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More About BKM’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, […]

More About BKM’s “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power” exhibit

Burnt Sugar Smokehouse at R.A.W. Performance Schedule ~ Food Trucks & Activities For All Ages Information

The live music from BSAC and the BSAC Baby Bands will com­mence at 2pm and wrap up at 9 pm.  The line­up will be : Burnt Sug­ar Arkestra (RAW/Smokehouse Edi­tion) : Greg Tate — conduction/ elec­tric guitar/laptop Shel­ley Nicole — vocals/conduction Mikel Banks — vocals/conduction Kar­ma Mayet John­son — vocals Lewis “Flip” Barnes — trum­pet […]

BROOKLYN BAZAAR Set Times ~ LoveJoi ~ Bazaar Royale ~ Beverly Bond ~ Black Girls Rock

This will be the 13th edi­tion of Bazaar Royale’s BROOKLYN BAZAAR. Bazaar and Bev­er­ly Bond put this on for their neigh­bor­hood and then invite the world to come through and par­ty!  A neigh­bor­hood world­ly get togeth­er thrown by one of the pre­em­i­nent pow­er cou­ples on the plan­et … it doesn’t get any bet­ter than that! […]


BSAC gives trib­ute to our son­ic Sen­sei, The Mae­stro Lawrence Butch Morris(1947–2013) for show­ing us THE WAY of Con­duct­ed Impro­vi­sa­tion. Over the course of 18 albums we’ve cov­ered a broad panop­oly of styles and gen­res. Here’s just a Three Mix­tape Taste … Vol­ume One : https://soundcloud.com/burntsugarbaby/burnt-sugar-presents-our-groiddest-schizznits-20th-anniversary-mixtape-vol-1 Vol­ume Two : https://soundcloud.com/burntsugarbaby/our-groiddest-schizznits-vol-2 Vol­ume Three : https://soundcloud.com/burntsugarbaby/our-groiddesst-schizznits-volume-333–20th-anniversary-mixtape-series VOLUME […]

Brooklyn Museum, David Bowie Is &  The Burnt Sugar Arkestra "Double Down"

Brooklyn Museum, David Bowie Is & The Burnt Sugar Arkestra “Double Down”

Sug­ar Nation it’s good to be appre­ci­at­ed at “home”. After debut­ing our “caramelized” David Bowie song­book in 2011 at Lin­coln Center’s David Ruben­stein Atri­um in Man­hat­tan N.Y., sev­en years lat­er BSAC is “dou­bling down” at The Brook­lyn Muse­um, in, yes, you guessed cor­rect­ly … Brook­lyn N.Y.!   Tim­ing being para­mount … a well received and attend­ed […]

Live from Das Funk-Capitol of the Buckeye Nation - snow date

Live from Das Funk-Capitol of the Buckeye Nation — snow date

A bliz­zard can delay but as you are wit­ness can­not stop the Burnt Sug­ar Arkestra’s Lin­coln Cen­ter sticky take on the Day­ton Ohio Funk Song­book. We’ll be “carameliz­ing” the Ohio Play­ers, Zapp, Lake­side, Junie Mor­ri­son, Heat­wave, Slave and Aur­ra, while also bring­ing back the old school “slow drag” where you’d least sus­pect it.  Bring your […]

More About Charlie Palmer at The Knick

With daz­zling Times Square views over­look­ing Broad­way and 42nd Street from an envi­able fourth-floor cor­ner perch in the heart of Man­hat­tan, Char­lie Palmer at The Knick brings togeth­er two of the most icon­ic names in hos­pi­tal­i­ty. Inspired by the rich his­to­ry of The Knicker­bock­er, a 1906 land­marked New York City trea­sure recent­ly reopened as Times […]

More About The Nublu Jazz Festival

For the eighth year in a row Ilhan Ersahin, the own­er and cre­ative mind in front of Nublu and the Nublu Orches­tra, has assem­bled a super stel­lar line­up to see out the year with a major cel­e­bra­tion of its jazz roots in Decem­ber. Draw­ing from its reg­u­lar ros­ter of renowned  musi­cians who reg­u­lar­ly grace its two […]

More About The Forum & The Lewis Center for the Arts

The new­ly opened Lewis Cen­ter for the Arts is designed to put the cre­ative and per­form­ing arts at the heart of the Prince­ton expe­ri­ence. This mis­sion is based on the con­vic­tion that expo­sure to the arts, par­tic­u­lar­ly to the expe­ri­ence of pro­duc­ing art, helps each of us to make sense of our lives and the […]

More About The Brooklyn Museum, December’s “First Saturday” Programming & Sponsors

Sug­ar Fam­i­ly  for pub­lic trans­porta­tion direc­tions to the Brook­lyn Muse­um we sug­gest tak­ing either the Two or Three Train to the East­ern Parkway/Brooklyn Muse­um Stop/Station.  The Muse­um will appear across the road­way as you exit the sta­tion.  As you’ll notice … we get to kick out the jams right at the tip­py top of the […]

More About “Betty — They Say I’m Different” Screenings & The Film

Sug­ar Fam­i­ly the debut of “Bet­ty — They Say I’m Dif­fer­ent” occurred on Fri­day, Novem­ber 17th at IDFA to a sold-out house.  The next two screen­ings on Novem­ber 18th and 20th are also sold-out.  Hence we are only list­ing the Novem­ber 24th and 25th screen­ings.  If you have friends in Ams­ter­dam and sur­round­ing cities in […]

Suprise show at Zebulon LA & Sweetback screening.

Suprise show at Zebulon LA & Sweetback screening.

Thrilled to announce a sec­ond LA area hit. Beyond thrilled to be reunit­ed with our dear friends at Zebu­lon LA. Many a sweet mem­o­ry was made at the dear­ly missed out­post in Williams­burg, Brook­lyn. To make it extra spe­cial, our per­for­mance will be pre­ced­ed by a screen­ing of “Sweet Sweetback’s Badassss Song”. Writ­ten, edit­ed, direct­ed […]

West Coast Trippin with BSA ~ More About the HAMMER MUSUEM

West Coast Trippin with BSA ~ More About the HAMMER MUSUEM

Sug­ar Nation the BSA is return­ing to the West Coast!  We’ll start with our Abby Lin­coln & Max Roach trib­ute at the Ham­mer; then thanks to The Hammer’s Clau­dia Bestor, a sec­ond LA date on Octo­ber 27th you’ll have to attend The Ham­mer per­for­mance to find out about; then it’s south to San Diego & […]