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 & Soul” Starring Paul Robeson

Feb­ru­ary 28th  2013 at THE STONE
— 16 Avenue C  ( cor­ner of Ave. C & 2nd St. ) — NYC

Burnt Sug­ar the Arkestra Cham­ber ( Body & Soul edi­tion )
Greg Tate (conduction/laptop)
Carl Han­cock Rux (vocals)
Abby Dob­son (vocals)
Latasha N. Dig­gs (vocals & sound­scapes)
Luq­man Brown (vocals/trombone/electronics)
Mic­ah Gaugh (alto sax)
Avram Fefer (tenor sax)
Andre Las­salle (gui­tar)
Lewis Wat­ter­son (elec­tric bass)
Shawn Banks (per­cus­sion)

“Body and Soul”, direct­ed by the leg­endary African Amer­i­can film­mak­er Oscar Micheaux, is a direct cri­tique of the pow­er of the cloth, cast­ing Robe­son in dual roles as a jack­leg preach­er and a well-mean­ing inven­tor. Burnt Sugar’s Cinefhon­ic Strike Force will present a Con­duc­tion of the score they devel­oped for the projects’ screen­ing-and-live-scor­ing Paris debut at the Sons d’hiver Fes­ti­val, on Feb­ru­ary 3, 2013.

Straight Off The Dome Tour

Feb­ru­ary 28th  2013 at THIS AIN’T HOLLYWOOD
345 James Street North — Hamil­ton Ontario — CANADA

Burnt Sug­ar the Arkestra Cham­ber
(This Ain’t Hollywood/Hallwalls edi­tion )

Mikel Banks (con­duc­tion, vocals)
Shel­ley Nicole (vocals)
Lewis ‘Flip’ Barnes (trum­pet)
V. Jef­frey Smith (tenor sax­o­phone)
‘Moist’ Paula Hen­der­son (bari­tone sax­o­phone)
Ben Tyree (elec­tric gui­tar)
Jared Michael Nick­er­son (elec­tric bass)
Chris Eddle­ton (drums)

Burnt Sugar Aint HollywoodThis being Burnt Sugar’s third time to be pre­sent­ed in Hamil­ton by Ken Inouye, the plan is no plan as we’ll fol­low Mikel Banks’ baton wher­ev­er it directs us to go. This crew will fol­low their This Ain’t Hol­ly­wood appear­ance with a two-day res­i­den­cy at Hall­walls Con­tem­po­rary Arts Cen­ter —  341 Delaware Ave. in Buf­fa­lo N.Y., where, joined by Greg Tate, we’ll vis­it the Buf­fa­lo Acad­e­my for Visu­al & Per­form­ing Arts for a con­duc­tion work­shop with the Con­cert Band and lat­er in the day a group per­for­mance for the whole school; that evening there will be an open rehearsal/performance at Hall­walls’ 9th Ward; con­clud­ing the res­i­den­cy with a 2-set per­for­mance at Asbury Hall on Sat­ur­day night.

and on & on till Star Trek become real … that’s how the Sug­ar flows .….