Moor Mother is the viscerally charged output of Philadelphia-based interdisciplinary artist Camae Ayewa. Her music is often harsh and strange, projecting both the cathartic anger of punk and the expansive, improvisatory spirit of Sun Ra. Using a variety of machines, field recordings and analog noisemakers, Ayewa constructs fractured, cacophonous waves for her words of punishing pertinence to ride.
Her latest album, Fetish Bones, was released through Don Giovanni Records in September 2016, and was intended as a form of protest and as form of time travel. Ayewa is also a renowned poet and author of a forthcoming poetry book, also named Fetish Bones, and a member of Black Quantum Futurism, a collective which has recently released its first book, Black Quantum Futurism: Theory & Practice (Volume 1). Ayewa has toured in Europe and the US at numerous festivals, colleges and universities, sharing the stage with King Britt, Islam Chipsy, Claudia Rankine and Bell Hooks. As a soundscape artist, she has had work featured at Samek Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art Chicago, and Everson Museum of Art.