Burnt Sugar Arkestra. Photos by Shane Nelson

More About the Court Square Block Party

On June 19th, The Court Square Civic Association and local restaurant M. Wells will host a block party filled with activities for all ages, including live music curated by Steve Shelley and Ernie Brooks, food, drinks, crafts, a pop-up playground, kiddie pools, puppet acts, comedy, vinyl vendors and more. Crescent Street in Long Island City
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Burnt Sugar Arkestra. Photos by Shane Nelson

More on “Maroons & Suffragettes” at Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park and Summerstage

Programming will kick off at 6:00PM with DJ REBORN and a Bardo Steppers processional. “Gregory Stephen Ionman Tate (1957-2021), was an amazing son, brother, father, grandfather, uncle, nephew, cousin – a family man in the deepest African sense. A proud Harlem resident, he was also an invaluable friend, a generous mentor to many, and a
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Burnt Sugar Arkestra. Photos by Shane Nelson

More on “Celebrating Greg Tate: More Than Posthuman: Rise of the Burnt Sugar Arkestra Mojosexual Cotillion”

Gregory Stephen Ionman Tate (1957-2021) was a giant of Black radical thought and creativity, and a conductor of incandescent, community-driven music. Tate’s sudden passing in December 2021 was a blow to his many loved ones, friends, collaborators, and admirers around the globe. Tate’s body of writing as an influential critic would be enough to enshrine
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Flyer for "Cosmic Riddem, Esoteric Rambunction & Eclectic Blue Cheer"

Lifes, Hammer’s Covid Policy and On-site Parking

Lifes is a curatorial assemblage, an exercise in synthesis, a composite being, a living software, a durational sequence, a cacophony of intentions, a misunderstanding, a text that dances, an extended conversation, a voice in ruin, a mapping of relations, a lean into the future. Initiated by four commissioned texts and including contributions from more than
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Flyer for "Cosmic Riddem, Esoteric Rambunction & Eclectic Blue Cheer"

University of Southern California Presenters, Tommy’s Place & USC’s Covid Policy

BSAC’s “Riddem, Esoteric Rambunction & Eclectic Blue Cheer Conduction #2” is presented by USC’s Visions and Voices and co-sponsored by the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs. This performance is in collaboration with the Hammer Museum at UCLA, which will be hosting “Cosmic Riddem, Esoteric Rambunction & Eclectic Blue Cheer – Conduction #4” on
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Burnt Sugar Arkestra. Photos by Shane Nelson

BSAC’s Carnegie Hall “Conduction” Workshop

Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) today announced that self-described “territory band, neo-tribal thang, community hang” Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber (BSAC) will lead a free workshop for six rising musicians, ages 18-35, from March 31-April 3, 2022, as part of the Hall’s ongoing series of workshops and master classes for young professional musicians. The BSAC workshop will focus on the group’s approach to “Conduction,” also known as conducted improvisation, coined, constructed, and championed by Butch Morris.  BSAC who “continues to celebrate never playing anything the same way once” will aim to enhance
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The Apollo Theater Marquee. “Honoring the life of Greg Tate. Writer, Musician and Producer”

A brief statement on the passing of Greg Ionman Tate

Beloveds,We’re broken hearted to confirm that this mourning, the morning of Tuesday, December 7th, 2021, Gregory Stephen Ionman Tate passed on to the next life. At this time, out of respect for his sister Geri, his brother Brian, his daughter Chinara, and his “Grand Sun“ Nile, The Burnt Sugar Arkestra Family will refrain from further
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Burnt Sugar Arkestra. Photos by Shane Nelson

Our Wicked Lady’s History & Covid Policy

This huge, once empty Bushwick warehouse was transformed into Our Wicked Lady (OWL) in 2015. With a spacious open-air in the warmer months and fully winterized in the colder months rooftop terrace and bar; plus rehearsal spaces and artist studios below, OWL is truly a gathering place for Brooklyn’s artist community. OWL would like you
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Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Camber: Angels Over Okanda

Angels Over Oakanda Debuts.

This Fall, Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber debuts Angels Over Oakanda, a four-song suite which is the group’s first new studio-generated album of original material since 2017’s All You Zombies Dig The Luminosity. The album is being released on CD and as a digital download by Avant Groidd Musica September 23, 2021 with a 12” vinyl release to follow in 2022.