Babylon: Beyond Borders An International Dialogue around Contemporary Exile
Feb
13
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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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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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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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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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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Stretch Music Intensive
Apr
9
1:00 PM13:00

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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E-MOVES (5/2/19)
May
2
7:30 PM19:30

E-MOVES (5/2/19)

E-Moves celebrates twenty years of commissioning, presenting and nurturing choreographers of color across the spectrum of contemporary dance idioms to create new work—in this edition we uplift the cogent power of Hip-Hop dance to transport the crowd and push the boundaries of movement

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E-Moves (5/3/19)
May
3
7:30 PM19:30

E-Moves (5/3/19)

E-Moves celebrates twenty years of commissioning, presenting and nurturing choreographers of color across the spectrum of contemporary dance idioms to create new work—in this edition we uplift the cogent power of Hip-Hop dance to transport the crowd and push the boundaries of movement

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E-Moves (5/4/19)
May
4
7:30 PM19:30

E-Moves (5/4/19)

E-Moves celebrates twenty years of commissioning, presenting and nurturing choreographers of color across the spectrum of contemporary dance idioms to create new work—in this edition we uplift the cogent power of Hip-Hop dance to transport the crowd and push the boundaries of movement

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E-Moves (5/9/19)
May
9
7:30 PM19:30

E-Moves (5/9/19)

E-Moves celebrates twenty years of commissioning, presenting and nurturing choreographers of color across the spectrum of contemporary dance idioms to create new work—in this edition we uplift the cogent power of Hip-Hop dance to transport the crowd and push the boundaries of movement

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E-Moves (5/10/19)
May
10
7:30 PM19:30

E-Moves (5/10/19)

E-Moves celebrates twenty years of commissioning, presenting and nurturing choreographers of color across the spectrum of contemporary dance idioms to create new work—in this edition we uplift the cogent power of Hip-Hop dance to transport the crowd and push the boundaries of movement

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E-Moves (5/11/19)
May
11
7:30 PM19:30

E-Moves (5/11/19)

E-Moves celebrates twenty years of commissioning, presenting and nurturing choreographers of color across the spectrum of contemporary dance idioms to create new work—in this edition we uplift the cogent power of Hip-Hop dance to transport the crowd and push the boundaries of movement

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Spring Gala
May
20
6:00 PM18:00

Spring Gala

Our Annual Gala will build on the theme established last year, #DISR UPTERS: Then and Now in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance, a creative reaction to the countless racial and social crises currently plaguing our nation, and a moment to acknowledge the artists who refuse to take a back seat during these momentous times.

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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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UPTOWN NIGHTS: ELIO VILLAFRANCA AFRO CARIBBEAN TRIO
Dec
6
7:30 PM19:30

UPTOWN NIGHTS: ELIO VILLAFRANCA AFRO CARIBBEAN 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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<b><i>ANTIGONE IN FERGUSON</i></b>
Sep
13
to Oct 13

ANTIGONE IN FERGUSON

Translated and directed by Theater of War Productions’ Artistic Director Bryan Doerries and composed by Phil Woodmore, the project fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of excerpts from Sophocles’ Greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City.

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Annual Gala
May
21
6:00 PM18:00

Annual Gala

Our annual Spring Gala is a celebration of the #DISTRUPTERS: Artists as Activists, Creators, and Catalysts that you won’t want to miss. The evening will include amazing performances lead by Musical Director, Terri Lynn Carrington. We will celebrate our honorees and our continued mission to provide opportunity, to commission and to support the works of the visionary artists of color who grace our stage each year.

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Carnegie Hall:  Dr. Lonnie Smith
May
17
7:30 PM19:30

Carnegie Hall: Dr. Lonnie Smith

NEA Jazz Master Dr. Lonnie Smith is an unparalleled musician, composer, performer and recording artist. With a career spanning over five decades, Smith stands as the preeminent Hammond B-3 organist in jazz today. He has been featured on over seventy albums, and has recorded and performed with a virtual “Who’s Who” of the greatest jazz, blues and R&B giants in the industry.

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Chamber Music America presents the PUBLIQuartet and Zaccai Curtis & the Curtis Brothers
May
16
7:30 PM19:30

Chamber Music America presents the PUBLIQuartet and Zaccai Curtis & the Curtis Brothers

Celebrate National Chamber Music Month with this free event, featuring two highly acclaimed and distinctive ensembles: the “independent-minded” PUBLIQuartet (The Washington Post), recipient of a 2015 CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, and Zaccai Curtis & The Curtis Brothers, recipients of a 2017 Chamber Music America New Jazz Works grant, performing “Algorithm,” a new work inspired by jazz icons and ancient mathematicians. 

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E-Moves  |  Saturday
May
5
7:30 PM19:30

E-Moves | Saturday

4 Contemporary African choreographers have been commissioned to create, or re-imagine, new work across the spectrum of contemporary idioms. The emergence of artists from the continent of Africa who are first or second generation American or transnational is expanding the field of modern dance. E-Moves 19 presents innovative artists that will create culturally referential work which is contemporary, arresting and fresh.

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E-Moves  |  Friday
May
4
7:30 PM19:30

E-Moves | Friday

4 Contemporary African choreographers have been commissioned to create, or re-imagine, new work across the spectrum of contemporary idioms. The emergence of artists from the continent of Africa who are first or second generation American or transnational is expanding the field of modern dance. E-Moves 19 presents innovative artists that will create culturally referential work which is contemporary, arresting and fresh.

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E-Moves   |  Thursday
May
3
7:30 PM19:30

E-Moves | Thursday

4 Contemporary African choreographers have been commissioned to create, or re-imagine, new work across the spectrum of contemporary idioms. The emergence of artists from the continent of Africa who are first or second generation American or transnational is expanding the field of modern dance. E-Moves 19 presents innovative artists that will create culturally referential work which is contemporary, arresting and fresh.

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E-Moves   |  Wednesday
May
2
7:30 PM19:30

E-Moves | Wednesday

4 Contemporary African choreographers have been commissioned to create, or re-imagine, new work across the spectrum of contemporary idioms. The emergence of artists from the continent of Africa who are first or second generation American or transnational is expanding the field of modern dance. E-Moves 19 presents innovative artists that will create culturally referential work which is contemporary, arresting and fresh.

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Ascension: A lifting of Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy on the 50th anniversary of his assassination
Apr
4
7:30 PM19:30

Ascension: A lifting of Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy on the 50th anniversary of his assassination

A Baptist minister and founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), King had led the civil rights movement since the mid-1950s, using a combination of impassioned speeches and nonviolent protests to fight segregation and achieve significant civil-rights advances for African Americans inspiring seekers of justice equality across the country and the world. Where are we now? Join us for a musical and movement celebration of a fearless leader.

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UPTOWN NIGHTS: Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Presents Stretch Music Festival  |  Saturday
Mar
31
7:30 PM19:30

UPTOWN NIGHTS: Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Presents Stretch Music Festival | Saturday

The second year of the Stretch Music Festival features Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and his band along with musicians who push the boundaries of form as they reach back into the past creating bridges to right now. Rhythms such as Kassa Soro from the North East Highlands of Guinea, that predate the transatlantic slave trade as well as Salsa, Son and Swing which came after those rhythms, can be heard on Blues, Funk, Trap, Hip Hop and Stretch Music

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UPTOWN NIGHTS: Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Presents Stretch Music Festival  |  Friday
Mar
30
7:30 PM19:30

UPTOWN NIGHTS: Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Presents Stretch Music Festival | Friday

The second year of the Stretch Music Festival features Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and his band along with musicians who push the boundaries of form as they reach back into the past creating bridges to right now. Rhythms such as Kassa Soro from the North East Highlands of Guinea, that predate the transatlantic slave trade as well as Salsa, Son and Swing which came after those rhythms, can be heard on Blues, Funk, Trap, Hip Hop and Stretch Music

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<b>MSM MINGUS ENSEMBLE</b> & <b>Jazz Then and Now:</b> A Conversation with Christian Scott and Stefon Harris
Mar
29
7:30 PM19:30

MSM MINGUS ENSEMBLE & Jazz Then and Now: A Conversation with Christian Scott and Stefon Harris

Jazz Then and Now is a conversation series, presented as part of the Stretch Music Residency that brings together innovative thought leaders in the field in dialogue on the history, the present and the future of jazz. Ethnomusicologist Fredara Hadley PhD. Will moderate what promises to be a rich conversation between Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and Stefon Harris (Associate Dean and Director of the Manhattan School of Music Jazz Arts Program. The conversation will be preceded by a performance by the Manhattan School of Music Jazz Arts Program.

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Stretch Music X Film
Mar
28
7:30 PM19:30

Stretch Music X Film

Join us for a screening of award-winning screenwriter and director Kiel Adrian Scott’s, new short film Samaria. The film explore themes of identity and representation as we examine the intersection of jazz and film. The screening will be followed by a discussion between Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, who composed the music for the film, and his twin brother Kiel Adrian Scott.

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Imani Uzuri: Hush Arbor (The Opera) Work-In-Progress Concert
Mar
27
7:30 PM19:30

Imani Uzuri: Hush Arbor (The Opera) Work-In-Progress Concert

Vocalist and composer Imani Uzuri has created a mercurial musical meditation on “liminality” (standing at the threshold) exploring themes of death, rebirth, impermanence and transcendence. This contemporary chamber opera, is inspired by hidden gathering places called “hush arbors” created by enslaved African Americans in wooded areas in the South to secretly worship, commune and strategize rebellion.

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Stretch Music Intensive
Mar
27
1:00 PM13:00

Stretch Music Intensive

Calling all music students, lovers of music and emerging musicians. Join us for a FREE immersive workshop with Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and his incredible ensemble as part of the Stretch Music Residency with today’s most creative improvisers and learn about the Stretch Music App. Hosted by Manhattan School of Music.

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Uptown Nights: <br><b>Mothers of the Movements</b></br>
Mar
9
7:30 PM19:30

Uptown Nights:
Mothers of the Movements

Harlem Stage and the National Black Theatre celebrate the contributions of Black women pioneers from the Civil Rights and Black Arts movements with Mothers of the Movements. At Harlem Stage, longtime Lincoln collaborator Marc Cary re-imagines the seminal Freedom Now Suite album, We Insist!, in a concert that features Terri Lyne Carrington, Reggie Workman, Sameer Gupta, Edmar Colón and special surprise guests.

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<b>Lena Horne at 100:</b> Featuring Candice Hoyes and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards
Mar
6
7:30 PM19:30

Lena Horne at 100: Featuring Candice Hoyes and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards

With her all-star ensemble, Hoyes shares a melodic journey through Horne’s seven decade career, accenting the bravery and vulnerability that make Horne’s legacy utterly modern. Tap Dancer and choreographer Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, draws from her extensive Broadway and film experience to create a celebration of Horne’s early years as a Cotton Club dancer.

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Lyric of Love:  An Evening of Music, Poetry, Power & Magic
Feb
14
7:30 PM19:30

Lyric of Love: An Evening of Music, Poetry, Power & Magic

Rhonda Ross and Rodney Kendrick celebrate love in all its dimensions in their first full USA concert together in 15 years! Sharing new music as well as songs from their respective release(s) “In Case You Didn’t Know” and “The Colors of Rhythm”, the Harlem based duo will inspire through music and their obvious passion for their art, community, activism & for each other.

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