Burnt Sugar & Lekan Babalola

Jimi Gureje of The Village @ Gureje / Art Cafe is honored and extremely excited to facilitate the collaboration of Lekan Babalola, former Cassandra Wilson percussionist now living in London England, and the Burnt Sugar Arkestra who permeate the great state of all things Funk in the New York City area. It goes down this
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Burnt Sugar Arkestra. Photos by Shane Nelson

Burnt Sugar Review at Winter Jazz Fest 2014

Burnt Sugar Triple threat! Vernon Reid conducts the Burnt Sugar Arkestra: The Steely Dan Songbook Melvin Van Peebles wid Laxative Rebellum Friday – January 10th @ 11:15pm Winter Jazz Festival The Bitter End 147 Bleecker St. New York, NY 10012 winterjazzfest.com/2014/ (Scroll down for ticket info) Greg Tate – conduction/guitar / Melvin Van Peebles –
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Introducing REBELLUM

Here in 2014 allow the Burnt Sugar Arkestra to introduce it’s avant funk & roll splinter cell … REBELLUM. Gripping the sum of  REBELLUM’s parts LIVE demands one apprehends these factions: The  two-part super-fly vocal frontline  of  Mikel Banks & Shelley Nicole;  those ace riddim section companeras, The Buckeye Bass Mack Jared Michael Nickerson &
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James Brown: Get on the Good Foot, a Celebration in Dance ~ Burnt Sugar performs at post-performance Dance Party

The Apollo Theater’s James Brown: Get on the Good Foot, a Celebration in Dance is being developed as a major evening-long dance work, which is scheduled to make its world premiere in New York City.  Conceived by acclaimed choreographer/artistic director Otis Sallid, Get on the Good Foot is being designed to shed light on Brown’s enormous worldwide influence and as
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Ginny’s Supper Club presents Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber with special guest Brian Jackson

Mashing the Miles, Steely Dan & Sugar songbooks with Special Guest: Brian Jackson (Gil Scott-Heron ) – flute/piano Saturday, June 8, 2013 Ginny’s Supper Club 310 Lenox Avenue Harlem N.Y. 10027 212-421-3821 www.ginnyssupperclub.com   $20 ticket (per set) – 21 and over Doors @ 6pm 1st Set – 7:30pm – buy tickets at Ticketfly 2nd
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Burnt Sugar Arkestra. Photos by Shane Nelson

Cleveland Museum of Art’s Solstice

10:15 p.m., South Terrace Stage Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber ( JB/Bowie edition ) Greg Tate – conduction/guitar Mikel Banks – conduction/vocals Shelley Nicole – vocals V. Jeffrey Smith – tenor sax Lewis ‘Flip’ Barnes – trumpet ‘Moist’ Paula Henderson – bari sax Luqman Brown – trombone/vocals Andre ‘Day-Glo’ Lassalle – guitar Ben Tyree –
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Burnt Sugar Arkestra. Photos by Shane Nelson

THE UPPER ANACOSTIA – LOWER GOLD COAST SYMPHONIC: DRUMS ALONG THE POTOMAC – A Global Go-Go Fantasia  

THE UPPER ANACOSTIA –LOWER GOLD COAST SYMPHONIC: DRUMS ALONG THE POTOMAC–A Global Go-Go Fantasia TUALGCS will debut a polyrhythmic and romantic orchestral Go-Go suite inspired by 70s spiritual-jazz balladry and the work of DC’s greatest cartographers in verse– notably Sterling Brown, Essex Hemphill, Jonetta Barras, Edward P. Jones, Rita Dove, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Monica Hand, Toni Asante Lighfoot,
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Burnt Sugar Arkestra’s Blaque Magik Feat

Just back from thrashin the Steely Dan songbook in Paris for the Sons d’hiver Festival the Burnt Sugar Arkestra presents a blaque magik trick: two performances … by two different prime-time crews … in different countries … on the same night !! Burnt Sugar Cinefhonic Strike Force Presents: Music Inspired by Oscar Micheaux’ 1925 film “Body
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