Panelists: Meshell Ndegeocello,
Jocelyn Cooper, Rich Medina,
and Dr. Guthrie Ramsey
Moderated by Dr. Fredara Hadley

An extension of Harlem Stage’s popular Uptown Nights series, UPTOWN NIGHTS ROUNDTABLE: “Black Music Now,” brings together a cross-section of artists, scholars, journalists, and industry professionals to discuss topics pertinent to the state and future of black music.

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An Intimate Conversation with Stephen Bruner "Thundercat"
Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 7:30pm

Bassist, songwriter, and vocalist, Stephen Bruner, better known as Thundercat is an eclectic musician that blurs the lines between pop, funk, electronic, jazz and progressive rock, and draws inspiration from artists like Flying Lotus, Erykah Badu and Stanley Clarke, as well as recent collaborators Wiz Khalifa and Earl Sweatshirt.

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Live Performance with Mixer and Dance Party
Friday, December 19, 2014, 7pm

"...the grace and versatility of Bruner's [Thundercat] playing transforms his supporting instrument into a leading one rich with musical possibility."  - Paul MacInnes, The Guardian, UK

Program Schedule
: Pre-performance mixer spun by DJ Raydar Ellis
: Live Performance
: Post-performance dance party spun by DJ Raydar Ellis

Plus A DIG DEEPER event with Thundercat on December 17

What We Do

For 30 years Harlem Stage’s unique focus has been to identify visionary artists of color and support them by commissioning, presenting and producing their vital work that responds to the social and political conditions that shape our lives. » Read More


WaterWorks, our signature commissioning program, serves as the umbrella for all Harlem Stage commissioned, produced and presented work. » Read More

The Gatehouse

The Harlem Stage Gatehouse, our award-winning home, is a very special, one-of-a-kind, 200 seat venue, where artists and audiences share an intimate experience at this historic landmark. » Read More

Dig Deeper

Harlem Stage’s Dig Deeper discussions are designed to provide audiences with the chance to interact with artists and performers, and take part in the creative process. » Read More