Burlesque at The Beach with Brown Girls Burlesque & The Burnt Sugar Arkestra

Burlesque at the Beach with Brown Girls Burlesque and Burnt SugarBrown Girls Bur­lesque & The Burnt Sugar Arkestra Present “Funk To The Future”, cel­e­brat­ing Sun Ra at Coney Island’s Bur­lesque at the Beach.
Hosted by Ash­ley Brock­ing­ton & Mon­stah Black of Cabaret Cataplexy

Time: Thurs­day August 2nd, 9PM
Loca­tion: Bur­lesque @ the Beach, 1208 Surf Ave. Coney Island
Tick­ets: $15 on sale here


Funk to the Future

The legacy of Sun Ra has inspired count­less artists and influ­ence music art and cul­ture with his other worldly inno­va­tions in jazz and elec­tronic music, per­for­mance and film. Born in Birm­ing­ham, Al in 1914 he migrated to Chicago where he left his mark on bur­lesque his­tory play­ing in bur­lesque shows through­out the Mid­west circuit.

He was one of the first jazz mas­ters to intro­duce elec­tron­ics to the form using the bass and key­boards to intro­duce the world to a new galaxy of music. In 1986 he teamed up with another futur­is­tic genius John Cage to play a leg­endary pro­duced by Coney Island’s Sideshows by the Seashore.

Twenty-six years later, Coney Island USA presents an annual sum­mer show­case of the New York’s lead­ing bur­lesque troupes. Brown Girls Bur­lesque (BGB) is proud to share in this tra­di­tion for a third straight year. BGB has been an inno­v­a­tive force in the neo-burlesque scene for the past 5 years cre­at­ing sold-out shows that enter­tain, edu­cate, tit­il­late and liberate!

Brown Girls Bur­lesque is a com­pany of women of color ded­i­cated to cre­at­ing their own reflec­tion in the art form of bur­lesque using whimsy and the the­atri­cal depth. BGB stands out in the crowded space of the neo-burlesque move­ment by cir­cum­vent­ing the clas­si­cal and new school inter­pre­ta­tions of bur­lesque by blend­ing cul­tural tra­di­tions, expe­ri­ences, and a dis­tinc­tive artis­tic aesthetic.

The BGB Lovelies:
The Incred­i­ble Edi­ble Akynos
Chi­cava “Here comes the Gold” Hon­ey­Child
Essence Revealed — The Bub­blin’ Brown Suga or Bur­lesque
exHOTic “Made you think about that” Other
jaz­abel jade — Bring­ing love, sex, death and luck!
sis­ter selva — A flir­ta­tion with awakening

“So you want to go down to Coney Island to see some bur­lesque but your typ­i­cal part­ner in crime tried to act a lit­tle too high­brow for a night of naked ladies wear­ing tas­sels?  We’d highly sug­gest this evening that dou­bles as a trib­ute to the mas­ter of futur­is­tic jazz and funk Sun Ra as your best bet. Brought to you by Brown Girls Bur­lesque & The Burnt Sugar Arkestra, this evening will surely set your friend straight on how fun bur­lesque on Coney Island can be ”