Brooklyn, New York City got an extra special summertime treat at Prospect Park last Saturday night for the free #BRICCelebrateBrooklynFestival!
As a full moon rose above prospect park openers Chop and Quench (Fela! on Broadway) set the stage for an incredible night with their afrobeat sound, vibrant vocal and dance performances coupled with the talented musicians who brought a taste of Africa to Brooklyn by transporting us to ‘The Shrine’ in Lagos, Nigeria through the great Fela Kuti’s music.
Headliner Chronixx and the Zincfence Redemption band hit the stage at 9pm to perform an almost two-hour set in front of 8000 attendees with a spillover beyond the gates of 3000!!
In celebration of his debut album, “Chronology,” release last Friday, Chronixx and his band took us to church on Saturday night in Brooklyn with their blend of Jamaican music styles coupled with Chronixx’s silky, powerful vocals and wisdom infused lyrics.
Encouraging us to look around, say hello to people we don’t know, smile and enjoy the blessings of life, Chronixx performed hits like #SmileJamaica, #CaptureLand #EternalFire, #HereComesTrouble and #LikeAWhistle while fans sang along and grooved to his sweet reggae music into the night.
Chronixx will be joining Ms. Lauryn Hill and Nas’ upcoming US tour in September 2017. Be sure to check @chronixxmusic for dates and cities!
Listen to and purchase Chronixx’s new release Chronology here.
For the full line up for BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn festival at www.bricartsmedia.org