Burnt Sugar News

“Freedom Now” Details

Cave Canem’s 20th anniversary and the Schomburg Center, for their year-long exploration of the Black Power Movement, will present  an inter-generational, interdisciplinary performance based on the musical composition of jazz composer and drummer Max Roach’s 1961 Freedom Now Suite. “Freedom Now!” will feature Cave Canem co-founders Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady and Black Arts Movement icon Sonia Sanchez, with a special […]

Black Rock Coffee Roasters - New Harmony Indiana!

Black Rock Coffee Roasters – New Harmony Indiana!

We’re happy to announce a new date on our tour and our first visit to Indiana! Friday, Sept 16, in the Black Lodge courtyard (weather permitting) – Nestled between our Nashville and Chicago shows. Come enjoy some pre-Kunstfest jams at Black Rock Coffee Roasters. Early show – all ages – just $7. Bring the whole family!

Burnt Sugar's Nashville Debut at The Basement

Burnt Sugar’s Nashville Debut at The Basement

Thanks to Mike Grimes & The Basement, September 12th will be BSA’s first appearance in Nashville! The

More about Jamila Woods, The CMA & BSA's Sweetback History

More about Jamila Woods, The CMA & BSA’s Sweetback History

Poet and vocalist Jamila Woods was raised in Chicago, IL and graduated from Brown University, where she earned a BA in Africana Studies and Theatre & Performance Studies. Influenced by Lucille Clifton and Gwendolyn Brooks, much of her writing explores blackness, womanhood & the city of Chicago. Her first chapbook, The Truth About Dolls (2012), […]

What You need to know about BSA's MOTR PUB Two Night stand

What You need to know about BSA’s MOTR PUB Two Night stand

After Rebellum’s (BSA’s avant funk & roll splinter cell) dropped the funk in 2014 MOTR PUB recognized the good time had by all & knowing that Twice is NYC-e has decided to bring the Burnt Sugar Arkestra to Cincinnati for back-to-back nights in September.  Are … You … Ready … Four sets on Thursday & […]

More about The BOP STOP

More about The BOP STOP

Hit this for more info and to purchase tickets Donated to The Music Settlement in late 2013, The BOP STOP is Cleveland’s premier listening room: an intimate, acoustically pristine performance venue with sweeping views of Lake Erie.  Additionally, when you buy tickets, food and drinks for a BOP STOP show, your purchase helps support The […]

DMG’s History & 25th Anniversary Event Details

When Bruce Lee Gallanter, the founder, and Emanuel ‘MannyLunch’ Maris opened Downtown Music Gallery in May of 1991 on East Fifth Street in the Village, they weren’t sure how long they would last since there were upwards of 100 record stores in Manhattan, covering a wide range of different music, selling albums, CDs, cassettes, magazines, […]

Burnt Sugar Repertory Arkestra celebrates Prince’s “Parade”

The Burnt Sugar Repertory Arkestra celebrates the “Parade” album, which contained the score for Prince’s self-directed 1986 film “Under The Cherry Moon”, a kitschy cult classic filled with slapstick hijinks and sublime orchestral arrangements by the legendary Clare Fischer. Burnt Sugar will also throw in some surprise caramelized nods to other songs from Prince’s post-Purple […]

The Drum and Bass Conductions Details

Come celebrate the 50th Earthly Orbit of Master Drummer/Percussionist/Composer/Sound Sculptor Marque Gilmore (Omar Sosa, Cheick Tidiane Seck, Joe Zawinul, Sting, Katia LaBeque) with an all too rare NYC visit, in collaboration with the Burnt Sugar Arkestra, conducted by Mikel Banks with David Gilmore and many more Special Guests! Public Transportation : R-train (Union Street Station), […]

33rd Annual Neptune Ball Details

Save the date for Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden’s 33rd Annual Neptune Ball.  SHCCBG’s yearly gala will celebrate past achievements and honor Council Member Steven Matteo, Joanne Gerenser (Executive Director of EDEN II,) Margarette Purvis (President & CEO of the Food Bank for New York City) and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.. […]

More About Stefanie Batten Bland & Karisma Jay

Stefanie Batten Bland is a choreographic artist who creates performances rooted in community, highlighting the  delicate threads that connect us to one another and to our planet. Based in contemporary dance theatre, Company SBB constructs futuristic environments with installations ripe in poetic theatrical flavors that are emotionally driven. In 2008 while head choreographer of the […]

Burnt Sugar Arkestra’s Groidest Hits Experience (1999-2017)

Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber performs tunes from their sixteen-release catalog including … Blood on the Leaf, That Depends On What You Know Parts 1,2&3, Not April in Paris, The Rites, Black Sex & Random Violets, Making Love To The Dark Ages and a heavy dose of … More Than Posthuman-Rise of the Mojosexual Cotillion.  […]

Patient(ce) & The Periapsis Open Series

Patient(ce) is an evening-length, interdisciplinary work is inspired by father daughter conversations between Stefanie Batten Bland and controversial composer and film maker Ed Bland.  This creation will examine the structure of jazz with its formal emphasis on the eternal present.  Through a collaboration with futuristic jazz ensemble Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber and visual installation […]

Ivan Julian’s “Heart of Fire” Organizer’s Message, GoFundMe Link & May 7th Lineup

Sugar Nation … a message from the organizers of the fundraising effort for Ivan Julian: “First, thank you so much for pitching in with your time and energy–and money when possible–to help Ivan in his extreme need. The latest news regarding his condition is that, slightly over a year after his cancer diagnosis, and the […]