SummerStage: Gil Scott-Heron with Special Opener Derrick Hodge

Sunday June 27 3:00 PM

Central Park SummerStage
New York, NY

The godfather of hip-hop and neo soul performs classics and music from his first new album in over fifteen years. This event is presented in association with Jill Newman productions.

Gil Scott-Heron’s poetry and music is widely acknowledged as the matrix from which hip-hop and neo-soul emerged. His transgressive, politicized, spoken-word-meets-jazz recordings, including, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” “Whitey on the Moon,” “The Bottle” and “Small Talk at 125th and Lennox,” have been covered, sampled, referenced, deified and parodied by generations of artists. 2010 saw the release of I’m New Here, Scott-Heron’s first release in thirteen years. SPIN called the album, “not so much a comeback as a testament to spiritual resilience.”

This event is part of the NYC Revolutions series

Presented in part by Jill Newman Productions