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Teresa Maria Diaz Nerio in a yellow jumpsuit dances whist a B&W film plays
20 April 2013

Ni ‘mamita’ Ni ‘mulatita’

Teresa María Díaz Nerio

A performed film lecture exploring how the ‘Rumberas’ of Caribbean cinema of the 40’s and 50’s subverted demeaning images of themselves through dance, sound and a sociality that insisted on blackness as being a cultural performance, not simply due to skin colour.

Episode 4: Freedom is a Constant Struggle
A portrait of Fred Moten wearing sunglasses and a cheeky smile
19 April 2013

Fred Moten – Reading

Fred Moten

African American history, avant-garde jazz riffs and activism intertwine in experimental verse of extraordinary and affecting beauty that has to be heard.

Episode 4: Freedom is a Constant Struggle
long shot of the audience gathered around to take part in the discussion
18 April 2013

A story that cannot be told, yet must be told. Zong! and its context

Fred Moten M. NourbeSe Philip

A conversation between Philip and Moten: how do we read NourbeSe’s anti-narrative poetic lament in Glasgow today, given the city’s role in the history of slavery?

Episode 4: Freedom is a Constant Struggle
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17 – 21 April 2013

Episode 4: Freedom is a Constant Struggle

Do art forms like black radical poetry, free jazz and improvisation create a space for the performance of freedom? Did they ever? And can they still do so now?