Undercurrents

Libita Sibungu

25-01-2024     18:00 GMT

full moon broadcast

Transmitted live with BCFM 92.3fm and Radio Amnion
and
across the Atlantic on WaveFarm & WGXC 90.7 in New York’s Hudson Valley

Undercurrents is a new commission with the Bristol Beacon, the sonic poem will be broadcast with the full moon in January, 2025. This audio work has been developed through workshops with black artists, writers and historians connected to Bristol. Featuring vocal contributions from; Kayle Brandon, Edson Burton, Maria Christoforidou, Fozia Ismail, Valda Jackson, Imani Mason Jordan, Shawn-Napthali Sobers and Felix Taylor.

Written with water bodies and ancestral memory, Sibungu draws on Dionne Brand’s poem; ‘Ruttier for the Marooned in the Diaspora’ (from her novel; A Map to the Door of No Return: Notes to Belonging, 2001), as a way to compose an imagined journey with an ever emerging water spirit; from primordial waters, to inner ear, to inner city, rooted in African mythology and Afrofuturist transformation, carried intergenerationally within the ongoing rupture of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

Featuring a guided meditation by Maria Christoforidou.
Sound design and composition by Felix, Taylor.

Tune in for 35 minutes of listening, slowness and connection with self, body, spirit, ocean, each other.