Moor Mother: Red Summer – win tickets (lots of special guests included)
Experimental musician, poet and self-described Afrofuturist Moor Mother debuts new work, a one-of-a-kind performance in four parts called Red Summer, at BRIC in Brooklyn on Thursday, May 9, part of Red Bull Music Festival. Tickets are on sale, and we also have THREE PAIRS to give away! Enter for a chance to win in the form below.
The show will include many guests -- some of them announced (on the above flyer) -- like long-running Chicago avant-punks ONO and jazz cellist Tomeka Reid. There will also be an appearance by 77 years young pianist Amina Claudine Myers, and Camae Ayewa (aka Moor Mother)'s free jazz group Irreversible Entanglements, who last shared a stage with Amina as part of the Ecastatic Music Festival at Lincoln Center earlier this year (check out our pics).
Black Quantum Futurism Collective -- also on the bill with an installation -- "is a multidisciplinary collaboration between Camae Ayewa (Rockers!; Moor Mother) and Rasheedah Phillips (The AfroFuturist Affair; Metropolarity) exploring the intersections of futurism, creative media, DIY-aesthetics, and activism in marginalized communities through an alternative temporal lens." They released a digital zine ahead of the event.
Even more information about this event is below, but first ENTER TO WIN HERE:
From the event page:
Moor Mother is a Philadelphia-based artist, musician, and activist whose work operates at the intersection of spoken word, rap, punk, and free jazz. On acclaimed albums like 2016’s Fetish Bones and 2017’s The Motionless Present, she examines consciousness, identity, blackness and the global socio-political landscape through an Afrofuturist lens. Narratives both ancestral and contemporary sit side by side amidst fragmented instrumentation and dissonant electronics. Her work is a vital document of what it means to survive centuries of oppression.
Moor Mother’s new work Red Summer, which will occur on the 100th anniversary of Red Summer – the flood of heightened anti-Black racial terror that swept cities across America in 1919 – features a large-scale performance curated by Moor Mother and an installation by Black Quantum Futurism. Both entangle the temporal present with these historical events, enacting a retro-current wave that reaches back to connect these layers in the fabric of space-time.