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SHABAZZ PALACES + MOOR MOTHER * SOLD OUT!
BIAMP PORTLAND JAZZ FESTIVAL | 20TH ANNIVERSARY
Wednesday, February 22 | 8:00 pm
Biamp Portland Jazz Festival
+ MOOR MOTHER
Presented by PDX Jazz
Ishmael Butler vocals
Thaddeus Turner guitar, keys
Darrius Willrich keys
Gerald Turner bass
of $5 per ticket available on Advance Purchase Tickets Only.
Discount not valid on the Day of Show.
GA Seating (Members Reserved area at show)
7:00pm Doors / 8:00 pm Show
Minors OK with a parent or guardian
Ishmael Butler found early fame as founder of Digable Planets, a hugely influential jazzy-Hip Hop group from early-90’s Brooklyn. Shabazz Palaces represents his 21st Century vehicle for exploring new limits of space and time.
Shabazz Palaces is currently working on the follow-up to the internationally acclaimed The Don of Diamond Dreams (Sub Pop). The New Yorker says of the album, “[Shabazz Palaces’] spontaneity and irreverence for rap conventions feel particularly urgent; these experiments are malleable and resistant to form at a time when declarative statements on the current era seem futile. Instead, the group continues bludgeoning musical complacency with songs as equivocal as inkblot tests.” Uncut continues, ”The Don of Diamond Dreams finds Butler’s effects-treated voice rippling through a prism of mutated funk and R&B that feels simultaneously sumptuous and deeply unconventional (8/10).”
Earlier this year, Shabazz Palaces’ self-released the single and official video for 20 Gear Science which Stereogum noted for its “spacy, synthy” sound. Even more recently, he celebrated the 10th anniversary of his landmark album Black Up. The AV Club says of the album, “The record still shifts uncomfortably in and out of view, pulses of static coalescing into hooks that vaporize after one incantation.”
Meanwhile, Pitchfork offered this, “From great mystery exploded an album of impossible vision.”
Camae Ayewa aka Moor Mother is a musician, poet, visual artist, and workshop facilitator. She is a vocalist in three collaborative performance groups: Irreversible Entanglements, MoorJewelry and 700bliss. As Moor Mother, she released her debut album Fetish Bones to critical acclaim in 2016. Since then, Camae has released multiple albums each year, working with frequent collaborators, Olof Melander, Mental Jewelry, and billy woods. Black Encyclopedia of the Air, came out September 2021 on ANTI- Records and her latest album “Jazz Codes” sits at the top of Best of 2022 lists from NYTimes to Pitchfork to Jazztimes.
Camae has facilitated workshops at Cornell University, MOFO Festival, Moogfest, Black Dot Gallery, among others. She is the co-founder of the multidisciplinary collective Black Quantum Futurism (BQF), co-founder and curator of Rockers! Philly, and has been an Artist-in-Residence at West Philadelphia Neighborhood Time Exchange and WORM! Rotterdam residency. Camae is a Pew Fellow (2017), a The Kitchen Inaugural Emerging Artist Awardee (2017), and a Leeway Transformation Awardee.