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Rhythm Infinitum: Shabazz Palaces & Sarathy Korwar in Concert

date & time July 13, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

location Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

tickets from $30
Image of 2 musicians, from left to right: Sarathy Korwar and Shabazz Palaces with text "Rhythm Infinitum, Shabazz Palaces & Sarathy Korwar in Concert" in the centre. The background features illustrations of teal sea kelp and wavey coral patterns. Text "Co-produced by Chan Centre logo and Presented by Odlum Brown logo are visible on the the bottom right.

“nothing is ever what it seems, but forever is the theme” – Shabazz Palaces

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

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Venue: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

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July 13, 2023
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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