Saturday, Feb 24, 2018
Ritual Noise: LEXAGON, Titania Kumeh, Earthbound
Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil
Join us for a three-part performance event of sound and ritual.
LEXAGON brings an Afrofuturist sonic mirage, weaving together loops of soulful vocals, clarinet, and theremin. Inspired by female jazz vocalists and melancholy love songs, her performances incorporate femme ballads with ritualized moments of improvisation and experimental noise.
Titania Kumeh’s performances are meditations on her family, ancestry, and experiences as a first-generation, Liberian-Bahamian American maneuvering through the world in the body of a black woman. Kumeh has performed with the Brontez Purnell Dance Company and in productions by Lisa Rybovich Cralle, Sophia Wang, Wura Natasha Ogunji, and Tropic Green/Adee Roberson. She was the lead singer in the punk rock band Ugly.
A collaboration between Jade Ariana Fair and Angel Castellon, Earthbound is a visceral landscape of sound and movement. As a duo they explore the realms of intimacy, anger, worship, and love by sculpting sounds of liberation from the material world they live in as queer femmes of color.