As part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York, Piano Nights: Gucci Mane and Zaytoven will bring the rapper-producer duo of Gucci Mane and Zaytoven together again to deliver throwback piano bar renditions of some of their most famous tunes—voice (Gucci) and piano (Zay). Fans around the globe can experience the intimate concert live in its entirety tonight, May 16 at 9pm ET via Red Bull Music & Culture’s YouTube channel, and can watch it on demand for 30 days. Tune in here: https://youtu.be/87g_B1LUjiw
From April 29 to May 21, 2017, Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York will feature performances by some of today’s most impactful musical artists, tributes to iconic NYC musicians and their scenes, conversations with creative trailblazers and celebrations of various international influences on the city’s nightlife. The shows will unfold at some of NYC’s most unique venues, ranging from prestigious institutions like the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art to outdoor locations and uncharted spaces completely reconfigured for the occasion. For the full festival line-up, ticket info and more, visit: https://nyc.redbullmusicacademy.com.
The month long music series Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York heads into the final week of the 2017 installment and today, Red Bull Music Academy and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum announced a second performance of Solange: An Ode To. Tickets for the originally announced show sold out immediately and will take place this Thursday, May 18 at 6:30pm. The second show will take place at the museum at 3pm on the same day. Tickets for the 3pm show can be purchased at 12pm ET today, May 16 via https://nyc.redbullmusicacademy.com/events/solange-an-ode-to.
With the 2016 release of A Seat at the Table, Solange Knowles earned widespread commercial and critical acclaim—a long-awaited coronation for one of R&B’s most inspiring talents. Undeniably intense, politically galvanizing, and sonically beautiful, the album is a document of personal and universal struggle, with Solange’s vocals and lyrical perspective matched by peerless funk, soul, and R&B backing. Now Solange adds to this triumph with An Ode To, an interdisciplinary performance piece and meditation on themes from A Seat at the Table that incorporates movement, installation, and experimentally reconstructed musical arrangements. Presented in the museum’s iconic rotunda as part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York 2017, An Ode Toshowcases familiar and reimaginedversions of songs from A Seat at the Table and continues the Guggenheim’s rich program of groundbreaking performances.