Found Sound Nation, Bang on a Can's social engagement wing, is trying on a new hat. Curator! And this show is going to be a blast. People's Champs delivers a killer set, opened by their collaborations with high schoolers from FSN's partner school BCAM.
People's Champs & BCAM: Stories from My Brooklyn
Saturday, February 13, 8:00 PM
People's Champs & BCAM's performance is the culmination of a two-week music, production & songwriting workshop. In this special collaboration, students from Bedford Stuyvesant's BCAM High School will be led by experimental-dance-soul-funk collective People's Champs and trombonist & OneBeat exchange alum Alex Asher in the creation of new, original music.
Ruminating on the theme "My Brooklyn -- Stories from My Brooklyn", People's Champs and BCAM will address topics of place, ownership, justice, change and community in Brooklyn. The collaborative performance will be followed by a set of original music from People's Champs' debut LP “American Dreamers.”
This is the first of a special series of events curated by Bang on a Can's Found Sound Nation, a collective of artists who design collaborative music creation projects with the goal of building healthy communities, including the OneBeat international music exchange. Our events challenge the traditional concert experience by presenting adventurous original works that amplify the voices of youth and underrepresented communities, and connect people across cultural and geographic divides.
Featuring: Students from the Brooklyn Community Arts & Media High School (BCAM) led by Brian Satz aka B-Satz (Bajah & Dry Eye Crew, Blitz the Ambassador)
People's Champs collaborators:
Alex Asher - Trombone
Starr Busby - Vocals
Seth Johnson - Guitar
Cole Kamen-Green - Trumpet
Dov Manksi - Keyboards
Jordan Scannella - Bass
Justin Goldner - Bass
Madhu Siddappa - Drums
David Frazier Jr. - Drums