Irreversible Entanglements

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Irreversible Entanglements

FRI JUN 11 | 8PM
IN-PERSON $20, $17 members (+$3 Service Fee) VIRTUAL $10, $8 members (+$3 Service Fee)

This show will also be available to view virtually, as well as in-person with a limited capacity audience.

Interested in attending in person? Creative Alliance will ask for proof of vaccination upon entry. Creative Alliance will comply with city public health mandates that are current at the time of performance. 

Philly’s electrifying poet Moor Mother (Camae Ayewa) weaves searing poetic narratives of Black trauma, survival, and power throughout the Black Liberation-oriented free-jazz collective Irreversible Entanglements music. The message is the music, wild and tightly woven. The collective (saxophonist Keir Neuringer, bassist Luke Stewart, trumpeter Aquiles Navarro, and drummer Tcheser Holmes, poet Moor Mother) addresses history and tradition, while insisting on a future of aesthetic and political liberation. Originally performing as two different ensembles at a Musicians Against Police Brutality event in 2015 (in response to the NYPD slaying of Akai Gurley), the five musicians recognized a shared ethos.

“The band draw[s] a through-line from ’60s free-jazz to our current despair, with urgent improvisation that unfolds like a fire flower of rebellion.” —National Public Radio

"They tap directly into the cacophony of these times and connect it to the tumult that has been percolating since before people were making records." - Stereogum

"Compressing hip-hop, punk, industrial, electronic, and noise music into a siren blare, she (Moor Mother) thrusts hundreds of years of brutal injustices in our faces, as if hoping to cram as much information through as small an opening as possible." - Pitchfork


This performance is made possible with the support of Jazz Road, a national initiative of South Arts, which is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

In-Person tickets invites you to come to Creative Alliance and watch this event live in-person v

Virtual tickets allows you to watch the event on your device using our streaming platform


About Your Virtual Ticket:
All ticket levels will receive a confirmation email with an access link to view this performance live. Access is available for one device at a time and cannot be shared. Access is through the provided link and not available via other platforms (Facebook, Youtube, etc). All price levels will receive the same viewing experience. Tickets revenue is split between artists and Creative Alliance. Your access to the event will be including in the confirmation email you receive upon purchase. Scroll down until you see a blue box. That is your access. Your ticket is valid for viewing on-demand for up to a month after this live, virtual event.


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