In October of 2016, Brooklyn Comes Alive brought together dozens of artists to play in never-before-formed supergroups for one night only in NYC. It was there that one of the most talked-about collaborations was born: [Br]eaking [Bi]scuits with Break Science’s Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee and The Disco Biscuits’ Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner. The debut performance was easily one of the most talked about musical experiences that came out of the day, ultimately inspiring the artists to come back together for a slew of dates this spring.[Br]eaking [Bi]scuits will play three shows this spring, including stops at the Westcott Theater in Syracuse, NY on 5/18, the Brooklyn Bowl in NYC on 5/19, and Gypsy Sallys in Washington, DC on 5/20.Says Brownstein of the project, “Playing with Adam and Borahm is a dream come true. These are two of the best musicians in the entire live and electronic music scene, and they have pushed the envelope to evolve the way people perceive what is possible to accomplish musically.”Adds Deitch, “Marc and Aron went from playing the Wetlands in the 90s, to curating one of the biggest and coolest festivals in the world, Camp Bisco! They have always had one foot in the electronic sound, and one foot in the jam!”Merging together the worlds of electronic, hip-hop, psychedelic grooves and heavy jams, [Br]eaking [Bi]scuits is certainly not to be missed!5/18- Syracuse, NY Westcott Theater (tickets)5/19- Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl (tickets)5/20 – Washington, DC – Gypsy Sallys (tickets)
The Chinese government has dispatched a team of 257 soldiers for a 12-month United Nations peacekeeping mission in Liberia.The soldiers left Beijing for Liberia on Monday morning.They are the first team of the 18th batch of Chinese peacekeepers sent on tour since 2003 when China joined the peacekeeping mission in Liberia under the UN Security Council’s Resolution 1509. The second team is scheduled to set off o September 17.The 18 batch has a total of 508 soldiers, consisting of a 275-member engineering battalion, a 190-member transport battalion and a 43-member medical team.All the member soldiers are drawn from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Beijing Military Area Command.Their mission includes infrastructure work such as roads and bridges constructions, residential areas repairs, maintenance and repairs of the country’s airports and reconditioning power and water facilities.The soldiers are also tasked with transporting materials and personnel, providing medical services, contagious and epidemic disease prevention and control.The first batch of the 17th battalion will return to China on September 9 after handing over their work to their successors, after which the second batch will return on September 18.