Morrisania Band Project (also known as MBP) is an award-winning R&B soul collective founded in September 2016. Their mission is to add vibrancy to the Bronx through music, community engagement, and social initiatives. With creative energy and loads of talent, MBP delivers the sounds of legendary soul, pop, and funk artists, while promoting awareness for issues like gun violence, disaster relief, and sickle cell disease.
Founder, Elissa Carmona is a singer, Air Force veteran, and winner of the 2020 SU-CASA, Community Arts, and Arts Fund awards. MBP presented the 2019 Summer Concert Series, a ten-concert series that ran throughout the South Bronx from June through October. Throughout 2019, they performed at numerous events hosted by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., Council Member Vanessa Gibson, and Assemblymember Michael Blake, and headlined at Summer on the Hudson’s Mamapalooza on May 26th, Make Music Day at Lehman College on June 21st, Bronx Night Market on September 7th, and Queens Night Market on October 26th.
This year, many of MBP’s live performances were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They’ve since transitioned to virtual concerts, and now available for livestreams and venues that offer social distancing.
In June 2020, MBP launched the “2020 Concert Series – Quarantine Edition”, a virtual concert series hosted by vendors, Bronx Music Heritage Center, The Point, Musicasaa, ARTISTS 4 JUSTICE, and more. Follow MBP on Instagram @MorrisaniaBand for all scheduled concerts.