Promo, Kurt Rade, Marc Pallman, Joseph Blough, Camae Ayewa
Fr, 02/11/2018, 18:30 Uhr
Konzert / Performance

Irreversible Entanglements / Moor Mother & Roscoe Mitchell

A look back to the future of African-American music

Irreversible Entanglements.
Irreversible Entanglements are an example of how determined forces will find and strengthen each other. All participants are actively involved in multiple contexts, both of creation and expression and of society and politics. Saxophonist Keir Neuringer, poet Camae Ayewa and bass-player Luke Stewart met in a variety of self-organised grass-roots democracy activities in Philadelphia. In April 2015, they traveled to Brooklyn together to take part in the demonstration “Musicians Against Police Brutality”. They were followed immediately by a duo of trumpet and drums, played by Aquiles Navarro and Tscheser Holmes. Driven by the “bunch of heart-wrenching racist shit” that was boiling over at the time as well as their mutual musical and political interests, they arranged to meet again. Neuringer booked a studio in Brooklyn, where all five would play together for the first time one afternoon a few months later. This led to the album “Irreversible Entanglements”, released jointly by the Don Giovanni Label in New Jersey and International Anthem in Chicago. Free jazz meets the ruthlessly honest verse of poet Camae Ayewa aka Moor Mother. The entire operation turned out to have an enormous (world-wide) catapult effect, hitting a vital nerve.
Moor Mother & Roscoe Mitchell
Camae Ayewa, powerfully eloquent poet, spoken word artist, musician and activist resolutely refuses labeling, stigmatization, distortion, misrepresentation and reduction of any kind. She traces the actions and repercussions of slavery and racism in the sediments and nerves of everyday life within a multitude of creative-expressive contexts, gives access to the traumas and generates boosts of strength for the communication of her messages with a resistive and visceral invocation. This is true for both her musical work and her involvement in society. As Moor Mother, she floats freely between rap, punk, noise and jazz, adding her voice to the canon of African-American activists in all consistency, grabbing the history of the African diaspora by its roots and translating it into a dystopic future in the manner of Afro-futurism. One of this year’s highlights at Jazzfest Berlin will be her first encounter with Roscoe Mitchell, a pioneer and creative spirits who is constantly reinventing himself. “Black Drop” promises a very special creative field of tension.

Irreversible Entanglements

KEIR NEURINGER, alto saxophone
LUKE STEWART, double bass

Moor Mother & Roscoe Mitchell

CAMAE AYEWA AKA MOOR MOTHER, vocals, electronics

The Black Drop. World premiere

  • Haus der Berliner Festspiele
  • Schaperstr. 24, Berlin
  • Bemerkungen zum Ort: Große Bühne
  • Ticketpreis: € 15 – 55 / ermäßigt € 8 – 28