The Seven Last Words of the Unarmed

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Mon, 06/15/2020 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
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The Seven Last Words of the Unarmed

We will start tonight's show with Joel Thompson's "The Seven Last Words of the Unarmed," a multi-movement choral work that uses the last words of seven black men who have been murdered by authorities. Though written four years ago, the peice is just as relavant today with George Floyd's death and the protests that have followed it. The rest of the show will continue in that vein as we listen to experimental music from other black American composers and musicians: Some of the people we will hear: Matana Roberts, Nicole Mitchell, Moor Mother, Sonny & Linda Sharrock, Jessie Montgomery, Chanda Darcy, Elsabeth A Baker, Pamela Z, and Julius Eastman. 

Episode Playlist

Episode Playlist

  • Time
    8:00
    Artist
    University of Michigan Men's Glee Club & Eugene Rogers
    Song
    Seven Last Words of the Unarmed
    Album
    Seven Last Words of the Unarmed - EP
    Label
    University of Michigan Men's Glee Club
  • Time
    8:14
    Artist
    Matana Roberts
    Song
    All Is Written
    Album
    Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee
    Label
    Constellation
  • Time
    8:24
    Artist
    Matana Roberts
    Song
    The Good Book Says
    Album
    Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee
    Label
    Constellation
  • Time
    8:25
    Artist
    Matana Roberts
    Song
    I Am
    Album
    Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens de Couleur Libres
    Label
    Constellation
  • Time
    8:26
    Artist
    Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Strings
    Song
    Waris Dirie
    Album
    ‎Renegades
    Label
    Delmark Records
  • Time
    8:31
    Artist
    Moor Mother & Nicole Mitchell
    Song
    Up Out of the Ugly (Live)
    Album
    Offering: Live at Le Guess Who
    Label
    Don Giovanni
  • Time
    8:48
    Artist
    Sonny Sharrock
    Song
    soon
    Album
    Monkey Pockie Boo
    Label
    Affinity
  • Time
    8:55
    Artist
    Jessie Montgomery
    Song
    Strum
    Album
    Strum: Music for Strings
    Label
    Azica Records
  • Time
    9:03
    Artist
    Chanda Dancy
    Song
    The Killing (From "Watchtower")
    Album
    Music from Short Films, Vol. 1 (Original Motion Picture Soundtracks)
    Label
    Cydou Music
  • Time
    9:07
    Artist
    Elizabeth A. Baker
    Song
    What Is Done in Silence
    Album
    Quadrivium
    Label
    Aerocade Music
  • Time
    9:18
    Artist
    Elizabeth A. Baker
    Song
    Command Voices - 415x
    Album
    Quadrivium
    Label
    Aerocade Music
  • Time
    9:28
    Artist
    Pamela Z
    Song
    Bone Music
    Album
    Pamela Z: A Delay Is Better
    Label
    Starkland
  • Time
    9:34
    Artist
    Pamela Z
    Song
    Number 3
    Album
    Pamela Z: A Delay Is Better
    Label
    Starkland
  • Time
    9:40
    Artist
    Julius Eastman, Maureen Hynes, Abby Newton, Julie Green, Sarah Carter, Barry Gold, David Sabee, Christine Gummere, Chase Morrison, Larry Rawdon & Jodi Beder
    Song
    The Holy Presence Of Joan D'Arc
    Album
    Julius Eastman: Unjust Malaise
    Label
    New World Records