Two Sets! 7:30 & 9:30! *****
THE UPPER ANACOSTIA --LOWER GOLD COAST SYMPHONIC: DRUMS ALONG THE POTOMAC--A Global Go-Go Fantasia
TUALGCS will debut a polyrhythmic and romantic orchestral Go-Go suite inspired by 70s spiritual-jazz balladry and the work of DC's greatest cartographers in verse-- notably Sterling Brown, Essex Hemphill, Jonetta Barras, Edward P. Jones, Rita Dove, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Monica Hand, Toni Asante Lighfoot, and Etthelbert Miller.
TUALGCS is a collaborative experimental ensemble comprised of Greg Tate, Marc Cary, talking drum master Abou Mboup, tabla master Sameer Gupta, poet Thomas Sayers Ellis, noted Washington D.C. Go Go players, Donnell Floyd, Go-Go Mickey & Kenny "Kwick" Gross and musicians from Greg Tate's Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber.
DRUMS ALONG THE POTOMAC--A Global Go-Go Fantasia was co-commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for the Target Free Thursdays series at the David Rubenstein Atrium and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
THE UPPER ANACOSTIA -- LOWER GOLD COAST SYMPHONIC
Greg Tate - conduction/guitar/laptop
Marc Cary - piano
D. Floyd as MC
Sameer Gupta - tabla player
Abdou Mboup - talking drum player
Thomas Sayers Ellis - poet
Lisala - vocals
Meah Pace - vocals
Mazz Swift - violin & vocals
V. Jeffery Smith - tenor sax
Luqman Brown - trombone
Ben Tyree - guitar
Jason DiMatteo - acoustic bass
Jared Michael Nickerson - electric bass
Milton "Go Go Mickey" Freeman - congas
Kenny "Kwick" Gross - drums