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Apollo New Works

Soul Science Lab:
The Renaissance Mixtape


The Apollo’s Victoria Theater opens with The Renaissance Mixtape, an immersive theatrical concert that uses elements of hip-hop culture and visual storytelling to sample some of the most poignant, poetic, and profound voices of the Harlem Renaissance and its contemporary impact. Led by Brooklyn-based artists Soul Science Lab’s Chen Lo and Asante Amin, The Renaissance Mixtape follows two young artists who use music, images and choreography to reflect on compelling aspects of the Harlem Renaissance that parallel their contemporary experience.

Under the direction of Awoye Timpo, The Renaissance Mixtape weaves digital imagery, original music and narrative text to bring you into an exciting journey where past meets present while envisioning Black culture, history and art 100 years into the future.

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.


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.

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This performance will take place at The Apollo’s Victoria Theater located at 237 West 125th Street (between Adam Clayton Powell & Frederick Douglass Blvd).


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Soul Science Lab
Chen Lo
Asante Amin
Awoye Timpo

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