Greg Tate is a writer and musician who lives in Harlem. He was a staff writer at The Village Voice (1987—2004). His books include Flyboy in the Buttermilk, Everything But the Burden: What White People Are Taking From Black Culture, and Midnight Lightning: Jimi Hendrix and the Black Experience. In 1985 he helped co-found the Black Rock Coalition with Vernon Reid and several other firebrands of the era. Since 1999, he has led the Conducted Improv ensemble Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber, who've released 16 albums on their own Avant Groidd imprint. Tate has taught at Yale's Graduate Art Program and Columbia University's Jazz Studies module. He is currently a Visiting Professor at Brown University, where he teaches The History of AfroFuturism and Black Science Fiction.