Artists Studio: Moor Mother & Irreversible Entanglements (IE)

“rooted in history, of the moment, and prescient all at once”

“Moor Mother produces her own account of eons of Black history, culture and resistance … [that] is a thrilling conference of poetry and heady, electronic soundscapes”

Camae Ayewa, better known by her stage name Moor Mother, is an American poet, musician, and activist who focuses on the recovery and preservation of communal memories and histories that are often missing from mainstream narratives as a way to honor the present and its historic connections to a multitude of past realities and future outcomes. Having spent years organizing and performing in Philadelphia’s underground music community, she has gone on to tour nationally and internationally to develop a career spent in close proximity to what could nominally be described as jazz, rap, and experimental music.

She comes to the Veterans Room with two distinct programs that spotlight her work as a solo artist and her collaborations with other musicians who share her drive to dig up the untold. Following a solo set of fringe and avant-garde sonic landscapes rooted in industrial, electronic, noise, punk, and hip hop, she is joined by Irreversible Entanglements (IE), a free-jazz quintet with an experimental punk mentality that plays deeply improvised, rhythm music full of love and social commitment.


Public support is provided, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

Photo: Piper Ferguson

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May 18, 2024

Saturday, May 18 at 7:00pm (Moor Mother Set)
Saturday, May 18 at 9:00pm (Irreversible Entanglements Set)

Performance Details
Veterans Room

Tickets: $45 (plus fees)
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