Black Music Renaissance

 

In cooperation with the WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN, award-winning pianist and composer Kelvin Sholar presents Black Music Renaissance (BMR): a three-day powerhouse event to celebrate the influential dance music of famous Black music composers, poets and performers - and to display the relevance of this to today’s Black music and music of the modern world.

The program will feature a mix of Jazz, Electronic and Latin music, including the music of Max Roach, Abbey Lincoln, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Herbie Hancock, Oscar Brown Jr., Bert Williams and Thelonious Monk, Juan Atkins, Jeff Mills, Robert Hood, John Coltrane, Horace Tapscott, Pedro Flores, Mongo Santamaria and others.

Black Music Renaissance features the talents of exciting world-class musicians from Denmark, the United States of America and Cuba:

Friday, 15 May 2015, 8:00 PM

Set 1: Features Afro-Danish singer Natalie Greffel's interpretation of Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln's "Freedom Now Suite" and selections from Bossa Nova and Jazz standards.

  • Natalie Greffel: Voice, Guitar
  • Kelvin Sholar: Piano
  • Charles Sammons: Bass
  • Eric Vaughn: Drums

Set 2: Features VSS Trio's electronic interpretations of Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Herbie Hancock and other famous Jazz composers.

  • Kelvin Sholar: Piano, Electronics
  • Charles Sammons: Bass. Electronics
  • Eric Vaughn: Drums, Electronics
     

Saturday, 16 May 2015, 8:00 PM

2 Sets feature Detroit poet and musician Sadiq Bey's literal readings of Oscar Brown Jr., Bert Williams and Thelonius Monk as well as original electronic selections of his SlipSlop sub genre. VSS Trio will perform Jazz interpretations of Juan Atkins, Jeff Mills and Robert Hood- the famous composers of Detroit Techno and Minimal Techno.

  • Sadi Bey: Voice and Electronics
  • Kelvin Sholar: Piano, Electronics
  • Charles Sammons: Bass. Electronics
  • Eric Vaughn: Drums, Electronics
     

SUNDAY 17 May 2015, 8:00 PM

Set 1: Features Cuban Trumpet master Daniel Allen Oberto's interpretation of traditional Cuban selections, including sacred music of Yoruban culture; intermixed with electronics and contemporary selections.

Set 2: VSS Trio will perform Jazz interpretations of Juan Atkins, Jeff Mills and Robert Hood- the famous composers of Detroit Techno and Minimal Techno.

Admission: 15 / 10 / 5 € (with Berlinpass)