Robert Glasper Experiment - Celebrate Brooklyn (FREE)

*Please note - I will be in line at 6pm. I'll leave comments that day if anything changes.*

An elevated hybrid of jazz, hip-hop, and R&B leaps from the Grammy-winning fingers of the “supple, simmering pianist” (NPR Music) Robert Glasper—a fusion that finds its most potent expression with his exceptional band ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT. Glasper has collaborated with a who’s who list of R&B and hop-hop: his most recent album, last year’s Black Radio 2, features Common, Emile Sandé, Anthony Hamilton, Snoop Dog, Jill Scott, and Lupe Fiasco. He rolls into the Bandshell with the stalwart Brooklyn TALIB KWELI on board to add some lyrical pyrotechnics to the mix.

The versatile percussionist and composer GLENN KOTCHE's solo work—on glorious display in Adventureland, released earlier this year on the new music label Cantaloupe—is “as rooted around high-brow concepts as it is in rhythmic dynamicity and melodic bemusement.” (Pitchfork) Though best known as Wilco’s drummer, this indie legend has classical chops to burn.

AJA MONET, the youngest winner ever of the Nuyorican Poets Café Grand Slam Champion title, takes command of the stage for an opening set. Monet independently published her first book of poetry, The Black Unicorn Sings (2010), and collaborated with poet/musician Saul Williams on Chorus: A Literary Mixtape (MTV Books/Simon & Schuster, 2012). An ebook of poems entitled Inner-City Chants & Cyborg Cyphers is out this year.

http://bricartsmedia.org/events/robert-glasper-experiment-featuring-talib-kweli-glenn-kotche-aja-monet

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  • Michael Siekiem-Kontom M.

    Hey everyone! I just wanted to share with this group that I am having a social hang out at The Rooftop at Empire Hotel on August 2nd from 5pm-12am. You can find this event on FB under events and my name. Blessings.

    July 11, 2014

    • Warren

      Sounds good, Mike - I'll definitely try to be there!

      1 · July 12, 2014

    • Warren

      Hey Mike - is this still on for the 2nd? If so, I can make it!

      July 29, 2014

  • Michael Siekiem-Kontom M.

    Great

    July 6, 2014

  • Teraza

    Great concert and huge turnout, more than what I had expected. I'm sorry I didn't get to meet everyone though . I was waaayyy in the back Lol. Will try again next time.

    July 6, 2014

  • Michael Siekiem-Kontom M.

    It was definitely a pleasure to meet you all in person. The concert was phenomenal aside the crazy set by the young man with the monkey sounds in his set lmao. I am looking forward to the next meetup. Stay blessed.

    2 · July 6, 2014

  • Jennifer

    A great show. I hope to meet you all next time.

    4 · July 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great concert with great people. Y'all are right about that middle set. I might have to burn some sage for the attempted possession. Otherwise I'll definitely go to future events.

    3 · July 6, 2014

  • Michael Siekiem-Kontom M.

    If anyone has photos or video of this evenings concert please share at[masked] or [masked].

    July 6, 2014

  • Matthew

    Line is serious out here

    July 5, 2014

    • FV

      Sry Matthew. My phone stopped working around 8. Womp. Next time. Glad you made it in!

      July 5, 2014

    • Matthew

      My phone stopped as well. Next time sis.

      July 6, 2014

  • FV

    Hope everyone enjoyed themselves. Til next time. - Faye

    2 · July 5, 2014

  • Terry B.

    its nice out here

    1 · July 5, 2014

  • FV

    Ok. I have a seat for Jennifer. Everyone else may have to hit the lawn if you haven't already!

    July 5, 2014

  • FV

    Ok seats are fillin up now. We have 2 seats saved thanks to Anita sittin on the lawn

    July 5, 2014

  • Montana

    Who's going alone? :)

    July 5, 2014

    • Nancy G.

      Fave posted where they are and some people posted their numbers if think you can make it

      July 5, 2014

    • FV

      No worries. We still have two seats for those coming alone. Plenty of other seats for those who are not. No worries. Plus plenty of lawn area available.

      July 5, 2014

  • Teraza

    Just leaving from Queens now. Hope I'll be able to get in. I'll have on a teal blue top. See you all in a few.

    July 5, 2014

  • Montana

    Ahh man missed the seat still coming though!! I've saved Tania and fv number. I've got long dark hair today should be a good show

    July 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Me

    1 · July 5, 2014

    • FV

      Plenty of seats left. Maybe bout 150. I have a 1 seat with Michael and crew and a seat near me. Text[masked]-0279. Service is spotty.

      July 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    The line it's insane!

    July 5, 2014

    • Nancy G.

      If you just got here I'm in a hot pink tank top and blue jean capris

      July 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can I join anyone earlier.I'm stool trying to get to the end.

    1 · July 5, 2014

  • FV

    We are on the left hand side in the seat area. I have a flowery pink shirt on. Plenty of seats left

    July 5, 2014

  • Michael Siekiem-Kontom M.

    Hey all! I am standing in the area where the line begins. I met one of my friends here. Once again I have on a blue & white checkered short sleeve shirt with shades on. See you soon!

    July 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      20 min out. I'll be the natural woman looking lost in a black and white circles spaghetti strapped dress.

      July 5, 2014

    • Montana

      Hello! Is 7.45 too late to arrive?

      July 5, 2014

  • Montana

    I'll be there about 7.45 is that too late??

    July 5, 2014

  • Matthew

    Heading down there in a hour

    July 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    On my way. I'll be looking for y'all. # again (347)[masked]

    July 5, 2014

  • Michael Siekiem-Kontom M.

    Nice day out. Walking towards the park. Call me to designate location to meet.

    July 5, 2014

  • Contona

    Me too. If anything comes up please text me or call 6463211051. See everyone later.

    July 5, 2014

  • Michael Siekiem-Kontom M.

    In route now. I will update once I am at the park. Peace!

    July 5, 2014

  • Jennifer

    Hey guys, i'll be joining you tonight. My # is[masked] 0524. I'll be on the lookout.

    July 5, 2014

  • Michael Siekiem-Kontom M.

    This event, do we need actual paper tix to enter. I never printed a tix. I myself will have on a short sleeve blue & white checkered shirt with shades. Once again my number is[masked] feel free to call or text to give specific location. Thnx.

    July 5, 2014

  • Michael Siekiem-Kontom M.

    You can bring lawn chairs. No bags. You can carry water.

    July 5, 2014

  • Michael Siekiem-Kontom M.

    Are we collectively meeting as a group at this event at some point? I will arrive to the park early as possible. Are we allowed to bring travel chairs? Any updates please call my cell at 917.215.5549. Thank you.

    July 5, 2014

    • FV

      Please visit website for rules of the park event. I don't remember chairs but that doesn't mean they are not allowed. I've seen blankets. I'll be in the line on the Southwest end (there are two lines). I'll have a pink flower shirt on. LoL not sure if that helps anyone but I'll keep updating closer to start time.

      1 · July 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks FV I'd really appreciate updates a collective meeting as Michael suggested. My # is (347)[masked] for anyone who gets lost in the shuffle.

      1 · July 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Love when one of my IPOD favorites pop up in BK, especially for free. I've never been to Celebrate Brooklyn. Is there a specific place to meet?

    July 4, 2014

  • Shulonda S.

    Hello,
    I'm excited to be a new member of this group!!!!

    June 29, 2014

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