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With club nights and live performances taking place in unique venues across the city, as well as insightful public conversations with various musical luminaries, it was yet another thrilling month of music in New York. Check out the highlights of the festival below. Grime kingpin Dizzee Rascal turned up in New York to perform his scene-shaping debut LP Boy in da Corner in its entirety for the first time, showcasing not only how far grime has come in the US since , but how much energy it still has left to spare. Watch the available lectures by clicking on the images with the play buttons above. The Note is a documentary series that uncovers and examines the vital creative crossroads and engrossing personal journeys that have and continue to shape our sonic landscape in profound ways. Watch the first episode below. A volcanic vocalist and longtime activist, Diamanda Galas returned to New York for her first shows in the city in seven years, hosted in the impressive confines of the former St. Thomas Church in Harlem. With a simple piano set-up highlighting the sheer power of her voice, Galas pulled from a vast repertoire of blues, jazz and cabaret pieces that fully showcased her magnetic charisma, still in top form after thirty years of shock-and-awe performances.
Conversations: Madlib, Spike Lee, Glenn Branca & Beatmaker Roundtable
For almost two decades, the energy drink conglomerate Red Bull has been in a deep embrace with the music world — it sponsors lectures from legendary figures; hosts conclaves in which young producers can learn from one another and from elders; and sponsors a robust annual series of live events. In the music world, it has been, with exceptions, a rare example of corporate largess deployed with aesthetic care, making for one of the most invigorating musical series in the country. Well, not all things slide across borders so easily: MC Bin Laden, a young star of Brazilian baile funk, was unable to secure his visa in time to perform at the opening night party. This is, of course, in clear opposition to the values promoted by Red Bull Music Academy, which prizes cultural exchange and inclusion. It was easy to get lost in the music at these events, but hard not to think about Mr. The festival convened Musique, Fonda Rae , Black Ivory and other disco-era singers, while a rhythm section and quartets of strings and horns recreated Mr. Singer after singer worked the crowd, promising love and bliss, and Mr. Adams finally took center stage.
Clear out your schedules for spring, the Red Bull Music Academy announced its Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York lineup today , and it's packed to the rafters with bleeding edge talent from across the dance and electronic music spectrum. The festival—running from April May 22—features a program of live performances, club nights, lectures, and workshops across the boroughs, putting the spotlight on some of today's most boundary-pushing artists, as well as paying homage to the genres and cultural moments that brought them to where they are now. Highlights from the roster include: the world premiere of ANOHNI 's live show for her new album Hopelessness ; a showcase of the key players from Brooklyn's techno scene; a collaboration performance with NON 's Chino Amobi , Nkisi , and Angel-Ho at the New Museum the first time the three co-founders of the collective have been in the same room together ; and a gospel house party in a decommissioned church in Brooklyn. The festival, which runs from April May 22, is the fourth straight year RBMA—a traveling series of music workshops and festivals—has made a stopover in New York. This year's edition pays particular respect to the city, by teasing out artists and themes from all its corners and showing them off in the some of New York's most prized, as well as off-kilter, music venues. Closing out the whole festival on May 22 is a day party in a decommissioned Brooklyn church celebrating the connection between house music and gospel—Detroit techno pioneers Terrence Parker and Robert Hood aka Floorplan, who's also a minister will lead the dance music sermon, will help from DJ Pierre of Phuture, Ann Nesby of Sounds of Blackness, Slow To Speak's Paul Nickerson, and many more. Dizzee Rascal will also make an appearance at the festival on May 6, performing his groundbreaking album Boy Da Corner in full for the firsttime.