The Bronx River Art Center (BRAC) Presents: Bronx River Sounds 2021 – Streams of Black Music at Bronx River Art Center, New York City, USA.
Dates: Saturday, May 22, 2021 - Saturday, June 19, 2021
We have received the following press release;
The Bronx River Art Center (BRAC) Presents: Bronx River Sounds 2021 – Streams of Black Music (May 22- June 19, 2021)
Bronx River Art Center (BRAC) is pleased to present “Streams of Black Music”, a concert series honoring Black Music Month during June 2021. With a NYC Council Initiative grant called, “Community Theatres of Color”, BRAC has been able to expand its performing arts productions into its new “Black Box” Event Space with renewed vigor. This year’s Bronx River Sounds festival will feature African American composers and performers from a range of musical styles including legendary jazz guitarist and Bronx resident, Ed Cherry (Dizzy Gillespie) and veteran guitarist, bassist, vocalist Jerome Harris (Sonny Rollins, Jack DeJohnette), as well as emerging artist, trumpeter Wayne Tucker and his funk/soul/jazz band the Bad Mothas. Energetic, young pianist/composer/drummer Anton Kot will bring a quartet of like-minded firebrands to play his original modern jazz compositions. Keyboardist Gino Cashie will perform with his gospel group Global Praise and Deliverance, and Alegba and Friends will perform their infectious groovy blend of African World Fusion music. The series kicks off on May 22 in conjunction with a photography exhibition “Honoring Black Lives Matter” and a special performance by “Sounds of the Movement” - a concert performed by Black and Brown artists showcasing voices from the Black Lives Matter protests whose mission is to amplify the messages of The Movement for Black lives while creating a platform and opportunity for marginalized artists who also dedicate their time and talent to activism. ‘Sounds of The Movement’ is a collaborative community effort by activists, organizers and members of the Black Lives Matter movement, particularly the Black Trans lives matter faction. BRAC is delighted to host Sound of The Movement’s first performance with a live audience, following their successful debut screening in April (The debut stream is still available at http://www.soundsofthemovement.com)
Bronx River Sounds 2021 Lineup
May 22, 7-8:15 PM: Sounds of the Movement
& Honoring Black Lives Matter Photography Exhibition
June 5, 4-5:15 PM: Anton Kot and Friends
June 5, 7-8:15 PM: Ed Cherry Trio
June 12, 4-5:15 PM: Global Praise and Deliverance
June 12, 7-8:15 PM: Alegba and Friends
June 19, 4-5:15 PM: Jerome Harris Quartet
June 19, 7-8:15 PM: Wayne Tucker and the Bad Mothas
This program is made possible with support from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and the NYC Council, Community Theatre of Color Initiative, in partnership with the Bronx Delegation, including Members Vanessa Gibson, and former NYC Council Members, Andrew Cohen, and Ritchie Torres, now U.S Representative of NYS 15th District. Additional support is from Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr., the NYS Council on the Arts with support from Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature including Assembly Member Karines Reyes and Senator Luis R. Sepúlveda. Foundation support is from Con Edison: The Power of Giving, BronxCare Health System, New York Community Trust and private donors.
Bronx River Art Center
1087 E. Tremont Ave., Bronx, NY 10460
T (718) 589-5819
Tuesday - Friday: 2 - 6 PM
Saturday: 12 - 5 PM
Gallery hours are only in effect during the exhibition dates.
OFFICE & CENTER HOURS:
Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM
DIRECTIONS TO CENTER: By Subway: #2 or #5 trains to West Farms Square/East Tremont. Walk one block east to Bronx Street. By Bus: Take #‘s Bx 9, 21, 36, 40, 42, or Q44 to East Tremont at West Farms Square. By Car: From Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn, take Bruckner Expressway to Sheridan Expressway, exit at East Tremont Ave. Turn left at the traffic light onto 177th St., one block turn left onto East Tremont, one block to 1087 East Tremont. From New Jersey and West Side Highway, take Cross Bronx Expressway to Rosedale Ave, exit. Go one block on service road then turn left onto Rosedale Ave. for three blocks, then turn left onto Tremont Ave. for four blocks to 1087 East Tremont Ave at West Farms Square.
Limited indoor seating: $10 - Adults, $5 - Seniors and Youth under 18, Free -Registered BRAC Students.
Standing/outdoors in our garden and/or Greenway Plaza, $5.00.