The Soul Rebels will return to Brooklyn Bowl at the end of this month for their annual weekend residency with two very special guests, legendary rapper Black Thought (The Roots) and R&B singer-songwriter Elle Varner.
First, on Friday, March 24th the eight-piece New Orleans hip-hop/funk brass ensemble will welcome acclaimed rapper and The Roots cofounder Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter. Then, the following night, The Soul Rebels will be joined by Grammy-nominated songstress Elle Varner.
“Our band is constantly growing, evolving and tapping into different sources of inspiration at Brooklyn Bowl,” said Julian Gosin of The Soul Rebels. “This year we are extremely excited and grateful to perform with one of the greatest MCS to ever do it, the powerful Black Thought, who will join us on our first night. On our second night, Elle Varner, who has one of the purist, most soulful and beautiful voices today, will grace the stage with us.”
The collaborative sets come as the latest in a long list of joint musical ventures for The Soul Rebels, who have become the go-to for A-list artists looking to add a brassy New Orleans flavor to their tracks and performances. The band has previously collaborate with Katy Perry, Nas, G-Eazy, DMX, Robin Thicke, Macy Gray, Portugal. The Man, Robert Glasper, Pretty Lights, Talib Kweli, GZA, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Raekwon, Metallica, and Marilyn Manson among many others.
The Soul Rebels will also link up with legendary rapper GZA of Wu-Tang Clan at New Orleans, LA’s Toulouse Theatre on Friday, April 28th for a brass-backed blast of hip-hop havoc [get tickets]. The 9:00 p.m. performance will come just hours after The Soul Rebels perform with the full Wu-Tang Clan at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Tickets are on sale now.
Tickets for The Soul Rebels Brooklyn Bowl residency featuring Black Thought and Elle Varner are on sale now. For more information and to purchase tickets, head here.
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