Broca's Area, Connecticut's Newest "Fusion Soul Hip Hop" Band, Announces Partnership with the CTBTAMarch 24, 2015
Broca's Area, a new fusion soul group comprised of local Connecticut musicians, will debut and officially release their first album, "Clarity," at Black Eyed Sally's in Hartford, Connecticut on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 9:00 PM, with a portion of the CD's proceeds benefiting the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance ("CTBTA"). Tickets for the release party are $5 at the door.
Self-described as "a future soul/hip-hop band" based out of Hartford, Connecticut, Broca's Area is comprised of five Hartt School of Music graduates whose goal is "to create a vibe of original music for your mind and soul." The band chose its name because Broca's Area is the part of the brain that controls speech and language, and band member, Stephen Cusano, was reminded of, and inspired by, his own brother's struggles in recovering from brain tumor surgery back in 2008.
Broca's Area has placed the CTBTA's logo on the back cover of the album to raise brain tumor awareness, and for every CD that is sold, a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the CTBTA to aid doctors and researchers in finding a cure to the disease.
The band notes, "Our record is ear food for all listeners," and that their "tight five-piece band has generated a wide sound." "From the boom bap of the drums, to the edgy bass lines, to the smooth electric piano with a wide-sounding synth, the rhythm section holds it down while the beautiful Mary Corso takes control with her warm, raspy vocals, accompanied by the poetic, rhythmic flow of front man, Ghazi Omair."
Broca's Area promises its audience on Thursday night an energetic performance of original compositions. The band also performs unique covers that honor some of the greats, such as J Dilla and The Roots, making its sound a creative fusion of diverse and multidimensional elements. They have announced numerous tour dates for the remainder of the spring throughout Connecticut and New York. For further information, please visit Broca's Area.
The Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance is honored to have such a talented group of musicians share their music to benefit our organization and to shine a spotlight on brain tumor awareness.