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BRIC CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! x BROOKLYN MAGAZINE LAUNCH IN THE TENT SERIES
An intimate behind the scenes conversation kicking off with
NPR Tiny Desk Producer Bobby Carter on July 1
More to come this season
(New York, NY – June 21, 2023) BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! in partnership with Brooklyn Magazine presents “In the Tent,” a series of 20-minute intimate conversations with different changemakers in the industry, exploring the unique perspective and inner workings of their respective musical journeys. The series features NPR’s Bobby Carter, Cellist and vocalist Marika Hughes, and Nabil Ayers, son of jazz-funk legend Roy Ayers. These conversations will take place at the Lena Horne Bandshell in Member Tent 2 before showtime.
RSVPs are recommended but not required – the first 50 guests who arrive after doors open will have access to Member Tent 2 for the conversation and for the remainder of the evening.
WHO: In The Tent kicks off with an intimate fireside chat with NPR’s Tiny Desk series producer Bobby Carter to get the scoop on the most famous desk in music, and how emerging artists get to play behind it.
WHEN: Saturday, July 1 | Doors @ 6p | In the Tent Convo @ 6:30 – 6:50p
Lena Horne Bandshell in Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Member Tent 2 (11th Street Entrance)
MEDIA CREDENTIALS: All media outlets: please apply for media credentials/photo passes online here.
BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! runs through August 24th – view the full festival lineup here, and stay tuned for additional details on the 2023 season as they’re announced!
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BRIC is a leading arts and media institution anchored in Downtown Brooklyn whose work spans contemporary visual and performing arts, media, and civic action. For over forty years, BRIC has shaped Brooklyn’s cultural and media landscape by presenting and incubating artists, creators, students, and media makers. As a creative catalyst for their community, BRIC ignites learning in people of all ages and centralizes diverse voices that take risks and drive culture forward. BRIC builds Brooklyn’s creative future.
ABOUT BROOKLYN MAGAZINE
Brooklyn Magazine is an online and print magazine — an independent media outlet invested in the communities it covers — dedicated to exploring New York’s most populous borough through the lens of culture, community, commerce, arts and leisure. “In the Tent” interviews will be conducted by editor Brian Braiker, who is a dad, writer, editor, musician and Brooklynite.
ABOUT NPR’S BOBBY CARTER
Bobby Carter is a leader on the Tiny Desk Concerts team for NPR Music and a judge of the Tiny Desk Contest. He’s brought an ever growing roster of big names and emerging artists through NPR’s HQ to squeeze behind the desk of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen and record standout performances, including Usher, Mac Miller, Noname, Anderson.Paak and H.E.R.
Carter has created new initiatives and programs to grow and diversify the Tiny Desk audience. He helped usher the Tiny Desk audience into new spaces through partnerships with Complexcon, HBO’s Insecure and the 2021 film Coming 2 America. He also conceptualized a Black History Month Tiny Desk showcase in 2021. With that programming serving as a catalyst, he’s since led the development of additional packages for Black Music Month, LatinX Heritage Month, Asian American/Pacific Islander Month and Indigenous People Month. His work in recent years has led to multiple Webby Award wins, an Anthem Award and a BET Hip Hop Award nomination. He’s also a music writer and a busy veteran DJ (DJ Cuzzin B).
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