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George Lewis and LEMUR

League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots is a Brooklyn artists’ and technologists’ collective that creates musical instruments which incorporate robotic technology. In this video, George Lewis performs with LEMUR at the 3-Legged Dog, a New York nonprofit experimental theater.

Olu Dara at the Studio Museum

Mississippi native Olu Dara is equally at home with the blues, funk, world music, and free jazz. The trumpet player’s performance at the Studio Museum combines dance grooves with experimental sounds, and he presents both with his characteristic flair for storytelling.