poster for Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Redux, Remix & Requiem

Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Redux, Remix & Requiem

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 Peebles financed, wrote, starred in, edited, produced and distributed the film. He composed the score himself and got a band of upstarts he met through
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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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Burnt Sugar Smokehouse at Real Art Ways

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

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
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Burnt Sugar Arkestra. Photos by Shane Nelson

BURNT SUGAR the ARKESTRA CHAMBER ~ OUR TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY GROIDDEST SCHIZZNITS, VOLUMES 1&2&3

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 Volume Two Volume Three  VOLUME ONE THE CREPESCULARIUM (AT MIDNIGHT) 00:00
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Burnt Sugar Bowie

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
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