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Irreversible Entanglements

Where: Earth
11-17 Stoke Newington Rd Dalston London N16 8BH
19:00 - 23:00

Serious is proud to present the biggest London headline show to date for Irreversible Entanglements, the liberation-oriented free jazz and spoken word collective formed by poet Camae Ayewa (aka Moor Mother), saxophonist Keir Neuringer, and bassist Luke Stewart.

Coming together in 2015 to perform at a Musicians Against Police Brutality event organised after the slaying of Akai Gurley by the NYPD, they later added trumpeter Aquiles Navarro and drummer Tcheser Holmes to record their startling self-titled debut album, released to critical acclaim by International Anthem Recording Co. in September 2017.

“Irreversible Entanglements’ self-titled debut wakes the frozen body to move, the dead mind to react, the mute mouth to scream resistance” – NPR

In relentless bouts of inspired fire music the instrumentalists explore and elaborate compositional ideas drawn from their deep individual studies of free jazz improvisation, but the tone of each piece is driven decisively by Ayewa’s searing poetic narrations of Black trauma, survival and power. The message is the undeniable essence of the music.

“Ayewa’s words—which are furious, but delivered with seething rage rather than showy howls—add to the intensity until it’s almost too much to take. This album will make you clench your fists” – STEREOGUM

Following an incredible year for their vocalist and frontwoman Camae Ayewa as Moor Mother, whose new album Analog Fluids of Sonic Black Holes (Don Giovanni Records) has widely been heralded as one of the most important of 2019, Irreversible Entanglements return with their second album on International Anthem in Spring 2020 to coincide with this show in the beautiful surrounds of the EartH theatre.

Plus support TBA.

Our food pop-up, Shuk, will be open in EartH Kitchen from 17:30 to 21:30. Dishes focus on super fresh stuffed pitas and spicy skin-on fries inspired by chef Mark Jankel’s childhood memories of Tel Aviv’s vibrant, multicultural food markets. For more information on Shuk and the full menu, check out EartH Kitchen’s venue page. No booking required; walk-ins only.

16+ only. 16s to 17s must be accompanied by a responsible adult. No refunds will be given for incorrectly booked tickets.

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