Harlem Stage, the legendary uptown venue that for over 35 years has promoted the creative legacy of Harlem and artists of color from around the corner and across the globe, is proud to present its Spring 2019 season of performances.
The 2019 spring season is curated by Monique Martin, director of programming for Harlem Stage and features artists who #Disrupt and take creative risk. The performances feature a range of artistic genres, offering audiences the chance to experience legendary performers, as well as rising stars.
As part of Carnegie Hall’s Migrations: The Making of America festival, Harlem Stage and the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute present a two-part series of music and conversation celebrating the Caribbean immigrants who traveled across land and sea and arrived in El Barrio, aka Spanish Harlem, seeking a bright future. Join Harlem Stage on Saturday, March 23, 7:30 pm for a concert celebrating that journey.
Spoken word, hip-hop, DJ and Afro-Latin jazz will be the vehicles that transport us to sunny beaches, sofrito, five floor walk-ups and sun kissed dreams of belonging. Puerto Rican and Dominican by way of the Bronx and Washington Heights, Circa ’95, Patty Dukes and Reph, rhyme seamlessly through English and Spanish, showcasing music and stories inspired by their families’ migration to New York City during the golden era of hip-hop.
The Curtis Brothers, African American and Puerto Rican, explore West Africa’s influence on American music from Latin America by mapping rhythms that evolved from the African slave trade: from samba, hip-hop, R&B, gospel, to blues, jazz and rock music.
In March (date and time TBD) CCCADI will present a panel discussion on race, myth, art and justice. Learn more at www.cccad
UPTOWN NIGHTS: The Curtis Brothers and Circa ‘95– Wepa! Movement, Culture and Music
This event forms part of Carnegie Hall’s Migrations: The Making of America festival and is presented in partnership with the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI).
Saturday, March 23, 7:30 pm, Price: $25. Harlem Stage Gatehouse,150 Convent Ave. (at West 135th Street)