Black Music, Repetition and the Ecstatic
Performance and Listening Party
13th October 2019, 12 - 3pm, DIY Space for London
For the workshop BLACK MUSIC, REPETITION AND THE ECSTATIC, Samra will perform her piece BAD UGANDAN followed by a listening party, with a a selection of music from Samra's research. The listening party is a space for people to collectively listen to music and reflect on memories and thoughts. Feel free to also contribute by adding link(s) to your chosen music originated from the culture of the African diaspora* here.
The sentiment that our experience is fixed, unchangeable and constrained by the everyday is broken in moments when we are elevated, lifted or in a state of ecstasy. This ecstatic experience can be induced by repetitive sounds, producing sound and/or movements collectively - transporting us out and over the day to day.
*This is music of people from anywhere in the world who identify as black and/or who’s heritage, musical tradition and style can be connected to black cultures.
image: still from #1 BUSOGA ANTHEM (BAD UGANDAN KARAOKE) you can find here.