Harlem Stage Presents Free Outdoor Summer Concert Sponsored by Target,
American Airlines and the Ford Foundation; Produced by Revive Da Live
Harlem Stage’s 2011 FREE outdoor community concert, produced in partnership with Revive Da Live and featuring musician/DJ/composer Miguel Atwood-Ferguson with his world-class contemporary ensemble, as well as special guests Zap Mama, Jose James, Pharoahe Monch and more is taking place this Saturday.
Saturday, July 9th, 2011, 5 to 9 PM
Annunciation Park (Amsterdam Ave. and W. 134th Street)
5 pm DJ Set: J. Period
5:30 pm Opening Set: Taylor McFerrin
6:30 pm 1st Set: Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble/guests (50 min)
7:40 pm 2nd Set: Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble/guests (1 hr)
Atwood-Ferguson’s performance embraces classic and contemporary jazz, hip-hop, and R&B, and features original music, covers of unreleased tracks from his acclaimed EP “Suite for Ma Dukes” in tribute to late producer J Dilla, and a salute the late blues artist and poet Gil Scott-Heron.
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Guest performers include world music group Zap Mama, jazz vocalist Jose James, and hip-hop artist/emcee Pharoahe Monch. Singer/rapper Taylor McFerrin opens; J. Period and The Mixtape Assassin are the evening’s DJs.
Atwood-Ferguson pushes forward the contemporary classical music genre, grounding it in African-American musical traditions, hip-hop and jazz. Acclaimed as “fresh, relevant, and innovative,” Atwood-Ferguson has performed with dozens of the industry’s hottest musicians, from Shakira to Wyclef Jean and Stevie Wonder.
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