Back by popular demand we launch our fall season welcoming YOU, our community, to a party to kick off the season.
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.
Fresh off of her recent concert on NPR’s Tiny Desk and breakout performance with August Green earlier this year, Maimouna aka MuMu Fresh performs with her band from her rich body of work and latest album ‘Vintage Babies.’
Join us for a concert celebrating #BlackGirlMagic and the alchemical power of music to move, affirm, liberate and uplift. Three women known for moving the crowd bring their artistry together for an evening of music, movement and visuals.
Manhattan School of Music’s Jazz Orchestra, led by guest conductor and arranger John Beasley, performs a tribute to musical powerhouse Quincy Jones.
This evening is dedicated to reflecting on the visionary artists and works presented at Harlem Stage through our signature commissioning program, WaterWorks.
Dance and sweat out the holiday meal with Amma Whatt and Ancestral Pact. A musical experience exhibiting her commitment to venerate the music of her ancestors, and continue the legacy of Black music as it moves and morphs into modern times.
Sarah Elizabeth Charles and her band SCOPE have been together for nine years and continue to re-define their musical space. Through live performance and educational engagement, Sarah has shared her vision for what sonic landscapes have the potential to be. Harnessing freedom of expression, social commentary and ever-changing dialogue, this band’s name speaks for itself.
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.
WEEDIE BRAIMAH AND THE HANDS OF TIME WITH SPECIAL GUESTS CHRISTIAN SCOTT aTUNDE ADJUAH AND PEDRITO MARTINEZ
Weedie Braimah exemplifies tradition, evolution and soul as he brings his vision of building a reverence for folkloric West African music to life by anchoring the concert with percussion as the driver.