Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert With Fatoumata Diawara At The Schomburg

maxresdefault1Malian singer/songwriter Fatoumata Diawara combines traditional Wassoulou music and dance from her ancestral home in Mali with elements of pop, jazz, and funk. Continue Reading →

Homage 5: Life After Death At The Schomburg In Harlem

April20-Shaun-Neblett+cropPlaywright Shaun Neblett (pen name MC SNEB) returns to the Schomburg with a free workshop performance of Homage 5: Life After Death, an original play developed from Notorious B.I.G’s album Life After Death. Continue Reading →

‘James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket’ At The Schomburg In Harlem

james baldwinBack in 1989, the 16mm version of James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket received stellar reviews and awards. Now considered a documentary film classic, the original Baldwin film has been re-mastered in 2K HD with the help of the Ford Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts in honor of James Baldwin’s 90th birthday. Continue Reading →

‘Jackie Robinson’ By Ken Burns At The Schomburg In Harlem

circa 1945: A portrait of the Brooklyn Dodgers' infielder Jackie Robinson in uniform. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Jackie Robinson, a two-part, four-hour film directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon, tells the story of an American icon whose life-long battle for first-class citizenship for all African Americans transcends even his remarkable athletic achievements. Continue Reading →

Women’s Jazz Festival: Bernice Johnson Reagon Compositions In Harlem

Composer, songleader, scholar and producer Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 in Washington. (Sharon Farmer/sfphotoworks)

Bernice Johnson Reagon, a scholar, singer, song leader, composer, activist for over half a century, has been a profound contributor to African-American and American culture. Continue Reading →

Before 5: Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band At The Schomburg In Harlem

maryl lou williamsMary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band is a documentary about a brilliant outlier, a woman who dared to live on her own terms. Continue Reading →

Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD At The Apollo Theater In Harlem

charlie parker miles davisIn anticipation of the New York premiere of Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD, a co-production between the Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia, the Apollo has announced today that it will offer related cultural events for the public at the legendary Theater as well as other community institutions. Continue Reading →

Schomburg’s Muhammad Gives Keynote At Teachers College In Harlem

khalil Gibran MuhammadCelebrating the 20th anniversary of its Minority Post-Doctoral Fellowship program, Teachers College will host Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for a keynote address. Continue Reading →

Studio Museum-Iteration Of Dapline In Harlem

12644848_10154029261771454_5901653210038917340_nThe Studio Museum in Harlem and The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture are pleased to present a custom Studio Museum-iteration of Dapline!, a modern dance performance by choreographer André Zachery and visual artist LaMont Hamilton. Continue Reading →

Black Life Matters Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2016 Edition

wiki+grid+cropThe Schomburg Center, working with the AfroCROWD initiative, is hosting a successor to last year’s Black Life Matters Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Saturday February 6, 2016, to contribute to articles on Wikipedia for the national Black WikiHistory Month outreach campaign. Continue Reading →