‘Uplifting, high-octane cross-cultural anthems for a global community’
Brooklyn based band, WNYC's Ultimate Battle of the Boroughs Winners
Brown Rice Family brings a colorful, flavorful, cultural ambiance with a Brooklyn vibe, infusing a part of their various cultural background into their sound.
BROWN RICE FAMILY provides a distinctively organic World Roots Music, encompassing Reggae, Jazz, Latin, Ska, Hip-hop, Afro beat, Brazilian and funk.
We are available for: Corporate events Festivals, Weddings, Concerts, Community events, Cruises, Carnival .... We are able and willing to travel Internationally.
What to Expect
A cohesive variety of sounds, Jazz,Reggae,Latin,Hip hop,Funk and so much more.
A Culturally diverse band , who in in its truest sense is a family.
You would see a love of Music, dance ,culture a love of people.
Brown Rice Family is a fun, loving World Roots Reggae band who brings Fulfillment. lots of fun and dancing, drums,saxophone ,Djembe,harmonica, trumpet. and so much more. Just an absolute wonderful time with great people who happen to be very talented musicians. You will fall in love with their music and with them. They will interact with you by dancing in the crowd, picking some willing participants for a one on one dance, and if there's a stage and you have on your dancing shoes than watch out ! you might be asked to join them on stage for one or two of their famous dance moves.
You will have the time of your life, Guarantee!
Japan,Jamaica,Haiti, Nigeria ,South Africa and The U.S
Brooklyn based band the 2012 WNYC's Ultimate Battle of the Boroughs Winners
BROWN RICE FAMILY
Today's freshest World Roots band jamming towards Global Solidarity and Organic Happiness.;is a high-energy, eight-member ensemble that combines an eclectic mix of musical influences encompassing Reggae, Hip-hop, Dance-Hall, Brazilian, Afro-beat, Jazz styling, Latin, and Funk.
With its members hailing from all over the world, Brown Rice Family draws on its diverse backgrounds to set the stage for their unique,colorful, rhythm-driven, and highly danceable sound.
The BRF sound is in the truest sense of the words World Roots Music.
BRF's colorful sound waves will carry rhythm surfers on a musical journey that straddles ancient and contemporary global sounds.
They firmly believes in self and environmental improvement, and so, is perpetually seeking out healthier ways of living, grooving, and eating;While spreading the message of ORGANIC LOVE through music.
Brown Rice Family took Japan by storm,"BRF is bridging cultures together while creating a fun atmosphere within improvisation. Amazing...," wrote Vogue Japan.
This "family" creates World Rhythm driven music and dance that is infectious and nutritious for every age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and group .
Additional Booking Notes
We will provide once asked
Requirement Note: Djembe volume level needs to be little above rhythm section(drums, guitar, bass) to cut through in the mix. Its 1. Sticky Lead Vocal, Dance Wireless Vocal Mic x1 2. Okai Lead Vocal, Percussion Wireless Vocal Mic x1, Inst Mic on boom x 1
3. Yuichi Djembe, Percussion, Drum Machine Chair w/o arms x 1, Inst Mic on boom x 2, Line and stand for Drum machine phrases often interact with dance movements.
Contact regarding this stage plot: (email hidden) (phone number hidden). Soils Soprano Sax, Keyboard Inst Mic on boom x 1, Line for keyboard
5. Isaiah Tenor Sax, Clarinet, Harmonica Inst Mic on boom x 2
6. Amu Electric Bass, Back Vocal Bass amp x 1, DI x 1, Vocal mic on boom x 1
7. Kaz Electric Guitar Guitar amp x 1, Inst mic on short stand x 1
8. Tama Drum set Appropriate drum microphones for the venue
Past Booked Events
|September 03, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Haiti Wedding|
|August 20, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Hawaii Wedding|
|August 14, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Cape Cod Wedding|
|June 30, 2016 • 6:30pm - 11:00pm||Corporate Event|
|April 02, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Brooklyn Museum|
|March 02, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||knockdown Center(Tentative)|
|February 26, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert|
|February 01, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Brooklyn Bowl|
|January 26, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Final Belmont School Concert @ Carnegie Hall|
|January 19, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Belmont School Concert|
Open to suggestions, will do list along with client based on our albums, or will offer a list based on event.
|sticky rice||lead vocal|
|Chriss R||Booking Manager|
Influences & Inspiration
Bob Marley, ... just a vast array of music genre from Rock to jazz to reggae and Hip Hop.
Fela Kuti is another great one and so many more wonderful artists