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Oct20

WE GOT TIME

STREAMING FOR ONE WEEK ONLY, FROM OCTOBER 13 TO 20


Wednesday, October 20, 2021Online Event

WATCH NOW

When grand jurors were told they wouldn’t be able to watch
all the body camera footage due to time constraints, one juror shot back, loudly,
“We! Got! Time!”

In “we got time.”, composer, sound artist, and jazz saxophonist Matana Roberts has created a collage of sound that reflects on the world we live in, positioning the loss of Breonna Taylor at the center of that world, as we ask questions about the meaning of words familiar to us through historic documents – the United States’ Declaration of Independence, the Preamble and First Amendment to the US Constitution – the 19th-century hymn Pass Over to The Rest, event data related to Ms. Taylor’s death, and a roll call of the names of Black women lost to violence. Matana writes of this sound quilt as a communal practice: “a scrap alone is of no use, but a scrap bounded together by others of its diverse kind will move beyond anything that it ever thought it could be.”

This iteration of “we got time.” was recorded live by The Crossing Choir in June of 2021 at the Woodlands in Philadelphia. The free stream is available until Wednesday, October 20—you can view it on Facebook or on YouTube.


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