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6.18.2010

Renegade Craft Fair - Brooklyn - Recap

What is that sound? Is that "Dum Maro Dum" from the 1971 Bollywood classic called, "Hare Rama Hare Krishna" ? What the hell is it doing here in the Middle of Williamsburg, Brooklyn?

It turned out to be a 19 piece brass band called the, "What Cheer Brigade" from Providence, Rhode Island?

There seems to be a growing under ground scene for these big brass bands that are now surfacing due to popularity. We had written about the Red Baraat guys a while back, who focus on Bollywood/Indian style music, but how did What Cheer get into it? None of their crew seem to be South Asian. Maybe they attended a Baraat in their past and liked the flavor. Beyond the Bolly, they played Latin, Funk, Jazz and Big Band.
Seemed like a good photo opportunity to capture these guys in front of our Chor Bazaar booth. A little Bollywood Brass and an Indie-Indian, infused t-shirt on a hot day go hand in hand. Ironically we could not make any sales during their visit because the music was too loud. What Cheer writes, "Since it requires no amplification, some call our sound Luddite Hardcore—proof that loud music doesn’t need electricity". No argument there.
One of the band members that certainly stood out from the rest of the crew called, Dead Chop Chop on Second Snare, aux. percussion.

Here is a LINK to some samples of their music.
Crowds came and went as the Saturday and Sunday wore on. We cetainly felt the heat and must have downed 10 ice cold, iced teas to get through the days.
The next few images are to let you know that we are for real and not a virtual company like "Cafe Press" t-shirt companies.  
Stack of the "Cyber Paisley" t-shirts
A stack of the "Enfield Bullet" t-shirts.

We would like to thank all those who gave us feeback and especially those that showed some love and bought some t-shirts.

The best compliment, "my husband bought one of your shirts, two years ago and wears it all the time". They bought another one!

Special Shout out to the "Renegade" folks for another great venue.
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1 comment:

Ola Fumilayo said...

Whaaat? How did I miss the dead dude playing drums?