People’s Champs & BCAM’s performance is the culmination of a two-week music, production & songwriting workshop. In this very special collaboration, students fromBedford Stuyvesant’s Brooklyn Community Arts & Media High School (BCAM) will be led by experimental-dance-soul-funk collective People’s Champs and trombonist / OneBeat exchange alum Alex Asher in the creation of new, original music.
Ruminating on the theme “My Brooklyn — Stories from My Brooklyn”, People’s Champs and BCAM will address topics of place, ownership, justice, change and community in Brooklyn. The collaborative performance will be followed by a set of original music from People’s Champs’ debut LP “American Dreamers.”
This is the first of a special series of events curated by Found Sound Nation, a collective of artists who design collaborative music creation projects with the goal of building just and healthy communities, including the OneBeat international music exchange. Our events challenge the traditional concert experience by presenting adventurous original works that amplify the voices of youth and underrepresented communities, and connect people across cultural and geographic divides.