For the first time in Australia, radical Philadelphia-based collaboration Black Quantum Futurism featuring musician and poet Camae Ayewa aka Moor Mother and writer and activist Rasheedah Phillips perform their politically charged combination of Afrofuturist noise, punk and poetry at The SUBSTATION for one show only.
Ayewa describes her sound as ‘‘project-housing bop, slaveship punk, witch rap ‘. The sound is deliberately abrasive; a noisy torrent of free jazz, hip-hop, poetry and punk collaged into experimental noise poems that speak to violence, trauma and the radical political struggles of black history. Rasheedah Phillips is a community housing activist, a mother, writer, the creator of The AfroFuturist Affair, the co-creator of Black Quantum Futurism, and a founding member of Metropolarity Queer Sci-Fi collective.
Together they bring together workshops, radical pedagogy, community activism, writing and experimental music that speak to the violence, trauma and radical political struggles of black history, mobilising the revolutionary potential of Afrofuturist thought to manipulate and reorient perceptions of the past and present in ways that make alternative futures imaginable.
Date: Thursday 25 January
Venue: The SUBSTATION, 1 Market Street Newport
Tickets: $30F, $20C