Inspired by the work of Black cultural critic and scholar Paul Gilroy, “The World According to Black Music” will center the voices of three Black DC-area based musicians, Yaya Bey, Brent Birckhead and Lorenzo “Zo!” Ferguson. The conversation will feature the artists reflecting on how they understand Black music as a space of refuge and transformation, and the lineages/traditions they feel connected to and in conversation with. The World According to Black Music will consider Bey, Birckhead, and Ferguson’s respective work and the ways they pivot toward joy, and the spirit of resistance and its importance to approaches to their craft. The conversation is conceived and moderated by New York-based curator and multidisciplinary artist Niama Safia Sandy.
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