TUALGCS: Drums Along The Potomac - A Global Go-Go Fantasia at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
212 205 6632 www.lincolncenter.org/atrium Ages: All Ages
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The Upper Anacostia-Lower Gold Coast Symphonic is a collaborative experimental ensemble composed of Greg Tate (conduction/guitar/laptop), Marc Cary (piano), talking drum master Abou Mboup, tabla master, Sameer Gupta, poet Thomas Sayers Ellis, noted Washington, D.C. go-go players, Donnell Floyd, Go-Go Mickey & Kenny "Kwick" Gross, and musicians from Tate's Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber. On the one year anniversary of go-go godfather Chuck Brown's passing, TUALGCS will debut a romantic orchestral go-go suite inspired by spiritual-jazz balladry from the 1970s and the work of such great Washington, DC cartographers in verse as Sterling Brown, Essex Hemphill, Jonetta Barras, Edward P. Jones, Rita Dove, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Monica Hand, Toni Asante Lightfoot, and Etthelbert Miller.
Venue Description: The world's leading performing arts center and home to the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York City Opera, New York Philharmonic, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and the School of American Ballet.