Beats Per Revolution is a groundbreaking collaboration between Beat Boxing legend Rahzel (formerly of The Roots) and pioneering electric violist/composer Martha Mooke (David Bowie, Barbra Streisand, Philip Glass).
An homage to the spirit of the Beat Generation, Gil Scott-Heron’s The Revolution Will Not Be Televised; Gunther Schuller’s Third Stream synthesis of jazz and classical; jazz bassist Charles Mingus and The Last Poets, who’s blending of spoken word and music influenced today’s rap and hip hop.
(Watch the full performance here: https://youtu.be/paQlE0X8nKY
Target Audience: Colleges/Universities; Orchestra subscription series; Community concert series
Genres: Jazz; Hip Hop; Contemporary Classical; Improvisation; Spoken word; Crossover
May be booked as full ensemble, BPR All Stars (10 members plus 2 soloists); or as core ensemble (Rahzel, Martha Mooke, Bass and Drums) using local strings and horns.
Educational programs: including master classes, workshops, residencies and poetry slams.
BPR also offers our unique rendition of Gil Scott Heron's classic "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised." Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Video by Gerard Schmidt
Symphony Space, NYC