Greg Tate was a Staff Writer at The Village Voice from 1987-2005. His writings on culture and politics have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Artforum, VIBE and Rolling Stone. From 2011-2015 he was a Visiting Professor at Brown University where he taught the Africana Studies course ‘The History of AfroFuturism and Black Science-Fiction’. He’s also taught at Williams College, Columbia University and in Yale University’s Graduate Art Department.
His books include Everything But The Burden – What White People Are Taking From Black Culture (Harlem Moon/Random House, 2003), Midnight Lightning: Jimi Hendrix and The Black Experience (Acapella/Lawrence Hill, 2003); Flyboy In The Buttermilk, Essays on American Culture (Simon and Shuster, 1993) and Brooklyn Kings – New York City’s Biker Gangs with photographer Martin Dixon. His latest book is Flyboy2:The Greg Tate Reader.
Since 1999 Tate has led the umpteen-member ‘conducted-improvisation’ ensemble Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber. The group deploys Butch Morris’s patented ‘Conduction System’, performs regularly in Europe, Canada and the United States, and has released 15 albums on their own AvantGroidd imprint.