The 2017 Ecstatic Music Festival is underway at the Kaufman Center through May 13 featuring collaborations between artists in the indie/alt world and the modern classical world. On February 18, the fest presented a collaboration with rapper Kool AD (ex-Das Racist), jazz trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, and string quartet Mivos Quartet. Pictures from the performance are in the gallery above.

The next Ecstatic Music Festival show is March 4 and it features another former Das Racist member, Heems. Tickets for all upcoming shows are still on sale. Remaining lineup below.

Kool AD next performs in NYC on Thursday (2/23) at IDIO Gallery to celebrate the opening of the new multimedia installation, Total Relevance, a collaboration between Kool AD and Cult Days (Saba Moeel). More info and RSVP here.

Heems also has upcoming Swet Shop Boys shows.

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2017 ECSTATIC MUSIC FESTIVAL LINEUP/SCHEDULE
Saturday, Mar. 4, 7:30pm
Thums Up (Vijay Iyer, Himanshu Suri, Rafiq Bhatia, Kassa Overall) & Arooj Aftab

Tuesday, Mar. 7, 7:30pm
Kronos Quartet & Face the Music
this concert is at The Greene Space at WNYC & WQXR

Sunday, Mar. 12, 7:30pm
Roomful of Teeth & Nick Zammuto

Monday, Mar. 27, 7:30 pm
Steve Lehman & Sélébéyone

Saturday, May 13, 7:30 pm
Alarm Will Sound – Alarm System

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photos by David Andrako