Irreversible Entanglements is a Philadelphia free-jazz poetry band that came together in 2015 to perform at a Musicians Against Police Brutality concert. Now an internationally touring phenomenon, their blend of liberation sounds and direct, visceral lyrics breathes new life into the legacy of the fusion of poetry and Black music. The dynamic band of exciting, experimental artists (Keir Neuringer - alto saxophone, Aquiles Navarro - trumpet, Luke Stewart - double bass, Tcheser Holmes - drums) skillfully reacts to poet Camae Ayewa’s (a.k.a. Moor Mother) powerful lyricism.
Recently described as a “New Jazz Power Source” by the New York Times, cellist and composer Tomeka Reid emerged as one of the most original, versatile, and curious musicians in the Chicago’s bustling jazz and improvised music community over the last decade. Now based in New York, her distinctive melodic sensibility, usually braided to a strong sense of groove, has been featured in many distinguished ensembles over the years.
A personal and political project with a DIY mindset, Moor Mother transgresses fictional aesthetic borders between noise, hip hop and punk rock to create afrofuturist liberation music.
www.tomekareid.net/ ; https://moormother.bandcamp.com/