5 Things To See At Red Bull Fest NYC: Zaytoven Previews Piano-Night Performance with Gucci Mane

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Gucci Mane performs during the Beach Goth Festival at The Observatory on Oct. 23, 2016 in Santa Ana, Calif. 

The fifth annual Red Bull Music Academy Festival in New York will launch its month long series of events on April 29. Save these dates for a Solange multimedia performance or a Kid Capri dance party. 

New Jack Swing Night: Red Bull Arts New York, Louie & Chan

May 5

A chat with Blackstreet mastermind Teddy Riley will focus on “the roots of a New York music genre,” says Red Bull Music Academy’s Adam Shore. A dance party hosted by Kid Capri and Brucie B will follow. 

Werner Herzog in Conversation: Metropolitan Museum of Art 

May 9

Red Bull Music Academy has been chasing the 74-year-old film icon for four years; he’ll be screening and breaking down his favorite music moments in cinematic history.

Gucci Mane & Zaytoven: Piano Nights

May 16

The Atlanta rapper-producer duo will strip down its many hits on a set of keys. Zaytoven expects a personal experience: “It’ll be like everyone came into my living room. For the real fans, it could be emotional. We put out so much music that people love, and they get to see it firsthand in an intimate setting. For any fan of Gucci Mane, this is definitely a must-see."

Solange Presents 'Scales': Guggenheim Museum

May 18

A one-night-only deconstruction, in the round: Solange will turn her A Seat at the Table LP into “a multimedia performance that resembles a dance recital,” says Shore.

A Tribute To Alice Coltrane: Knockdown Center

May 21

During different parts of this two-part event honoring the late jazz legend, Coltrane’s son Ravi will perform her early music with an all-star band, and the audience sits barefoot on carpets.

Ticket prices vary; go to nyc.redbullmusicacademy.com.

This article originally appeared in the April 29 issue of Billboard.


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