Harmony Holiday – Astro/Afrosonics Archive

Now streaming live: Chimurenga Library resident, poet and choreographer Harmony Holiday presents words and sounds from her Astro/Afrosonics Archive, a collection of Jazz Poetics and audio culture.

In her own words: “Since the 1950s, jazz music and the literary imagination have been inextricably linked, producing transcendent recordings and written work and many hybrids of the two – a new sonics, an AntiqueFuturism – From Langston Hughes and Kenneth Rexroth and Duke Ellington to Joseph Jarman to Michael Harper to Mos Def. ”

Harmony Holiday is the author of Negro League Baseball (Fence Books, 2011),  Go Find your Father/A Famous Blues (Ricochet Editions, 2014) and Hollywood Forever (Fence Books, 2016). She curates the Afrosonics archive of Jazz Poetics and audio culture, and teaches at Otis College in Los Angeles.


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