A friend in Houston recently described multidisciplinary artist and space goddess Lisa E. Harris as a “force of nature” in the Texas scene and beyond. Upon investigation, I had to concur. Harris channels the Afrofuturism of Sun Ra, the transcendent devotionals of Alice Coltrane, and the deep-listening experiments of Pauline Oliveros—all while maintaining her own […]
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Flutist Nicole Mitchell uses music to map a possible paradise
Flutist Nicole Mitchell brings her Afrofuturist epic Mandorla Awakening back to Chicago for the Jazz Festival.
The brightest lights at the 2017 World Music Festival
The World Music Festival is a constellation of international stars—including Afrobeat scion Seun Kuti, rambunctious Cape Verdean accordionist Bitori, and Afro-Venezuelan flame keeper Betsayda Machado.
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Gwendolyn Brooks gets the centennial birthday party she deserves
Our Miss Brooks 100 is a yearlong celebration of the great poet of Bronzeville.
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Dinner & a Show: Thursday 2/11
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Nicole Mitchell Premieres a New Suite, With Guest Edmar Castaneda
Thursday at the Cultural Center, flutist Nicole Mitchell premieres the new suite “Mother Nature” in a free concert with guest harpist Edmar Castaneda.
Get in on Nicole Mitchell’s next recording
An update on flutist Nicole Mitchell.