Black Fire Sessions
Los Angeles Black artists of the '60s and '70s created performances and installations to imbue their art and the everyday life of their communities with African rituals and traditions. In doing so, they transformed how art forms and artists were defined. Drawing from the radical experimentation pioneered by artists of the Black Arts Movement, this two-part series features live music by innovators of free jazz alongside younger artists at the intersections of jazz, R&B, electronic, hip-hop, and soul. The title takes its inspiration from LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka) and Larry Neal’s Black Fire: An Anthology of Afro-American Writing. Tickets include access to the Soul of a Nation special exhibition and The Broad's third floor galleries during the event.
July 17, 2019 - Roscoe Mitchell + Brett Carson, Busdriver, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Teebs, and Mecca Vazie Andrews
For the July 17 event, a limited number of tickets will be available at the door for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis.
August 14, 2019 - Anthony Braxton + Jacqueline Kerrod, Kelsey Lu, Beans, Jimetta Rose, and Maurice Harris
Tickets include access to Soul of a Nation and The Broad's third floor galleries during the event.