Okai is a vocalist/percussionist who embodies the music of the African Diaspora. Brooklyn born with Haitian descent, young Okai was beating on anything that he could get his hands on to help his imagination grow. His ears became infected with the hard boom bap drum loops of Hip Hop and Roots music from the Caribbean. These sounds led him on a musical path to find Rock, Jazz, Samba, Salsa, Rumba and pretty much anything that involves percussion. Okai began his path of percussion on the drumset playing for various churches. He then played congas for his high school band for several years. Once he was introduced to the West African djembe, he concentrated on that for more than 10 years. Aside from being an achieved percussionist, Okai is also an achieved emcee that has worked with various artists and has a couple of solo albums "Dekonstruktion of the Mind" and "Okai's Odyssey".  Okai's cultural background shaped him into being the full rounded artist he is today. He is currently the lead singer and percussionist of Brown Rice Family who won the 2012 “The Battle of the Boroughs” in NYC. Okai is also co-founder of Strings N Skins who are currently finishing an album to be released summer 2019. He is an active percussionist in New York always sharing his voice and energetic rhythms.  Okai has had the pleasure of performing before audiences at Brooklyn Museum, the legendary African art auction exhibition at Sotheby's, Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall and venues throughout the United States. Internationally Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Canada, Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Australia, Japan and Brazil have been showered with his sounds and soon the rest of the world will.

Okai is a vocalist/percussionist who embodies the music of the African Diaspora. Brooklyn born with Haitian descent, young Okai was beating on anything that he could get his hands on to help his imagination grow. His ears became infected with the hard boom bap drum loops of Hip Hop and Roots music from the Caribbean. These sounds led him on a musical path to find Rock, Jazz, Samba, Salsa, Rumba and pretty much anything that involves percussion. Okai began his path of percussion on the drumset playing for various churches. He then played congas for his high school band for several years. Once he was introduced to the West African djembe, he concentrated on that for more than 10 years. Aside from being an achieved percussionist, Okai is also an achieved emcee that has worked with various artists and has a couple of solo albums "Dekonstruktion of the Mind" and "Okai's Odyssey".

Okai's cultural background shaped him into being the full rounded artist he is today. He is currently the lead singer and percussionist of Brown Rice Family who won the 2012 “The Battle of the Boroughs” in NYC. Okai is also co-founder of Strings N Skins who are currently finishing an album to be released summer 2019. He is an active percussionist in New York always sharing his voice and energetic rhythms.

Okai has had the pleasure of performing before audiences at Brooklyn Museum, the legendary African art auction exhibition at Sotheby's, Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall and venues throughout the United States. Internationally Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Canada, Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Australia, Japan and Brazil have been showered with his sounds and soon the rest of the world will.


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Gabriel Brunot aka Gbrunot is a recording artist born and raised in the small city of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Gabriel grew up exposed to musical greats which enticed him to pursue music as a career. Gabriel has been a singer since the age of 6 and discovered his passion for music at the age of 11. He was always active in his local church and never gave up an opportunity to sing. He then started performing at local talent shows and received a lot of positive feedback. Singing wasn't his only gift. He became well known in the dance scene and would dance battle on local street corners just for the sport of it. Gabriel formed a small support team called "TeamGBrunot". He then travelled and performed in the United States, Europe, and Japan at various competitions and showcases. His brand has expanded to include song, dance, and fashion. Gabriel is currently a brand ambassador for Studio One Eighty Nine. Studio One Eighty Nine (headquartered in Ghana, West Africa and USA) co-founded by Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah, is an artisan produced fashion lifestyle brand and social enterprise, made in Africa that produces African and African-inspired content and clothing. Now living in New York City, Gabriel is working on new projects, pursuing his lifelong passion for music, and is open to what the world has in store.

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Sheila Anozier has lived in New York for most of her life, but spent her childhood in Haiti where art is prevalent in everything. She began her formal training in dance at Long Island University under several professors including Diane Jacobowitz and Ella Thompson Moore, an original member of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Artistic Director of The Charles Moore Dance Theatre, as well as current Mark Morris Dance Center faculty member, Pat Hall, who supports and inspires Sheila to find her freedom in dance.

Notable performances have taken Sheila across the United States and around the world, including Ageha in Tokyo, Japan with singer/dancer Wunmi Olaiya; Ha Noi Opera House & White Palace Convention Center in Vietnam, with singer and political activist Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul & Mary); The Hague Holland Dance Festival in the Netherlands; and the Altstdtherbst Festival in Germany. New York performances include: Lincoln Center "Out of Doors," The Joyce Theatre, Town Hall, Dance Theatre Workshop, The Kitchen, Prospect Park Bandshell, and Usdan Center for Creative and Performing Arts.


Sheila choreographs for Brave New World Repertory Theatre: Street Scene (2013), As You Like It (2010) The Crucible (2008 and 2010), The Tempest (2009), andCrossing Brooklyn Ferry (2007). She performs with Bonga and the Vodou Drums of Haiti, Bethany and Rufus Routs Quartet, and Pat Hall Dancers. Sheila also teaches in schools and various organizations throughout the U.S.