Moor Mother (Philadelphia / USA)
Thursday, 2 November, 20:00 – 01:00, Konzertsaal, Prologue, Concert
Camae Ayewa aka Moor Mother is a community-based activist from Philadelphia who has been working at the intersection activism, art and DIY-culture for many years. She co-founded a community initiative called Black Quantum Futurism, which leads writing workshops at shelters and schools and examines the lasting scars of collective trauma. Ayewa started Moor Mother in 2012 and went of to make twelve albums in three years. Her latest LP, the widely acclaimed Fetish Bones (Don Giovanni Records 2016), features 13 songs conceived and recorded in Ayewa’s home studio using a variety of machines, field recordings, and analog noisemakers. The music is often harsh and strange, projecting both the visceral anger of punk and the expansive improvisatory spirit of Sun Ra. Her music serves as a vessel for confronting a history of struggle and loss and as a call for rebellion and endurance in the American black community.