Harlem Stage is a performing arts center for visionary artists of color in Manhattanville, West Harlem. It presents music, dance and theatre by Black, Indigenous, Latino, and Asian artists.
Having developed emerging talent for over 40 years, Harlem Stage is part of the conversation of what it means to be American today.
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Latin Culture at Harlem Stage
Colombian salsa with jazz and folkloric influences. Plus a DJ’d salsa dance party.
HARLEM STAGE in Manhattanville, West Harlem
Friday, September 22, 2023
His brilliant fusion of jazz and rock with Afro-Dominican folk make you want to dance. 🇩🇴 🇭🇹
HARLEM STAGE: Manhattanville, West Harlem
Friday, December 1, 2023
Angela Davis, Nona Hendryx, Toshi Reagon, Dafnis Prieto, Tavia Nyong’o, Vernon Reid
Manhattanville, West Harlem
Thu-Sat, May 18-20, 2023
Harlem Stage News
Harlem Stage celebrates their 40th anniversary season with the launch of the “Uptown Nights Latin Music Series.” Kicking off the series on Friday, September 22, is Pablo Mayor’s Folklore Urbano Orchestra. Get ready for an evening of music and dancing! Choreographer, dancer, and Harlem Stage commissioned artist, Daniel Fetecua, will teach a pre-concert salsa, cumbia, and currulao class. After the concert, the night continues with a salsa DJ dance party!
Doors open at 7pm and the dance class starts at 7:15pm. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of show, so get yours now at harlemstage.org 🇨🇴
Harlem Stage’s Open House is a block party of community flavor with snacks, gelato, DJ Relly Rell, hula hoop, double dutch and more; at Harlem Stage in Manhattanville, West Harlem; on Saturday, September 23, 2023 from 1-4pm. FREE.
Harlem Stage Tickets
(1) to 137th St – City College
(A)(C) or (B) to 135th Sts
You get to see artists here ~ before they are famous. To date, five Harlem Stage artists have gone on to win MacArthur Genius Fellowship Awards: Kyle Abraham (2013), Vijay Iyer (2013), Jason Moran (2010), Bill T. Jones (1994), and Cecil Taylor (1991).
- Leyla McCalla classical, folk. 🇭🇹
- Louis Hayes, NEA Jazz Master drummer. 🇺🇸
- Pedrito Martinez jazz, rumba, timba. 🇨🇺
- Repertorio Español theatre. 🇨🇺🇩🇴
About Harlem Stage
The Croton Aqueduct Gate House was built in 1884 and decommissioned in 1984. In 2006, the gate house, a place where water flows, was converted into Harlem Stage. Water is life. In Mother Africa, we worship water, and in the Caribbean, we say, “somos hijos del mar” (we are children of the sea).
Strong curation brings stars and rising talent to Harlem Stage. Don’t you wish you saw Harry Belafonte, Max Roach, Sekou Sundiata, Sonia Sanchez, Maya Angelou, and Tito Puente there?
Harlem Stage’s small logo for tabs on a web browser, looks to us like it’s based on the Yowa, the Kongo cosmological diagram. It’s a cross in a circle. The horizon in the Yowa is the Kalûnga line. It’s a water boundary between worlds, which in the Kongo context, is the Atlantic Ocean.
The circle turns counterclockwise, like the sun’s journey across the sky, from east to west. We think it’s why the line of dance in Argentine tango (an African Diaspora dance) is counterclockwise. If we are correct, this has a lot of meaning for a former waterworks that presents African Diaspora culture in the Americas. It’s a rich symbol, full of meaning, just like Harlem Stage.