April 12, 2019 7:30pm – 11:00pm
This work was supported by a building Demand for the Arts implementation grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Grammy nominated Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah curates and performs his final Stretch Music Festival under his three year residency with Harlem Stage.
[Decolonializing Sound] The 3rd year of the Stretch Music Residency is focused on liberating sound from antiquated belief systems that inhibit our ability to truly hear one another. I have always felt the best way to communicate is to truly listen. So this year we’re intent on breaking down value distinctions surrounding how we hear and interpret composition, dispelling long held and completely false notions that cultures that prioritize melody & harmony are more valid then cultures that prioritize rhythm. Ending this notion is essential to truly hearing one another.
I feel strongly that the path we are embarking on will not only impact the artistic community by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, but also the general community by working fervently to create a broader scope of what this art has to offer by improving access and engagement through inclusion, sonically and literally.
—Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
Tickets: $25 Adult, $35 VIP
Harlem Stage Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street
New York NY 10031 US