BDC Fundraiser, Featuring Marc Ribot & Sofia Rei

BDC Fundraiser, Featuring Marc Ribot & Sofia Rei

Chelsea Reject, Kill Alters

Sat, April 8, 2017

2:00 pm

Union Pool

Brooklyn, NY


This event is 21 and over

Attend a fundraising event for a much needed Sanctuary Program in our community! Brooklyn Defense Committee (BDC) is a community-based group working to build a network of sanctuary spaces in Brooklyn, especially in neighborhoods with high concentration of immigrants. BDC needs your support to continue their crucial work.

Marc Ribot & Sofia Rei
Marc Ribot & Sofia Rei
Marc Ribot (pronounced REE-bow) was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1954. As a teen, he played guitar in various garage bands while studying with his mentor, Haitian classical guitarist and composer Frantz Casseus. After moving to New York City in 1978, Ribot was a member of the soul/punk Realtones, and from 1984 – 1989, of John Lurie’s Lounge Lizards. Between 1979 and 1985, Ribot also worked as a side musician with Brother Jack McDuff, Wilson Pickett, Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas, Chuck Berry, and many others.

Sofía is one of the most passionate, charismatic and inventive vocalists on the current New York music scene. Her music explores connections between the various traditions of South American folklore,
jazz, pop, and electronic sounds. Singing in Spanish, Sofia’s voice brings more than the depth and fullness of a riveting voice, tying together

diverse influences in a program full of rhythmic complexity, and a melodic purity that haunts even as it uplifts. Her ensemble produces a range of textures as diverse as the cultural roots of its members.
Chelsea Reject
Chelsea Reject is a 22‐year old MC from Brooklyn, NY by way of St. Lucia. She’s

recently released her new album #CMPLX which features new songs with Kirk

Knight, CJ Fly, Nyck Caution and more. In the past year she has performed on several

tours including the Smoker’s Club tour with Method Man & Redman, as well as with

Mick Jenkins and Kirk Knight of Pro Era. Her new video for “Closer” is out now.
Kill Alters
Kill Alters
Kill Alters is a three piece alternative electronic band based in Brooklyn, NY. Bonnie Baxter, a Redbull Music Academy graduate, releases her own solo electronic music under the name Shadowbox. Hisham Akira Bharoocha was formerly in bands such as Black Dice (DFA / FatCat) and Pixeltan (DFA). He has also been a touring member of Boredoms for the last 8 years. His solo project is called Soft Circle. Nicos Kennedy is the glue in the group,engineering both the live sound and recordings.
Venue Information:
Union Pool
484 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211