BRIC HOUSE SESSIONS, BRIC’S WEEKLY LIVE MUSIC SERIES, PRESENTS Y LA BAMBA AND HABIBI, APRIL 11
Y La Bamba | Habibi
Lead Sponsor: City Point
Thursday, April 11 at 8PM
Doors & DJ Set at 7PM
BRIC House Ballroom & Stoop
$15 Adv/$18 Day of Show
General Admission: Standing
BRIC, the pioneering NYC arts and media organization celebrating 40 years as the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, presents indie-folk singer-songwriter Y La Bamba with a live show in Fort Greene. The performance is part of the 2019 season of BRIC House Sessions, a must-do Thursday concert series featuring world-class artists that reflect the diversity of Brooklyn and bring the ethos of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival into the organization’s Downtown Brooklyn headquarters. Brooklyn-based, indie quartet Habibi opens the show. City Point, an innovative entertainment and retail destination, and a supporter of culture in Downtown Brooklyn, joins BRIC House Sessions 2019 as Lead Sponsor.
At the heart of Portland-based Y La Bamba is the indie-folk singer-songwriter Luz Elena Mendoza’s inquisitive sense of self as she explores what it means to be a Mexican-American woman. Acknowledging folk music from both sides of the border throughout the band’s five albums, “the beauty of the band’s presentation is listening for those source inspirations and how each member of Y La Bamba rises to the challenge of making a musical and cultural statement without sounding preachy” (NPR). Their latest record, Mujeres, exists in the post-2016 landscape of national identity crisis, and Mendoza is leading us through places we are afraid to go.
Brooklyn-based indie quartet Habibi creates music that blends psychedelic rock and sixties girl group melodies. The name Habibi means “my love,” an Arabic word that vocalist Rahill Jamlifard grew up using in her Iranian family, and the group’s first EP in more than four years – significantly the first one recorded in Farsi – came out in spring 2018.
Brooklynite DJ Bembona (Vibras NYC) opens the night with her radical blend of Afro-Diaspora sounds.
The official BRIC House Sessions Closing Night After Party takes place at DeKalb Market Hall’s new speakeasy, Understudy.
Tickets may be purchased online at BRICartsmedia.org or via Eventbrite.com. The Box Office at BRIC House is open on performance days, one hour prior to the event. BRIC House is located at 647 Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn. BRIC House is open weekdays and Saturday at 8am and Sundays at 10am.
BRIC is celebrating 40 years as the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. The organization presents and incubates work by artists and media-makers that reflects the diversity of New York. BRIC programs reach hundreds of thousands of people each year.
BRIC’s main venue, BRIC House, offers a public media center, a major contemporary art exhibition space, two performance spaces, a glass-walled TV studio, and artist work spaces.
Some of BRIC’s most acclaimed programs include the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in Prospect Park; groundbreaking media initiatives, including BRIC TV, BRIC Radio, and Brooklyn Free Speech; and renowned contemporary art exhibitions. BRIC also offers education and community-building programs at BRIC House and throughout Brooklyn.
In addition to making cultural programming genuinely accessible, BRIC is dedicated to providing substantial support to artists and media makers in their efforts to develop work and reach new audiences. BRIC is unusual in both presenting exceptional cultural experiences and nurturing individual expression. This dual commitment enables BRIC to most effectively reflect New York City’s innate cultural richness and diversity.
Learn more at BRICartsmedia.org.
CITY POINT, a 1.8 million-square-foot retail, residential, office, and entertainment complex at the epicenter of Downtown Brooklyn, is the nexus of the burgeoning borough’s creative energy and entrepreneurial spirit. With retailers, restaurants and entertainment including Alamo Drafthouse, DeKalb Market Hall, Century 21, Target, Trader Joe’s and many others, the mixed-use development is a hub for innovation and commerce where locals and tourists alike go to work, dine, shop and play. City Point is dedicated to presenting cultural programming, immersive events and creative activations to the surrounding Brooklyn community. www.citypointbrooklyn.com