Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York is back for it's fourth consecutive year, delivering a stacked month of events to NYC once again. Each year the festival showcases the rich culture found in the city by featuring original programming which takes place in numerous boroughs throughout the city, revealing the various music genres found within them.
The festival consists of live performances, club nights, lectures and workshops located only at the most unique venues. The city’s rich cultural heritage takes center stage with a focus on the modern music landscape and RBMA touches on all of it. From an 80s revival with Louie Vega and Jellybean Benitez to The Bunker x Dekmantel showcase, NYC's musical spectrum will be on full display.
Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York Calendar
World Premiere of New Anohni Show, Spike Lee Talks Music, Kamasi Washington and Pharoah Sanders Play a Night of Spiritual Jazz,Dizzee Rascal Performs Genre-Defining Grime Album ‘Boy In Da Corner’ for the First Time, Extreme Vocalist Diamanda Galás Returns to NYC, Indie Luminaries Play Glenn Branca’s Symphonies, Latin Music Legend Eddie Palmieri Revisits his 1971 Landmark LP, ‘Harlem River Drive,’ and Celebrations of ’80s Freestyle, Gospel House, and Brooklyn Techno.
View the complete list of events below:
April 29: April 29: KIKI - A Film by Sara Jordenö and Twiggy Pucci Garçon (NYC Premiere) with LSS performance and music by Qween Beat @ El Museo del Barrio
April 30: Beatmaker Roundtable: Trapped with Metro Boomin, Sonny Digital, Zaytoven @ Red Bull Studios New York
May 2: A Conversation with Spike Lee, moderated by Nelson George @ SVA Theatre
May 4: Experiments in Art and Technology Salon @ Red Bull Studios New York
May 6: Dizzee Rascal: Boy In Da Corner Live
May 7: The Bunker x Dekmantel with Juju & Jordash, Joey Anderson, Palms Trax, Antenes, Clay Wilson, Bryan Kasenic, and Dekmantel Soundsystem @ Good Room
May 8: Kamasi Washington, Pharoah Sanders & The Sun Ra Arkestra
May 10 & 12: Diamanda Galás @ 258 West 118th Street, Harlem
May 12–15: Mark Pritchard x Jonathan Zawada: The Album Under The Sun @ Red Bull Studios New York
May 13: Freestyle!!! with Jellybean Benitez, Louie Vega, and very special guests
May 14: Brooklyn Flea Record Fair @ Smorgasburg
May 14: Technopolis with Galcher Lustwerk, Anthony Naples, DUST, Aurora Halal, Ital, Via App, Umfang, Volvox, Max McFerren, Bookworms
May 16: Glenn Branca's Symphonies @ Masonic Hall NYC
May 18 & 19: RBMA & Park Avenue Armory Present ANOHNI: HOPELESSNESS @ Park Avenue Armory
May 20: RBMA & New Museum Present NON: Legacy Systems with Chino Amobi, Nkisi, Angel-Ho @ New Museum
May 20: Inter-Zone: NON vs N.A.A.F.I with N.A.A.F.I, Elysia Crampton, Rabit, Gaika, Scraaatch
May 21: Eddie Palmieri’s Harlem River Drive Revisited
May 22: Last Night A DJ Saved My Soul with Floorplan, DJ Pierre, Ann Nesby of Sounds of Blackness, Joubert Singers, Terrence Parker, Kenny Bobien, Slow To Speak, Budgie and more @ 257 Washington Ave., Brooklyn