Tuesday, November 10

The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now


New Orleans–style group photo in painter Wadsworth Jarrell’s backyard, c. 1968
"The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now links the vibrant legacy of the 1960s African American avant-garde to current art and culture. It is occasioned in part by the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), a still-flourishing organization of Chicago musicians whose interdisciplinary explorations expanded the boundaries of jazz. Alongside visual arts collectives such as the African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists (AfriCOBRA), the AACM was part of a deep engagement with black cultural nationalism both in Chicago and around the world during and after the civil rights era. Combining historical materials with contemporary responses, The Freedom Principle illuminates the continued relevance of that engagement today. ..."
The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now
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Guardian: The Freedom Principle review – an astounding fusion of jazz and art
YouTube: The Freedom Principle

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