Tomorrow evening the Weill Music Institute, the training and social affect arm of Carnegie Corridor, will current AfroCosmicMelatopia, a showcase of authentic music, artwork and poetry.
A part of Carnegie Corridor’s citywide Afrofuturism pageant and that includes younger artists and creators from the institute, this system can be carried out in particular person and in addition livestreamed on Carnegie Corridor’s web site, Fb, and YouTube channels. It additionally will subsequently be out there for on-demand viewing on Carnegie Corridor’s web site.
Anchoring the showcase can be Mwenso and the Shakes, which has been described as a “troupe of world artists presenting music that merges leisure and artistry”
The practically 20 performances on this system will embody all kinds of types, together with digital, pop, digital artwork, R&B, soul, spoken phrase and jazz, and discover themes resembling expertise, self-expression, id, heroism, love, freedom, celebration of magnificence and a future through which individuals of colour thrive in all areas and realms.
Among the many composers whose works can be carried out are contributors in Future Music Undertaking, a WMI program for teenagers to create, carry out and produce authentic music; and contributors in a music educators workshop and NeON Arts, which affords younger individuals in seven New York Metropolis communities the possibility to discover the humanities via a wide range of artistic tasks. Extra songwriters/performers will embody males who take part in Carnegie Corridor’s Musical Connections program at Sing Sing Correctional Facility and alums of Carnegie Corridor’s Nationwide Youth Orchestra of the US and NYO Jazz, two of Carnegie Corridor’s three nationwide youth ensembles for excellent teen musicians from throughout the U.S.
AfroCosmicMelatopia is one in every of many Afrofuturism-themed occasions from WMI all through the 2021– 2022 season. Journey Into AfroCosmicMelatopia on March 25 can be soundtracked by the futuristic sounds of main DJs, together with DJ Reborn and DJ mOma, and can rejoice each the work of creators from the WMI neighborhood and the multidisciplinary nature of Afrofuturism, together with turntablism and digital structure. Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber will lead a free workshop for six rising musicians, ages 18–35, from March 31–April 3; the group additionally will carry out in Zankel Corridor on April 3. And on April 10 kids ages 5 and up and their adults will be capable of discover the concept of Afrofuturism in a daylong open home in Carnegie Corridor’s Resnick Schooling Wing.
WMI’s public choices and programming are a part of Carnegie Corridor’s Afrofuturism festival, offered from February–March, 2022, exploring Afrofuturism’s boundless sonic essence via jazz, funk, R&B, Afrobeat, hip-hop, digital music and extra. Along with performances by celebrated musicians together with Flying Lotus, Solar Ra Arkestra with Kelsey Lu and Moor Mom, Nicole Mitchell and Angel Bat Dawid, Chimurenga Renaissance and Fatoumata Diawara, Carl Craig Synthesizer Ensemble and Theo Croker, the pageant additionally options occasions, exhibitions, performances and talks supplied by over 70 main cultural and tutorial organizations.