, SATE, Thaylobleu, Pussy Story, Black Angel Down, and Cole Williams. The extended digital download also includes culturally-conscious tracks from such talents as Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber, The Ki Ki Experience, Angelo Moore and The Brand New Step, Nikolitsa, McRad, Blackbird/Shane Smith, GhettoSongBird, Sugar Fly, Angela Johnson, and Drue Davis.   It’s all to continue the celebration of 30 years of the BRC doing what we do to support artists who are reclaiming their birthright to rock.