Camae Ayewa (Moor Mother) is an Afrofuturist musician, poet, visual artist, and workshop facilitator, and has performed at numerous festivals, colleges, galleries, and museums around the world, sharing the stage with King Britt, Roscoe Mitchell, Claudia Rankine, Bell Hooks, and more. Camae is a vocalist in three collaborative performance groups: Irreversible Entanglements, Moor Jewelry and 700bliss.
In late 2016, she released her debut album Fetish Bones on Don Giovanni records to critical acclaim. Fetish Bones was named 3rd best album of the year by The Wire Magazine, number 1 by Jazz Right Now and appeared on numerous end of the year list from Pitchfork, Noisy, Rolling Stone, and Spin Magazine. She has since released ‘The Motionless Present’ commissioned by CTM X VINYL FACTORY 2017, as well as fronted the groups Irreversible Entanglements and Moor Jewelry and 700bliss. Thanks to her unstoppable energy, she has recently peformed at a host of vital festivals including Borealis, CTM, Le Guess Who?, Unsound, Flow, Rewire and Donau. Moor Mother is soon out with her new album “Analog Fluids Of Sonic Black Holes” (Don Giovanni Records, 2019), and we’re excited to present her at ALICE. The concert is a part of Vinterjazz 2020.
Gate Hand is the new project of Francesca Burattelli and Claus Haxholm. With both artists being unique voices in the Copenhagen experimental music scene, this match creates a deeply atmospheric and dramatic symbiosis. Their debut album “Songs to the Keeper” deals with buildings as characters or living beings with the ability to both protect people as well as hurt or consume them. Out of this architectural pseudo-paranoia the lyrics weave in and out of visions and fever-dreamlike situations in a blend of surreal ambiances and contemporary pop. The album was made in the past autumn months and slightly reflects a feeling of transition. The steady changes in the danish landscape are subtly mirrored in the emotional states of the music.
The nationwide Vinterjazz festival celebrates its 20th anniversary across 120 venues all over Denmark on February 6-29, 2020. Read more and see full program at www.jazz.dk