NAPOLEON MADDOX presents: L'OUVERTURE DE TOUSSAINT

L’Ouverture de Toussaint

A musical tribute to a Black Revolutionary, Haitian General Toussaint L’Ouverture This Quartet features Napoleon Maddox, Jowee Omicil & musical guests. Burnt Sugar Arkestra performs featuring Cincy-Nancy Sister City Association w/ youth spoken word performances, inspired by pen-pal letters between Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy (CCPA) and Loritz Lycee School (Nancy, Fr). STOCKBOY featuring Brent Olds, John Gentry, and Michael Taylor.
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UNDERWORLD Jazz Festival

The Underworld Jazz Festival was launched in 2018 to amplify rich, colorful and nuanced Black art traditions. They use the word “underworld” because despite the revenue it generates, Black art remains marginal to mainstream society. They use the term “jazz”; less as genre and more as a way to think about approach to music, creativity
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Burnt Sugar Arkestra. Photos by Shane Nelson

BSAC BRIC Jazz Fest Edition/DJ Spinna/Downtown Brooklyn Partnership/The Plaza @ 300 Ashland

Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber (BRIC Jazz Festival Edition) Shelley Nicole – Vocals/Conduction ~ Bruce Mack – Vocals/Synthesizer/Conduction ~ Ms. Olithea – Vocals ~ Abby Dobson – Vocals ~ Lewis “Flip” Barnes – Trumpet ~ V. Jeffrey Smith – Soprano/Tenor Sax ~ Avram Fefer – Bari Sax ~ Dave “Smoota” Smith – Trombone ~ Leon
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Burnt Sugar Arkestra. Photos by Shane Nelson

Southern Ohio Appreciation Shout Out !

With our last Dayton Ohio performance being in 2012, BSAC would like to thank Kenneth Marcellus, Paula Ashcraft, Jim “Rev. Cool” Carter, Niki Dakota, Basim Blunt, Leslie Marie Lindsay, Don Thrasher, Napoleon Maddox, Peter Benkendorf, Eileen Carr and Chris Schadler for sweetly sticking with us ; and lastly and especially Lisa Wagner of the Dayton
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Poster for Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber at Concert of Colors. Detroit. July 25, 2002

Concert of Colors

The Concert of Colors is metro Detroit’s free annual diversity-themed music festival. Global music at its finest at this colorful, festive, upbeat coveted summer event. Housed in Culture Source a coalition of 152 arts organizations in Southeast Michigan, the Concert of Colors has become the Midwest’s biggest diversity and arts festival. It is produced by
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HotHouse Unity in the Community “Pocket” Festival

This multi-arts event will feature performances by Trio W.A.Z., The Fred Jackson Quintet, and Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber. Visual and conceptual artist Mikael DiFiore will lead group art–making activities. The Jazz Journalist Association will present a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award to Gregory Stephen Ionman Tate – the founder of the Burnt Sugar Arkestra.

TheCourt Square Block Party

The Court Square Block Party

On June 19, 2022, 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
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Burnt Sugar Arkestra. Photos by Shane Nelson

Burnt Sugar/Danz “Maroons & Suffragettes” – A Greg Tate Tribute at Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park and Summerstage

Burnt Sugar/Danz was founded in 2002 by writer/musician/conductor Greg Tate and dancer/choreographer/filmmaker Gabri Christa as a radical melding of Christa’s profound relationship to movement and Tate’s equally rigorous approach to music. The collaboration they formed was rooted in the work of Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber.