Eleven years after the untimely death of American hip-hop producer J Dilla, L.A. multi-instrumentalist and producer Miguel Atwood-Ferguson brings his expansive reimagination of Dilla’s music as contemporary chamber music to NYC for the first time. Bridging orchestral textures with elements of soul, jazz, hip-hop, improvisation, and world music, Suite for Ma Dukes began with the 2007 release of producer Carlos Niño and Atwood-Ferguson’s instrumental version of J Dilla and Common’s “Nag Champa,” followed by the Suite for Ma Dukes EP and 2009 live premiere in L.A., where Dilla’s mother Maureen (a.k.a. Ma Dukes) was a special guest.

“The most powerful thing I’ve heard in a long time.”
– BBC Radio One on Suite for Ma Dukes
“One of the premier musicians, orchestrators, arrangers, and composers of our time.”
– LA Weekly on Miguel Atwood-Ferguson

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson: Suite for Ma Dukes 

(New York premiere)

Friday, August 4 Damrosch Park

Free Show
Add to Calendar America/New_York Miguel Atwood-Ferguson: Suite for Ma Dukes Lincoln Center Out of Doors - New Yorkers can finally experience this towering orchestral tribute to the music of composer, producer, and rapper J Dilla. Damrosch Park, Amsterdam Ave. and W. 62 St., New York, NY 10023 Lincoln Center - Lincoln Center Out of Doors false MM/DD/YYYY aho3e0k00zv7rk56sm4e178

New arrangements commissioned by Lincoln Center for Lincoln Center Out of Doors 


Presented in association with Revive Music Group

Venue and Accessibility

Damrosch Park
Amsterdam Ave. and W. 62 St.
  • Wheelchair-accessible seating Wheelchair-accessible seating
  • Assistive listening devices Assistive listening devices

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