Historic: BRC Orchestra, It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Night in Tribute to Prince

FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2017 Von King Park, Brooklyn, with New York City Parks Department photos by photos by LaRonda Davis Prince was one of us. A rocker. Black and musically outspoken with depths that plumbed generations. That’s why we celebrate him. For us, he is more than a symbol, more than Purple Rain, more […]

Historic: Santana Redux with the BRC Orchestra @ BAMcafe

FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017 BAMcafe Live   The BRC Orchestra, the all-star repertory company of the Black Rock Coalition, performed a focused retrospective on the music of legend Carlos Santana for May 5 (Cinco De Mayo): “Santana Redux with The BRC Orchestra,” as a nod to the collaborations of Black and Latino rockers and to […]

Proud of our Sisters at the Women’s March on Washington

Shout outs to Nona Hendryx, Ganessa James, Toshi Reagon, Ginny Suss, and other ladies who are standing tall in front of the movement. Motivated and inspired.

Historic: BRC Get-Down Revue @ Winter Jazz Fest

In a rousing revival of our Black Rock Coalition Get-Down Revue, we kicked off our 32nd year of mission-oriented programming with an encore performance of choice cuts from the Atlantic Records R&B box set in celebration of the pioneers of early rock & roll who called the label home from 1947-1974. It was a certified dance party, featuring: Luqman […]


    “That the BRC is still here, and still needed, was pressed home every time [Corey] Glover sang ‘Enough is never enough.’ Because the work is never done. But the rock is worth the battle.” —David Fricke,, 2010 Dear Friends and Family, Thank You. Your support and contributions over the years have helped […]

Historic: BRC Orchestra’s A Tribe Called Quest Retrospective

Saturday, October 1, 2016 @ BAMcafe Live 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 […]

Historic: BRC Orchestra salutes 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 […]

Historic: 7/27, BRC Remembers Bernie Thru Film @ Commodore Barry Park
Historic: BRC Get-Down Revue @ Midsummer Night Swing

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 […]