Monday, September 30, 2013

Brown Rice Family upcoming shows this week.

This week, Brown Rice Family has 4 shows in NYC.
Hope to see you there!
10/2 (Wed) Red Rooster Harlem
310 Lenox Ave. Manhattan

10/3 (Thu) Fashion Week Brooklyn
241 37th street, Brooklyn
Show start 6:30pm

10/4 (Fri) WOODLAND
242 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn

10/5 (Sat) Live United
Brooklyn Bridge park, Pier 1

Monday, September 23, 2013

I hope all of you are doing well and living your dream. As for me I just came back from Belo Horizonte and Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on Friday and I had a blast. I played the Tudo é Jazz fest in Ouro Preto with UnderGround Horns and the love that we got put me on cloud 9. I feel blessed to be traveling under the influence of music. Here is a link to one of the songs from the festival...underground horns - festival tudo é jazz 2013 .

Okay that was the past, what's in the future???
 Brown Rice Family
  • Today Sept 23rd and October 7th we are playing at the Legendary Cafe Wha! As usual plz bring your dancing shoes. 115 Macdougal St Manhattan, NY 10012 Door open at 8pm Show 9:30pm-1am Door: $5
  • Saturday Sept 28th from 3.15p-5.15p Yuichi and I play percussion for the well renowned choreographer Pat Hall (Afro-Carib dance class) at Mark Morris in Brooklyn. This particular class we will be playing along Master drummer, Dr. Djobi, from Ivory Coast. I am super excited to be drumming next to this fantastic drummer. To all the dancers you do not want to miss this class!! I can't even tell you how many ancestors will be in the building that day.

  • Thursday Oct 3rd we are playing for Brooklyn Fashion week. First set is at 6.30pm. Check out what's about to go down in BK that weekend. 

  • Saturday Oct 5th  in Collaboration with  Live United, Join thousands of fellow New Yorkers at Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park to celebrate the wonder and importance of reading. It's the key that unlocks jobs, health and happiness. We played this event last year and the kids had a blast. So here we go again. 
  •  Sunday Nov 3rd "CARNEGIE YA'LL LET'S TAKE IT HIGHER                Please join us at Carnegie Hall to celebrate the roots of Hip-Hop and pay homage to its "father" DJ Kool Herc. Before all other genres of music Hip-Hop was my gateway into the world of rhythm. So for me it is an honor and pleasure to be doing this event that brings together Hip-Hop+Education=Edutainment
Carnegie Hall 
881 7th Ave New York, NY 10019 
Time: 8:30pm 
Tickets: $50-$75 
Performers: Brown Rice Family, Zing Experience, Kids Helping Kids, Nice and Smooth, Dynamic Rockers
More info and ticket:

The weekend of November 15th BRF will be touring in the Dirty south for the first time. We will be going to Georgia and North Carolina! Please look out for us if you live in these 2 states on that weekend. If you should have any hook ups to venues that might want to hear our Soul music, please dont hesitate to contact us!
UnderGround Horns
Fresh off the plane still smelling like Brazil. We have some gigs coming up that you should come to.
  • Friday Sep 27th and 28th from 5-8pm 84 St.Marks beer garden with a whole German theme. If you are a fan of beer you should come thru, they have a big selection. Have a big drink while you enjoy some live acoustic music from UH.
  • Saturday Oct 5th @4pm we will be playing at the brand new B.R.I.C. building grand opening on Fulton street in Brooklyn. BRIC House will be a new cultural center for all of Brooklyn—think of it as your new home for the arts. Come celebrate the opening of the new facility with a free all ages block party including live music, food and family activities.  
  • October 10th @Midnight Nublu 62 ave C we will be doing it again at our normal spot. We always play 2 sets so come early or late to catch UH do its thing. 
Okai Musik
I've been having a crazy fun time thus far and it will continue into the month of October. My birthday is coming up October 2nd and Oct 14th I will be traveling to Australia to visit some really good friends and possibly make some music contacts. Please keep me in your prayers as I fullfil my dreams as a musician/humanitarian to make this world a little better. Much love to all my Negus/Nigist who are taking their careers into their own hands. It's very scary at times but when you are learning to master your own life there are major lessons and rewards at the end of each journey you decide to take.
Also keep an ear out for Strings N Skins, Zing Experience, Monvelyno Alexis, Bombazo dance co, Freddy Fuego tet.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Flying to Brazil today!!!

Flying to Brazil today to play with underground horns @ a festival in Ouro Preto, then flying to Rio to enjoy the rest of the country. I will keep you posted and post some pics if I can. Wish me well. BlissBless.