GRAMMY Award-winning pianist, producer, and composer Robert Glasper wears yet another hat as the creative and musical director for The Apollo Theater Presents AFROPUNK’s Unapologetically keep reading »
Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, singer-songwriter D’Angelo is set to perform his first New York City concert after the release of Black Messiah at Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater on. D’Angelo’s February 7th performance keep reading »
New York and New Orleans have always shared jazz in common. While New York might seem as the city synonymous with jazz, the language of keep reading »
Now in the 21st century, and a mere six years since Sundiata’s passing, Harris and others are recreating that seminal moment at the world famous Apollo Theater, a place where the writer performed and cemented his revered legacy frequently during his career. Tongues of Fire Choir is just one of many programs that’s a part of Blink Your Eyes: Sekou Sundiata Revisited, a year-long tribute to Sundiata happening in various venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Radio Music Society is Spalding’s companion LP to 2010’s Chamber Music Society, in which she explored a lush, expressive hybrid of contemporary jazz and classical chamber music. The two dates at the Apollo were the last in an American run, before beginning a leg in Europe. As her showcase for Chamber Music Society was, a singular set piece that included music only from that album, the Radio Music show was geared with the same premise. Gone was the elaborate string orchestra, and in its place was a 12 piece band with a seven player horn section.
Thursday June 14, 2012 Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) will be performing live at the historic Apollo theater. The critically acclaimed artist (and actor) will present the next level of his musicianship as he continues to grow, change, and innovate.
There is something about Harlem; the aura, the history, the culture and the diversity that has attracted people from all walks of life and all parts of the United States. Particularly over the last century, Harlem has been viewed as history, while people have failed to take note of the vibrant scenes and communities present today. On the contrary, Harlem is a permanent time capsule, tucked away from the Wall Streets and Times Squares, opening its doors to anyone with the curiosity to conjure up the energy to knock. Harlem is built on the capstone of its rich, cultural past but it is also creating its own unique legacy. Often ignored and relegated to history books, we are taking this issue to put forth a new outlook on Harlem, shining a light on the evolution of one of the city’s most famed neighborhoods.