Historic: Gathering for Gil Scott-Heron, Symphony Space, NYC

Round 1 of PARDON OUR ANALYSIS – Black Rock Coalition Orchestra Gathers for Gil Scott-Heron was produced in cooperation with the Estate of Gil Scott-Heron with support from Poets and Writers and Grove Press.



THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH for helping us produce our first large-scale orchestra event independent of venue support. The show was moving, spirited, and full of those moments that remind us of how talented our artist community really is. Pictures, video, and Kickstarter premiums should start making their way to you any day now. Thanks again and keep checking here for further developments.


PARDON OUR ANALYSIS: A GATHERING FOR GIL SCOTT-HERON, a BRC Orchestra performance under the artistic direction of LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs. Featured Brian Jackson, Vernon Reid, Nona Hendryx, Carl Hancock Rux, Gordon Voidwell, KimberlyNichole, Sandra St. Victor, Felipe Luciano and Abiodun Oyewole of the Last Poets, Roger Guenveur Smith, Hanifah Walidah, Duriel E. Harris, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Alkebulan, Martha Redbone, Aaron Whitby, LaFrae Sci, Booker King, Lisette Santiago, Ben Tyree, V. Jeffrey Smith, Dave Smoota Smith, and Val-Inc. With video art by Aichlee Bushnell, Michael Paul Britto, Chinisha and Zach Fabri.

Performed: Saturday, January 14, 2012 @ Symphony Space, NYC
HOW MUCH: Tickets range from $25-$45

7 Responses

  1. BRC says:

    hey kay.

    thanks for the support. you have very good taste 🙂 lafrae sci, was on drums and val-inc was on electronics. awesome, right?

    thanks again,

  2. BillW says:

    The show was amazing! Post pictures


  3. Kay says:

    thanks for an incredible tribute to Gil! the two ladies who were playing the drums and the piano (with the shaved head), what are their names? they were amazing!

  4. BRC says:

    thanks amy. we’ll check that out right away.


  5. Amy Hundley says:

    Hi, the link to buy tickets is broken!

  6. BRC says:

    hey there.

    sorry, i thought i’d sent a reply earlier. my apologies! it’s actually for one ticket. however, if you just want the tickets (without the swag), prices range from $25-$45 on the symphony space website.

    thanks for asking and if you happen to see me at the show, please stop me and say ‘hi.’


  7. nyatui ayize says:

    is the 2 backer $75 pledge for two vip tickets or one single vip ticket?

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