Burnt Sugar Arkestra. Photos by Shane Nelson

Afrofuturism Symposium presented by Connecticut College’s Department of Film Studies

The symposium on November 4th will bring together the artistic and activist concerns of Afrofuturism, featuring three invited guests – Professor Robin James (UNC), Detroit-based activist, writer Adrienne Maree Brown, filmmaker M. Asli Dukan, and a direct action workshop, panels & papers by Connecticut College Students. There will be a library exhibit on Afrofuturism and
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Burnt Sugar Arkestra. Photos by Shane Nelson

“Freedom Now” Details

Cave Canem’s 20th anniversary and the Schomburg Center, for their year-long exploration of the Black Power Movement, will present  an inter-generational, interdisciplinary performance based on the musical composition of jazz composer and drummer Max Roach’s 1961 Freedom Now Suite. “Freedom Now!” will feature Cave Canem co-founders Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady and Black Arts Movement icon Sonia Sanchez, with a special
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Burnt Sugar at Black Lodge Coffee Roasters

Black Rock Coffee Roasters – New Harmony Indiana!

We’re happy to announce a new date on our tour and our first visit to Indiana! Friday, Sept 16, in the Black Lodge courtyard (weather permitting) – Nestled between our Nashville and Chicago shows. Come enjoy some pre-Kunstfest jams at Black Rock Coffee Roasters. Early show – all ages – just $7. Bring the whole family!

Burnt Sugar at The Museum of Modern Art Chicago

More about Jamila Woods, The CMA & BSA’s Sweetback History

Poet and vocalist Jamila Woods was raised in Chicago, IL and graduated from Brown University, where she earned a BA in Africana Studies and Theatre & Performance Studies. Influenced by Lucille Clifton and Gwendolyn Brooks, much of her writing explores blackness, womanhood & the city of Chicago. Her first chapbook, The Truth About Dolls (2012),
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Burnt Sugar at The BopStop, Cleveland

More about The BOP STOP

Hit this for more info and to purchase tickets Donated to The Music Settlement in late 2013, The BOP STOP is Cleveland’s premier listening room: an intimate, acoustically pristine performance venue with sweeping views of Lake Erie.  Additionally, when you buy tickets, food and drinks for a BOP STOP show, your purchase helps support The
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Burnt Sugar Arkestra. Photos by Shane Nelson

DMG’s History & 25th Anniversary Event Details

When Bruce Lee Gallanter, the founder, and Emanuel ‘MannyLunch’ Maris opened Downtown Music Gallery in May of 1991 on East Fifth Street in the Village, they weren’t sure how long they would last since there were upwards of 100 record stores in Manhattan, covering a wide range of different music, selling albums, CDs, cassettes, magazines,
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Burnt Sugar Arkestra. Photos by Shane Nelson

Burnt Sugar Repertory Arkestra celebrates Prince’s “Parade”

The Burnt Sugar Repertory Arkestra celebrates the “Parade” album, which contained the score for Prince’s self-directed 1986 film “Under The Cherry Moon”, a kitschy cult classic filled with slapstick hijinks and sublime orchestral arrangements by the legendary Clare Fischer. Burnt Sugar will also throw in some surprise caramelized nods to other songs from Prince’s post-Purple
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Burnt Sugar Arkestra. Photos by Shane Nelson

The Drum and Bass Conductions Details

Come celebrate the 50th Earthly Orbit of Master Drummer/Percussionist/Composer/Sound Sculptor Marque Gilmore (Omar Sosa, Cheick Tidiane Seck, Joe Zawinul, Sting, Katia LaBeque) with an all too rare NYC visit, in collaboration with the Burnt Sugar Arkestra, conducted by Mikel Banks with David Gilmore and many more Special Guests! Public Transportation : R-train (Union Street Station),
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