A celebration of the music and spirit of alice coltrane turiyasangitananda


Ten years after Alice passing, in what would have been her 80th year, Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda’s music and spirit will be celebrated in New York City on May 21, at the stunning arts and performance space, The Knockdown Center and as part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York.

The first part of the day’s celebration is inspired by the Sunday ceremonies Alice held at her Sai Anantam Ashram in California is presented by Luaka Bop, the New York record label who are releasing a compilation of her spiritual music. Timed to coincide with sundown, the powerful, spiritual music will be performed by an ensemble led by music director Surya Botofasina, who grew up at the Ashram. The latter half will be a concert led by her son, Ravi Coltrane, featuring an all-star band playing music from throughout Alice’s career.