Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Presents Stretch Music X Afro New Orleanian Black Indian Music Concert
A Jazz Filled December with
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
and a FREE Jazzmeia Horn concert
Harlem Stage tops off its Fall 2017 season with jazz throughout the month of December. Experience this legendary uptown venue that for over 30 years has been promoting the creative legacy of Harlem and artists of color.
This December, join Harlem Stage as they close out their Fall 2017 season of programming.
Closing the the season on December 13th and 14th is Uptown Nights: Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Presents Stretch Music X Afro New Orleanian Black Indian Music Concert. Grammy nominated Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah returns to Harlem Stage for two nights to play his genre bending music that stretch’s jazz music’s rhythmic, melodic and harmonic conventions to encompass a range of cultural influences from his native New Orleans to West Africa and the Caribbean. Scott Atunde Adjuah will be joined by Big Chief Juan Pardo, who with the Golden Comanche Mardi Gras Indians performs an electrifying display of a culture that dates back over two hundred years in New Orleans. Chief Juan’s soulful voice brings any audience to feel like they are in the jazz filled streets of New Orleans.
Tickets and reservations to Harlem Stage can be purchased online at www.HarlemStage.org, or via phone at 212.281.9240 ext. 19. All performances take place at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse (150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street, Manhattan).
HARLEM STAGE DECEMBER 2017 PROGRAMMING
Thursday and Friday, December 13 & 14, 2017
UPTOWN NIGHTS: CHRISTIAN SCOTT ATUNDE ADJUAH PRESENTS
STRETCH MUSIC X AFRO NEW ORLEANIAN BLACK INDIAN MUSIC CONCERT
Thursday and Friday, December 13 & 14 at 7:30pm
Grammy nominated jazz trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, returns with two nights of genre blind music that will Stretch jazz music’s rhythmic, melodic and harmonic conventions to encompass a range of cultural influences from his native New Orleans to West Africa and the Caribbean. Scott aTunde Adjuah is a WaterWorks artist in the second year of a three year residency made possible with a Building Demand for the Arts Implementation grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. As part of this season’s Stretch Music Residency, he will honor the rhythmic tradition of his Afro New Orleanian/Black Indian culture. Join us on a sonic journey that creates a bridge to liberation and freedom with some of music’s most daring musicians and improvisers.
ABOUT HARLEM STAGE
Harlem Stage is the performing arts center that bridges Harlem’s cultural legacy to contemporary artists of color and dares to provide the artistic freedom that gives birth to new ideas. For over 30 years Harlem Stage has been one of the nation’s leading arts organizations, achieving this distinction through its work with artists of color and by facilitating a productive engagement with the communities it serves through the performing arts. With a long-standing tradition of supporting artists and organizations around the corner and across the globe, Harlem Stage boasts such legendary artists as Harry Belafonte, Max Roach, Sekou Sundiata, Abbey Lincoln, Sonia Sanchez, Eddie Palmieri, Maya Angelou and Tito Puente, as well as contemporary artists like Bill T. Jones, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Tamar-kali, Vijay Iyer, Mike Ladd, Meshell Ndegeocello, Jason Moran, José James, Nona Hendryx and more. Its education program each year provides over 4,000 New York City children with introduction and access to the rich diversity, excitement and inspiration of the performing arts. In 2006, Harlem Stage opened the landmarked, award-winning Harlem Stage Gatehouse. This once abandoned space, originally a pivotal source for distributing fresh water to New York City, is now a vital source of creativity, ideas and culture. Harlem Stage is a winner of the William Dawson Award for Programming Excellence and Sustained Achievement in Programming (Association of Performing Arts Presenters).
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