BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Protoje / Jah9 / Yoga on Dub / DJ Top Notch


Fronting his militant band Indiggnation, Protoje articulates the righteous anger of a generation, and he performs at the Bandshell alongside Jah9 and DJ Top Notch. Plus a session of Yoga on Dub!


THU, JUN 27, 2019

6:30PM Gates / 7:30PM Show




Prospect Park Bandshell (2020)
9th Street & Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
United States
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  • Protoje

  • Jah9

  • DJ Top Notch


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Fronting his militant band Indiggnation, PROTOJE articulates the righteous anger of a generation—he’s “at the forefront of the young, talented artists redefining the parameters of what reggae music sounds like in the twenty-first century.” (LA Post Examiner) He comes by his musical bona fides honestly: Protoje’s mother is the 1970s chart-topping Jamaican singer Lorna Bennett, and his father was a calypso king from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Starting off his career with one foot in the hip hop world with his 2005 mixtape Lyrical Overdose Volume 1, he has since gravitated towards dancehall and reggae, gaining a wider audience with each of his five studio albums—beginning with 2001’s The Seven Year Itch, through last year’s GRAMMY Award-nominated A Matter of Time

Born in Montego Bay and raised in Falmouth and then Kingston, the deeply spiritual dub singer JAH9 is “inspired by the fearless truth-telling of Nina Simone” and projects “the ethereal aura of early Erykah Badu.” (Billboard) She’s a fierce advocate for women’s rights and a practitioner of healing arts. DJ TOP NOTCH, a regular at Bed-Stuy’s Lovers Rock, will take to the turntables to spin throughout the night.  

Plus, join us prior to the show for YOGA ON DUB, a free 30-minute yoga class taught by Jah9 with live music! Bring your own yoga mat and water bottle. 
WHEN: 6:30PM (as soon as gates open)
WHERE: On the Lawn, behind the BRIC Info Tent 

Venue Seating

  • All Seats Out - Click here to see the various seat set-ups at the Bandshell.
  • Lawn open for blankets/lawn chairs

Information for the Friends of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

  • Friends Member Seating: Rear seats open to Seat-Pass and Tent-Pass members
  • Friends Tent: Open to Tent-Pass members
  • Sponsor Tent: Open for Bud Light Guests

Venue Information:

The BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is one of New York City's longest running, free, outdoor performing arts festivals and is held every summer at the Prospect Park Bandshell. View seating arrangements here.

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