Friday, February 9, 2001
Doors Open
Show Starts
Ages
Where
The Apollo Stages at The Victoria Theater
Event Date
February 9, 2001
Event Time
Awards Presentation & Concert
Dinner & Dancing
Location
The Apollo Stages at The Victoria Theater

The Renaissance Mixtape is a musical that follows Soul Science Lab’s Asante Amin and Chen Lo, along with their bandmates in a live radio show – Renaissance Radio, where they grapple with questions of where Black music, art, and innovation has been and is going in the next 100 years.

Under the direction of Awoye Timpo and told through voices from history and allegorical stories of the complex questions and situations surrounding many aspiring artists, The Renaissance Mixtape crafts a tapestry of viewpoints in covnversation with the voices of the past, present, and future of Black culture. With an original soundtrack featuring hip-hop, funk, and jazz influences, Soul Science Lab takes their audience on a sonic exploration of the philosophies of Marcus Garvey, W.E.B DuBois, Zora Neale Hurston and many more channeled through an outstanding cast and band! With digital projections and video montages, audiences can expect to feel immersed in the world of Renaissance Radio!

Learn more about The Renaissance Mixtape and what to expect here.

The Renaissance Mixtape is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Soul Science Lab’s The Renaissance Mixtape is a part of The Apollo’s Winter 2024 season and commissioned as a part of The Apollo’s New Works initiative. Apollo New Works is generously supported by the Ford Foundation with additional funding from The Mellon Foundation and Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

ABOUT APOLLO NEW WORKS:

The Apollo New Works initiative expands upon The Apollo’s mission to support the creation of new work by Black artists. The multidisciplinary emerging and established artists who the organization has commissioned and provided space, time, and resources will create, develop, and present work across The Apollo stages, including The Apollo’s Victoria Theater, which will serve as the main incubation space.

Learn More

TICKETS & IMPORTANT INFORmation

Buy February 9th | 8PM Tickets

Buy February 10th | 2pm Tickets

Buy February 10th | 8pm Tickets

Buy February 11th | 3pm Tickets

For accessibility concerns, please contact The Apollo Box office at [email protected] or (212) 531-5305 if any other special assistance is required for your visit. Learn more about our accessibility options here

This performance will take place at The Apollo Stages at The Victoria Theater located at 233 W. 125th Street, Third Floor (between Adam Clayton Powell & Frederick Douglass Blvd).

 

Learn More About the Artists

 Soul Science Lab   Soul Science Lab is a Brooklyn-based music and multimedia duo that translates stories into soul stirring sounds and dynamic visuals. Soul Science Lab was formed by artist educator and creative director Chen Lo and multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer Asante’ Amin. Soul Science Lab produces high quality music, provides innovative arts education, and creates culturally responsive experiences. In addition to international touring, Soul Science Lab’s projects include Chen Lo’s album Footprints, Amin’s album The Visitor: Alter Destiny, the live concert and multimedia documentary Soundtrack’63, and their interactive album, Plan for Paradise.    

Chen Lo    Co-founder Chen Lo is a seasoned artist, educator, and creative director. He has toured the globe, performing and leading master classes with a number of cultural arts institutions including Jazz at Lincoln Center, the August Wilson Center, 651 ARTS, and others. Chen Lo has also shared the stage with the likes of Common, Erykah Badu, KRS-ONE, A Tribe Called Quest, Rapsody, Sunni Patterson, and Last Poets. To date, he has recorded notable collaborations with K’Naan and Jean Grae as well as international artists Stogie T and Cheikh Lô.  

Asante Amin   Co-founder Asante Amin is a gifted multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer. Amin has shared the stage with several globally renowned artists, including Rhiannon Giddens, Jessica Care Moore Blitz, Ismael Kouyaté, GZA, and others. Amin is also a MetLife Meet the Composer award-winner.  

Awoye Timpo   Awoye Timpo (Director) is a New York-based director. Her Off-Broadway credits include In Old Age by Mfoniso Udofia (New York Theatre Workshop); Good Grief by Ngozi Anyanwu (Vineyard Theatre); The Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll’d by Jonathan Payne (Playwrights Realm); The Homecoming Queen by Ngozi Anyanwu (Atlantic Theater Company); Carnaval by Nikkole Salter (National Black Theatre); Ndebele Funeral by Zoey Martinson (59E59, South African tour, Edinburgh Festival); and Sister Son/Ji by Sonia Sanchez (Billie Holiday Theater). Her regional credits include School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play (Berkeley Repertory Theatre); Paradise Blue (Long Wharf Theatre) and Skeleton Crew (Chester Theater). Awoye is the Founding Producer of CLASSIX, a collective dedicated to looking at the classical canon through an exploration of work by Black writers.  

Recommended for Ages: 13-adult

Address:
233 W. 125th Street,
Third Floor
New York, NY 10027

Buy February 9 | 8PM Tickets

Buy February 10 | 2PM Tickets

Buy February 10 | 8PM Tickets

Buy February 11 | 3PM Tickets

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Please arrive early. There will be no late seating at this performance.

Sponsors
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Friday, February 9, 2001

The Renaissance Mixtape is a musical that follows Soul Science Lab’s Asante Amin and Chen Lo, along with their bandmates in a live radio show – Renaissance Radio, where they grapple with questions of where Black music, art, and innovation has been and is going in the next 100 years.

Under the direction of Awoye Timpo and told through voices from history and allegorical stories of the complex questions and situations surrounding many aspiring artists, The Renaissance Mixtape crafts a tapestry of viewpoints in covnversation with the voices of the past, present, and future of Black culture. With an original soundtrack featuring hip-hop, funk, and jazz influences, Soul Science Lab takes their audience on a sonic exploration of the philosophies of Marcus Garvey, W.E.B DuBois, Zora Neale Hurston and many more channeled through an outstanding cast and band! With digital projections and video montages, audiences can expect to feel immersed in the world of Renaissance Radio!

Learn more about The Renaissance Mixtape and what to expect here.

The Renaissance Mixtape is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Soul Science Lab’s The Renaissance Mixtape is a part of The Apollo’s Winter 2024 season and commissioned as a part of The Apollo’s New Works initiative. Apollo New Works is generously supported by the Ford Foundation with additional funding from The Mellon Foundation and Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

ABOUT APOLLO NEW WORKS:

The Apollo New Works initiative expands upon The Apollo’s mission to support the creation of new work by Black artists. The multidisciplinary emerging and established artists who the organization has commissioned and provided space, time, and resources will create, develop, and present work across The Apollo stages, including The Apollo’s Victoria Theater, which will serve as the main incubation space.

Learn More

TICKETS & IMPORTANT INFORmation

Buy February 9th | 8PM Tickets

Buy February 10th | 2pm Tickets

Buy February 10th | 8pm Tickets

Buy February 11th | 3pm Tickets

For accessibility concerns, please contact The Apollo Box office at [email protected] or (212) 531-5305 if any other special assistance is required for your visit. Learn more about our accessibility options here

This performance will take place at The Apollo Stages at The Victoria Theater located at 233 W. 125th Street, Third Floor (between Adam Clayton Powell & Frederick Douglass Blvd).

 

Learn More About the Artists

 Soul Science Lab   Soul Science Lab is a Brooklyn-based music and multimedia duo that translates stories into soul stirring sounds and dynamic visuals. Soul Science Lab was formed by artist educator and creative director Chen Lo and multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer Asante’ Amin. Soul Science Lab produces high quality music, provides innovative arts education, and creates culturally responsive experiences. In addition to international touring, Soul Science Lab’s projects include Chen Lo’s album Footprints, Amin’s album The Visitor: Alter Destiny, the live concert and multimedia documentary Soundtrack’63, and their interactive album, Plan for Paradise.    

Chen Lo    Co-founder Chen Lo is a seasoned artist, educator, and creative director. He has toured the globe, performing and leading master classes with a number of cultural arts institutions including Jazz at Lincoln Center, the August Wilson Center, 651 ARTS, and others. Chen Lo has also shared the stage with the likes of Common, Erykah Badu, KRS-ONE, A Tribe Called Quest, Rapsody, Sunni Patterson, and Last Poets. To date, he has recorded notable collaborations with K’Naan and Jean Grae as well as international artists Stogie T and Cheikh Lô.  

Asante Amin   Co-founder Asante Amin is a gifted multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer. Amin has shared the stage with several globally renowned artists, including Rhiannon Giddens, Jessica Care Moore Blitz, Ismael Kouyaté, GZA, and others. Amin is also a MetLife Meet the Composer award-winner.  

Awoye Timpo   Awoye Timpo (Director) is a New York-based director. Her Off-Broadway credits include In Old Age by Mfoniso Udofia (New York Theatre Workshop); Good Grief by Ngozi Anyanwu (Vineyard Theatre); The Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll’d by Jonathan Payne (Playwrights Realm); The Homecoming Queen by Ngozi Anyanwu (Atlantic Theater Company); Carnaval by Nikkole Salter (National Black Theatre); Ndebele Funeral by Zoey Martinson (59E59, South African tour, Edinburgh Festival); and Sister Son/Ji by Sonia Sanchez (Billie Holiday Theater). Her regional credits include School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play (Berkeley Repertory Theatre); Paradise Blue (Long Wharf Theatre) and Skeleton Crew (Chester Theater). Awoye is the Founding Producer of CLASSIX, a collective dedicated to looking at the classical canon through an exploration of work by Black writers.  

Doors Open
Show Starts
Ages
Where
The Apollo Stages at The Victoria Theater
Event Date
February 9, 2001
Event Time
Awards Presentation & Concert
Dinner & Dancing
Location
The Apollo Stages at The Victoria Theater
Sponsors
No items found.

Recommended for Ages: 13-adult

Address:
233 W. 125th Street,
Third Floor
New York, NY 10027

Buy February 9 | 8PM Tickets

Buy February 10 | 2PM Tickets

Buy February 10 | 8PM Tickets

Buy February 11 | 3PM Tickets

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Please arrive early. There will be no late seating at this performance.

Performers
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New York, US
Bebe Winans
Choreographer & Dancer
London, UK
Meme Manning
Voice Actress
Los Angeles, US
Leia Manson
Supporting Actress
Chicago, US
Ben Jefferson
Stand-in & Dancer
Special Guests
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The Apollo mainstage
Accessible Seating
The Apollo’s Historic Theater has 12 wheelchair seating locations available for every show, all on the Orchestra seating level. Tickets for wheelchair seating locations can be purchased at The Apollo Theater box office or on Ticketmaster.

Four wheelchair seating locations will be reserved until the day of each performance.Each seating level is accessible via the elevator inside The Apollo’s Historic Theater. Guests should be aware of the small steps leading toward the Mezzanine and Balcony seating levels. Depending on the guest’s ticket location for these two levels, additional walking may be required. If guests are not able to travel up and down steps, tickets for events should be purchased for the Orchestra level.
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253 W 125th Street, New York, NY 10027
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233 W 125th Street, Third Floor, New York, NY 10027
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