S1 and Women’s Beat League are pleased to announce a workshop and conversation with Camae Ayewa on September 13th, 2016. Every sound is its own event. During this workshop we will create future memories with sound. We will also experience sound as a act of deactivation and redemption and create a sound space to combat oppression.
Camae Ayewa is an interdisciplinary artist based in Philadelphia. A musician performing under the name Moor Mother Goddess, she has toured in Europe and the U.S., and has performed at numerous festivals, colleges and universities sharing the stage with King Britt, Islam Chipsy, and Claudia Rankine. A soundscape artist with work featured at Samek Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art Chicago, and Everson Museum of Art, Camae is also a singer in punk band The Mighty Paradocs. Camae is co-founder and organizer of Rockers! Philly, a 10-year long running event series and festival focused on marginalized artists. As a workshop facilitator she works with youth centered programs, non profits and shelters. As a curator of fundraising events, Camae has worked with and serves on the board of Girls Rock Philly, and is assistant coordinator of The Afrofuturist Affair, Philadelphia’s premiere afrofuturism organization.
Camae is also a poet and author of the forthcoming poetry book Fetish Bones and is an avid zinemaker and collector. She is a member of Black Quantum Futurism Collective, which released its first book, Black Quantum Futurism theory and practice Vol. 1. and has been featured at the Schomburg Center, as well as presented installations at the Rebuild Foundation and Temple Contemporary at Tyler School of Art.
Moor Mother will be playing live at S1 the night before the workshop. More Info
Enrollment for this class is on a sliding scale $5-15 and will be collected at the door. The workshop will be on Tuesday September 13th at 6:30pm, and will last approximately 1 1/2 hours. Maximum 15 students. Please RSVP below to reserve your space and bring your cash payment the day of the workshop.