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Eaton Workshop (Eaton DC)
1201 K STREET NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20005
[history is a loaded gun — get the barrel out of your mouth]
History is but a chapter in the long saga of life on Earth. Prehistory was much longer. Posthistory has much better music. We are engaged in a struggle to escape a cycle of Time marked by conflict, conquest, and death. History has certainly been a journey, but it has also been, for multitudes, a nightmarishly bad trip. Join WPFW and on-air host Bushmeat for an afroFuturistic fundraiser bringing together some of the nation's top purveyors of Blackadelic Expression for one expansive night of Time travel and History hacking.
ashleySHEY makes art with posture, movement and kinesis. Not categorically reducible to dance, her moving presence will be a constant vector throughout the evening. Similarly, live painter Khalid Thompson will layer canvas during the course of our bashment with color and form, generating and submerging his strokes and splashes as he synergizes Ashley's gestures and the musician's sounds.
Jamal Moore is a commanding reed player and multi-instrumentalist. The leader and founder of Organix Trio and Coppin State University professor has been able to incorporate ethnomusicological research into his latest project «Psalms of Baltimore» to explore the migration and historic experience of African Americans, specifically people who called Baltimore home.
Joining us will be clarinetist, bandleader and composer Angel Bat Dawid. Just a few years after descending on Chicago's jazz & improvised music scene, the potency of her cosmic musical proselytizing has taken her from relatively unknown improviser to borderline ubiquitous performer in Chicago's avant garde. Her latest release «The Oracle»features tracks that Angel created entirely alone – performing, overdubbing & mixing all instruments & voices by herself.
Blacks' Myths create pulsing, hypnotic rhythmic structures that churn unpredictably, all while exploring the cracks and ambiance in between. The DC duo is comprised of Luke Stewart on bass and Warren G. «Trae» Crudup III on drums. Their eponymous debut is a snapshot of two collaborators at the height of their alchemy, expanding the idea of a rhythm section into something both ancient and futuristic.
Formed in 2017, Model Home is the project of experimental musician Patrick Cain and southeast rapper NappyNappa. Vaguely like a hip hop noise band, Model Home flips and reverses figure and ground so many times, and in so many ways, that listening becomes an ankh-shaped moebius strip.
Aphrosoul has in some capacity been in the music scene just over half his life. From club security, to doorman, to promoter, to club dancer to DJ. spinning a high quality, very danceable blend of eclectic soul music, Aphrosoul has been a conduit for AfroFuturistic visions and can be heard on WPFW every Thursday morning from 2-5am.
Ada Pinkston is a multimedia artist, educator, and cultural organizer living and working in Baltimore, Maryland. Born in New York, her art explores the intersection of imagined histories and sociopolitical realities on our bodies using monoprint, performance, experimental video, and collage techniques. Inter-subjective exchanges are the primary substrate of her work.
Bushmeat is the nom de guerre of author/artist/alter-destinyist Thomas Stanley, host of Bushmeat Jams, heard on WPFW weekly, Thursdays at midnight until 2am Friday.
Thanks to Eaton Workshop for allowing Bushmeat to set up his maroon encampment in their wonderful facility. We'll launch our attack on the colonial authority and then return to the highlands to plot our next campaign. We will leave nary a trace.
$20 at door
Warren G. «Trae» Crudup III
Angel Bat Dawid
with a tax deductible donation.
50,000 watts and 41 years of forward thinking and forward listening.