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Savoring the Summer & Looking Forward To The Fall

Burnt Sug­ar had a won­der­ful Sum­mer with a love­ly evening dance fest at Real Art Ways in Hart­ford Ct. and a sev­en-day trip to Opor­to Por­tu­gal to close the 2010 edi­tion of Ser­relves Em Fes­ta. Here’s the review in the main news­pa­per: The review gives Burnt Sug­ar back­ground info; says “Make It Funky” (with Bruce […]

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Ah… the Sweet­back gift  keeps on giv­ing!   We’d like to wel­come Aman-Re Jack (con­gas), the hus­band of Tra­cy Jack (chore­o­g­ra­ph­er for the Sweet Sweet­back pro­duc­tion ), to the Sug­ar tribe. Speak­ing of Sweet­back we’ve just heard from Mr. Melvin Van Pee­bles that a 52-minute doc­u­men­tary shot by Mr. Samuel Thiebaut and con­tain­ing cast inter­views, BRIC […]

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Burnt Sug­ar the Arkestra Cham­ber brings our genre-bend­ing live show to York College’s Per­form­ing Art Cen­ter in Queens on Fri­day, Novem­ber 13th & The World Famous Blue Note in Man­hat­tan on Mon­day, Novem­ber 16th. Wit­ness the next step in the evo­lu­tion of The Arkestra Cham­ber as “Pass the Baton” makes its NYC area debut at […]

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Brooklyn and beyond!

What’s up y’all, it’s fall and as the squir­rels know, have to have those chest­nuts pop­pin. Burnt Sug­ar has been blessed with upcom­ing hits at the Dyw­er Cul­tur­al Cen­ter in Harlem; York Col­lege in Queens; the Blue Note in Man­hat­tan, whew! The new year blazes in with a Jan­u­ary Joe’s Pub hit with a Sweet­back […]

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It got hot 'up norf'

It got hot ‘up norf’

The swift blaze of a hot fire is a rare thing “up norf” on the shores of Lake Ontario. But it did get a lit­tle warm dur­ing Burnt Sugar’s vis­it to Har­bour Front in Toron­to… and not just from the com­bustible con­coc­tion the Suga’ peo­ple cooked up… but from bright-sun­ny days, upper 70’s weath­­er-unchar­ac­ter­is­ti­­cal­­ly still […]

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March 2008

They say vari­ety is the spice and we say that applies to Burnt Sug­ar. This month we have a vis­it to the world famous Blue Note in Man­hat­tan on the 8th; then our first Cana­di­an tour from the 26th to the 29th with stops in Toron­to, Guelph and Hamil­ton Ontario; fol­lowed by a live WKCR […]

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December 2007

Being a fes­tive band, we are hit­ting ear­ly and on both sides of Christ­mas this month to close out 2007 and get ready for 2008. Start­ing with a Dar­ryl McNeil-curat­ed BRC fundrais­er at the fab Gala­pa­gos Art Space in Williams­burg with Don McKenzie’s Red Lights to Rio, Fish­bone Ange­lo Moore’s Dr. Mad Vibe revue, Mill­st­ed […]

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