Burnt Sugar News
Burnt Sugar will re-orchestrate several medleys taken from James Brown’s three “Live At The Apollo” albums, and re-imagine them in the styles of Brown contemporaries such as Miles Davis, Sun Ra, John Coltrane, Nina Simone, Jimi Hendrix and Chaka Khan. The unique program for these performances have been subtitled JB’S FUNKY DIVAS VS THE REVOLUTION OF THE MIND as it will not only feature music made famous by Mr. Brown himself but the productions and compositions he developed for his premiere female vocalists as well–notably Vicki Anderson, Lyn Collins and Marva Whitney.
Sunday August 8, 2010 with The Citizens, Optimus Tribe, Carl Hancock Rux, Matt Kanelos and Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber.
On June 12th and 13th 2010 boomBOOM Presents and Search & Restore unleash the Undead Jazz Festival on New York City. Hot off the success of Winter Jazzfest, these like-minded, ambitious concert presenters have revived the same two-day, many-artist, multi-venue formula. For two Summer nights, one ticket will give jazz fans access to Le Poisson […]
Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber will be making our first trip Portugal performing on the closing night of the 2010 edition of “Serralves em Festa” in Oporto. The festival directors expect around 10,000 people to gather around the main stage in the park and the Sugar will hit them with JB’s FUNKY DIVAS VERSUS THE […]
You most likely can’t travel to Porto, Portugal and witness Burnt Sugar’s performance on June 6th at the 2010 edition of Serralves em Festa. More likely you can come to the Blue Note’s Late Night Groove Series on Friday, May 28th and witness the Arkestra Chamber perform JB’s FUNKY DIVAS VERSUS THE REVOLUTION OF THE MIND, a musical mash-up of the albums, James Brown […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“Like everyone else within reach of global media on the week January 12, 2010, the members of the Burnt Sugar collective were horrified and saddened by news of the massive earthquake which catastrophically struck the island of Haiti. In its disastrous wake came the loss of 250,000 lives and the ongoing terror, displacement, hunger and grief for those of Haiti’s people left to fend for themselves in the continuous aftermath. While many of us immediately made individual contributions to relief efforts, we have also now been guided by the conscience and imagination of our good friend (and graphic design maven) Amy Gail to present this compilation of music by Burnt Sugar and its members to Haiti’s survival and rebirth
“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.
Burnt Sugar is pleased to present: “Mizik Pou Dwa Moun” (Human Rights Music). 25 songs of lamentation, meditation and joy contributed by Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber and its Collective Members. Dedicated to the memory of the souls lost and to the survival and rebirth of Haiti and her people, the album is a free download offered in exchange for your donation to the Haitian aid organization Zanmi Lasante (Partners in Health).Contributions by: Satch Hoyt, Micah Gaugh, The Perfect Man-Dave ‘Smoota’ Smith (feat. Secretary), Brazz Tree, Maya Azucena, Moist Paula Henderson, The Citizens, ISWHAT, Dayton Flic, Jeremiah, Will Martina, Bruce Mack, Meret Koehler, The Avram Fefer Trio, Ladell Mclin and Swiss Chris, Moisturizer, The Destruction of Black Civilization, BT3 and Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber.
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”
Many thanks and a HUGE shout out to Brooklyn Independent Television, a community media program of BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn ! Check them out here
“ASK Melvin Van Peebles about his legacy, and you get a snort, a grimace, a wave of the hand, a game-show error buzz and a finely punctuated “come on.” “I didn’t even know I had a legacy,” he said between rehearsals for his latest project, a musical-theater adaptation of his 1971 film “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss […]