mick laBriola is a free lance Percussionist, Performer, Music Specialist, Music Director, Cue Director, Producer, Educator, Dance-Theater accompanist, Music Collaborator, Technical Adviser, Logistics Coordinator, Stage Manager and all around Renaissance Man in his field. As a Percussionist, mick laBriola has dedicated his life work to Cultural Music that has encompassed Dance, Theater, Ensembles, Workshops and Residencies.

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Workshops

mick laBriola's Rhythm Roots Workshop combines traditional drumming techniques with a sense of cultural awareness and appreciation.

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Ensembles

POSITIVE VIBRATIONS

Positive Vibrations

Roots Reggae big band with Van Nixon vocals-guitar and mick laBriola drums-percussion-vocals; including bass, drums, guitars, keyboards, trumpet, saxophone and sometimes trombone.

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world cafe international

World Cafe International

Instrumental Trio, featuring Violin, Percussion, Guitar, Oud, Saz etc. Arabic, Persian, Armenian, South American, Jazz, Celtic, Central African, Bulgarian, East Indian music, etc.

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Beau Koo Jacks

Beau Koo Jacks

Founded in 2002 by Tom Zosel, John Eric Thiede and Paul Lagos, the Beau Koo Jacks are a tribute to the great New Orleans rhythm and blues sounds of the 50’s and 60’s.

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Voices of Sepharad

Active since 1986, Voices of Sepharad has performed to critical acclaim throughout North America and Europe, celebrating the rich multicultural world of Sephardic music, dance and storytelling.

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Mojo Roots

MOJO ROOTS formulates an enticing aura of exuberance and boogie down jams, featuring Marcus-Guitar; Art Haynes-Bass; and Mick LaBriola, Percussion.

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maroons

Maroons

The Maroons are a musical trio that plays the popular music of the English-speaking Caribbean Islands, including calypso and reggae.

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Ancestor Energy

Ancestor Energy’s mantra is the juxtaposition of the amorous, enigmatic poetry of Louis Alemayehu and the prodigious, procuratorial, riveting jazz compositions of Carei Thomas, with David Wright III on reeds, Gary Schulte on violin and Mick LaBriola, percussion.

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maqam

Maqam

Music of the Arabic World featuring Mohammed Lulu, accordion-vocals, and rotating members including David Stenshoel-violin, David Burk-oud, Salah Abdel Fatah-violin/oud, Dawn Doering on Nay and mick laBriola on percussion-drums.

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Karibuni

African music quartet featuring Siama Matuzungidi, guitar-vocals-percussion-story teller; Lidia Wokolo Sanguma, dancer-singer-storyteller, Serge Akou, bass-percussion; mick laBriola, drums-percussion-vocals.

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