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Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: Performing Songs From The Centennial Trilogy

From Social Relations > Property Relations: A Speculative Curriculum

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah’s music is a utopian project. It is also a dream. This three-album cycle of songs was released in 2017 on the centenary anniversary of the first jazz recording. Scott’s website describes the trilogy as “a sobering re-evaluation of the social political realities of the world through sound. It speaks to a litany of issues that continue to plague the collective human experience, such as slavery in America via the Prison Industrial Complex, food insecurity, xenophobia, immigration, climate change, sexual orientation and gender inequality, fascism and the return of the demagogue.” My suggestion here is to listen to this concert as a kind of non-visual supplement to the project of building social relations over property relations, as it produces a kind of knowledge that I cannot write.

February 18, 2019

National Public Radio

Curated by

Anthony Romero