Burnt Sugar News

May!

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 […]

The Rites of Thang. With Apollo Heights and Smoota!

The Rites of Thang. With Apollo Heights and Smoota!

8:30 Smoota 9:30 Apollo Heights 10:30 Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber $10 in advance at Ticket Web or $12 at the door SMOOTA: “Each song is so sexy (instrumentals), yet weird (lyrics) at the same time…you almost feel wrong for digging it so much.” (DOWNTOWN DIARIES) http://www.myspace.com/smoota APOLLO HEIGHTS: “The best live band in New […]

Funk You - Funky Soul Disco Dance Party

Funk You – Funky Soul Disco Dance Party

8:30pm : Dan Saks and The Funkdadeli All-Stars (feat Burnt Sugar’s Jared Nickerson on bass & ‘Moist’ Paula Henderson on bari-sax) 9:15pm: DeLEON (J-Dub Records) “From the same cultural blender that gave us Gogol Bordello and Dengue Fever comes the Spanish/Jewish/Brooklyn mash that is Daniel Saks’ visionary band DeLeon. At times rocking the Casbah (“La […]

"Medicine Music" by Dowoti Désir

“Medicine Music” by Dowoti Désir

“Every soci­ety has their med­i­cine men and women whose bag of juju is music. The uni­ver­sal­ity of music in part defines our human­ity. ‘Mizik Pou Dwa Moun’ (Music for Human Rights) cov­ers the gamut of alter­na­tive sounds pro­duced in the global North. The com­pi­la­tion of songs and instru­men­tals on this two CD set was designed to repair the spir­its of the liv­ing and re-member the 300,000 dead as a result of the great­est sin­gle calamity nature has bestowed on human­ity in mod­ern times, the first epic dis­as­ter of the 21st Cen­tury: the 7.6 rec­tor scale earth­quake that dev­as­tated Cen­tral Haiti.

Sweet Sweetback’s Baadaass Song — Recorded Live in Paris!!

Thanks to the efforts of our amazing French hosts at Sons D’Hiver & Arte Live Web – we’re happy to share the performance of the second night of “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadaass Song: A Hood Opera”

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 […]