7PM - Doors open with a DJ set by DJ P.U.D.G.E.
With guitar in hand, celebrated Malian musician Vieux Farka Touré will bring his rocking interpretation of West African desert blues to BRIC’s ballroom stage and Innov Gnawa extends the groove to the Stoop.
Touré began studying music in secret until his Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist father Ali Farka Touré gave his blessing for his talented son to deviate from their tribe’s lineage of soldiers and become a professional musician. Since then, the younger Touré has collaborated with gifted artists across the world including Israeli star Idan Raichel and more recently, Brooklyn’s own Julia Easterlin, who performed with Vieux in an unforgettable show at the 2015 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival. While drawing links between West African music and American blues forms, Touré imbues his music with politics and will ignite this BRIC House Session in a display of stunning dexterity and charisma.
Bringing traditional gnawa music to BRIC’s Stoop, Innov Gnawa pays tribute to Morocco’s black communities with their own interpretation of this African desert blues. Innov Gnawa is sure to mesmerize audiences with lilting tunes and a dazzling intergenerational band.
BRIC House is Brooklyn’s cultural living room: a 40,000 square foot multi-disciplinary arts and media complex in the former Strand Theatre, where emerging and established artists can create work that deepens their practice and engages the diverse communities of the borough.
Beginning Nov. 1, 2022, attendees of any BRIC House programming will no longer have to show proof of vaccination or a negative test to enter the building. Masks are encouraged but not required in all BRIC operated spaces. If you have questions regarding this protocol, please email Safety@bricartsmedia.org
BRIC is committed to welcoming people of all abilities. The main floor of BRIC House has an accessible entrance on Rockwell Place, in addition to an accessible, all-gender bathroom. The BRIC Media Center, located on the 2nd floor, is accessible via elevator. The Gallery level is accessible via a wheelchair lift. Portable FM assistive listening devices are available for programs on the Stoop and in the Ballroom upon request. To make a specific access request, or to let us know other ways we can provide you with a welcoming experience, please contact Benno Orlinsky at firstname.lastname@example.org or (718) 683-5637.