Burnt Sugar News
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 […]
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 […]
As the story goes …from a humble beginning of only two theaters and a torrent of negative reviews, “Sweet Sweetback’s Baasasssss Song” eventually mushroomed to domestic box office receipts of $10,000,000.00 and landed on Daily Variety’s list of top-grossing films for the year 1971. Incidentally Sweet Sweetback was the largest grossing independent film up to […]
Two Nights! Feb 3 & 4 Melvin Van Peebles & Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber in residence at BRICstudio 8:00 PM Work-In-Progress (rehearsal) Viewing 9:45 PM Discussion w/ Melvin Van Peebles 10:00 PM Book Signing & Merchandise Sales Doors Open @ 7:45 PM Tickets Details Coming Soon! Join us for an unforgettable evening with legendary […]
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 […]