The Big Takeover + StringsNSkins

Mo' Beat Mondays

The Big Takeover + StringsNSkins

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm (event ends at 11:15 pm)


This event is 21 and over

Tickets available at the door $8 cash only

This event is 21+

The Big Takeover
The Big Takeover
Since 2007, the New York six-piece The Big Takeover has been fulfilling the mission implied in their name: packing clubs in the city and upstate and building their brand and reputation on the road and in the studio. A far cry from the pop-punk of American ska, The Big Takeover take their cues from Desmond Dekker and the first wave of Jamaican pop music as well as from the soulful energy and sophistication of Motown. At the center of this tight, grooving ensemble is the live-wire singing and deceptively subtle songwriting of the Jamaican-born NeeNee Rushie, a powerhouse performer who makes the audience feel like accomplices more than spectators. Traditional and experimental, The Big Takeover’s global blend reveals deep fluency in reggae and world music, hints of soul, and a pop classicism that is their own thing entirely. In New York’s musically hopping Mid-Hudson Valley, they are only the band around that is welcomed and honored at all the major national-circuit rooms: the indie/experimental haven of BSP in Kingston, the jazz and blues gem that is the Falcon in Marlboro, the classic rock mecca of the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock. The Big Takeover packs them all. On the road, the band has played over 500 shows, sharing stages with The Original Wailers, Jefferson Starship, Eek-a- Mouse, the Slackers and more. The band is currently in the studio working on their fourth full- length record, and planning a national tour to celebrate its release.
The traditional sound of the djembe along the classical sound of the violin. The rhythms of Haiti combined with the exotic Afro sounds of Colombia with an urban twist from Brooklyn. All of these ingredients give you StringsNskins. The band started as a duo in late 2013 with the purpose of mixing the similarities between Colombian and Haitian culture. Eventually the band grew to a 5-piece ensemble.

StringNskins takes you on a journey through the African Diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean, while also bringing together the different cultures by pointing out their similarities. The high energy sets include traditional dances, songs in English, Spanish and Haitian creole, and the message of unity.

The music of StringsNskins will elevate your soul.

Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249

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