Art + Culture

Live at the Archway: Brown Rice Family

This week at Live at the Archway, dance along to today’s freshest world roots band, followed by a DJ set by DJ Jigüe — in Brooklyn one week only straight from Havana, Cuba! Plus make some live art with Jaimie Walker.

  • Brown Rice Family 6pm
  • Dj Jigüe – straight from Havana! To follow
  • Artist Interactive at the Space Station: Pop up gallery + live art experience with Jaimie WalkerAll night
…bridging cultures while creating a fun atmosphere within improvisation. Amazing…
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Guided by a strong belief in life’s natural flow, Brown Rice Family gives listeners a distinctively organic World Roots Music experience, encompassing reggae, hip-hop, dancehall, afro beat, jazz stylings, rock, Brazilian, Latin, and funk music. Comprised of eight members hailing from Japan, Jamaica, Haiti, Nigeria, South Africa, and the US, the members’ diverse national backgrounds set the stage for a musical journey that straddles ancient and contemporary global sounds.

DJ Jigüe is a Cuban DJ and producer who got his start in music as part of the island’s hip-hop scene in the ’90s. Initially a rapper, he transitioned to production in search of more beats for himself. Over the past two decades, Jigüe has carved out a space in electronic experimentation, spinning new sonic tales with the riches of Cuba’s musical heritage. He is in town — from Havana — and joining us in a special appearance under the Archway!

Jaimie Walker has lived & worked in DUMBO for 15 years. She graduated from Pratt Institute with a BFA in Communications Design. Walker is obsessed with people: their behavior, their faces and gestures, the way they eat and talk, the places they’re from, their addictions, the opinions they express. For her work, she records data, collects information, and gathers evidence from the streets. Over time–sometimes months, sometimes years–she layers her own and found graphic design, photography, political statements, typography and the occasional man made object time has had the opportunity to alter, creating in visual energy the stories of individual faces, people, paths and relationships.

The Space Station, by This Friday or Next Friday, premieres at this year’s Live at the Archway. Tfnf is likely the tiniest, most inconsequential art gallery in DUMBO, Brooklyn, probably in NYC, and maybe on the face of the earth. It was founded by Nathan Sinai Rayman, and he runs it with Zach Seeger, his Director of Programs.

Live at
The Archway

Live at the Archway–a curated series from the DUMBO Improvement District & The Lighthouse–showcases the best of DUMBO and Brooklyn talent, presenting a broad range of music and performance genres. This season brings sizzling salsa, Colombian cumbia, swing dancing, world roots music, sultry R&B, an Italian modern dance troupe, puppetry, funk, DJs and more. With beer, wine and bites from The Lighthouse and epic scenery below the Manhattan Bridge, it’s the best place to be every Thursday night. Concerts & events take place on Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m.

See the full lineup