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2 weeks ago

DR. OLIVIA J. HOOKER 🖤🖤🖤🖤She was 103 years old, and the last living survivor of the 1921 Tulsa race riots that burned down Black Wall Street (a thriving black business district in Tulsa) . @aliciahallmoran and Gail Sirmans brought my sons and I to sit with her earlier this summer . We sat inside her living room as she shared her history. Alicia and I performed for her, as she was an avid pianist. Alicia was interviewing Olivia for her powerful song cycle Black Wall Street. When Olivia saw Malcolm’s @telfarglobal White Castle shirt, she remarked how racist a company it was during segregation. It still made her shiver. She was still here to share the stories that frame our current state. What a remarkable woman. Power.

2 weeks ago

Just received ADRIAN PIPER’s ESCAPE TO BERLIN: A Travel Memoir. In these pages she answers this question. “Would you like to know why I left the U.S. and refuse to return?”. #adrianpiper #berlin

3 weeks ago

LOOP issue 1 is now available in digital form - link in bio. This is issue 1 from 2016 featuring articles from @reallycassandra Wilson, @matanarobertsstudio , @wsmiththree , @radioflire JD Allen & Eric Revis, @ravenmoranhtx , @tacumasong Jamaaladeen Tacuma, @mbase1235 Steve Coleman , @kadscott Kendrick Scott, @avantgroidd Greg Tate . Thank you to this illustrious team and @laurenwittels @luhringaugustine @walkerartcenter and @omnivoreland . Issue 2 is sitting waiting and ready. I promise before the end of the year. Must begin issue 3. There were only 500 produced and they have long been gone as a collectors item. Precious are the stories. #loop @sacaiofficial stasis as to vector, all in due course. For real!

3 weeks ago

Yesterday I publicly shared my love for SOL LEWITT. @massmoca celebrated the 10th anniversary of his seminal wall drawings installation. With many Lewitt lovers, I played a concert in one of the galleries. Surrounded by an alternating grid, always an option in and an option out. Carol Lewitt was there as well as many of the installers who drew the work 10 years ago. this was a reunion of sorts. So thrilled I was able to share the sounds he inspired. Space for you. AND to see @allisonjanaehamilton ‘s installation , Etel Adnan’s painting and Taryn Simon’s rooms, Truly Mass Moca is one of the most important museums in the world, deep in the mountains, worth every bit of the space it demands and the freedom it shares with artists. Cheers Sol. And if you come up here, stay at @touristswelcome , 🔥🖤. #solewitt #jasonmoran #walldrawing

1 month ago

Legato @storyboardp , been spending my life trying to turn phrases like this.

1 month ago

Always good to run into one of my favorite artists in the world, Camille Norment. My final concert of the tour was in Oslo at Victoria. What a tremendous trip playing James Reese Europe dedications, the solo shows, and the duo with Archie Shepp. And so much building for the future. Thx to all for making these past few weeks produce so much fruit. @1418now @seriouslivemusic @barbicancentre @berlinerfestspiele @latriennale @fondazioneachillecastiglioni #jazzmi @ogr_torino @enjoy_jazz_festival #tomorrowswarriors @musicworksinternational