Burnt Sugar, the Arkestra Chamber
“. . . overlapping echoes of George Clinton, the electric Miles Davis of Get Up With It, Lee Perry’s dark magic at Black Ark Studios, plantation blues, and gangsta hip-hop.”–Rolling Stone
A living, breathing testament to all that is right in the worlds of rock, jazz, African beats, modern composition, this improvisational orchestra creates unpredictable mutations in every live performance. Conceived as a contemporary version of Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew band, Burnt Sugar is led by writer-guitarist Greg Tate and composed of virtuosic players from Ethiopia, Egypt, New York, and other parts of the globe. It’s border crossing at its musical best. Copresented with the Cedar Cultural Center.