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August Greene: Common, Robert Glasper, & Karriem Riggins

Thursday, March 29, 2018 8:00 PM

Hip Hop Culture

The perfect marriage of jazz, Hip Hop, and soul, August Greene is the newly formed supergroup featuring emcee Common, pianist and composer Robert Glasper, and percussionist and producer Karriem Riggins.

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The perfect marriage of jazz, Hip Hop and soul, August Greene is the newly formed supergroup featuring Grammy®, Oscar®, Golden Globe® and Emmy Award®–winning emcee Common, Houston-born, Grammy Award®–winning pianist and composer Robert Glasper, and world-renowned percussionist and producer Karriem Riggins. The synthesis of each artist’s talents into one cohesive project and the culmination of years of mutual respect and friendship, August Greene is fluid in terms of sound and a meditative offering that speaks to those pushing through the dark for brighter days.
In the first live public performance after dropping their self-titled debut album, the band delivers the ethereal sounds of Glasper on the piano, coupled with Riggins’s impeccable drumming, Common’s honest lyrics alongside Burniss Travis on bass, Samora Pinderhughes on additional keys and vocals, and DJ Dummy.

Performance Timing: 90 minutes, with no intermission.