"It is music that sounds completely contemporary, yet fully integrated into a century of great black American music, from James Reese Europe to Miles Davis to Kendrick Lamar.” - WNYC
The iconic figure of the so called "Next Generation" - Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah - is set to release three albums to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the very first jazz recordings of 1917. Collectively titled The Centennial Trilogy, the series is at its core a sobering re-evaluation of the social and political realities of the world through sound. It speaks to a litany of issues that continue to plague our collective experiences: slavery in America via the prison–industrial complex, food insecurity, xenophobia, immigration, climate change, sexual orientation, gender equality, fascism, and the return of the demagogue.
The Septembers is the collaborative creative project of South African born singer-songwriter and Berlin-based Donna Arendse. The project has spanned a number of continents, as it travels to collaborate with musicians all over the globe. Working with the likes of Australian producer's James Chatburn (Soulection), Wayfarer or Dutch producer Saux. The Septembers cultivates a mellow soul vibe in whatever form the music takes, inspired by the legacy of Donna’s great aunt, South African anti-apartheid political activist Dulcie September. For this show, The Septembers will be accompanied by friends and collaborators Ben Esser and Noah Slee.
Doors: 8 pm
Start: 9 pm