We launch The Cosmic Synthesis of Sun Ra and Afrofuturism series with Order Out Of Chaos a night of Afrofuturistic films, Music and ‘Mind Share’; a panel of filmmakers, music artists and performances
To kick off the Black Artist Retreat 2019, Nona Hendryx joins Theaster Gates and special guests for a magnificent tribute to a long lineage of sonic trailblazers.
This conversation between MuMu Fresh and Jason ‘Timbuktu’ Diakité dives deep into the alchemical power of hip hop culture and music to move the crowd and transform lives. And who knows what might erupt when you get two fiercely talented MCs in one room.
This healing concert will be a musical journey amplifying the soulful soundscapes reflecting the experiences that make up the richness of Maimouna Youssef’s heritage.
Grammy nominated artist MuMu Fresh, will bring down the house with a not to be missed hip hop experience. This powerhouse lyricist and MC will perform material from her recently recorded album, produced by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The PLAYlist titled, The Healing.
The first annual Harlem Doc Fest explores the cultural richness and history of Harlem along with critical issues impacting the community. This weekend-long curated festival of feature and short documentary films will present screenings throughout Harlem and include conversations with filmmakers, actors and scholars.
Combining music, theatre and imaginative foley. i.e. beat boxer, The Renaissance EP takes you on an anthropological excavation through time and space to explore the power and legacy of a neighborhood that has been described as the epicenter of Black Culture and the Radical Black Imagination.
Combining music, theatre and imaginative foley i.e., beat boxer, The Renaissance EP takes you on an anthropological excavation through time and space to explore the power and legacy of a neighborhood that has been described as the epicenter of Black Culture and the Radical Black Imagination.
When The Baylor Project performs, you’ll see why this husband-and-wife team of vocalist Jean Baylor and drummer Marcus Baylor has been nominated for two Grammy Awards.
Actor/Playwright/ Storyteller, Daniel Carlton, creates a world from archival historical invitations to dramatize Harlem history from the 1920’s–1960’s using the settings of the various parties. The evening concludes with a dance party featuring Harlem’s own DJ Nessdigital spinning classic jazz and soul from Bebop to Hip Hop, Soul and Funk. Come cut a rug!
Camae Ayewa A.K.A. Moor Mother and Rasheedah Phillips A.K.A. Black Quantum Futurist will weave quantum physics, afrofuturism, and Afrodiasporic concepts of time, ritual, text, and sound that present innovative thoughts and music. Nona Hendryx A.K.A. ‘Cyboracle’ will host a conversation with Black Quantum Futurist, Moor Mother and perform.
Brianna Thomas and her band Fa-La-La-La Funk! will bring the funk to the classic holiday tunes we know and love with her blend of jazz, R&B, and gospel. The concert will be peppered with songs from Brianna’s eagerly anticipated sophomore album, Everybody Knows.