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SummerStage

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Armand Hammer & The Alchemist featuring Moor Mother, KAYANA, Fielded, ShrapKnel / GENG PTP

Sunday, August 15, 2021

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

SummerStage, Central Park

Rumsey Playfield, Manhattan 10021

Please note: In response to the increasing spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant, SummerStage now requires all guests to show proof of full vaccination, along with government issued ID, in order to gain entry to our shows.

In order to attend Armand Hammer & The Alchemist, guests are required to have had their final dosage of the vaccine by August 1.

In addition, masks are required upon entry to the venue and strongly encouraged for all guests for the duration of the performance, as is physical distance. More information on acceptable documentation, mask guidelines, and other safety protocols can be found here.

SCHEDULE

5 PM – Doors

6 PM – Rooftop Films Summer Series Films (see below)

7 PM – Performance

This performance will be livestreamed on SummerStageAnywhere.org.

The New York City rap scene has never been more exciting, bursting with a diverse array of talent building on the form while pushing its boundaries. Armand Hammer, the duo of Elucid and Billy Woods, is a prime example. Their latest LP with master beatsmith the Alchemist, Haram, drapes a cloak of darkness over postcolonial wounds, with a cleverness typically reserved for wry comedians. They’re joined by a collection of close friends and collaborators, almost all of which appear on Haram: Philadelphia’s experimental visionary Moor Mother, who collaborated with woods on their BRASS LP, and both KAYANA and Fielded, two nascent producer/singers helping shape the new sound of R&B.

 

Featured Rooftop Films

This program of short films contains content which may not be considered appropriate for younger audiences.

David

Zach Woods, USA

A severely depressed man reaches out for an emergency therapy session. He’s not the only one who needs help.

 

Not Your Panda

Tigris Alt Sakda, Canada

One of anthropocene’s charismatic megafauna — Ailuropoda melanoleuca: “…and if I hear anyone else say ‘isn’t he cute’…”.

 

Pumbucha

Mary Dauterman, Jenny Donheiser, USA

Jarly, a low-level influencer, desperately tries to sell a disgusting new beverage to her “followers” as she falls apart, physically and psychologically.

 

Someone’s In Here

Ben Kitnick, USA

A man is caught with his pants down when terrorized by a force outside his bathroom stall.

 

Urges

Angela Stempel, USA

Hear that fizz? The hairs on the back of your neck wake up to your every sensation. Your fantasies come alive with a little help from your Urges.

Created as a part of the Adult Swim shorts program SMALLS.

 

 

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