September 19, 2021, 7pm EDT
512 W 19th Street
Tickets: $15. SOLD OUT.
Multifaceted musician, poet, and visual artist Moor Mother returns to The Kitchen with a new electronic set featuring performer Vitche–Boul Ra to celebrate the release of Black Encyclopedia of the Air (ANTI- Records), an album that speaks to “memory and imprinting and the future, all of them wafting through untouched space like the ghostly cinders of a world on fire, unbound and uncharted, vast and stretching across the universe.” DJ Marcelline and trumpet, drums, and synth duo Anteloper (Jaimie Branch and Jason Nazary) share the evening. Organized by Lumi Tan, Senior Curator.
Camae Ayewa (Moor Mother) is a national and international touring musician, poet, visual artist, and workshop facilitator. She is a vocalist in three collaborative performance groups: Irreversible Entanglements, MoorJewelry, and 700bliss. As Moor Mother, she released her debut album Fetish Bones on Don Giovanni records to critical acclaim in 2016. In 2020, she launched a series of releases with Swedish musician Olof Melander. Titled Anthologia, the projects are designed to raise funds for disability justice. She worked again with Melander and Mental Jewelry on Forever Industries, a 2020 release which features two jazz-tinged experimental hip-hop singles that speak of making space, outer space, and industry. Most recently, Ayewa put out BRASS, a collaboration with the rapper billy woods.
This event is made possible with endowment support from Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust; annual grants from The Amphion Foundation, Inc., The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Howard Gilman Foundation, and The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation; and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.
Season programming is made possible in part with support from The Kitchen’s Board of Directors and The Kitchen Leadership Fund. To learn more about the Leadership Fund, click here.
Image: Moor Mother. Photo by Bob Sweeney. Courtesy of the artist.
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