Celebrating feminine innovation in R&B, this show showcases the wave-making, genre-expanding autonomy of three visionary women pushing the boundaries of experimental songwriting and production.
Eldorado Ballroom, curated by Solange Knowles for Saint Heron
Solange Knowles for Saint Heron has curated a Music series for the Brooklyn Academy of Music with an anomalous approach that celebrates intergenerational expressions of experimental and transcendent performance through the decades. Her dedication to reverencing and preserving the works of Black practitioners through Saint Heron continues with a lineup that consists of contemporary and historic creative revolutionaries whose artistry and innovation has left a profound mark on music and performance art. The series is named after Eldorado Ballroom, a Houston historic Black music hall in her native Third Ward neighborhood, where her love for performance started. Each night is programmed to explore artistic territory through investigations surrounding the sonic and performance-based expressions that have shaped the artist’s own practice. In these seven programs, the multigenerational audiences of Saint Heron’s and BAM’s communities will experience celebratory and tributary performances that honor the blueprints of these themes and genres as they are being reinvented today.
Program Notes from Saint Heron
ON SALE DATES
BAM Members & Patrons and Saint Heron Patrons:
Fri, Feb 17 at 12pm
General Public: Tue, Feb 21 at 12pm