Bronx River Sounds 2021: Streams of Black Music - Global Praise and Deliverance Band

Best Things New York, 07/12/21
Bronx River Sounds 2021: Streams of Black Music - Global Praise and Deliverance Band

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Streams of Black Music, a concert series honoring Black Music Month during May and June 2021

Bronx River Arts Center (BRAC) is pleased to present “Streams of Black Music” a concert series honoring Black Music Month during June 2021. With a NYC Council Initiative grant called “Community Theatre of Color”, BRAC has been able to expand its performing arts productions into its new “Black Box” Event Space with renewed vigor. This year’s Bronx River Sounds festival will feature African American composers and performers from a range of musical styles, including legendary jazz guitarist and Bronx resident, Ed Cherry (Dizzy Gillespie) and veteran guitarist, bassist, and vocalist Jerome Harris (Sonny Rollins, Jack DeJohnette), as well as emerging artist and trumpeter Wayne Tucker and his funk/soul/jazz band, the Bad Mothas. Energetic, young pianist/composer/drummer Anton Kot will bring a quartet of like-minded firebrands to play his original modern-jazz compositions. Keyboardist Gino Cashie will perform with his gospel group Global Praise, and Deliverance and Alegba and Friends will perform their infectious groovy blend of African World Fusion music. 

The series kicks off on May 22nd in conjunction with a photography exhibition “Honoring Black Lives Matter” and a special performance by “Sounds of the Movement” - a concert performed by Black and Brown artists showcasing voices from the Black Lives Matter protests, whose mission is to amplify the messages of The Movement for Black lives while creating a platform and opportunity for marginalized artists who also dedicate their time and talent to activism. 'Sounds of The Movement' is a collaborative community effort by activists, organizers, and members of the Black Lives Matter movement, particularly the Black Trans lives matter faction. BRAC is delighted to host Sound of The Movement's first performance with a live audience, following their successful debut screening in April. The debut stream is still available at

May 22 7pm-8:15pm Sounds of the Movement

June 5, 4pm-5:15pm Anton Kot and Friends

June 5, 7pm-8:15pm Ed Cherry Trio

June 12, 4pm-5:15pm Global Praise and Deliverance Band

June 12, 7pm-8:15pm Alegba and Friends

June 19, 4pm-5:15pm Jerome Harris Quartet

June 19, 7pm-8:15pm Wayne Tucker and the Bad Mothas


Suggested Donation for indoor, reserved seating

$10 - Adult

$5 - Seniors and Youth under age 18

Free - Registered students (adult and youth)

Suggested Donation for outside standing

$5 - Everyone

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This program is made possible with support from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, including Council Members Eric Dinowitz, Althea Stevens, Kristy Marmorato and the Bronx Delegation. Additional support is from Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson, the NYS Council on the Arts with support from Governor Kathy Hochul and the NYS Legislature. Foundation support is from Con Edison: The Power of Giving, The New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund, The Lincoln Fund, and private donors.

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