UPDATE: Ding Ding Ding! We have a winner…two, actually. Beaucoups congrats to Fahm Bekele and Hannah Cheadayne Appel for scoring a pair of tix apiece to Thursday nights show. The rest of you have to cop tickets the old-fashioned way (you know, the internet–buy here via the BAM site) but trust us its worth it. See you there.
Like we told you, our afro’d overlord ?uestlove is curating this festival thingy on Thursday and Friday of this week at the Brooklyn Academy of Music called Shuffle Culture (everyday we’re shuffling, shuffling–heh heh. Sorry, had to be done). Besides ?uesto himself, the two-day happening will feature Rahzel, Deerhoof, Sasha Grey, First Looker Willis Earl Beal and more–including undun piano-man D.D. Jackson and the full Metropolis ensemble–performing songs in “a free-flowing playlist—a kinetic mix of songs and sounds from unexpected musical bedfellows—that celebrates and reflects our current shuffle culture.”
Tickets start at 25$ (see full details after the jump or check the BAM site) but Okayplayer and Okayafrica are offering you the chance to win a pair of tix for Thursday night’s performance (8 pm). All you have to do is sign up for our email lists using the link below–each site has 1 pair of tix to give away (2 pair, 4 tix total) so jump on it!
Shuffle Culture Festival at BAM
Conceived and curated by Questlove
Directed by Annie Dorsen
Conducted by Andrew Cyr
Reggie Watts (Thursday show only)
Willis Earl Beal (Friday show only)
Gray (Friday show only)
Conductor: Andrew Cyr; Violin: Kristin Lee, Annaliesa Place, Elly Suh, Emma Sutton; Viola: Juan Miguel Hernandez, Danny Kim; Cello: Ashley Bathgate, Hiro Matsuo.
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Tickets start at $25
Stage Design by Samantha Sleeper
Sound Design by Jon Smeltz
Lighting Design by Joe Levasseur