BRIC House 2018 spring schedule (Jamila Woods, Juana Molina, IFE & more)

BRIC House 2018 spring schedule (Jamila Woods, Juana Molina, IFE & more)

ben January 4, 2018 0

BRIC House 2018 spring schedule (Jamila Woods, Juana Molina, IFE & more)
Jamila Woods in Chicago in 2017 (more by James Richards IV)

Downtown Brooklyn’s BRIC House has announced the schedule for its Spring 2018 season, including Jagjaguwar-signed neo-soul singer (and Chance the Rapper collaborator) Jamila Woods with Celisse on 3/15, genre-defying Buenos Aires singer/songwriter Juana Molina with Maria Usbeck on 4/5, Afro-Caribbean electronic project ÌFÉ making their New York debut on 3/29 with M.A.K.U. Soundsystem, the free Look + Listen Festival on 4/13 featuring the NYC premiere of Susi Ibarra‘s Talking Gong, a free program on Sexual Harassment and Assault on 3/21, screenings of Brooklynification Season 2 Mondays in May (“an uncomfortable comedy series about gentrification in New York’s most storied borough… for fans of Portlandia, High Maintenance and Broad City“), and much, much more.

Tickets are on sale now to BRIC members and the public on-sale begins Monday (1/8).

See the full music schedule below and see the full schedule (including art exhibitions, performance, public programs, TV & podcast, and more) at

BRIC House — Spring 2018 Music Schedule

The Knights
2017-2018 BRIC Artists-in-Residence

“One of Brooklyn’s sterling cultural products…known far beyond the borough for their relaxed virtuosity and expansive repertory.” -The New Yorker

Led by brothers Colin and Eric Jacobsen, The Knights are a GRAMMY-nominated, Brooklyn-based orchestral collective that engages listeners and defies boundaries with programs that showcase the players’ roots in the classical tradition and passion for musical discovery.

Love Sick
BRIC House Ballroom
Evening Concert: Saturday, February 3, 8PM
Tickets: $18 Advanced / $23 Door, General Admission Seating

Family Matinee: Sunday, February 4, 2PM
Tickets: $10 Advanced / $14 Door, General Admission Seating

Featuring Katja Herbers, television actress from Westworld and The Americans, this program of beautiful German lieder (poems set to classical music) includes beloved classics from Schubert and Schumann as a modern melodrama for solo voice and orchestra.

Hungarian Rock
BRIC House Ballroom
Evening Concert: Thu, April 12, 8PM
Tickets: $18 Advanced / $23 Door, General Admission Seating

Family Matinee: Sat, April 14, 2PM
Tickets: $10 Advanced / $14 Door, General Admission Seating

Explore the wide influence of Eastern European folk music, including new arrangements of Brahms’ famous Hungarian Dances and a world premiere arrangement of Ligeti’s Hungarian Rock.

​BRIC House Sessions
Thursdays—7PM DJ Set, BRIC House Ballroom & Stoop
Tickets: $15 Advanced / $20 Door, General Admission Standing

The ethos of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is alive at the organization’s Fort Greene headquarters with world-class concerts reflecting the diversity of Brooklyn in a weekly music series: BRIC House Sessions. Spanning two stages, each show begins with local DJs and musicians on the BRIC House Stoop overlooking the Gallery, where guests can explore the contemporary art exhibitions. The featured artist will then perform in the BRIC House Ballroom, one of the best spaces for live music in Brooklyn.

February 22, 8PM
Mokoomba / Mandingo Ambassadors

Drawing inspiration from the Tonga people and their vibrant life, music, and culture, Mokoomba is regarded as one of Africa’s best touring acts. An electrifying Afro-fusion of funk, ska, pop and traditional Zimbabwean rhythms, they are “a band that deserves to be seen live” (NPR). Mandingo Ambassadors will start the party with their Guinean Afro-jazz grooves.

March 1, 8PM
Les Nubians

The GRAMMY Award-winning Parisian sisters known for their neo-soul infused with sounds of the African Diaspora present Up Close & Personal, an intimate performance of classic and new songs with live visuals and storytelling. Co-curated with Joan Osborne’s Womanly Hips Presents.

March 8, 8PM
Birds of Chicago / Victory

Mixing folk, mountain gospel and soul, husband-and-wife-led band Birds of Chicago returns to New York in support of their new album, American Flowers. Singer-songwriter and veteran busker Victory will open with songs from her debut solo EP, It’s a New Dawn. Co-curated with Joan Osborne’s Womanly Hips Presents.

March 15, 8PM
Jamila Woods / Celisse

A frequent guest vocalist in the hip-hop, jazz and soul worlds with the likes of Chance The Rapper and Macklemore, Jamila Woods has emerged as a powerful, once-in-a-generation soul and R&B singer-songwriter. Hard-rocking and blues-tinged singer-songwriter Celisse opens.

March 29, 8PM
ÌFÉ (New York debut) / M.A.K.U SoundSystem

A powerful synthesis of electronic sound and Afro-Caribbean language, ÌFÉ is a bold new project from Puerto Rico-based, African American drummer/producer/singer Mark Underwood, aka Otura Roso Mun. New York’s ‘immigrant beat’ innovators M.A.K.U SoundSystem will start things off with their explosive blend of traditional Latin rhythms and gritty urban sensibility.

April 5, 8PM
Juana Molina / Maria Usbeck

Ever-experimental artist Juana Molina is known for creating distinct and bewitching music that defies genre. Using looping technology to layer propulsive guitar strumming, clanging percussion and her ethereal vocals on top of one another, she creates a whirling, hypnotic and often gorgeous musical tapestries. Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter and former Selebrities frontwoman Maria Usbeck opens, performing songs from her solo debut album Amparo.

April 12 | 8PM
The Knights / Black Sea Hotel

The GRAMMY-nominated, Brooklyn-based orchestral collective explores the wide influence of Eastern European folk music, from traditional tunes set by Romani folk musicians to modernity. Brooklyn vocal trio Black Sea Hotel opens with their beautifully-precise Balkan vocal harmonies.

Look + Listen Festival
Friday, April 13 | 8PM
BRIC House Stoop & Gallery, FREE

“Stands out, even in a very crowded field, as a genuinely innovative series.” –John Schaefer, WNYC’s Soundcheck

The Look + Listen Festival celebrates the best of contemporary classical music by presenting it in compelling visual art galleries. Each concert offers a chance to hear a diverse group of performers playing works by some of today’s finest composers. The program at BRIC House includes the New York City premiere of a festival-commissioned chamber piece, Talking Gong by Susie Ibarra, that’s inspired by Philippine gong-chime music, and MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Claire Chase performing Empty Garlic by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Du Yun for bass flute and electronics.

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