RBMA Festival Returns To NYC This Spring w/ Spike Lee, Kamasi Washington, Pharoah Sanders + More
With stints in Paris and Tokyo now behind them, RBMA is returning to NYC with an exceptionally-eclectic month of programming. This year’s line-up is one that should feed the appetites of music nerds and novices alike, with a cosmic jazz ensemble comprised Kamasi Washington, Pharoah Sanders and The Sun Ra Arkestra, an intimate chat with Spike Lee regarding how he assembles the musical component to his films, a night of Freestyle fun with genre pioneers Louie Vega and Jellybean Benitez, a record fair at the always-dope Brooklyn Flea amongst plenty of other events for you to treat your eyes and ears to, capping the whole thing off with a night of Gospel House at a church in Bed-Stuy’s Clinton Hill neighborhood. Each venue for each event has been hand-picked by the academy to accentuate and contextualize the festival’s events. You can peep the full schedule down below, just be sure to hit the link for ticketing and event information. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of attending a RBMA festival, you already know damn-well that these are simply not to be missed. Grab your stubs today and enrich your life with musical and cinematic merriments galore.