Performance & Music
September 27 & 28
Presented by the Department of Music, Department of Art, Cornell Council for the Arts, and Ithaca Underground
Philadelphia based interdisciplinary artist and community activist Camae Ayewa (Moor Mother) describes her music as a mixture of "low-fi, dark rap, chill step, blk girl blues, witch rap, coffeeshop riot girl songs, southern girl dittys and black ghost songs." Her critically acclaimed 2016 release "Fetish Bones" (Don Giovanni Records) was described in the New Yorker as an album "focussed on both interrogating and becoming a vehicle for truth." With her assortment of field recordings and analog noisemakers, Ayewa will lead an open workshop with members of the Music Improvisation Ensemble on 9/27, and give a Visiting Artist Program lecture on her work and activism with the Black Quantum Futurism Collective on 9/28. Her visit will culminate in a performance hosted by Ithaca Underground at The Chanticleer the evening of 9/28.
Wednesday, September 27
Workshop with the Music Improvisation Ensemble; B20 Lincoln Hall; 7-9pm (open for public observation)
Thursday, September 28
Visiting Artist Program Lecture; Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium; 5:15pm (open to the public)
Moor Mother with Powerdove, Sammus, Robot Detective; The Chanticleer; 8pm (open to the public)
This event was made possible with the generous support of the Cornell Council for the Arts, the Cornell University Department of Art, and Ithaca Underground.