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02 Nov
Jazz Seminar Artist Seminar: Moor Mother, spoken word/electronics
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Jazz Seminar Artist Seminar: Moor Mother, spoken word/electronics

Free - Moor Mother on “Transforming Reality Through Black Quantum Futurism”

Camae Ayewa (Moor Mother) is a national and international touring musician and has performed at numerous festivals, colleges and universities sharing the stage with King Britt, Islam Chipsy, Claudia Rankine, and Bell Hooks and opening on tour for Screaming Females.  A soundscape artist with work featured at Samek Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art Chicago, ICA Philadelphia and Everson Museum of Art, Camae is also a vocalist in punk band The Mighty Paradocs and free jazz group Irreversible Entanglements.  Camae is co-founder and organizer of Rockers! Philly, a 10-year long running event series and festival focused on marginalized musicians and artists spanning multiple genres of music. As Moor Mother she released her debut album Fetish Bones on Don Giovanni records that was named 3rd best album of the year by The Wire Magazine, number 1 by Jazz Right Now and has appeared on numerous end of the year list from Pitchfork, Noisy, Rolling Stone, and Spin Magazine. Moor Mother was named by Rolling Stone as one of the 10 artists to watch in 2016 and named Bandcamp ’ s 2016 artist of the year.   Camae also released her first book of poetry called Fetish Bones in Winter 2016 on The AfroFuturist Affair small press.  As a member of Black Quantum Futurism Collective (BQF), she has been a part of two literary works and several zines, and has been featured in exhibitions at the Schomburg Center, Rebuild Foundation Temple Contemporary at Tyler School of Art, and Serpentine Gallery. Camae Ayewa is a 2016 Leeway Transformation Award and Blade of Grass 2016 Fellow, has been an in artist in residency at West Philadelphia Neighborhood Time Exchange and WORM! Rotterdam residency, and featured with Black Quantum Futurism at Transmediale Festival in Berlin 2017.  Moor Mother has appeared in the Quietus, the Fader, Vice and others.  Moor Mother’s schedule has included Berhaign, Borealis, CTM Festival, MoogFest, Flow and Donau Festival. Moor mother is the Kitchen NYC rising artists 2007 curated by Laurie Anderson and Rad girls  philly artist of the year. 

Saturday, November 2 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Frick Fine Arts Building, Auditorium
650 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15260