Onaje Allan Gumbs Trio Plus in Truth To Power

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April 28, 2017 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Onaje Allan Gumbs Trio Plus in Truth To Power with special guest artists, Abiodun Oyewele (of The Last Poets) and Mem Nahadr, poet, vocalist and musician.

Harlem born pianist, Onaje Allan Gumbs started playing piano at the early age of 7. In his professional career Onaje spent 2 years as as pianist,composer and arranger in the band led by the great trumpeter Woody Shaw. As a producer/arranger/pianist Onaje has worked with Bill Cobham, Kevin Eubanks,Will Downing, Gwen Guthrie, Angela Bofill, Cassandra Wilson and Phyllis Hyman to name a few as well as many others artist and musicians in Jazz and R&B music.
Onaje Allan Gumbs was also nominated for a NAACP Image Award.
https://youtu.be/8uc_gtOL-3k

Also featuring:

Vince Ector, Drums
Marcus McLaurine, Bass
Gary Fritz, Percussions
V. Jeffery Smith, Sax & Guitar
Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch, vocalist
LaQuantumLeap, Poet
ASOUL7BORN, Poet

Aaron Davis Hall

138 Convent Avenue at 137th Street

New York, NY 10031

Website/More Info: www.citycollegecenterforthearts.org/show/truth-to-power

Recording New York: Sound, Place, and Civic Identity

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Join Ben Serby as he explores the themes of place, memory, and civic commitment in the work of the self-taught, Manhattan-based folklorist Tony Schwartz (1923-2008). Listen to Schwartz’s vibrant sound portraits of New York from the 1950s and ’60s, such as New York 19 and Music in the Streets, and hear about his efforts to teach the city’s youth to document and care for their
world.

Learn how young people can become stakeholders and participants in their communities both by listening to historical sound recordings and by making new recordings of their own. Participants will leave with new ideas about how sounds can inspire students to explore their surroundings and examine the ways in which the past has shaped the world that they inhabit.

This discussion is part of the series Activism Under the Lens: Educator Evenings at the Museum of the City of New York. The events are geared towards educators but open to all with interest in the topics.

Educators will learn about sources in the exhibitions Activist New York and New York at Its Core available to support their students’ learning in the Museum and online. Participants will leave with
resources for the classroom and a letter of attendance for 1.5 hours of professional development.

Light refreshments will be served.

Cost: FREE

Museum of the City of New York

1220 Fifth Avenue btwn 103rd and 104th Streets

New York, NY 10029

Tel: 21.534.1672

More Info: http://www.mcny.org/event/recording-new-york-sound-place-and-civic-identity

“I Remember Harlem”

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Sunday, April 23, 2017 | 1:00pm – 5:20pm

Though arguably no other New York City neighborhood has generated as many conflicting representations as Harlem, one singular documentary stands out: I Remember Harlem (240 minutes,1981, 16mm film), directed and produced by legendary filmmaker William Miles. Miles’ epic lovingly renders the diverse, 350-year history of Harlem as both a living, breathing neighborhood and as the cultural hub of African-American life.

Richard Adams, Director of Photography, I Remember Harlem
Juanita Howard, Producer, I Remember Harlem
Michael Henry Adams, Harlem historian
John Reddick, The New York Preservation Archive Project

The film will be screened in two parts, from 1 pm to 3 pm and from 3:20 pm to 5:20 pm, with a 20-minute intermission from 3 pm to 3:20 pm.  

Includes Museum admission and beer provided by Sixpoint Brewery.

Smile, It’s Your Close Up, our nonfiction film series co-programmed with Jessica Green and Edo Choi of the Maysles Documentary Center, zooms in on key moments, individuals, and communities to pose the question: “What makes New York New York?” Each program includes an introduction or conversation with filmmakers or other notable guests.

Attention Members: To receive your discount, click on the “Buy Tickets” button when online then sign in to your account on the ticketing page.

Groups of 10 or more get discounts and priority seating, email or call us at programs@mcny.org or 917-492-3395.

Cost: $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, students & educators (with ID), $10 for Museum and Maysles Documentary Center members.

Museum of City of New York

1220 Fifth Avenue btwn 103rd and 104th Streets

New York, NY 10029

Tel: 212.534.1672

More Info: http://www.mcny.org/event/i-remember-harlem  

New York Meets Havana

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Friday, April 28, 2017 | 8:00pm – 12:00am

Synonymous with mojitos, sultry nightclubs, and classic cars, Cuba, the Caribbean’s largest island, is enjoying a new moment in the sun thanks to a relaxing of U.S. relations. Inspired by our upcoming exhibition, Rhythm & Power: Salsa in New York (opens June 13), discover how Cuba’s love of music and dance has mixed and melded with Puerto-Rican and Afro-Caribbean rhythms to create a sizzling cultural fusion unique to New York City.

Event Timeline:
8 pm to 10 pm – Renowned DJ Christian Martir of Sociedad Records and DJ Nego will spin salsa and Latin disco and legendary Santiago de Cuba instructor Danys ‘La Mora’ Perez will give an all-levels dance lesson. Ruedame will perform a traditional rueda casino and Havana native Carlos Mateu will share Cuban social dances.

10 pm to 11 pm – Los Hacheros, an NYC-based band that revives fiery folkloric styles punctuated by the Cuban clave, will perform live.

11 pm to 12 am – DJ Christian Martir and DJ Nego will end the night spinning salsa and Latin disco.

Throughout the Night – Havana-born visual artist, Bernardo Navarro Tomas and Carlos Mateu will have pop-up art installations on view. The Museum’s landmark New York at Its Core exhibition will also be open for late viewing and Havana-inspired drinks and snacks will be available for purchase.

This event is co-sponsored by El Museo del Barrio, Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance, and New York International Salsa Congress.

This is the first event in our Metro Mashups series of Friday-night house parties that celebrate the cultures that shape New York’s distinctive nightlife and feature live music, dancing, and food and drinks inspired by other global metropolises.

Cost: $20 General Admission, $15 for Museum Members; $25 at the door; $20 at the door for Members.

Museum of City of New York

1220 Fifth Avenue btwn 103rd and 104th Street

New York, NY 10029

More Info: http://www.mcny.org/Havana

Carnegie Hall presents a Neighborhood Concert: Cécile McLorin Salvant with Sullivan Fortner

 

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Vocalist, Cécile McLorin Salvant and pianist Sullivan Fortner team up for an evening of swinging song. Salvant is the winner of the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album, and has been called “the finest jazz singer to emerge in the last decade” (The New York Times). New Orleans–born Fortner has made his mark studying and performing with The Marsalis Family, Donald Harrison, Roy Hargrove, and David Liebman, among other jazz luminaries.

Performers: Cécile McLorin Salvant with Sullivan Fortner

Cost: Free

Contact: Carnegie Hall
Phone: 212-903-9600

Harlem Stage Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street
New York NY 10031

NYC Tots: Spring Class Series

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Thursday, April 13, 2017 | 10:00am – 12:00pm

Register for seven classes that focus on exploration and discovery of the city through song, play, and hands-on experiences. Learn to look with guided gallery tours of the groundbreaking exhibition New York at Its Core. Work on special art projects inspired by the city.

Classes run on Thursdays from 10:00 am–12:00 pm on April 13, 20, and 27, and May 4, 11, 18, and 25.

Toddler programs are geared to families with children ages 2–4 years old and include a snack. Siblings ages 1 month to 4 years old are welcome. Activities are designed for adults and children to complete together.

Cost: FREE. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. This special program is offered free of charge for up to 15 families who can commit to series dates.

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue btwn 103rd and 104th Streets

New York, NY 10029
Phone: 212.534.1672
Email: info@mcny.org
More Info: http://www.mcny.org/event/nyc-tots-spring-class-series

Rewind: “Best of” Film Series

April 17, 2017 to April 20, 2017 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm

 

As part of the Schomburg’s rich history of collecting and preserves cinema of or featuring black talent across the African diaspora, we are thrilled to partners with the BlackStar Film Festival, African Film Festival, Inc., and UrbanWorld Film Festival, as we spotlight a selection of narratives from each of these festivals that express diverse global black experiences by emerging and established independent filmmakers.  (Pictured: Fredi Washington and Louise Beavers in a scene from the motion picture Imitation of Life, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division).

Cost: FREE. First come, first seated. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house.

Contact: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Phone: 917-275-6975

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037

 

Bruce Edwards Trio – Safe House Jazz Parlor

April 6, 2017 | 8:00pm – 10:00pm

This 2-hour intimate experience provides a haven where music lovers can relax and engage with musicians while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, wine and dessert. This exceptional evening runs the 1st Thursday of every month with different musicians performing at various homes in Harlem.

 Guitarist/Composer Bruce Edwards was a member of Sun Ra’s Arkestra from 1984-1992, traveling all over the planet and appearing on recordings such as “Sun Ra Sextet Live at the Village Vanguard”, “Destination Unknown”, “A Night in East Berlin” and more. In addition, Bruce has performed/recorded with artists such as James Carter (CD: At the Crossroads) Charles Tolliver, and GE Smith and Lenny Pickett of the Saturday Night Live Band to name just a few. Called “a Master of his instrument” by John Kelman of All About Jazz, for the past several years Bruce has focused on composing and producing music for films and TV, winning a Telly Award for his original music and sound design in 2006, as well as teaching guitar for Jazzmobile, The New School, and privately.

Bruce Edwards – guitar

George Delancey – bass

Reggie Nicholson – drums

 

Included:

Live Jazz Concert

Hors d’oeuvres, wine and dessert

House doors open at 7:30 p.m.

The event starts at 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Price: $60

Oliver Lake Band – Harlem Jazz Series

April 4, 2017 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm

The artistic scope of renowned saxophonist, composer, painter, and poet Oliver Lake’s half-century-long career is unparalleled. An extensive resume of his collaborations includes a veritable who’s who of the jazz vanguard. Oliver’s efforts extend far beyond the music, with his creation of the non-profit Passin’ Thru organization, becoming a mainstay at Pittsburgh’s City of Asylum, publishing two books of poetry and frequently producing visual artwork for exhibitions across the country. Lake’s output as an exacting and unequivocally original composer has long been celebrated, highlighted by commissions awarded from the Library of Congress, the Rockefeller Foundation ASCAP, the International Association for Jazz Education, Composers Forum and the McKim Foundation. He has been the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and was also presented with the Mellon Jazz Living Legacy Award at the Kennedy Center in 2006. In 2014, Oliver was honored with the prestigious Doris Duke Artist Award, a multi-year grant awarded to American artists in the fields of jazz, theater and dance.

The Harlem Afternoon Jazz Series is artistically directed by Craig Harris, a trombonist, composer and longtime Harlem resident. Harris has been a major figure in the Harlem jazz scene since 1976. He has performed throughout the USA and abroad with some of the genre’s most important figures.

House doors open at 11:30 a.m. 

1st set: Noon – 12:45pm (15-min break) 2nd set: 1:00 – 1:45

Price: $15

New Black Power! Exhibition now open at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (until Dec 2017)

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March 20, 2017 to December 2017 | 10:00am – 8:00pm

On February 16, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will open its latest exhibition Black Power! in the newly-renovated Main Exhibition Hall. On display through December 2017, Black Power! will invite visitors to delve deeper into the heterogeneous and ideologically diverse global movement that shaped black consciousness and built an immense legacy of community organizing and advocacy that continues to resonate in the United States of America and around the world today. Visitors will also confront misconceptions and truths about the Black Power movement.

Black Power! serves as another touchstone in the Schomburg’s “Black Power 50” focus, a year-long examination into the 50th anniversary of the Black Power movement. Stokely Carmichael and fellow Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) worker Willie Ricks introduced Black Power as a concept in June 1966.

In February 2016, the Schomburg launched “Black Power 50” with a two-part digital exhibition in partnership with Google Cultural Institute. The Schomburg has since released the new exhibition’s catalog Black Power 50 and hosted a “Grandassa Models” © Kwame Brathwaite, 1968 series of public programs featuring conversations with leaders of the Black Power movement such as Kathleen Cleaver, Bobby Seale, and Iris Morales, and Black Arts Movement luminaries Nikki Giovanni, Askia Touré, and Sonia Sanchez, among many others.

Highlights from the Black Power! exhibition include:

•Black Panther Coalition Flyer –  A flyer capturing the efforts of the Black Panther Party, the Puerto Rican Young Lords, the white Young Patriots, the Chinese-American I Wor Kuen, and the Inmates Liberation Front united to demand the release of the Panther 21, who were arrested in April 1969 on suspicion of planning to bomb several sites in New York City.

•First Issue of The Black Panther –  Bobby Seale and Elbert “Big Man” Howard published the first mimeographed issue of The Black Panther on April 25, 1967. Howard, an original member of the Black Panther Party, served as the publication’s first editor. ·

•Letter from Arab Women to Angela Davis – A letter of support to Angela Davis from The Arab Women’s League of Jordan, capturing how the fate of political prisoners in the United States received worldwide attention.

•Photo of Black Panthers in Israel – A photo of Black Panther Party Members in Israel who were part of the Mizrahi community: Jews from North Africa and the Middle East who denounced and fought against the economic and cultural domination of European Jews. Their leader wears a T-shirt reading Black Panthers in Hebrew.

Cost: FREE. Schomburg Center’s hours: Monday: 10am – 6pm; Tues – Weds: 10am – 8pm; and Thurs – Sat: 10am – 6pm.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037
Phone: 917-275-6975

More Info: https://www.nypl.org/press/press-release/february-8-2017/schomburg-center-open-new-exhibition-black-power?platform=hootsuite