“Low fi/dark rap/blk girl blues/witch rap/coffee shop riot gurl songs/black ghost songs.” This is how multidisciplinary artist Camae Ayewa – better known under the alias Moor Mother – describes her own music. With 'Fetish Bones' - a dystopian science fiction concept album on slavery and institutionalized racism – she produced one of 2016’s most acclaimed albums.
Musically Ayewa finds herself somewhere between protest song and electronic collage. Think of a soggy swamp where field recordings, raw and chaotic noise-explosions and spoken word create an incomparable ‘uneasy listening'-experience. Live, Moor Mother guarantees unpredictable and confronting sets. Death Grips meets Matana Roberts.
Moor Mother is only one of van Ayewa's many artistic identities. Her soundscape-installations have been showcased at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Chicago, among other places. She has also published multiple poetry collections and is part of the Black Quantum Futurism arts collective.
Nkisi is Melika Ngombe Kolongo’s alias. Just like Moor Mother she moves through both the worlds of visual arts and electronics. Nkisi’s productions are full of dark, trancey synths and up-tempo beats. Melika has Congolese roots but grew up in Belgium. She currently lives in London, where she created the renowned and political NON Records label. NON Records focusses on cutting edge electronics-artists from Africa and the African diaspora.
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