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“This facility for naked emotional connection is a kind of superpower ... It’s the most significant of his many, many gifts, including his astonishing singing voice, which can plead like Prince or ascend to ANOHNI or Thom Yorke heights.”
Wed, Mar 30, 2022
Moses Sumney’s Blackalachia in Brooklyn

Moses Sumney’s Blackalachia in Brooklyn

Part of Spring 2022
Sumney’s critically and commercially acclaimed, intensely personal recordings have provided beautiful grounding for people floating through uncertain, isolated times. With its searching lyrics and soaring sound, his album græ—released in two parts in the early months of Covid-19 and named to dozens of “Best of 2020” lists—“quite literally created a ‘grey’ in-between space for listeners to absorb and consider the art,” in Sumney’s words. Growing up between Southern California and the Ghanian city of Accra, then studying poetry at UCLA, he is uniquely attuned to exploring and evoking the unknown. Turning to nature mid-pandemic, Sumney directed the film Blacklachia to accompany his new album, a one-take live performance recorded in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. For his largest New York City performance yet, he now brings the live experience to BAM.

Brooklyn-born and based experimentalist and multi-instrumentalist Taja Cheek, aka L’Rain, will open the show. Her genre-spanning second album, Fatigue (2021), integrating gospel, jazz, and neo-soul, is “nonlinear and unpredictable without sacrificing grooves and hooks,” says Pitchfork, which ranked it second among “The 50 Best Albums of 2021.”

Tue Jan 25
BAM Members & Patrons
Wed Jan 26
General Public


BAM Members receive 20% off tickets. No promo code needed.

All performances will adhere to protocols developed in accordance with New York State regulations and in consultation with medical professionals for the safety of our artists, audiences, and staff. 

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Wednesday March 30, 2022
Performances no longer available.

Leadership support for BAM Access Programs provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation

Jerome L. Greene Foundation


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Mdou Moctar
“A swelling orchestra of lush soundscapes and hypnotizing, layered melodies … multi-instrumentalist L’Rain ... is beyond lovely. Soft spoken, at times, but pulsating with warmth … a gripping roller coaster of unexpected sounds and emotions”—Afropunk
Object of Sound
Object of Sound Podcast: Hanif Abdurraqib with L'Rain
BAM Guest Curator-at-Large Hanif Abdurraqib speaks with Taja Cheek, the experimentalist and multi-instrumentalist behind L’Rain, during an episode of his podcast Object of Sound. In this episode, Hanif and Taja talk about her process, the power of repetition, and confronting one’s own voice—along with her upcoming show at BAM, where she is performing with Moses Sumney as part of a concert series curated by Hanif.
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