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Indomitable: James Brown is a testament to the musical, political and entrepreneurial impact of James Brown’s indomitable spirit, creativity and business wiles on American culture from the 1950s to the present. The format of the show, moving from hard hitting and precise musical homage to direct testimony to innovative remixes of his biggest hits, provides […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]