Author Archives: Crew

BDEC hits the stage The Roots Jam

BDEC joins Mos, Toubab Krewe and John Brown’s Body @ The Manifestivus Festival in Cabot, VT

Early bird tickets are sold out, so get yours soon! More info and tickets @ The Manifestivus website

The Roots Picnic 2010: B-DEC takes Philly by storm!

Cafe Habana Outpost party: Fort Greene, BK

IT’S OFFICIAL! The Roots + Talib Kweli + BDEC + Blitz the Ambassador = SUMMER HOTNESS @ Celebrate Brooklyn!

The Roots headline this World Cup party @ Celebrate Brooklyn (Prospect Park), which celebrates the first time in its 80-year history the tournament will take place on African soil. With a kick-off by Sahr Ngaujah, the star of Fela! on Broadway, the show features performances by artists from all corners of the Diaspora, including host […]

Corey Booker: the great mayor of Newark, and latest BDEC fan

At his Hiro Ballroom fundraiser in NYC, at which the Dry Eye Crew were well represented (see photo), Cory Booker gave an inspiring speech, and referenced two African proverbs: If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. If they knock you down 6 times, get up 7. AFRICA […]

Ubuntu event = Massive Success

A message of thanks from the organizers to BDEC: “Thank you for being a part of our inaugural Rock the Bowl host committee.  The night was a huge success, which would not have been possible without your support and dedication to Ubuntu Education Fund. “We sold out the event, raised over $100,000.00, and had an […]

Monday (4/26): ROCK THE BOWL to benefit UBUNTU ft. Antibalas + BDEC

BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE All proceeds from this event to benefit Ubuntu Education Fund and their groundbreaking work with orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa. Featuring Antibalas / Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew / Lion of Ido / Grindcity / Special Performance by members from the casts of Broadway hits “The Lion King,” “Memphis” and Fela […]

Dry Eye Crew w/ Damian, Jeff Wright, Damon Dash…

Jeffrey Wright [Top Center photo] has an organization called  Taia Peace Foundation that does amazing work in Sierra Leone – they are currently in the process of building a much needed new road so villagers can get to work.  Check it out here

April 13/14: Salone Cultural Renaissance Party ft. BDEC, Fela! Broadway, Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars and FELA! On Broadway partner to present a two-night, pre-Independence Day Celebration of Sierra Leone’s Cultural Renaissance April 13: Sierra Leone Night at FELA!, Starring Sierra Leonean Sahr Ngaujah [TICKETS] April 14: “Sierra Leone Rising” at the Highline Ballroom, a Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars record release concert featuring Special […]