Duke Performances

Robert Glasper Experiment

Friday, March 30, 2012 | 8:00 pm


Robert Glasper has long kept one foot firmly planted in jazz and the other in hip-hop. His latest project, the Robert Glasper Experiment, is no exception.  Glasper comes to Durham for a two night stand at Casbah, presented by Duke Performances, to mark the launch of Black Radio, a future landmark album for Blue Note Records that boldly stakes out new musical territory, drawing on jazz, hip-hop, R&B, and rock, but refusing to be defined by any one genre.

The first full-length album from the Grammy-nominated keyboardist’s electric Experiment band — saxophonist/vocoderist Casey Benjamin, bassist Derrick Hodge, and drummer Chris Dave — Black Radio will also feature many of Glasper’s famous friends from the spectrum of urban music, a jaw-dropping roll call of special guests including Erykah Badu, Lupe Fiasco, Bilal, and Me’shell Ndegeocello.

 

Robert Glasper Experiment is a co-presentation of Duke Performances and the Casbah Durham.

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