E-Moves 19

May 2 – 5, 2018 – 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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. Adaku Utah, Lacina Coulibaly, Ousmane Wiles and Nora Chipamire wrestle with questions that push the boundaries of what it means to be African in America now. #Nigeria #BurkinaFaso #Senegal #Zimbabwe

Cost: $20 for adults; $35 for VIP.  All tickets sales are final, no refunds or exchanges. Valid ID required to pick up tickets.

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

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Uptown Nights: The Return of Two Dick Willie

April 28, 2018 | 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Danny Simmons with Vernon Reid, Ursula Rucker, and Special Guests.

Danny Simmons debuts his latest volume of poetry and artwork The Return of 2 Dick Willie in a unique evening of music, poetry and visual art. He is joined by legendary guitarist, Vernon Reid and poet, Ursula Rucker along with special guest musicians and spoken word artists. Writer and activist, Asha Bandele hosts.

“Equally ferocious and genius with his sensually lush artwork, Danny Simmons is a consummate poet and his alter ego is here to check our egos, kickin’ brand new flava in our mind’s ear while loving us with our foibles, boils, blemishes, crusty eyelashes, contradictions, and all.” Author, Tony Medina.

Cost: $20

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

More Info: https://www.harlemstage.org/events-list/2018/2/7/harlem-stride-jazz-nowthe-shed-dk8ly

Ascension: A Lifting of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy on the 50th Anniversary of His Assassination

April 4, 2018 | 7:30pm – 9:30pm

On April 4, 1968 Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, an event that sent shock waves reverberating across the globe. 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, visual and movement celebration of a fearless leader.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Cost: FREE. Note: Tickets are issued on a first come, first served basis until the capacity of the house has been reached. Ticket distribution will begin (6:00pm) an hour and half before show time. Arriving early will help insure your reservation is honored. PLEASE NOTE: After an hour into ticket distribution at (7:00pm); tickets not picked up will be released. 2 TICKETS MAX. All guests must be present to pick up ticket.

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

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

March 27, 2018 | 7:30pm – 9:30pm

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.

The work features polyphonic singing, instrumental rumblings, poetic text and will consider the notion of the need for communion as a strategy towards deeper understanding and transformation of our human condition.

This work in progress concert (featuring strings, voices, piano, flute, tambourine and guitars) will be followed by a conversation between composer, Imani Uzuri and scholar, Matthew D. Morrison, PhD

Cost: $20

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

More Info: https://www.harlemstage.org/events-list/2018/3/27/imani-uzuri-hush-arbor-concert

 

Stretch Music X Film: “Samaria”

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March 28, 2018 | 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Join us for a screening of award-winning screenwriter and director, Kiel Adrian Scott’s, new short film “Samaria”. The film explores themes of identity and representation as we examine the intersection of jazz and film.

Samaria is the story of Rosary, a young woman, in desperate need of kindness, torn between the worlds of the haves and the have-nots. Following a devastating natural disaster, Rosary, a now homeless white-collar worker, must hide her indigence from those she works for and her employment from those she lives with, withholding who and what she is to survive.

The screening will be followed by a discussion between Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, who composed the music for the film, and pianist and composer, Samora Abayomi Pinderhughes.

Cost: $10

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

 

 

Stretch Music Intensive

Stretch+Music+Intensive - March 27 2018 at Harlem Stage

March 27, 2018 | 12:00pm – 4:00pm

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.

Cost: FREE

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

More Info: https://www.harlemstage.org/events-list/2018/3/29/jazz-then-and-now-stretch-music-with-manhattan-school-of-music

Stretch Music: Jazz Then And Now

March 29, 2018 | 7:30pm – 9:30pm

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.

Cost: $15

Harlem Stage Gatehouse

150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street

New York, NY 10031

More info: https://www.calendarwiz.com/calendars/popup.php?op=view&id=119809508crd=welcometoharlem&

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

March 30  &  March 31, 2018 | 7:30pm – 11:00pm

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. In this Festival you will hear a complete reevaluation of these cultures with the intent of building new bridges, new landscapes and new forms. This year’s festival will feature bands led by The Curtis Brothers, Neo Spectric and special surprise guests.

The Stretch Music Residency is a part of Harlem Stage’s WaterWorks program. WaterWorks is supported by Ford Foundation, Time Warner Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Lambent Foundation, SHS Foundation and Bob and Eileen Gilman Family Foundation.

Cost: $25; VIP: $35

Harlem Stage Gatehouse

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

More Info: https://www.harlemstage.org/events-list/2018/3/28/christian-scott-atunde-adjuah-presents-stretch-music-x-film

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

March 6, 2018 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Vocalist, Candice Hoyes, a storyteller of vast range and personality, debuts a night of music inspired by the life of Lena Horne. 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. Candice Hoyes draws from rare cinema, musical theater, jazz and soul for an evocative dramatic experience.

Tap Dancer and choreographer, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, a two-time Bessie and Princess Grace Award winner, draws from her extensive Broadway and film experience to create a celebration of Horne’s early years as a Cotton Club dancer. Sumbrey-Edwards, who is known for her elegance and grace, harkens to a time of segregation that brought patrons uptown to Harlem in droves in what we now know as the dawn of the Harlem Renaissance.

All ticket sales are final, no refunds or exchanges. Box Office open two (2) hours before show time and closes at intermission or one (1) hour after the scheduled start time (whichever comes first). Valid ID required to pick up tickets.

Cost: General: $20; VIP: $35

Harlem Stage Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street
New York NY 1003

More Info: https://www.harlemstage.org/events-list/2018/3/6/lena-horna-centennial

Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Jazzmeia Horn: A Social Call

Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert - Jazzmeia Horn

December 7, 2017 |7:30pm – 9:30pm

Vocalist, Jazzmeia Horn is winner of the 2015 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition and the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. The Dallas native burst onto the New York scene, performing with such jazz luminaries as Frank Wess, Junior Mance, and Ellis Marsalis Jr. She has also appeared at some of the city’s preeminent jazz clubs with her ensemble The Artistry of Jazz Horn, showcasing her vocals with saxophone, piano, bass, drums, and a poet and dancer. Dedicated to educating young people, Horn is a teaching artist with the NJPAC’s Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens program.

Cost: Free

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

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