Helga Davis

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Helga Davis appears in the following:

Studio Museum in Harlem's Thelma Golden

Monday, March 26, 2018

Thelma Golden, director and chief curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem, joins host Helga Davis for a conversation about her upbringing, daily rituals, and seeing the world through art.

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Season Two of 'Helga' Returns Next Week with Thelma Golden

Friday, March 23, 2018

The second season of our conversation podcast, Helga, with host Helga Davis is just around the corner. New episodes begin Monday, March 26 with eminent art curator Thelma Golden.

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Bryndon Cook of Starchild & The New Romantic on Identity and 'Language'

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Ascendant singer and band-leader Bryndon Cook of Starchild & The New Romantic talks with host Helga Davis about his upbringing and his jazz, pop, and funk-inflected debut album.
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Laurel Halo (with Eli Keszler) and Embaci at Electric Nights

Monday, March 05, 2018

Our Electric Nights series return to Public Arts tonight, Thurs., March 29, with Berlin-based producer Laurel Halo and percussionist Eli Keszler. Singer-producer Embaci opens.

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Watch: Starchild & The New Romantic's "Language" Release Party

Thursday, March 01, 2018

On Friday, March 9, songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Bryndon Cook lead his band Starchild & The New Romantic in performing his funk and electro-spanning debut album in The Greene Space.

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Black Creativity: Toshi Reagon and Daniel Bernard Roumain

Thursday, September 28, 2017

The composers join Apollo Theater executive producer Kamilah Forbes and vocalist Helga Davis for a conversation about the contributions of black artists to contemporary opera.

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Holding Gentrification: Toshi Reagon on What it Means to Build and Unbuild Brooklyn

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Singer-songwriter Toshi Reagon's "Brooklyn Bound" offers a honest and poetic musical look at gentrification in Crown Heights. Watch the second of our "Silent Voices" documentaries.

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My Body as Me: Kamala Sankaram Shows Us How to Keep the Look Loose

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

The Brooklyn Youth Chorus recently created space for conversation about social justice through commissioning ten new works. We dive into one: Kamala Sankaram's "Keeping the Look Loose."

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Watch: Vijay Iyer and Friends From The Greene Space

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Watch a performance by Vijay Iyer and friends from The Greene Space at WQXR as the genre-bending pianist-composer shared the stage with a diverse array of musical collaborators.

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Watch: Brooklyn Youth Chorus' 'Black Mountain Songs' Release Party

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Watch the release party for Brooklyn Youth Chorus' 'Black Mountain Songs,' featuring Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry.

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Listen: Next Look at 'Silent Voices' With Brooklyn Youth Chorus and ICE

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

In January, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus offered an early listen to their "Silent Voices" project, which gives voice to those who have been silenced by social and political circumstances.

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Watch: Kronos Quartet and Face the Music

Monday, March 06, 2017

Tuesday, March 7 at 7:30 pm, watch a live video-stream of the trailblazing Kronos Quartet and Face the Music, Kaufman Music Center's acclaimed youth ensemble, live from The Greene Space.

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Writer Hilton Als Talks Ruthlessness and Freeing Your Art-Making

Monday, January 23, 2017

Hilton Als is an intellectual omnivore who roots his art and criticism in reality and truth. Als talks with Helga Davis about being comfortable owning your anger and art-making.

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Stage Actress Sarah Jones Talks Dignity and Finding Home in Everyone

Monday, January 09, 2017

In Sarah Jones's one-woman shows, she seamlessly slips into characters of different classes, races and genders. Jones and Davis talk self-love in a culture that teaches self-alienation.

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Soprano Julia Bullock Talks Finding Your Voice and Place in the World

Monday, January 02, 2017

The young Juilliard-trained soprano Julia Bullock is making waves for her stunning performances and bold choice of roles. She talks with Davis about finding her place in today's culture.

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Conductor Hernandez-Valdez Channels the Power of Choral Singing

Monday, December 19, 2016

For conductor Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, an attentive and hungry audience is one of the essential parts of creating a transcendent musical experience. He talks with host Helga Davis.

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Conductor Alan Gilbert on Building Bridges and Letting Go Together

Monday, December 12, 2016

Alan Gilbert is in his final season as music director of the New York Philharmonic. He talks with Helga Davis about serving a community and the moments in performance he lives for.

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Singer-Songwriter Solange on Her Journey, Owning Her Body and Art

Monday, December 05, 2016

The pop star singer-songwriter Solange talks with Helga Davis about finding autonomy in the music business and about being black and beautiful in contemporary America.

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Violinist Jennifer Koh Discusses Determination and Empathy

Monday, November 28, 2016

Violin soloist Jennifer Koh has never cancelled a gig. Even when she had swine flu. Host Helga Davis speaks with Koh about determination and empathy in this episode of the Helga podcast.

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Jazz Icon Henry Threadgill Lets His Imagination Run Wild

Monday, November 21, 2016

Recently awarded the Pulitzer Prize, jazz composer Henry Threadgill talks with Helga about giving license to your imagination and pushing yourself to go beyond excellence to greatness.

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