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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 […]

Dos ~ Rise of the MojoSexual Cotillion ~ Burnt Sugar Arkestra’s Groidest Hits Experience (1999-2017)

Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber returns to the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center for the seventh time since debuting their David Bowie tribute in 2011; revisiting & re-imagining their own tunes from That Depends On What You Know Parts 1,2&3, Not April in Paris, The Darknuss, Negrocity, The Rites, Making Love To The Dark Ages […]

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 […]

Ivan Julien’s “Heart of Fire” Waiting List & Donation Info

Waiting List for “Heart of Fire” can be found here: http://www.citywinery.com/newyork/tickets/heart-on-fire-concert-for-ivan-julian-feat-debbie-harry-richard-hell-vernon-reid-living-colour-ian-hunter-garland-jeffreys-willie-nile-the-bush-tetras-more-5-4.html Donations for Ivan Julian can be made here.  https://www.gofundme.com/IvanJulianFund

Burnt Sugar at The Thunderbird Cafe with 91.3FM WYEP The Soul Show’s Mike Canton

The Burnt Sugar Arkestra returns to the Thunderbird Cafe fresh off a Lincoln Center commissioned Rick James tribute and on their way to Detroit and Cleveland to pay musical homage to Melvin Van Peebles’ Sweet Sweetback soundtrack and to one of the most, if not the most iconic rock star of our time … David […]

Let's Bowie Chirrun: An Uptown Celebration for the Thin White Duke

Let’s Bowie Chirrun: An Uptown Celebration for the Thin White Duke

Sugar Nation … stop by MIST for this FREE event that will feature renditions of Bowie tunes by the Burnt Sugar Arkestra, Jason St. Angelo, Omo Misha, and a special set of Bowie music by DJ DesiLu.  You’ll hear Breaking Glass, Rock & Roll Suicide, Moonage Daydream, Rebel, Rebel, Diamond Dogs, China Girl, The Man […]