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Date:
Friday, May 15
Time:
7:30 PM
Special Event

POSTPONED – Kuumbwa Jazz & Indexical Present: Moor Mother & Las Sucias

COVID-19 Update: Recognizing the mandate from the Governor of California and other official agencies, Kuumbwa Jazz is cancelling/postponing concerts through at least June 25th. Ticket-holders will be contacted directly regarding refunds and other ticketing options, such as crediting the ticket(s) towards a future concert date, or recognizing the value of a ticket purchase as a tax-deductible donation to Kuumbwa Jazz. We will be working on rescheduling as many concert dates as possible and will provide updates as they become available. We appreciate your understanding and we will continue to follow the direction and guidance provided by official agencies, as the wellbeing of our patrons and community remains our top priority.

Camae Ayewa (Moor Mother) is a nationally- and internationally-touring musician, poet, visual artist, and workshop facilitator, and has performed at numerous festivals, colleges, galleries, and museums around the world, sharing the stage with King Britt, Roscoe Mitchell, Claudia Rankine, bell hooks, and more. Her most recent album, Analog Fluids of Sonic Black Holes, is the culmination of all of her earthly experiences merged with all of her cosmic ones. On Analog Fluids, haunting slave narratives are presented as dystopian allegory and negro spirituals are flipped, remixed, and recaptured, only to be digitized into a symbiotic bio-morph program for the post-thumb drive age. It’s a record rich with the noise and chaos that affirm Moor Mother’s punk roots, yet it is also anchored in earthiness via the constant injection of Black ritual, poetry, and drums programmed to vibrate through the listener’s mitochondria.

Las Sucias is a duo formed by Danishta Rivero and Alexandra Buschman, mixing anti-patriarchal riotgrrrl lyrics, Afro-Caribbean rhythms, brujería noise and possessed vocals. Each performance is a ritual that combines all of the senses and elevates into a higher realm, inspiring the listener to dance, speak in tongues, laugh hysterically, and get possessed by the spirits awoken.

The event will start with a discussion with Ayewa about Black Quantum Futurism, her collaborative Afrofuturist project with author Rasheedah Phillips of Afrofuturist Affair.

(5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax included, service charge not included)
Supported in part by the Institute for Arts and Sciences, the Center for Creative Ecologies, The Humanities Institute, and the Beyond the End of the World symposium at UC Santa Cruz

Moor Mother Website
Las Sucias Website
Indexical Website

Venue

Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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Phone:
831-427-2227
Website:
www.kuumbwajazz.org

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