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WeDaPeoples Cabaret Curated by Marc Bamuthi Joseph Featuring Queen GodIs, Eisa Davis and DJ Rich Medina Presented in Partnership with The America Project/MAPP International Productions

10/27/2012
When: 10/27/2012
7:30PM
Where: Harlem Stage Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue
at West 135th Street
NYC, Harlem 

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MUSIC

Photo by Bethanie Hines

Photo by Bethanie Hines

WEDAPEOPLES CABARET
Date: Saturday, October 27, 2012
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Harlem Stage Gatehouse
Price: $20 General / $16 Members

Presented in partnership with MAPP International Productions


Curated by Marc Bamuthi Joseph, featuring Queen GodIs, Eisa Davis, and DJ Rich Medina.

Activist/educator/innovator Marc Bamuthi Joseph creates a raucously entertaining night of music, spoken word and "dancing to the revolution,” anchored by pioneering DJ Rich Medina, Pulitzer finalist playwright/actress Eisa Davis, and mic rocker Queen GodIs. Performances quickly turn stages into altars to soul music, while honoring the legacy of visionary poet/performer Sekou Sundiata, who beckons us to imagine a new America, a new world and invites us all to dream higher.

WeDaPeoples Cabaret is part of Harlem Stage's Uptown Nights innovative performance series presenting today's hottest artists in a club-like setting begining with pre-performance mixers and followed by after-partes.

BUY TICKETS TO WEDAPEOPLES CABARET

DIG DEEPER:
READ
Marc Bamuthi Joseph's artistic statement

LISTEN to a track from Queen GodIs
DISCUSS the show at a 6pm pre-performance talk with Marc Bamuthi Joseph

DANCE

Photo by Carrie Schneider

Photo by Carrie Schneider

A WaterWorks World Premiere
KYLE ABRAHAM/ABRAHAM.IN.MOTION
PAVEMENT

Dates: Thursday - Saturday, November 1 - 3, 2012
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Harlem Stage Gatehouse

Price: $30 General / $24 Members

Lead Commissioning for Pavement from Harlem Stage WaterWorks program


Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion's newest work, Pavement, draws its inspiration from John Singleton’s 1991 film Boyz n the Hood and W.E.B Dubois classic essay, The Souls of Black Folk. Layered with an operatic score comprised mostly by Handel’s Carestini (The Story of a Castrato) and the gun-laden sounds of an urban landscape, Pavement, examines the gains and losses in the conflicted chronology of two Pittsburgh’s historically black neighborhoods.

Collaborators and Performers:
Kyle Abraham, Matthew Baker, Charlotte Brathwaite, Rena Butler, Chalvar Monteiro, Jeremy Neal, Dan Scully, Maleek Washington, Alexandra Wells, Eric Williams, Sam Crawford and Maritza Mosquera

BUY TICKETS TO PAVEMENT

DIG DEEPER:
WATCH preview of Pavement at Joyce SOHO
DISCUSS the work at a post-performance Talk Back on November 2

MUSIC/WORDS

Photo by Mathieu Bouvier

Photo by Mathieu Bouvier

A WaterWorks U.S. Premiere
SLEEP SONG

Dates: Friday and Saturday, November 30 and December 1, 2012
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Harlem Stage Gatehouse
Price: $30 General / $24 Members

Produced by the Fondation Royaumont


Sleep Song was created as a "second chapter” to Holding It Down: the Veterans’ Dreams Project, which was called "intense, provocative and honorable” by The New York Times. This stunning work tells the unforgettable stories of civilians directly affected by war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Conceived and directed by poet Mike Ladd, in collaboration with poet and Iraq war veteran Maurice Decaul, Iraqi poet/performer Ahmed Abdul Hussein, pianist Vijay Iyer, oudist Ahmed Mukhtar and French guitarist Serge Teyssot-Gay. Sleep Song was produced and premiered by the Fondation Royaumont in Asniéres-sur-Oise in France.

BUY TICKETS TO SLEEP SONG

DIG DEEPER:
WATCH a trailer from Sleep Song
DISCUSS at a Symposium at Columbia University Maison Francaise on November 28 & 29 / Free

MUSIC

Photo by Mike Schreiber

Photo by Mike Schreiber

A WaterWorks World Premiere
ROBERT GLASPER:
SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE

Dates: Thursday and Friday, December 13 & 14, 2012
Time: 7:30pm and 10:00pm
Venue: Harlem Stage Gatehouse
Price: $45 Table Seating / $36 Member Table Seating /
$25 Bench Seating / $20 Member Bench Seating


Firmly planted in the worlds of jazz, hip-hop and R&B, Grammy-nominated Robert Glasper brings together an all-star cast featuring Questlove, Derrick Hodge, Lalah Hathaway, Bilal and Eric Roberson, dedicated to Stevie Wonder’s timeless body of work. Performances include new arrangements and the premiere of new compositions written by Glasper, inspired by Stevie Wonder.

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DIG DEEPER:
DISCUSS the show at a 6pm pre-performance talk on December 14 with Robert Glasper

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Thursdays, October 18, November 15, and December 20, 5:00pm / Harlem Stage Gatehouse / FREE for teens / $5 for adults

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Wednesday, November 14, 7:30pm / Harlem Stage Gatehouse / $10 General / $8 Members

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Wednesday, December 19, 7:00pm / Harlem Stage Gatehouse / $10 General / $8 Members