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Screaming Females enlists Sammus and Moor Mother for “End of My Bloodline” remix

Screaming Females | photo by Rachel Barrish for WXPN | Sammus | photo by John Vettese for WXPN | Moor Mother | photo by John Vettese for WXPN
Screaming Females | photo by Rachel Barrish for WXPN | Sammus | photo by John Vettese for WXPN | Moor Mother | photo by John Vettese for WXPN

It hasn’t been long since Screaming Females released their new record, All At Once, and it’s been an even shorter time since they tore up Union Transfer in support of it. Still, if you’ve been longing for more Screamales in your life lately, then the band’s latest news should do the trick. Thanks to a collaboration with Philly experimental artist Moor Mother and rapper Sammus — both labelmates on Don Giovanni Records — one of the tracks off All At Once now has a totally different sound. Continue reading →

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Moor Mother and DJ Haram are 700 Bliss

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Philly favs Moor Mother and DJ Haram have teamed up to create the duo 700 Bliss, and recently put out a fresh and powerful five-track EP called Spa 700. DJ Haram’s spacey, innovative beats provide a trance like experience to get the listener prepared to receive Moor Mother’s passionate lyrics and intense delivery. You can pregame to this, mosh to this, start a revolution to this. Right on time for Black History Month and Women’s History Month. Check out the dope EP down below. Continue reading →

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Moor Mother and Mental Jewelry storm the city, seething with rage, in the “Streets Dept” video

Moor Mother and Mental Jewelry | still from video

Released last year on Jersey indie label Don Giovanni Records, Crime Waves is a collaboration between two Philadelphia experimental soundscapers, Camae Ayewa and Steve Montenegro, aka Moor Mother and Mental Jewelry. The record explores themes of systematic violence and racism through harsh noise, aggressive beats, and Moor Mother’s powerful poetry. Continue reading →

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Moor Mother, King Britt and more to play AfroFuturist Affair Costume Ball

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Final Fridays at the Philadelphia Museum of Art always provide a fantastically curated night of entertainment that’s hard to find elsewhere, and the upcoming AfroFuturist Costume Ball is certainly no exception. On Friday, Oct. 27, the museum’s Great Stair Hall will fill with the sights and sounds of Afrofuturism — if you’re not familiar, that’s an artistic and cultural movement centered around Black liberation through a futuristic sci-fi lens. The AfroFuturist Affair, along with Black Quantum Futurism and Philadelphia Assembled, have planned the event, their 7th annual, as a celebration of AfroFuturist and Black speculative music, art, design and creativity. Continue reading →

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Moor Mother collaboration Irreversible Entanglements speaks truth to power

Moor Mother | photo by John Vettese for WXPN
Moor Mother | photo by John Vettese for WXPN

Irreversible Entanglements isn’t only a supergroup collaboration of some of today’s best contemporary jazz artists, it also provides important commentary through its powerful and compelling narrative. The liberation-oriented free jazz group formed in 2015 and just released their first, self-titled collection of tracks; Irreversible Entanglements is available on Bandcamp. It will become available in LP and CD formats on Dec. 1 from an International Anthem and Don Giovanni partnership. Continue reading →