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.