The Harlem Stage Fall 2018 Schedule is Out!



Uptown Nights: Sacred Rebel Women. Photo (Right) by Fabiola Jean Louis via Harlem Stage

It’s out! The Fall 2018 Season Schedule for Harlem Stage. Tickets available now.

September 8 ~ Harlem Stage Open House
Photo by Elliott Ashby. Image via Harlem Stage.

Kicking-off the Season with an Open House at Harlem Stage. Calling all singers, drummers, percussionists, dancers and culture enthusiasts to participate. Bring your tambourines, djembes, congas, cajones, hand percussion and ~ Joy! Learn about Antigone in Ferguson through an excerpted performance and join a community sing, led by vocalist Marcelle Davies-Lashley. Tour the Gatehouse and learn about its historical restoration. Dance to the soulful sounds of Harlem’s own DJ Ness Digital.RSVP


Antigone in Ferguson from September 13 to October 13, 2018
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Opening on September 13 and kicking off Harlem Stage’s 2018/2019 programming season, Antigone in Ferguson was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, MO. Translated and directed by Bryan Doerries and composed by Phil Woodmore, the project fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of excerpts from Sophocles’ Greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City. The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions on race and social justice, the core component of the event. This multifaceted production will offer a glimpse not only into the effects of the tragedy in Brown’s local community, but also the trauma of police violence and racial injustice in communities of color in New York and across the nation.  RSVP


Uptown Nights: Maimouna Youssef AKA Mumu Fresh ~ October 19
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Fresh off of her recent concert on NPR’s Tiny Desk and breakout performance with August Green earlier this year, Maimouna aka MuMu Fresh performs with her band from her rich body of work and latest album ‘Vintage Babies’. RSVP


Uptown Nights: Sacred Rebel Women ~ October 26
Uptown Nights: Sacred Rebel Women. Photo (Right) by Fabiola Jean Louis via Harlem Stage

Join Harlem Stage for a concert celebrating #BlackGirlMagic and the alchemical power of music to move, affirm, liberate and uplift. Three women known for moving the crowd bring their artistry together for an evening of music, movement and visuals. DJ, percussionist and sound chemist Val Jeantyperforms ‘VodouElectro’ with Sirene Dantor Oliyaya Rene. Songstress and sanctuary goddess Neycha performs acid hip-hop and dusted soul anthems from her upcoming CD ‘The Holy Hell of Hope’ which is part of a larger project investigating Music as Sanctuary—a movement initiated to help restore hope to the hopeless. RSVP


Uptown Nights: MSM Comes to Harlem! MSM Jazz Orchestra: Tribute to Quincy Jones ~ November 2
Photo by Marc Millman

Manhattan School of Music’s Jazz Orchestra, led by guest conductor and arranger John Beasley, performs a tribute to musical powerhouse Quincy Jones.  RSVP


Waterworks Conversation & Coctail Party with Jason ‘Timbuktu’ Diakite’ ~ November 15
Photo by Ulf Berglund via Harlem Stage

This evening is dedicated to reflecting on the visionary artists and works presented at Harlem Stage through our signature commissioning program, WaterWorks. We will highlight the significance of the program (past, present and future) while creating space for dialogue, community and transformational ideas.  Join Harlem Stage for an intimate cocktail party examining the journey of transnational MC, musician, author, and WaterWorks artist, Jason ‘Timbuktu’ Diakité as he brings to life a new theater project inspired by his debut book A Drop of Midnight. He will be in conversation with scholar and author Monica Miller followed by a riveting performance.  RSVP


The Give Thanks Get Down: A DJ Dance Party! ~ November 24
Photo by Marc Millman via Harlem Stage

Dance and sweat out the holiday meal with Amma Whatt and Ancestral Pact. A musical experience exhibiting her commitment to venerate the music of her ancestors, and continue the legacy of Black music as it moves and morphs into modern times.  RSVP


Uptown Nights: Sarah Elizabeth Charles & Scope ~ December 1
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Sarah Elizabeth Charles and her band SCOPE have been together for nine years and continue to re-define their musical space. During this performance, the audience will experience music from SCOPE’s newest record, Free of Formwhich includes protest/socially reflective material that serves as a form of questioning, celebration, individuality, unification and much more.  RSVP

Sarah Elizabeth Charles ~ December 1st


Uptown Nights: Elio Villafranca Afro Caribbean Trio ~ December 6
Photo by Jerry Iacay via Harlem Stage

Born in the Pinar del Río province of Cuba, Steinway Artist, Grammy Nominated, and 2014 Jalc Millennium Swing Award! Recipient pianist and composer Elio Villafranca was classically trained in percussion and composition at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba.

Presented in collaboration with Carnegie Hall Citywide, a program of the Weill Music Institute.  RSVP


Uptown Nights: Weedie Braimah and the Hands of Time ~ December 15
Photo by Marc Millman via Harlem Stage

Special guests, Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah and Pedrito Martinez.  RSVP

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