Category: Press

Questlove on B-DEC: “One performance you are NOT to miss!”; announces Roots Picnic 2010 lineup

“If you have been to any of The Roots jam sessions, you know that [B-DEC] is one performance you are NOT to miss… they shut down Carnegie Hall… they shut down every performance they’ve been too..” Joining B-DEC at the Roots Picnic 2010 are Vampire Weekend, Mayer Hawthorne, The Clipse, The Very Best, Tune-Yards, Das […]

BDEC hits Boston @ the Paradise on Thursday

“When Bajah & Dry Eye Crew came together in Sierra Leone in 2000, the country was coming out of a horrific civil war that left towns and villages destroyed and many thousands murdered, maimed, and psychologically scarred. Dry eye means boldness in local slang; in rebuilding, that quality would be much in need. Bajah’s contribution is […]

B-DEC’s “socially conscious party music” draws standing ovation @ Carnegie Hall

“Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew, a three-man Sierra Leonean hip-hop group relocated to New York City, tore into socially conscious party music that draws from both sides of the Atlantic: African and Caribbean grooves, three-part harmony and raspy dancehall toasting, denunciations of ‘hypocrites’ and ‘bloodsuckers’ and calls for love and dancing.”  (Photo: Richard Perry/The […]

Ragga Muffins Festival brings Dry Eye Crew, rasta vibes to Long Beach

ABOVE: B-DEC (L) ; Gramps Morgan (R) “It’s about passing the right message to the whole wide world… Much love and respect to the fullest. Peace is what we want all over the world. We’re all on the same train and love is the answer.” -Bajah @ Ragga Muffins Festival CLICK HERE TO READ FULL […]

World Up Music Workshop with the IRC Refugee Youth Summer Academy 2009

World Up works with refugee children in New York City; Bajah and Co. visited them last year to share their own experiences as refugees from the civil war in Sierra Leone. World Up Music Workshop with the IRC Refugee Youth Summer Academy 2009 from World Up on Vimeo.

BDEC contributes original title song to “WAR DON DON” — Winner of SXSW Documentary Feature Special Jury Prize

Selected as a runner-up @ SXSW 2010 In the heart of Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, United Nations soldiers guard a heavily fortified building known as the “special court.” Inside, Issa Sesay awaits his trial. Prosecutors say Sesay is a war criminal, guilty of crimes against humanity. His defenders say he is a reluctant […]

BDEC w/ Hugh Jackman @ The Global Poverty Project Fundraiser

The Global Poverty Project is an educational and campaigning organization that seeks to educate and activate citizens to be part of the movement to end extreme poverty. LIFE Magazine: The Global Poverty Project Presents “1.4 Billion Reasons”

Lady Gaga flashes the Y-Eye

BDEC Producers’ Work Nominated for Grammy!

Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew production team The Fyre Dept‘s work with Ledisi has been nominated for two Grammys in the categories of Best R&B Album (Turn Me Loose) and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (Goin’ Thru Changes).  Headed up by Eric Krasno (Soulive) and Adam Deitch (Wyclef Jean), Fyre Dept has also produced blazing tracks […]

Blitz The Ambassador – MTVU House Band Live ft. Bajah and other special guests

Last week, Blitz The Ambassador, armed with his band The Embassy Ensemble, a string section and a slew of special guests (John Forte, BAJAH, Kate Mattison, Tess and more) took over Royal Blue Studios in Brooklyn to record a live session for MTVU’s House Band series.  The studio is run by Robert Honablue, who has […]