“Burnt Sugar Freaks the James Brown Songbook (An Opera In Progress)”
Founded in 1999 by Harlem man, guitarist and noted writer Greg Tate, Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber was created as a forum for New York area improvisational musicians to explore the totality of black American music and its offshoots in the 21st century. Continue reading
Peace, my peoples!
I’d like to extend an invitation the Apollo’s Salon Series this weekend featuring the amazing, warrior-woman poet jessica Care moore. Jessica will be presenting her new work GOD IS NOT AN AMERICAN! Continue reading
By Derrick Salters
Saturday night was the kick-off Mix and Mingle event for the Apollo’s Salon Series: An innovative month long program of contemporary performances beginning April 3rd.
William Spaceman Patterson, Afua Richardson and Melvin Van Peebles
This wonderful night of discussion, performance and mingling was hosted by Derek Lee McPhatter, Harlem resident and co-author of the performance piece It Goes Unsaid. The event began with an engaging conversation with three of the Salon Series artists: the legendary Melvin Van Peebles creator of Sweet Sweetback’s Badasssss Song, dynamic spoken-word artist Jessica Care Moore and electro-jazz cellist/composer Dana Leong. Greg Tate, founding member of the Black Rock Coalition and staff writer at the Village Voice, did great job guiding the conversation as the moderator. Continue reading
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