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Music: Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber 20th Anniversary

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber celebrates twenty years of one-of-a-kind performances. Entitled NOTHING IS: How Sun Ra, Amiri Baraka, and Octavia Butler Supercharged the Black Arts With Post-Apocalyptic Cosmic Consciousness, the evening opens with Black Power anthems in conjunction with our special exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power and closes with an experimental set.

Performers include Greg Tate (conduction, guitar, laptop), Bazaar Royale (vocals), Carl Hancock Rux (vocals, spoken word), Mikel Banks (vocals, conduction), Shelley Nicole (vocals), Julie Brown (vocals), Mazz Swift (violin, vocals), Julia Kent (cello), V. Jeffrey Smith (tenor saxophone, effects), Vijay Iyer (acoustic piano, electronics), Leon Gruenbaum (keyboards, samchillian), André Lassalle (guitar), Ben Tyree (guitar), Jared Michael Nickerson (electric bass), and LaFrae Sci (trap drums). The concert is followed by a discussion with the musicians moderated by Greg Tate.

Tickets are $16 and include Museum admission. Member tickets are $14. Not a Member? Join today!

To request accommodations such as assistive listening devices, email us at [email protected]
Image caption and credit: Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber. Top: Micah Gaugh, V. Jeffrey Smith, Ben Tyree, Lisala Beatty, Karma Mayet Johnson, Chris Eddleton. Middle: Dave “Smoota” Smith, Leon Gruenbaum, Jared Michael Nickerson, Greg Tate, Shelley Nicole, LaFrae Sci. Bottom: Bruce Mack, Jason DiMatteo, Mazz Swift, “Moist” Paula Henderson, Mikel “Spirithood” Banks, Avram Fefer. (Photo: Shane Nelson)


January 31
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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