Solange Is Planning A Seven-Show Series In Brooklyn
In partnership with her multidisciplinary creative group, Saint Heron, Solange will be holding a music series for the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Solange isn't stopping her performance curation. On Thursday (February 16), the Grammy-winning artist announced the Eldorado Ballroom seven-part music series for the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). Those slated to perform are Kelela, KeiyaA, The Clark Sisters Archie Shepp, and Linda Sharrock among others.
"Each night is programmed to calibrate new artistic territory exploring themes that fulfill Solange’s own personal practice,” a statement for the event reads.
In a new piece for Vulture, the When I Get Home artist detailed her intention behind Eldorado Ballroom, which is inspired by her Houston upbringing.
"As a child growing up in a neighborhood so rich with Black history and Black artistic history, I was immersed in that," she said. "I got to live, eat, and breathe that through the ways that my parents really nurtured my interest for arts. So I feel like each night of the series is building off an offering that has informed my own practices, whether that’s through an R&B night or an artist like Autumn Knight, who’s from Houston, who’s challenging the lines between audience and artist through performance art."
She continued, "I love being able to celebrate my love for Black contemporary dance through that. The whole series is just about honoring voices that I think should be taking up more space in the conversation, specifically about Black women in music."
Read the full dates and lineup for Eldorado Ballroom below.
3/30 Kelela, Res, and KeiyaA
3/31 Autumn Knight and Maren Hassinger
4/1 Autumn Knight and Maren Hassinger
4/4 “Unseen Nuyorican Pictures”
04/5 “Coeval Dance Films”
4/7 Twinkie Clark & The Clark Sisters; Mary Lou Williams work by performed by Artina McCain, and Malcolm J. Merriweather with Voices of Harlem; Angella Christie
4/8 Archie Shepp, Linda Sharrock, and Claudia Rankine
9/22 Classical and opera works of Julia Perry and Patrice Rushen; featuring Davóne Tines