Holy Apostles & the Mediator Episcopal ChurchPhiladelphia, PA, United States

Lonnie Holley + Moor Mother

By Bowerbird (other events)

Sunday, September 22 2019 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Bowerbird is pleased to present the world premiere collaboration between the Alabama-born sculptor and musician Lonnie Holley and Philadelphia-based musician, poet, visual artist, and activist Moor Mother. “Despite undeniable sonic and aesthetic connections to Sun Ra and Arthur Russell, Lonnie Holley’s music is a law unto itself, with the inimitable blues orator free-forming at its core”. (vinyl factory) “Lonnie Holley is the closest thing America has to a prophet.” (SF weekly). As Moor Mother, Ayewa’s work operates at the intersection of spoken word, rap, punk, and free jazz, examining consciousness, identity, blackness, and the global socio-political landscape through an Afrofuturist lens.