This show will also be available to view virtually, as well as in-person with a limited capacity audience.
Interested in attending in person? Creative Alliance will ask for proof of vaccination upon entry. Creative Alliance will comply with city public health mandates that are current at the time of performance.
Philly’s electrifying poet Moor Mother (Camae Ayewa) weaves searing poetic narratives of Black trauma, survival, and power throughout the Black Liberation-oriented free-jazz collective Irreversible Entanglements music. The message is the music, wild and tightly woven. The collective (saxophonist Keir Neuringer, bassist Luke Stewart, trumpeter Aquiles Navarro, and drummer Tcheser Holmes, poet Moor Mother) addresses history and tradition, while insisting on a future of aesthetic and political liberation. Originally performing as two different ensembles at a Musicians Against Police Brutality event in 2015 (in response to the NYPD slaying of Akai Gurley), the five musicians recognized a shared ethos.
“The band draw[s] a through-line from ’60s free-jazz to our current despair, with urgent improvisation that unfolds like a fire flower of rebellion.” —National Public Radio
“They tap directly into the cacophony of these times and connect it to the tumult that has been percolating since before people were making records.” – Stereogum
“Compressing hip-hop, punk, industrial, electronic, and noise music into a siren blare, she (Moor Mother) thrusts hundreds of years of brutal injustices in our faces, as if hoping to cram as much information through as small an opening as possible.” – PitchforkLearn More