Livestreamed on this page on Tuesday 30 June 2020 at 7:30 p.m. CDT (Madison, UTC -5) / 2:30 p.m. HST (Honolulu, UTC -10) / 4:30 p.m. AKDT (Juneau, UTC -8) / 5:30 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 6:30 pm.m MDT (Denver, UTC -6) / 8:30 p.m. EDT (New York City, UTC -4)
Contested Homes: a Migrant Liberation Movement Suite
A new free jazz opera that combines jazz, hip-hop, spoken word, dance, and visual art animated and illustrated by students and guest artists
The Afro Yaqui Music Collective, in collaboration with UW-Madison Jazz Studies presented Contested Homes: a Migrant Liberation Movement Suite livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 30 June 2020 at 7:30 p.m. CDT (Madison, UTC -5) / 2:30 p.m. HST (Honolulu, UTC -10) / 4:30 p.m. AKDT (Juneau, UTC -8) / 5:30 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 6:30 pm.m MDT (Denver, UTC -6) / 8:30 p.m. EDT (New York City, UTC -4)
"This work is rooted in a profound sense of purpose, place and passion for justice and revolutionary change. We are so proud of the students who have created something magnificent, a suite of music, dance, poetry, and visual arts that captures the age and brings our attention to what is to be done."
— Ben Barson and Gizelxanath Rodriguez, Spring 2020 Interdisciplinary Artists-in-Residence
Barson and Rodriguez created the piece together with students from their “Artivism: Intercultural Solidarity & Decolonizing Performance” course. The new piece reflects themes of police violence, migrant justice, systematic racism, climate change, and visions of a new world. The music is entirely composed by the Artivism students and is creative, high-energy, and ambitious with jazz, funk, hip-hop, experimental rhythms, and poetry.
This new work is student-driven with mentorship provided by Barson, Rodriguez and Peggy Choy (lead faculty), as well as guest artists Nejma Nefertiti, Charlotte Hill O’Neal aka Mama C, Rodrigo Carapia, Lacouir Yancey, and Adam Cooper-Terán. The music of the piece was performed and recorded by UW’s Contemporary Jazz Ensemble, directed by Johannes Wallmann. The choreography was created by Peggy Choy in collaboration with the students. Visual art was created by Kim Inthavong and Carapia and animated by Cooper-Terán.
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