Apr 19, 2024, 7PM

(deep) listening: Reflection

About

Inspired by the musical connotations sprinkled throughout our current exhibition, Tomashi Jackson: Across the Universe, this soulful (deep) listening session will contain spacious and sultry explorations of jazz, R&B, and Hip-hop histories by a range of exciting experimental artists. The evening features singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist keiyaA with supporting performances by St. Sol & DJ Love. 

This series is co-produced with Philly-based music organizer/curator & ICA Gallery Ambassador, Sarah Kim (All Mutable, @sa__a__a). Sessions this season resonate with themes of colonialism, healing, and afrofuturism, inviting you to explore the emotional landscape of diaspora & the intersections of art and identity. Join us on March 15th, April 19th, and May 24th for this series of musical performances that spotlight queer, trans, and artists of color pioneering the realms of experimental music.

(deep) listening line-up:

March 15th –  Dislocation with Chuquimamani-Condori, Kat Nzingha, & bbBasura

April 19th – Reflection; keiyaA, St. Sol, & DJ Love

May 24th – Resonance; line up TBA

Registration

Register to attend this free event here.

About the musicians

keiyaA is a singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist based in NYC. Raised in Chicago’s South Side, keiyaA synthesizes her jazz training, R&B sensibilities, and hip-hop upbringing to create new soul sounds inundated with her powerful, sultry voice and dense lyricism. Her debut album Forever, Ya Girl released on March 27, 2020 to widespread acclaim, and has left her poised as one of the most exciting emerging voices in music.

St.Sol is philadelphia-based artist and producer Oliver Spencer (they/them). Inspired most by pop, electronic, and experimental musics, their singular sound is currently characterized by a balance of spacious, ambient melodies and pulverizing percussion.

DJ Love is a Philadelphia and Jersey-raised DJ and producer, currently based in the Tri-State area. With a passion for curating unforgettable experiences, DJ Love has become a prominent figure in the music scene, known for their dynamic DJ sets and empowering events. As the curator of CUNTY events, DJ Love has been dedicated to bringing something greater to the world of art while uplifting and empowering their peers in the LGBTQ community. With a strong belief in the power of music to transcend boundaries, DJ Love strives to open minds and create safe dance spaces where everyone can come together and express themselves freely.

Accessibility

If you require any accessibility accommodations or have any questions about the program, please contact Brittany Clottey (bclottey@ica.upenn.edu). For more notes on accessibility including accessible parking nearby visit our Accessibility landing page.

Support

Programming at ICA is made possible in part by the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts and the Lise Spiegel Wilks and Jeffrey Wilks Family Foundation. Public and Student Engagement at ICA is supported by the Bernstein Public Engagement Fund, Suzanne Weiss Doft & Jacob W. Doft, Stacey & Robert Goergen Jr., Hilarie L. & Mitchell Morgan, the Nash Family Foundation, Joline & David Stemerman, and by Dana McDonald Strong & Mark W. Strong.

Images
keiyaA; Image by Neva Wireko
St. Sol; Image by Georgia Wescott

 

DJ Love; Image by Cat Gold