While We Are Still Here…

Burnt Sugar is honored to be a part of “The 5th Annual Sugar Hill Music Festival” (In Tribute to the Mizell Brothers and Gil Scott-Heron) presented by “While We Are Still Here” .

Sat, Sep 25, 2021, 2:00 PM EDT.

Sugar Hill Luminaries Lawn
Highbridge Park 
155th Street and Edgecombe Avenue Harlem, NY 10032

While We Are Still Here” (WWSH) exists to ensure the “post-gentrified” community of Harlem and beyond honors and finds a meaningful connection to the legacy of the African American Harlemite’s achievements and paramount importance to world culture.

Especially those whom resided on Edgecombe Avenue.

This is a Free and All Ages event. WWSH does welcome “Pay What You Choose” support of $15-$25-$50 & $75 to help honor Harlem and Edgecombe Avenue’s history. Hit this link to contribute & grab your tix.

Along with Charenee Wade’s tribute to Gil Scott Heron, James Carter and the Sugar Hill Quartet, the Duane Eubanks Quintet and our tribute to the Mizell Brothers, there will be “Reading Across Harlem” featuring an interview with legendary poet Abiodun Oyewole.

Abiodun Oyewole is a founding member of The Last Poets and self-described “author, musician, mentor, father and lifelong learner.” His “Branches of the Tree of Life: The Collected Poems of Abiodun Oyewole, 1969-2013” will be available for purchase, courtesy of 2 Leaf Press.  

WWSH acknowledges the generous support of the J. Rosamond Johnson Foundation and Melanie Edwards, without whom this edition of The Sugar Hill Festival would not have taken place.