Burnt Sugar News

Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (the Hood Opera)

The unfor­get­table Melvin Van Pee­bles’ movie Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971) is an icon­ic work of Afro-Amer­i­­can cin­e­ma and the begin­nings of Blax­ploita­tion. It was one the biggest suc­cess­es in the inde­pen­dent film-mak­ing and still has a huge influ­ence over the hip-hop cul­ture. Melvin Van Pee­bles’ own com­po­si­tions real­ly deter­mine the action by invent­ing some­thing […]

Happy 2010 to all the love warriors

Happy 2010 to all the love warriors

THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION CONTINUES!

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 […]

York College Performing Arts Center on 11/13/09

York College Performing Arts Center on 11/13/09

Wit­ness the next step in the evo­lu­tion of The Arkestra Cham­ber as “Pass the Baton” makes its NYC area debut at York College’s Per­form­ing Art Cen­ter on Fri­day, Novem­ber 13. Road test­ed in Chica­go, Philadel­phia and Wilm­ing­ton, Delaware; “Pass the Baton” is Greg Tate’s lat­est brain-child. With the pass of a baton, con­duc­tion duties are […]

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 […]

Interactive Cell-Structure Sessions feat Marque Gilmore, Mikel Banks, Greg Tate, Burnt Sugar

Interactive Cell-Structure Sessions feat Marque Gilmore, Mikel Banks, Greg Tate, Burnt Sugar

PRESENTED BY Mar­que Gilmore & DRUM FM From the Cre­ator of the World’s 1st Inter­ac­tive Live Jungle/DnB Club comes “Inter­ac­tive Cell-Struc­­ture Ses­sions” fea­tur­ing Mar­que Gilmore the inna-most (BK/UK) and Mikel Banks da “Spir­it-Hood” (Dust­bin Broth­ers). With spe­cial guests Greg Tate + mem­bers of Burnt Sug­ar & sur­prise 12th Plan­et Funka­teers! A son­ic explo­ration into the […]

Join us for A Bashir Project feat live performances by Jamila Raegan, Burnt Sugar, and DJ WAJEED

Join us for A Bashir Project feat live performances by Jamila Raegan, Burnt Sugar, and DJ WAJEED

A Bashir Project is the launch of a FUNdrais­ing cam­paign for Bashir Oliv­er, a child with mul­ti­ple dis­abil­i­ties, includ­ing Autism. Spear­head­ed and sup­port­ed by allied com­mu­ni­ties of artists and activists invest­ed in the future of this beau­ti­ful boy. Pro­ceeds from this event will be used to assist pay­ment of Bashir’s edu­ca­tion, med­ical neces­si­ties, and spe­cial […]

Ortlieb’s Jazzhaus, Philadelphia PA

Ortlieb’s Jazzhaus, Philadelphia PA

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 […]

Monday, Nov 16, 2009

Blue Note New York City, NY, 11/16/09

Chicago, IL, 09/14/09

Chicago, IL, 09/14/09