Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber at Amoeba Records

Burnt Sugar Arkestra live at Amoeba Records SF

Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber at Amoeba Records San Francisco on Saturday, July 13th to celebrate their 20th Anniversary Groiddest Schizznits’ Mixtape trilogy! Buy a mixtape, or two, or three to get in the signing line after BSAC’s 3pm live performance.

Burnt Sugar Arkestra. Photos by Shane Nelson

Burnt Sugar Arkestra at Southampton Arts Center

Godfrey Palaia, our Lincoln Center David Rubenstien Atrium friend and associate since 2012, has a new position as as Director of Production and Venue Operations at the Southampton Arts Center. Who did Godfrey call to be a part of his first presenting season? Well it wasn’t Ghost Busters, it was Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber!
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Burnt Sugar Arkestra Chamber plays SFJAZZ

Burnt Sugar debuts at SFJAZZ with 8 shows in 4 nights.

The Burnt Sugar Arkestra is thrilled to announce our SFJAZZ debut with a four night residency in which we bring our mix of euphoric funk, space jazz, power-packed rock, sweet soul and avant-garde experimentation to the music of Max Roach, Prince, Steely Dan, and David Bowie. July 11 – 14, 2019Joe Henderson Lab @ SFJAZZ
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Burnt Sugar at Summer Concert Series at Anson B. Nixon Park

Burnt Sugar at The Anson B. Nixon Park Summer Concert Series

The Burnt Sugar Arkestra is happy to be a part of the 13th annual Anson B. Nixon Park Summer Concert Series in Kennett Square. Pennsylvania. We’ll be “caramelizing” Prince & Bowie with a cherry on top “Groiddest Schizznits” encore! In its 13th season, the Summer Concert Series returns to Anson B. Nixon Park in June.
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poster for Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Redux, Remix & Requiem

Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Redux, Remix & Requiem

Due to the inclement weather forecast for May 31, we’ll be rescheduling the screening & performance of Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Redux, Remix & Requiem to Saturday, June 8th. Melvin Van Peebles’ Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song was a cinematic milestone; within weeks of its April 1971 release it became the most successful independent feature in American film history. Van
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20th Anniversary Mixtapes ― GROIDDEST SCHIZZNITS ― Volumes One, Two, & Three

20th Anniversary Mixtapes GROIDDEST SCHIZZNITS Volumes One, Two, & Three

Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber celebrates two decades of “never playing anything the same way once.” Founder (and acclaimed writer and cultural critic) Greg Tate and Business Manager ( and original member and electric bassist) Jared Michael Nickerson offer their thoughts on “20 Years of Avant Groiddnuss.” Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber always gives tribute
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Burnt Sugar Arkestra presents: "NOTHING IS: How Sun Ra, Amiri Baraka, and Octavia Butler Supercharged the Black Arts With Post-Apocalyptic Cosmic Consciousness”

NOTHING IS: How Sun Ra, Amiri Baraka, and Octavia Butler Supercharged the Black Arts With Post-Apocalyptic Cosmic Consciousness

Burnt Sugar Arkestra presents: “NOTHING IS: How Sun Ra, Amiri Baraka, and Octavia Butler Supercharged the Black Arts With Post-Apocalyptic Cosmic Consciousness” with a Black Power Anthems set & a Groiddest Schizznits Mixtape Volume Two set with Special Guests Carl Hancock Rux, Bazaar Royale, Vijay Iyer & Ronny “Head” Draytone. Between sets, Greg Tate offers
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Burnt Sugar at Lincoln Center Atrium; Groiddest Schizznits Volume One

Burnt Sugar at Lincoln Center Atrium; Groiddest Schizznits Volume One

Join Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber in an avant-celebration of two decades of “never playing anything the same way once.” As always, the collective pays tribute to its sonic sensei, the Maestro Lawrence Butch Morris (1947–2013), for showing its members THE WAY of Conducted Improvisation. Over the course of 18 albums, Burnt Sugar has covered
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Burnt Sugar's Groiddest Schizznits

Brooklyn Museum’s “Art in the Age of Black Power” Exhibit & The BSAC “Age of Black Power” Edition Lineup

The Brooklyn Museum of Art’s “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power” exhibit shines a light on a broad spectrum of Black artistic practice from 1963 to 1983, one of the most politically, socially, and aesthetically revolutionary periods in American history. Black artists across the country worked in communities, in collectives,
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