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Win Tix To Questlove's Shuffle Culture Festival at BAM 4/19


Like we told you, our afro'd overlord ?uestlove is curating this festival thingy on Thursday and Friday of this week at the Brooklyn Academy of Music called Shuffle Culture (everyday we're shuffling, shuffling--heh heh. Sorry, had to be done). Besides ?uesto himself, the two-day happening will feature Rahzel, Deerhoof, Sasha Grey, First Looker Willis Earl Beal and more--including undun piano-man D.D. Jackson and the full Metropolis ensemble--performing songs in "a free-flowing playlist—a kinetic mix of songs and sounds from unexpected musical bedfellows—that celebrates and reflects our current shuffle culture."

Tickets start at 25$ (see full details after the jump or check  the BAM site) but Okayplayer and Okayafrica are offering you the chance to win a pair of tix for Thursday night's performance (8 pm). All you have to do is sign up for our email lists using the link below--each site has 1 pair of tix to give away (2 pair, 4 tix total) so jump on it!

>>>Sign Up For your Chance to Win Tix to BAM Shuffle Culture

Shuffle Culture Festival at BAM

Conceived and curated by Questlove

Directed by Annie Dorsen

Conducted by Andrew Cyr

Featured Artists:

Questlove

Jeremy Ellis

Sasha Grey

D.D. Jackson

Rahzel

Kenny Muhammad

Deerhoof

Reggie Watts (Thursday show only)

Willis Earl Beal (Friday show only)

Gray (Friday show only)

Metropolis Ensemble:

Conductor: Andrew Cyr; Violin: Kristin Lee, Annaliesa Place, Elly Suh, Emma Sutton; Viola: Juan Miguel Hernandez, Danny Kim; Cello: Ashley Bathgate, Hiro Matsuo.

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Tickets start at $25

Stage Design by Samantha Sleeper

Sound Design by Jon Smeltz

Lighting Design by Joe Levasseur

 

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