Under Greg Tate’s direction, musical possibilities were limitless

Greg Tate (right) levitates while conducting Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber.
The memorial begins April 24 at 6 p.m. ET via NPR Music’s YouTube channel. Sign up for future Listening Party events. Greg Tate’s death left an immeasurable hole in the universe of cultural criticism. He has been celebrated as a writer in many different ways, from columns in most major publications to a mural painted on the side of BAM in Brooklyn. He was a revolutionary force in Black thought, American thought, musical thought and universal thought.