The annual Red Bull Music Academy has grown into a hotly anticipated event of seminars, classes and performances, and being held in New York City for the first time has driven the quality and demand up to new heights. In one of the most anticipated events of the month long festival, A Night of Improvised Round Robin Duets at Brooklyn Masonic Temple was a magnet of multiple genres and sensibilities, making for an once-in-a-lifetime musical potluck that nourished music lovers of all types. Here’s a recap of every duet:
Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights are communities brimming with conflicting Black cultures. Nestled near the border of these two neighborhoods is the Weeksville Heritage Center – landmarked houses of the first free Black residents of Brooklyn, NY. The Weeksville Houses are a metaphorical conduit between clashing cultures; a preserved illustration of a time when all Black inhabitants came together as one in the twilight of institutionalized slavery. To commemorate New York State’s Emancipation Day of July 5th 1827 (38 years before the Civil War ended), the center annually curates The Weeksville Garden Party, a weekly gathering every July to partake in organic food, a blossoming garden and performances that, as the event’s coordinators stated, include “artists that embody the same irreverent spirit of the founders.”
Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner will be making his second solo appearance in NYC on Wednesday 2/1/12 at SOB’s. The innovative technician of all things bass will be continuing his tour of the world with a special, one-night-only event opened by Deathrow Tull and continuing with a very special showcase of Thundercat’s talents featuring music from The Golden Age of Apocalypse and other favorites. Check out our ticket giveaway below!
Tonight we are helping host Thundercat, who will be playing songs from his recent Brainfeeder released record entitled The Golden Age of the Apocalypse at Le Poisson Rouge around 10:30pm. You do not want to miss this!
Hello All! It’s time for the Revivivalist Friday Round Up! Check out all of our dope features of the past week! Enjoy your weekend! Jorge Ben Samba Esquema Novo (Album Review) When you hear Jorge Ben, there is a common understanding that transcends linguistic barriers. This, I believe, is the mark of timeless music. The Reimagining [...]
On Tuesday, Nov. 8th 2011, Revive da Live will be presenting The New York Debut of THUNDERCAT performing songs off his latest release, The Golden Age of Apocalypse at Le Poisson Rouge. This is a show that is NOT to be missed. Tickets on sale now! and see you at the show ~
This week we were lucky enough to chat with the living legend George Duke, dive into the story of 4hero, and review some great albums from Thundercat and The Meters. Here’s your Friday Round Up!
We are wrapping up the dog days of summer with a week of heavy-hitters including interviews with Robert Glasper, Thundercat, Betty Padgett and so much more. Enjoy the weekend!
Thundercat’s debut solo album The Golden Ago Of Apocalypse is streaming now on Brainfeeder’s site. Check it out here as well! The album will be available for purchase and download August 30th.
That’s why we have launched the Evolution of the Instrument Series, to trace the lineage of legendary musicians who defined what it means to play an instrument. The first installment traces the history of the bass as it began to break into the jazz realm through to the present. There are so many innovators of the bass, add your influences into the comments.