Burnt Sugar, The Arkestra Chamber: “The Rise of the Mojosexual Cotillion”


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Burnt Sugar, The Arkestra Chamber performed The Rise of the Mojosexual Cotillion on January 18 and 19, 2008 in a performance curated by Rashida Bumbray. Comprising twenty-plus members,Burnt Sugar, The Arkestra Chamber is an ensemble founded by Greg Tate known for improvisational works that blend many forms of vocal, instrumental, and electronic music. In this performance, they presented a trans-genre work that was “part acid-funk, part hip-hop mixed with layers of psychedelic grooves,” inspired by the New Orleans music world post-Katrina. On these evenings, the ensemble included Rene Akan, Maya Azucena, Mikel Banks, Paula Henderson, Asim Barnes, Lisala Beatty, Jason DiMatteo, Abby Dobson, Justice Dilla-X, Chris Eddleton, AvramFefer, Trevor Holder, Jimmy Lee, BruceMack, Jared Michael Nickerson, Myles Reilly, Catherine Sikora, Josh Sinton, David Smith, Jeff Smith, and Tate. Songwriter and vocalist Sparlha Swa opened for the ensemble and was accompanied by Shree Shaym (bass), Amali Premawardhana (cello), and Kevin Raczka (drums).

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