Groove Aesthetic

BOOM Concepts
January 25
7 p.m.

Baroque classical music and groovy hip-hop will ignite a new musical happening at BOOM Concepts.

Anqwenique Wingfield
Anqwenique Wingfield.

Teaming up to produce the cutting-edge concert dubbed BACHBOOMBOX at the Garfield-based gallery are the Chamber Music Pittsburgh and local ensemble Groove Aesthetic.

The second concert in the Chamber’s eclectic Pittsburgh Performs series, BACHBOOMBOX brings together a talented team of multi-genre artists who will present a selection of iconic material by the German composer and musician Johann Sebastian Bach—all embellished with hip-hop style, performance and beats.

Exploring the musical and cultural connections between classical music and hip-hop, BACHBOOMBOX will feature artists Shad Ali, Langston Kelly, Human DJ, Joy KMT, Rachel Smith, and Anqwenique Wingfield.

Magic Organs
Magic Organs. Photo by Julz Kooser.

The unique interactive performance will intricately blend melodies and themes from Bach’s timeless cello suites and passion music with classic hip-hop beats, thoughtful rhymes, soulful vocals, and spoken word.

Hosting the event is Magic Organs, the visual art duo of D.S. Kinsel and Julie Mallis.

Added incentive? The Pittsburgh Performs series offers an affordable and inclusive pay-what-you-wish ticket option. Seating is limited.

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Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.