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Moon Medicin (part of DIRECT CURRENT)

Thursday, April 4, 2019 9:00 PM

DIRECT CURRENT Hip Hop Culture

This multimedia concept band, fronted by Harlem-based interdisciplinary artist Sanford Biggers, performs original compositions and re-imagined covers against a backdrop of sound effects and images of sci-fi, punk, sacred geometry, coded symbology, film noir, minstrels, world politics, and ceremonial dance. 

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Harlem-based interdisciplinary artist Sanford Biggers—“an under-sung artist [who] upends received ideas about race and history” (New Yorker)—is best-known for installations, videos, and performances intended to broaden and complicate our read on American history. As creative director and keyboardist, he fronts the multimedia concept band Moon Medicin, which performs original compositions and re-imagined covers against a backdrop of curated sound effects and images of sci-fi, punk, sacred geometry, coded symbology, film noir, minstrels, world politics, and ceremonial dance. 

Performance Timing: Approximately 2 hours, with no intermission.

Part of the Kennedy Center’s DIRECT CURRENT celebration of contemporary culture