Morrisania Band Project (also known as MBP) is an award-winning R&B soul collective founded in September 2016. Our mission is to add vibrancy to the South Bronx through music, community engagement, and social initiatives. With creative energy and loads of talent, MBP delivers the sounds of iconic soul, pop, and funk artists, and promotes awareness for issues like gun violence and adult literacy.
Founder, Elissa Carmona is a singer and winner of the 2018 Artist for Community and Arts Fund awards. In 2017, MBP won multiple awards, raised awareness for sickle cell disease and safer communities, and hosted a hurricane relief concert in October. We performed for the 12th annual city-wide Make Music New York festival on June 21st, and Family Day at Concourse Village on August 25th.
MBP recently hosted the 2018 Unity Park Concert Series, a five-concert tour commissioned by Bronx Council on the Arts and sponsored by Council Member Vanessa Gibson, Assemblyman Michael Blake, and thisistheBronX.info. The series ran in Rev. Lena Irons Unity Park from June 30th through October 6th. MBP will perform for Parkchester’s annual Kwanzaa Celebration on December 29th, and present the Queens & Divas Tribute Concert at Rockwood Music Hall on January 20th.