Tear a Root from the Earth (work-in-progress)

BRIC Arts | Media

BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. We present and incubate work by artists and media-makers who reflect the diversity that surrounds us. BRIC programs reach hundreds of thousands of people each year. Our main venue, BRIC Arts | Media House, offers a public media center, a major contemporary art exhibition space, two performance spaces, a glass-walled TV studio, and artist work spaces.

$8 Advance /$12 Day-of-show


Venue: BRIC Artist Studio


Tear a Root from the Earth is a new musical about the legacy of America’s involvement in Afghanistan over the last 35 years, told not on the scale of international politics or global warfare, but through the story of a single Afghan family. Featuring an on-stage band composed of instruments from East and West. From Afghanistan, virtuoso and co-composer Qais Essar plays the traditional rabab alongside Afghan percussion. From the West, Americana band Gramophonic, under the direction of co-composer and lyricist Johnny Walsh, lends folk, bluegrass, and rock rhythms to the captivating score.


By The New Wild and Qais Essar 


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