J’Ouvert West Indian-American Parade 2017

If you didn’t make this years “Largest Parade in North America”, we did! And we’ve got pictures.

The name J’Ouvert originates from the French jour ouvert, meaning ‘day break’ or ‘morning’, and signals the start of Carnival. Caribbean bass was the dominating sound as crowds from all over NYC and the nation gathered together for an amazing Crown Heights block party. It was INSANE and we LOVED IT!!!


Here is a slideshow of more great pics from J’Ouvert 2017

Stay connected with World Rhythm Academy as we strive for “One World, One Heart, One Beat”.



WRA Launch Party

On Friday, June 9th, World Rhythm Academy threw a launch party at 3 Black Cats Cafe in Brownsville, Brooklyn, NY. It was well attended by our musician friends who brought their instruments and jammed with us. The goal was to let the community know that we are here and eager to provide opportunities to enjoy great live music and soulful experiences. 

We also set out to raise funds for the GeoArts Summer Program that begins soon. Check out the video from our party. Video music composed by Ronnie Burrage, ‘Words that build bridges toward a new tongue’ from Spirit Guides.

The event features poet, Monique Ngozi Nri, pianist, Michal Wierba, vibes, Vryan Carrot, drummer, Ronnie Burrage, bassist, Keenan Zach, guitarist, Kelvyn Bell, vocalist, Tim Victor, bassist, Fred Doumbe, trumpeter, Ahmed Abullah, bassist, Radu Ben Judah, guitarist, John JB Butler & misc instrumentalist, Ken KB Butler.

You can join our party and donate towards the GeoArts Summer Program for Brownsville/East New York youth right here.

Thank you for your support!