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.

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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