Wednesday, August 2, 2023
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)
SummerStage, Central Park
Rumsey Playfield, Manhattan, 10021
After bringing down the house in Central Park last summer with Sons of Kemet’s final show, Shabaka Hutchings returns to SummerStage, this time with his cosmic jazz trio The Comet is Coming, the interstellar trio he co-leads with Danalogue and Betamax. Don’t miss out on a last chance to see the band before they return to near-Earth orbit for a year-long break from touring as they fire up their Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam one last time! With allusions to sci-fi, outer space, and cosmic remembrances, their latest LP Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam blasts its spiritual inheritance from Sun Ra and Alice Coltrane into orbit. SummerStage alumnae Ibeyi, the collaborative project of French Afro-Cuban twins Lisa-Kainde and Naomi Diaz, reaches not for the stars but for the spiritual plane, communing with their ancestors to craft gorgeous songs that fuse hip-hop and R&B with a Yoruba soul. Aja Monet will open the evening. The bill is rounded out with DJ sets from AceMo, the prolific New York producer who makes towering techno tracks colored with introspection.