"Even for a festival that specializes in audacious combinations and post-genre hybrids, this program is striking. Arone Dyer, a sparky vocalist and multi-instrumentalist best known for her work in the art-pop duo Buke and Gase, convenes her ad-hoc singing ensemble, Dronechoir, for a socially conscious collaboration with the poets Mahogany L. Browne, Imani Davis and Ramya Ramana." - The New Yorker
The artists join forces for an incredible one-of-a-kind collaboration that exemplifies the spirit behind the creation of the Ecstatic Music Festival, now in its eighth year. On the first half of the show, the artists will perform their own works chosen for the occasion. Dronechoir Miracle, the second half of the evening, is a spontaneous set of powerful vocal performances addressing Black Lives, gender equity and racial equality. The work of celebrated poet and spoken word artist Mahogany L. Browne is central to the collaboration.
Dronechoir is the latest innovation by Arone Dyer of Buke and Gase, the band Pitchfork calls “never anything less than absolutely thrilling.” Dyer has assembled a group of talented women from completely different musical backgrounds to engage in spontaneous performance that bridges the gaps between them. Mahogany L. Browne is Cave Canem Fellow and Programming Coordinator of Black Lives Matter Pratt @ Pratt Institute.
Doors open at 6:45 pm.