The Gund


POSTPONED Imani Uzuri: Conjure Woman

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The Gund, Free Admission



Award winning composer, vocalist, and experimental ethnographer Imani Uzuri, raised in rural North Carolina, celebrates the archetype of the "conjure woman" who often function as soundworkers, spiritualists, herbalist and healers within her southern African American culture.

Uzuri composed and performed the provocative multilayered vocal score for visual artist Dawoud Bey's three-channel film installation Evergreen (filmed at the historical site of the Evergreen Plantation in Louisiana and exhibited at The Gund this past Spring and Summer).

For this intimate gathering [future date to be determined] in The Gund, Uzuri will illuminate aspects of her scholarly research, spiritual practice and creative process for developing the haunting and immersive soundscape for Evergreen.

The audience will then be invited to join Uzuri for a special immersive performance of her communal tonal meditation Conjure Woman.