Headphone Highlights

Moor Mother

60 minsFirst aired 4 Apr 2017
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Courtesy of Moor Mother

The Philadelphia-based artist/activist selects music that speaks to a future past: Radical in its time, with an eternal message.

Moor Mother is a Philadelphia-based artist, musician and activist who utilizes her multi-genre practice to speak about consciousness, identity, blackness and the global socio-political global landscape. Starting to record and release music in 2012 as a solo project, and under the porous, playful of self-defined sounds like “project housing bop,” “slaveship punk” and “blk girl blues,” Moor Mother’s sound is a patchwork quilt of ancestral tales, told through spoken word, poetry and fractured lyricism, and guttural electronics, dissonant textures and fragments of instrumentation. Her 18th solo release, 2016’s Fetish Bones, is her most critically lauded to date: a slamming exercise in power electronics, an intense vocalization of what it means to fight to stay alive.


Interview by Hanna Bächer
Produced and engineered by Samuel Reinhard

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