The 2012 Battle of The Boroughs’ series was one for the records! We began with 524 submissions and narrowed it down to 49 acts with hundreds of artists participating to represent their borough. The incredible diversity of our great city was represented in the varied genres and styles of the performers, in house crowd, and our online audience. In the end, Brooklyn’s own Brown Rice Family prevailed and they were crowned the Ultimate Winner.
Join them in The Greene Space as they perform in celebration of their win in the 2012 Battle of The Boroughs. Brown Rice family will be collaborating with other Battle of the Boroughs participants in celebration of their win at the Ultimate Battle of the Boroughs. They will be performing with Domenica Fossati (Flute) and Peter Patson (Guitar) from Underground System Afrobeat (Brooklyn), Kya S. Perez (conga) from Bodoma Garifuna Cultural Band (Bronx) and Joe Trombino (lead Singer) from The Great Apes (Queens). The band says: “During the Battle of the Boroughs, [Brown Rice Family] discovered many talented musicians with positive energy that we probably wouldn’t have met if we hadn’t participated, so we decided to collaborate with them at our celebratory event. [Brown Rice Family’s] goal is to make a healthy and positive contribution to the arts while continuing to be culturally and musically diverse.”
Don’t miss out on this classic night of NYC sounds.
Check out Brown Rice Family’s winning performance at the Brooklyn Battle:
Go Behind the Music with The Brown Rice Family:
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