Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Okai Musik future events

Okai Musik
Good morning Good evening good night good people all over the world. Since I'v been back from Africa its been a real creative and inspiring journey. As you may know by now i'm involved in many different music family's and non-profits and I would like to keep you updated on future shows and events. Oct 2nd is my birthday but i'm having a party on Oct 1st for all my peoples who are libra's. I'm usually not excited about my birthday but this one i'm really hype about.Come thru and meet some talented good people.
Thank you to all that helped and supported me through out this journey its greatly appreciated. All the musicians I callaborated with this year were amazing and I still have until the rest of the year God willing to do more.
Besides these dates I'm about to give you, I always have spontaneous shows coming up, so plz keep up with me on facebook.
Coming up for the Libra and Scorpio months 
Just released a new album called BrownRiceFamily radiostation. We're getting some really good feedback so please show support by purchasing this wonderful album. You will not be disappointed. 

Oct 1st- BRF will be performing at my birthday party in Brooklyn 75 Grand ave. If you would like to come please respond to this email and send me your name.
Oct 24th-  BRF @ Barmatchless 557 Manhattan ave Brooklyn,NY with Denitia Odigee, Phill Lassiter and Christin Hoberg. I'm really looking forward to this night cause thats just to many dope musicians in one spot. 
Nov 11- is BRF official release date for the album. We are looking at 2 different venues for the release party but I will be posting the venue up really soon so please keep your ears to the ground for this event.
Nov 12- BRF @ the opening of Cumbe Dance studio 7pm. 558 Fulton st near Flatbush ave. I am very proud to be apart of this new dance studio dedicated to the African diaspora dance for adults and kids. Me and Yuichi have been playing drums for Ms.Pat's west African dance class and its going to get even bigger and better and i'm glad i'm involved with the opening of whats going to be a legendary

UnderGround Horns
Sep 29th- UH @ Barbes 376 9th street in ParkSlope Brooklyn 10pm.
Oct 21- UH @ Nublu 24 1st ave NY,NY 11.30pm.
Oct 30th-UH @Halloween Kid's parade in Redhook 10.45am
Oct 31st-UH @ NY Halloween Parade
I'm currently writing a musical play called "The Dream dedicated to the Ancestors" that involves drumming,singing, rapping,poetry,chanting and dancing which will be accompanied with an album. I need some help because this is new terrirtory for me. If you would like to get involved please don't hesistate to get up with me, I'm super easy to find.
Thank you to all that came to the NegusWorld listening party we got some really good feedback on what sounded good or not from the people who were there. We greatly appreciate that. Thanks to all who came to the SouthPaw show with BRF and Bennchoumy. We will be bringing the new Haitian sound to many venues so look out for that dancing moment. 
Before you believe in anything else, believe in yourself. Peace.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

BrownRiceFamily is finish with the album and we are planning a pre release show on October 29th and God willing the release date will be 11.11.11. If you would like to hear a sneak peak of the album please don't hesistate to contact me. Keep a look out for the venues we have in mind for these two shows. Peace and Jah Bless to all my SoulJah's out there.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

There are some dope musicians in New York

Whats good my peoples. The past few months have been very exciting and challenging but its all been a great time collaborating with some of the dopest musicians in my world.

BrownRiceFamily is finishing up the new album and we are currently in the mixing process and the songs are sounding really good. Can't wait to release it and get you guys opinion on the new tunes. Its mixed up with Reggae, HipHop, Samba Brazilian styles, and Rara from Haiti. Keep your ears to the street to hear about the album release party.

Underground Horns has a new CD called "Big Beat". We have been performing a lot in the underground subway style of course and at many venues like Barbes in park slope Brooklyn, Nublu in L.E.S.  Money making Manhattan and private party's and the responses we've been getting from the crowds are amazing and overwhelmingly good. We call our music Gumbo because it is literally mixed with a lot of different styles from Arabian flavor to Salsa to Afro beat to HipHop.

I'm also working on my dream album which I will be drumming, rapping, singing, producing, and collaborating with all my favorite musicians with all kinds of different backgrounds from being German or brazilian or from Africa. This album is strictly dedicated to the ancestors who left a positive influence on mother earth and for them to channel and share there energy with people who are willing to except there help on planet earth because we need it now more than ever. If you are down to collaborate with me please don't hesitate to contact me.

Last night I did a rare intimate performance with my dude Philphy, my girls Denitia, Azizza and Christine and some really dope musicians such as Jason on Sax, Sylvester on flute and many others. I considered this performance rare because I don't usually do shows where i'm playing the drum and either singing or rapping at the same time and i feel so good doing it. When i do both at the same time it feels like i'm connecting with another part of me and when this synchronizes together I get this musical head rush thats just an amazing feeling. All the vocalist took turns doing songs back to back, everyone doing back up vocals for each other. So it was like a cypher with some dope vocalist and musicians. What seems to be happening is that i'm surrounding myself with artist who do more than just play or sing. They do both and probably many more. And thats what i'm trying to do so its cool to be around like minded people who are trying to be special at there craft.

Peace and God bless to all the Conscience minded people and may you maintain the strength and perseverance to make it through all the challenges.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
I am so overwhelmed with excitement being in Africa for the first time. I feel like i'm here representing all my family, musicians and friends that haven't been to Africa yet and its a pleasure to do so. 
 If you don't know by now the main reason i'm here is to be apart of a couple of songs that will be for a documentary on Maternal Health working with founders Lisa Russell and Maya Azucena. They are using local and international artist to bring awareness and resources to pregnant women in Tanzania and if things go as planned they will be doing this kind of work all over the world. 
I got the chance to record and perform with local artist like Mzungu Kichaa (Bongo Flava), Fid Q(the most dangerous MC on the planet), Lady Jay Dee (Singer), Mpoto I. Mrisho(Poet), and Ambros a.k.a. Dunga(producer) and Charlottel O'neil (singer,poet). I performed on February 9th in Dar es Salaam at Club Trinity with all the artist I mentioned above except for Lady Jay Dee, and it was a great feeling to get the response I did from the audience. I was so excited, that I couldn’t go to sleep that night plus I still can’t get over the jet lag although I’v been here for more than a week already. I will be going to different parts of Tanzania and will keep you posted on the different places I visit. Stay tuned to the next episode.

click here to see local and international articles on the work we did calaborating with UNFPA and on bringing awareness to maternal health. Peace and Blessings. Hotep.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Okai is Going to Africa! for real?

Welcome to my official site where I will be keeping you updated with new songs and shows that i will be doing in this wonderful year of 2011.

I will be going to Tanzania,Africa in a couple of days to work on a documentary on woman's maternal health issues with founders Lisa Russell  and Maya Azucena. I will try my best to keep you posted on whats going on as i collaborate with different artist and travel around.

Hip Hop Saves Lives will be releasing a song everyday from monday to Friday for the month of February and I'm on a lot of those joints so keep up with your boy Okai because there is a lot going on.

Until next time. Ayibobo. Peace and God bless.