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Super Sabado! A Dia de los muertos celebration!
In the wake of the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, Harlem Stage and MAPP International invite you to an intimate evening with artists and activists, such as Marc Cary and Indigenous People, Universes and Samita Sinha as they challenge us to imagine ourselves as part of a larger social organism. Through interactive explorations of body and voice, rhythm and sound, food and language become a part of this engaging experience as artists and audience discover realities within our globally interdependent world. Throughout and around The Gatehouse (outside and in stairwells and throughout the main space), WeDaPeoples Cabaret presents artists that will activate the audience and space on multiple levels, in a multitude of tones that go beyond mere presentation to engaged participation. The artists of the evening carry perspectives that are global in scope, inviting us to imagine ourselves as part of a larger social organism—the organism of the audience at the Gatehouse within the mythical reality that is NYC.
BURNT SUGAR presents TWO OR THREE THINGS SHE KNOW ABOUT WILD. ** A Primer In How Sisters Freely Conduct Themselves in The D ** Featuring Mazz Swift and Latasha Nevada Diggs on violin,vocals and EFX Greg Tate on laptop,guitars+baton, Jared Michael Nickerson on bass and The Next Detroit Harmolodic Arkestra (Joel Peterson, Duminie Deporres, James "the Blackman" Harris, Skeeter CR Shelton and more) Admission: $8.00 all ages ***** DETROIT – On November 5th, 2010 the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit will introduce Burnt Sugar to Detroit. Burnt Sugar is an improvising, experimental jazz/funk/soul orchestra conducted by Greg Tate out of New York City. On this special occasion they will be accompanied by some of Detroit's finest players, hand-picked just for this performance to perform as a group with the Burnt Sugar crew. ***** About Burnt Sugar www.burntsugarindex.com www.myspace.com/burntsugarthearkestrachamber
WOMENS JAZZ FESTIVAL The Schomburg Center celebrates Womens History Month with another series of extraordinary concerts with extremely talented female artists. Tickets: Members, $18; Non-members, $22.50. For ticket charge, call The Schomburg Shop at (212) 491-2206.Cost: Tickets: Members, $18; Non-members, $22.50. For ticket charge, call The Schomburg Shop at (212) 491-2206.Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Fire + Fire features an historic meeting of musical sympathies when nine Hungarian Gypsy musicians meet with seven of their Black American counterparts to interrogate a history of mutual oppression and silences. Part of the yearlong Extremely Hungary Festival, Fire + Fire delves into the synergies of two cultures, melding musical and political expression—this taking the shape through the story of star crossed lovers caught in a weft of cultural clash and political dialogue. The ensemble employs an experimental fusion of spoken word, movement and full on “jam sessions” to create a brand new vernacular that will spring this tale of two cultures to life. Fire + Fire will be presented at Symphony Space on November 19 and 21.
Bio: Writer, vocalist, and sound artist, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs is the author of three chapbooks which include Ichi-Ban and Ni-Ban (MOH Press), Manuel is destroying my bathroom (Belladonna Press), and the album, Televisíon. Her work has been published in Rattapallax, Black Renaissance Noir, Nocturne...See Full Bio
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““Ms. Diggs is a rich-voiced wonder whose West Indian lilt is mesmerizing. And her cooing, nuzzling scenes with Justice Dilla X, a sensuous, almost menacing force of nature, are among the best in the piece.””