Burnt Sugar News

“All Ya Needs That Negrocity” CD Release Feast

To celebrate the release of “All Ya Needs That Negrocity” on Avant Groidd Musica, Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber is performing & presenting an eatin, dancin and card playin throwdown at The Village @ Gureje at Nova Bar and Garden Lounge on Saturday, November 5th.

Ziggy and the Berlin Trilogy

Ziggy and the Berlin Trilogy

For this premiere performance Burnt Sugar will trip on some inner glam and Germanic starchild roots and resurrect the moment in musical history when space oddity David Bowie came under the cybernetic sway of Tony Visconti, Brain Eno, Kraftwerk, and Robert Fripp. Albums to be exhumed for reanimation and further study include Hunky Dory, The […]


Friday, January 21st starting at 7:30pm, The Black Rock Coalition – Celebrating 25 years (and still going strong) as the ONLY nationwide nonprofit dedicated to supporting the COMPLETE and UNCOMPROMISED FREEDOM, RECOGNITION and EQUALITY of artists of color – will be have a PARTY at The Gibson/Baldwin ER Showroom to coincide with the eagerly awaited […]

Indomitable: James Brown The Music and The Man

Indomitable: James Brown The Music and The Man

After a sold-out run at the Apollo Theater’s Salon Series, internationally acclaimed Burnt Sugar Arkestra, Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (Color Purple, Lion King and Unchain My Heart) and Director Patricia McGregor (Fela) present a one-night only concert version of Indomitable: James Brown The Music and The Man on Friday, December 17, 2010. Doors at […]

The Blue Note Late Night Groove Series presents Burnt Sugar

Late Night Groovy at The Blue Note NYC

Get your Late Night Groove with us at The Blue Note NYC! Saturday December 4  ’round  1am We recommend reserving a spot at the table. – Here’s your link

Burnt Sugar, MK Groove Orchestra & Dope Sagittarius

It’s Gonna Be a Coco Dope Groove Sugar!

Fri­day, Novem­ber 19th 2010 8:00pm Coco66 66 Greenpoint Ave. Brooklyn (between Franklin and West) G train to Greenpoint Ave. $6 in advance $8 at the door buy tickets WITH: THE MK GROOVE ORCHESTRA The MK Groove Orchestra is not your grandparents big band, the MKGO is equal parts rock band and jazz band, drawing upon […]


A Primer In How Sisters Freely Conduct Themselves in The D Featuring Mazz Swift and Latasha Nevada Diggs on violin,vocals and EFX Greg Tate on laptop,guitars+baton, Jared Michael Nickerson on bass and The Next Detroit Harmolodic Arkestra (Joel Peterson, Duminie Deporres, James “the Blackman” Harris, Skeeter CR Shelton and more) Admission: $8.00 all ages www,mocadetroit.org/upcomingevents.html […]

Elogio  do Funk

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 […]

Sept 25th at 92Y Tribeca NYC, NY

Starting 2010 with three sold-out previews at Brooklyn’s BRICstudio & two sold-out nights in Paris at the Sons D’Hiver Festival as Melvin Van Peebles’ on-stage band for the theatrical debut of Sweet Sweetback’s Badasssss Song this past February, and preparing to mash-up James Brown’s songbook for the Apollo Theater’s Salon Series later this fall, Burnt […]

The Refuge Project II: Advocacy against Domestic Violence through Music, Yoga and Art

The Refuge Project II: Advocacy against Domestic Violence through Music, Yoga and Art

Sunday August 8, 2010 with The Citizens, Optimus Tribe, Carl Hancock Rux, Matt Kanelos and Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber.