Performers: avery r. young, Leroy Bach, and Coolout Chris
Off the Record Pt. 2 is the second installment of performances celebrating the release of music/sound design created during avery r. young’s 2012-13 Arts and Public Life residency. “booker t. soltreyne: a race rekkid” is a collection of songs that speak to relations in race, gender, and politics inside the Obama era. avery will perform selections from the album, talk about the process, and premiere a video.
Sponsors: Arts + Public Life, The Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago, Elastic Arts, New Skool Poetiks, and Rebuild Foundation
Thursday, October 24
Logan Center, Performance Hall, 915 E 60th St, Chicago, IL 60637
Time: 7-10 pm
About the project
booker t. soltreyne: a race rekkid is a CD archive of sound design that combines song, poetry and interviews that deal with matters of race and politics in America. Referencing packaging and marketing of the “race recordings” of the 1920’s and 40’s, booker t. soltreyne will reflect upon how the old pedagogies and processes of racism still exist in the Obama Era.