Events Calendar

Loading Events
  • This event has passed.

Moor Mother/Luke Stewart/Tcheser Holmes

A Poem for Milford Graves

Thursday, July 01, 2021Online Event10:30PMFREE

Watch Online

Camae Ayewa—aka Moor Mother—is a poet, musician, and activist from Philadelphia. Black Quantum Futurism, her duo with Rasheedah Phillips, was just awarded a residency at the CERN particle collider lab, where they’ll artfully investigate how quantum physics can influence how we think about, experience, and measure time in everyday reality. Ayewa also co-leads Irreversible Entanglements, whose confrontational yet completely engrossing Ironworks set was a scorching highlight of the 2019 Festival. That group’s joined-at-the-soul rhythm section of bassist Luke Stewart and drummer Tcheser Holmes draws from DC hardcore punk and pulsing free jazz to match the intensity and unwavering intentionality of Moor Mother’s potent incantations.

This short but powerful piece pays homage to 20th-century shaman, intellectual, and free jazz percussionist Milford Graves, who passed in February of this year.

Special thanks to Ars Nova Workshop


Get our E-Newsletter
Subscribe to our weekly E-Newsletter - Stay in the loop about upcoming shows.
No Thanks
Thanks for signing up. Please check your email to confirm your subscription.
We respect your privacy. Your information is safe and will never be shared.
Don't miss out. Subscribe today.