From New Amsterdam: Ecstatic Music Festival

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2018 Ecstatic Music Festival®

presented by Kaufman Music Center at Merkin Concert Hall

featuring poets Imani Davis and Ramya Ramana

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The artists join forces for an incredible one-of-a-kind collaboration that exemplifies the spirit behind the creation of the Ecstatic Music Festival, now in its eighth year. On the first half of the show, the artists will perform their own works chosen for the occasion. Dronechoir Miracle, the second half of the evening, is a spontaneous set of powerful vocal performances addressing Black Lives, gender equity and racial equality. The work of celebrated poet and spoken word artist Mahogany L. Browne is central to the collaboration.

Dronechoir is the latest innovation by Arone Dyer of Buke and Gase, the band Pitchfork calls “never anything less than absolutely thrilling.” Dyer has assembled a group of talented women from completely different musical backgrounds to engage in spontaneous performance that bridges the gaps between them. Mahogany L. Browne is Cave Canem Fellow and Programming Coordinator of Black Lives Matter Pratt @ Pratt Institute.

A collaboration between New Amsterdam Records and Kaufman Music Center, the acclaimed Ecstatic Music Festival® returns in 2018, bringing together composers and performers from different musical genres for nine one-night-only performances featuring world premieres, new arrangements and the exclusive opportunity to hear artists discuss their work. Starting Jan. 27 and running through April 26, 2018, the festival, hailed as “the alt-classical world’s main showcase” (The New York Times), a will feature collaborations from more than 75 artists, including Kronos Quartet, the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Margaret Leng Tan, Glasser, Xenia Rubinos, Mantra Percussion, Mahogany L. Browne, Carla Kihlstedt, Patrick Zimmerli, Ethan Iverson, Buke & Gase’s Arone Dyer, and many more.

Click here for more information and tickets to the 2018 Festival and for the complete festival line-up.

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