Celebrating Greg Tate
“More Than Posthuman: Rise of the Burnt Sugar Arkestra Mojosexual Cotillion”
An “Oh the Utter Negrocity of It All” Multidimensional Tribute

Presented in collaboration with The Tate Family

Gregory Stephen Ionman Tate (1957-2021) was a giant of Black radical thought and creativity, and a conductor of incandescent, community-driven music. Tate's body of writing as an influential critic would be enough to enshrine him as a cultural icon, but he is equally important to a generation of musicians as both the co-founder of the Black Rock Coalition, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the complete creative freedom of Black artists; and the creator of Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber, a sprawling, omnivorous, and outrageously accomplished improv collective. Under his co-leadership, BSAC has issued more than 20 releases in its two-decade history, featuring a cavalcade of virtuoso musicians. Tate's sudden passing in December 2021 was a blow to his many loved ones, friends, collaborators, and admirers around the globe. For this homecoming concert, curated and presented with The Tate Family at one of his favorite venues, more than thirty BSAC members will perform in celebration and tribute to one of the most essential voices in the history of 21st Century Avant Groidd music and thought.

 
 

Liza Jessie Peterson - MC, Freedome Bradley - MC, Pastor Kaji Dousa - MC, Vernon Reid - Conduction, Lisala Beatty - Vocals, Shelley Nicole - Vocals & Conduction, Bruce Mack - Vocals/Synthesizer & Conduction, Karma Mayet - Vocals, Abby Dobson - Vocals, Sequoyah Murray - Vocals, Shariff Simmons - Vocals, Simi Stone - Violin, Satch Hoyt - Flute & Percussion, Lewis “Flip” Barnes - Trumpet, JS Williams - Trumpet, Avram Fefer - Soprano Sax, V. Jeffrey Smith - Tenor Sax, “Moist” Paula Henderson - Bari Sax, Dave “Smoota” Smith - Trombone, Leon Gruenbaum - Keyboards & Samchillian, Ben Tyree - Electric Guitar, Andre Lassalle - Electric Guitar, Jason DiMatteo - Acoustic Bass, Shawn Banks - Congas, LaFrae Sci - Trap Drums & Electronics, Marque Gilmore tha' Inna•Most - Trap Drums & Electronics, Jared Michael Nickerson - Electric Bass & Conduction, Bill Toles - BSAC Media Design, LaRonda Davis - BSAC Stage Crew, Ginny Suss - BSAC Stage Crew

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Guest Services at 212-875-5456 or [email protected].

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