“The whole face of the globe is community.” — John Coltrane
In this talk, Okiji explores Black musical sociality as ‘gathering-work.’ Reflecting on Don Cherry’s use of the West African harp, she discusses musical arrangement as a disruption of authorial sovereignty, and by way of Yoruba’s aesthetics, Okiji gestures toward alternative ways with time and earth that characterise black/African music.
Chaired by Dhanveer Singh Brar.
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