Join us on the Kitchen Sink 10 to 12 Show Wednesday January 26th at 11 o'clock for our very special guest King Britt.
In 2005, Philadelphia-based DJ and Producer King Britt released a sonic re-interpretation of the 1968 recordings of Sister Gertrude Morgan. Remastered just two years earlier by Ben Jaffe of Preservation Hall, the re-release of these long-forgotten tracks had caused quite a stir in the gospel world. Sister Gertrude had been lauded for years as a seminal figure in the Outsider or Folk Art scene. Now, at long last, her voice and proto-gospel spiritual call were available to the public once again.
Please join us in welcoming King Britt and the Sister Gertrude project back to New Orleans on The cycle of ten songs that is "Sister Gertrude" mixes gospel hymns with funk and soul melodies and Britt's deep percussive beats. The live ensemble includes King Britt on turntables and samplers, Tim Motzer on guitar, Chuck Treece on drums, Mark Boyce on keyboards and Barry Meehan on bass, as a full multimedia performance, featuring live video mixing by the Absent Productions VJ crew.
Scheduled events are:
Thursday, January 27 at the CAC 7:30 p.m.
LECTURE AND DEMO WITH KING BRITT
To kick off the weekend of shows, Britt will lecture on his experiences in the music industry through the lens of a career spanning touring with the Grammy-award winning Digable Planets in 1992 to connecting with the legacy of Sister Gertrude, New Orleans' folk art icon in 2004 to his recent work scoring films and TV shows including Michael Mann's Miami Vice. Free Admission. Cash Bar.
Friday, January 28th and Saturday, January 29th at the CAC.
KING BRITT'S SISTER GERTRUDE MORGAN EXPERIENCE
$20 General Admission, $15 CAC Members, $10 Students
Tickets at link below or at the door
CAC box office: 504.528.3800
Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St.
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