Tuesday April 12th
@ The 2640 Space
7:30 doors, show at 8pm
Jamal R. Moore is a native of Baltimore Maryland whom is a multi- instrumentalist, composer/performer and educator.
His background include California Institute of The Arts (M.F.A. 2012), Berklee College of Music (B.M 2005), Eubie Blake Jazz Orchestra (2000) under the direction of Christopher Calloway Brooks and historical acclaimed Frederick Douglass Sr. High whom notable alumni Thurgood Marshall, Cab Calloway, and Ethel Ennis graduated from.
Some notable luminaries Jamal has worked and recorded with are Wadada Leo Smith, Roscoe Mitchell, Nicole Mitchell, Archie Shepp, David Ornette Cherry, Tomeka Reid, Dr. Bill Cole, DJ Lou Gorbea, George Duke, Sheila E, David Murray, JD Parran, Ras Moshe, Hprizm, (Antipop Consortium) Tatsua Nakatani, Hamid Drake and the late Yahyah Abdul Majid (Sun Ra Arkestra).
He is an affiliate of The Pan African Peoples Arkestra of the late Horace Tapscott, Black Praxis of David Boykin, member of Konjur Collective, and co-creator of Ancestral Duo with Luke Stewart.
Jamal currently leads his own groups, Akebulan Arkestra, Napata Strings, Black Elements Quartet, Organix Trio, and Mojuba Duo.
“As musicians we are healers of humanity and have a responsibility to cleanse dis-ease through positive tones, frequencies and vibrations. Music is the nucleus and universal language of the oversoul, mind, body and spirit.”
Jamal R. Moore
We embrace nonsense and chaos. Non verbal exploration to cope and understand through multi-disciplines of expression. May such research inspire, create beauty, and add to the nonsense and chaos of what we call everyday.
Chinyere E. Oteh is a library worker, a founder, an artist, a mother and a seeker. She is a St. Louis native who is now enjoying work and life on the east coast. After graduating with honors with a B.A. in American Culture Studies from Washington University in 2002 she began a career in youth development, arts administration, and teaching. Currently she is attending the iSchool at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as a Spectrum Scholar and studying to receive her MLIS. On the creative side, she has examined her own mixed-race identity through autobiographical writing and photographic self-portraiture and has taught photography to the young and old throughout St. Louis. On the collective side, she is a Community Matchmaker who founded a time bank, in 2010, called Cowry Collective – a network geared toward forging economic equity and bridging racial divides all the while reminding each of us of our past rich cooperative practices. [On the personal side, she is a fierce and loving protector to her two children who were birthed at home in 2008 and 2012. Chinyere has formed the basis of her leadership philosophy and style through her training as a fellow at Community Arts Training Institute, founding member of Yeyo Arts Collective, Urban Bush Women Summer Leadership Institute participant, Jamaa Birth Village Perinatal Doula Training participant, BLACC – Black Leaders Advancing Community Change participant, YES! Jams organizer and facilitator and of course, Library Freedom Institute.] A practitioner of adrienne maree brown’s emergent strategy principles in her personal and professional endeavors, Chinyere continually strives to balance the demands and joys of motherhood, career and self-care. She also rejoices in synchronicity and serendipity
Music Research Strategies (percussionist Marshall Trammell) instigates social practice collaborations at sites of political opposition. Music Research Strategies began as a critical ethnographic framework bridging Trammell’s ongoing interests with improvising strategies, organizational improvisation and psychology, and street-level, social justice action. Music Research Strategies navigates the global economy as a touring musician performing research and political education nationally and internationally through a battery of modular, social science-based systems.
Formerly a member of Black Spirituals, current performance projects included: The Status Quo Is My Enemy, White People KIlled Them, Ebonics Native Land Acknowledgement, In Defense of Memory and featuring collaborations with Laura Ortman, Candice Hopkins, Raven Chacon, Carlos Santistevan, John Dietrich, Aaron Turner, Tashi Dorji, Chinyere E. Oteh, NAKA Dance Theatre, William Fowler Collins and more. Support for Music Research Strategies comes from Borealis Festival (Norway), Foundation for Contemporary Art, Rauschenberg Foundation, East Side Arts Alliance, American Composers Forum/Innova Records, SIGE Records, Bergen Kunsthall (Norway), ProArts Commons and Oakland Unity Middle School.