Two visionary artists come together to explore, explode, and break assumptions of the linearity of time. This is an invitation into kaleidoscopic sound worlds, charting pathways from past-present-future. Experience the Afrofuturist hip-hop sonic landscapes of SHABAZZ PALACES (Seattle) and the Indofuturist world-building of percussionist and polymath SARATHY KORWAR (UK).
SHABAZZ PALACES are back with The Don of Diamond Dreams, a dazzling Afrofuturist echo through the infinite. It’s been a decade since Shabazz Palaces’ debut stylistic revolution, Black Up – which Pitchfork named as one of the Best of the 2010s, hailing it as an “album of impossible vision.” SHABAZZ PALACES have claimed a singular space in hip-hop’s interstellar landscape through their use of divine mathematics, cosmic rhythms and wordplay.
SARATHY KORWAR’s latest project, KALAK, the follow-up to the politically charged, award-winning More Arriving, is resonant with Indo-futurism. It offers a palindromic, poetic investigation of new possibilities in rhythm and sound. In Hindi, Kal means both ‘yesterday’ and ‘tomorrow.’ SARATHY extends this notion into a term of his own invention: KALAK — a rhythmic, cosmological, and spiritual manifesto.
This event is curated by Jarrett Martineau.
Doors at 6pm
Show at 7pm
Venue: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.