Three cutting-edge musical artists present their latest works as part of Black History Month at NYU Gallatin.

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As part of Black History Month, NYU Gallatin will present “Black Music: Future Past” on Friday, Feb. 7, at the school’s Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts (1 Washington Pl., New York, NY). Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the show will begin at 6:00 p.m. While the event is free and open to the public, RSVP is required.

The future of black music is inextricably linked to its past. In this event, three cutting-edge, forward-looking musical artists present their latest works, which draw on histories of migration and culture-making in and across the African diaspora. Their work showcases the inherent creolization of Afro-diasporic music cultures while centering the unique sounds, ideas, and experiences of post-colonial black subjects across the globe.

 “Black Music: Future Past” will feature performances by producer/DJ Malik Abdul-Rahmaan, singer/songwriter Melvis Santa and her ensemble Ashedi, and the multimedia project Standing on the Corner Art Ensemble.

This event is co-sponsored by the Gallatin Arts Festival/Interdisciplinary Arts Program, Tisch Performing Studies Program, Katherine Fleming and the Office of the Provost, and the Office of the Dean, Gallatin School, and is presented as part of the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study’s 2020 Black History Month programming.