With club nights and live performances taking place in unique venues across the city, as well as insightful public conversations with various musical luminaries, it was yet another thrilling month of music in New York. Check out the highlights of the festival below. Grime kingpin Dizzee Rascal turned up in New York to perform his scene-shaping debut LP Boy in da Corner in its entirety for the first time, showcasing not only how far grime has come in the US since , but how much energy it still has left to spare. Watch the available lectures by clicking on the images with the play buttons above. The Note is a documentary series that uncovers and examines the vital creative crossroads and engrossing personal journeys that have and continue to shape our sonic landscape in profound ways. Watch the first episode below. A volcanic vocalist and longtime activist, Diamanda Galas returned to New York for her first shows in the city in seven years, hosted in the impressive confines of the former St. Thomas Church in Harlem. With a simple piano set-up highlighting the sheer power of her voice, Galas pulled from a vast repertoire of blues, jazz and cabaret pieces that fully showcased her magnetic charisma, still in top form after thirty years of shock-and-awe performances. The Technopolis party united key faces from the Brooklyn techno scene such as Anthony Naples, Galcher Lustwerk, Aurora Halal, Dust, Umfang, Via App and more, highlighting shared geography while emphasizing their distinct musicality.
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For almost two decades, the energy drink conglomerate Red Bull has been in a deep embrace with the music world — it sponsors lectures from legendary figures; hosts conclaves in which young producers can learn from one another and from elders; and sponsors a robust annual series of live events. In the music world, it has been, with exceptions, a rare example of corporate largess deployed with aesthetic care, making for one of the most invigorating musical series in the country. Well, not all things slide across borders so easily: MC Bin Laden, a young star of Brazilian baile funk, was unable to secure his visa in time to perform at the opening night party. This is, of course, in clear opposition to the values promoted by Red Bull Music Academy, which prizes cultural exchange and inclusion. It was easy to get lost in the music at these events, but hard not to think about Mr.
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Full lineup of Red Bull Music Academy, below. Later that night, the event moves on to a different location where the beatmakers take to the decks, airing out some of their most famous productions in the setting in which they're best appreciated: the club. Titled 9 Evenings, it was the inspiration for what eventually became E. Experiments and Art Technology. Nowadays, the convergence of art and technology is a given. This is where it arguably started. In tribute to this pioneering event, Red Bull Music Academy will collaborate with Bell Labs for a private, invite-only event that seeks to capture the spirit of those inspired evenings 50 years ago. Pharoah Sanders shaped the sound of spiritual jazz in the mids.