Harlem Cultural Festival/ Black Woodstock
Aug
15
7:30 PM19:30

Harlem Cultural Festival/ Black Woodstock

As part of the 50th anniversary of this epic cultural experience, Harlem Stage brings together notable social activist and MC Talib Kweli, acclaimed musician Igmar Thomas (Leader of the Revive Big Band, Lauryn Hill), Grammy Award Winning Trumper and Vocalist Keyon Harrold (Common, Jay-Z), legendary percussionist Juma Sultan (Jimi Hendrix’s former percussionist), and others for a very unique dialogue about art and activism. 

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Spill the Tea— Celebrating Pride
Jun
15
4:00 PM16:00

Spill the Tea— Celebrating Pride

In our 2nd annual Pride program we give voice to the unique experiences of Southern Black Gay Men. E. Patrick Johnson will discuss his collection of oral histories for his book, “Sweet Tea.” Then the Illustrious Blacks, aka ManchildBlack and Monstah Black, bring their ethereal vocals, celestial sonics and earthly musical messages from the cosmos in a gravity defying performance and DJ set.

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Chamber Music America
May
31
7:30 PM19:30

Chamber Music America

Celebrate the 7th Annual National Chamber Music Month with Chamber Music America, featuring the music of jazz drummer and bandleader, Kendrick Scott, “blessed with great feel, technical prowess and impeccable taste” (The San Diego Union-Tribune), who will be joined by his ensemble, Oracle and will also include new contemporary works performed by the Attacca Quartet

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Annual Gala  2019
May
20
6:00 PM18:00

Annual Gala 2019

At our Annual Gala we will be celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance with Disrupters: Then, Now and in the Future. The evening will feature performances and presentations by the ground breaking artists for which we are known, a dinner, and an awards ceremony. We encourage guests to come in 1920s attire!

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Stretch Music Intensive
Apr
9
11:00 AM11:00

Stretch Music Intensive

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah returns to MSM to lead a FREE masterclass on his genre blind Stretch Music. All music students, musicians and lovers of the jazz idiom and all its variabilities are welcomed to join this immersive workshop centered on improvisation, technique and thriving as a working artist today. Hosted by Manhattan School of Music. 

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Uptown Nights: Wepa! Movement, Culture and Music—The Curtis Brothers and Circa ’95
Mar
23
7:30 PM19:30

Uptown Nights: Wepa! Movement, Culture and Music—The Curtis Brothers and Circa ’95

Harlem Stage and the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) present a two part series of music and conversation celebrating the courageous and resilient Caribbean immigrants who traveled across land and sea and arrived in El Barrio, aka Spanish Harlem, seeking a bright future

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Repertorio Español: El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba/ No one writes to the Colonel (7:30PM)
Mar
22
7:30 PM19:30

Repertorio Español: El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba/ No one writes to the Colonel (7:30PM)

Based on Gabriel GarcÍa Márquez’s Novel El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba. Adapted by Jorge Alí Triana & Verónica Triana, Directed by Jorge Alí TrianaThe story covers a few months in the life of a colonel whose pension, delayed 15 years by an overwhelming bureaucracy, becomes an obsession.

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Repertorio Español: El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba/ No one writes to the Colonel (1PM)
Mar
22
1:00 PM13:00

Repertorio Español: El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba/ No one writes to the Colonel (1PM)

Based on Gabriel GarcÍa Márquez’s Novel El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba. Adapted by Jorge Alí Triana & Verónica Triana, Directed by Jorge Alí TrianaThe story covers a few months in the life of a colonel whose pension, delayed 15 years by an overwhelming bureaucracy, becomes an obsession.

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Tilt Kids Festival 2019
Mar
16
4:00 PM16:00

Tilt Kids Festival 2019

Featuring AJOYO by Yacine Boularès and Sarah E. Charles (Ages 3+) Join us for a special afternoon featuring performances presented with the Tilt Kids Festival! Harlem Stage partners with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) to present a program from international artists whose work appeals to kids and their families. 

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Babylon: Beyond Borders An International Dialogue around Contemporary Exile
Feb
16
2:00 PM14:00

Babylon: Beyond Borders An International Dialogue around Contemporary Exile

This international event, taking place in four countries around the world at the same time, connected via live stream, is Inspired by the Arab Springs where different squares “came to life” and were politically burned simultaneously all over the world. Babylon seeks to find an artistic action between four artists on four continents that will function as a response to their collective commitment to #Disruption.

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Uptown Nights: Elio Villafrance Afro Carribbean Trio
Dec
6
7:30 PM19:30

Uptown Nights: Elio Villafrance Afro Carribbean Trio

Over the years Elio Villafranca has recorded and performed nationally and internationally as a leader, featuring jazz master artists such as Pat Martino, Terell Stafford, Wynton Marsalis, Billy Hart, Paquito D’Rivera, Billy Harper, Eric Alexander, and Lewis Nash, Chick Corea, and Jon Faddis, Johnny Pacheco among others.

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The Give Thanks Get Down: A DJ Dance Party!
Nov
24
4:00 PM16:00

The Give Thanks Get Down: A DJ Dance Party!

A DJ dance party elevating the sacred space of the dance floor kicks off the holiday season in the groove. Harlem’s own Sundae Sermon, Mobile Mondays and Ian Friday will wrap you in a sonic groove liberating your soul to fly free. Live drumming by King Salim Ajanku and a special tribute to the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. Together we will Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky and Get free! 

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