Over 3 consecutive days, #CoLab will feature 3 guest artists: Swing Riot on October 15th, Alaclair Ensemble on October 16th and The Brooks on October 17th at Club Soda. In-person tickets are available at Lepointdevente.com for $20, $30, $50, or $100 – a portion of the proceeds will be donated to charities selected by each guest artist. The shows will also be available via livestream for free on Twitch with the possibility of making donations virtually.
Urban Science Brass Band is well known on the Montreal scene for its improvised shows, either on stage or outdoors. The collective of artists – composed of both musicians and dancers – cleverly mixes New Orleans brass band culture with a repertoire of hip-hop classics. Their unique style blends jazz and urban culture and spreads an infectious energy that builds intergenerational bridges.
The #CoLab series highlights collaborations with various high-caliber Montreal artists – the dance collective Swing Riot, rap queb mascots Alaclair Ensemble and funk/jazz veterans The Brooks. Each night, the artists will take turns performing, but with a unique #CoLab twist: a mashup where both artists will be on stage at the same time, reinventing and experimenting together in what is sure to be an explosive collective performance!
A portion of the shows’ proceeds will be donated to charities chosen by each guest artist. Swing Riot will support the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal, Alaclair Ensemble will support Pour 3 Points and The Brooks will support the Fondation CHU Sainte-Justine.
|October 15 – #CoLab Urban Science Brass Band x Swing Riot|
Swing Riot – A dance event that promotes Lindy Hop, good swingin’ jazz and Montreal street culture. A venue for people to express themselves and leave it all out on the dance floor. A moment that unites dancers and spectators together in shared creativity and inspiration.
|〰️October 16 – #CoLab Urban Science Brass Band x Alaclair Ensemble|
Alaclair Ensemble – A postrigodon band formed in 2010, Alaclair Ensemble is currently composed of Eman, KNLO, Robert Nelson, Claude Bégin, and Vlooper. The ensemble released their first opus 4,99 in June 2010. In 2016, the group filmed and released the video for the song “Ça que c’était” from their album Les Frères cueilleurs, also released that year, which earned them the Félix for best hip-hop album at the ADISQ awards and established their standing in the rap world.
|〰️October 17 – #CoLab Urban Science Brass Band x The Brooks|
The Brooks – A clever soul/funk mix, The Brooks have challenged conventional geographical references. Named “the best kept secret in Canadian funk” by La Presse Québécoise, The Brooks is a group of accomplished musicians who are well known in soul/funk scenes across the Atlantic