January & February 2008

It’s 2008 and we feel blessed to get it started in a new way with Rashida Bumbray bringing us to The Kitchen for two nights on January 18th & 19th to re-create our More Than Posthuman – Rise of the Mojosexual Cottilion jammee. Sparlha Swa will also be in the house with her group and those in the know, know she’s fly!! Two nights so you can come back and not have to pinch yourself as if………did that really happen. One hang-up though with only 150 tickets each night, it will be tight and we don’t want you hangin out in the cold, so buy in advance and be assured your place in Burnt-Sugar Space. Might even have some new Arkestra Chamber merch so be the first to own and display in your hood!

The Sugar has developed an over-seas love affair that time nor distance can diminish. Between Leda and Fabien of Sons D’Hiver and Nilou and Xavier of Banlieues Bleues we can always feel the parisian love. It’s special and we respond in a special way. Check our “Not April in Paris” release from a Banlieues Bleues March 19th, 2004 performance. All off the top of our heads yet due to the in-house love, the music flowed like a deep soul river. It’s on disc……… check it. Now we return to Son D’Hiver on February 2nd at the Espace Culturel Andre Malraux with a small crew of 18 and look forward to continuing expressing our mojosexual musical flow. If you’re in Paris, I’d advise you come and soak it up too, as it only happens every few years, and it’s never the same. With Brother Ali on the hit. Ya Heard!!

Closing February in a fab way, Moikgantsi Kgama, Founder & Executive Director and Gregory Gates, the Executive Producer of Imagenation have invited Greg and Burnt Sugar to provide an original score for their “The Micheaux Project” which features the 1927 silent film “Within Our Gates.” This will go down on the 21st at Lincoln Center’s Kaplan Penthouse. Imagenation’s generous funding will allow Burnt Sugar to accessorize the performing crew with jungle percussionist Marque Gilmore (flying in from Stockholm!!) and enlisting the immensely talented poetess and electronic sound-scape artist Latasha Natasha Nevada Diggs.