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Astro/Afrosonics Archive: Charles Mingus Jazz School

Astro/Afrosonics Archive: Charles Mingus Jazz School

Poet and choreographer Harmony Holiday presents an audio collage from her Astro/Afrosonics Archive, a collection of Jazz Poetics and audio culture. For the Pan African Space Station (PASS) she imagined a jazz school with Charles Mingus in charge.

Lessons from Amiri Baraka can be heard hear:

“Since the 1950s, jazz music and the literary imagination have been inextricably linked, producing transcendent recordings and written work and many hybrids of the two – a new sonics, an AntiqueFuturism – From Langston Hughes and Kenneth Rexroth and Duke Ellington to Joseph Jarman to Michael Harper to Mos Def.” Harmony Holiday.

Recorded for PASS at Performa New York, 2015. For more visit


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