Historic: BRC Orchestra, Deep Roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Schimmel Center, NYC (11/23/13)

brco deep roots rack card front2 smAltogether awe-inspiring… 
With “Deep Roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” the Black Rock Coalition Orchestra transported us back in time and into the future with a rousing homage to the Pioneers, Founders, Innovators, Technicians, Trailblazers and Instigators of the genre. Under the Musical Direction and Design of Toshi Reagon, the monstrously-talented members of this world-class Orchestra recreated the spark that blew minds and kindled an industry. 
This was classic Black Rock Coalition Orchestra. With our every breath, our very blood, we celebrate the Originals. The ones from whom we all flow. Now and always, we acknowledge the before, the during, and the everlasting after. 
 Many thanks are also due to Isabel Soffer of LiveSounds.org, who curated this awesome night at the Schimmel Center. And thank you too to BRC Board of Directors member Bill Bragin (globalfest-ny.com) for making the connection.
Rock ‘n’ Roll… 
Musical Direction and Design: Toshi Reagon
Host/DJ/Narration: Carl Hancock Rux
Special Guests:
Nona Hendryx
Vernon Reid
Corey Glover
Marc Anthony Thompson aka Chocolate Genius
Matt Whyte
Karma Mayet Johnson
Marcelle Davies-Lashley
Jason Walker
Fred Cash, Jr, Electric Bass
Robert “Chicken” Burke, Drums
Mimi Jones, Upright Bass
Juliette Jones, Violin
V. Jeffrey Smith, Horns
Ronny Drayton, KiKi Hawkins, Asa Asa Lovechild
Adaku Utah, Dance

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