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Apr 15 Thu

Hear / Now / Then / There: Subversion, Sound, and the Queer Underground

Jasmine Nyende

The Hear / Now / Then / There lecture series aims to bring together diverse communities of interdisciplinary artists and thinkers, using the university as a meeting ground for ideas, conversation, collaboration and contemplation. The final event in this series features Jasmine Nyende in a lively conversation about music and performance art.

Jasmine Nyende's practice explores African diasporic community building as a means to release trauma. As a Ugandan and African American fiber artist and educator, Nyende creates opportunities for people across diverse backgrounds to learn new skills, share dialogue, and live in radiant rage together. Principles of skillshare, each one teach one, and DIY are core to how she teaches her biweekly craft and activism group Common Threads. Another form of political and creative expression for Nyende is her Black queer punk band FUPU (FUCK U PAY US), an independent band that has traveled internationally speaking and performing music to provide a safe space for femmes, queer and BIPOC to think deeply about reparations, queer utopias, and the legacy of defiance in punk music.

This event is made possible thanks to:
The UCLA Center for Musical Humanities and the Robert U. and Joyce S. Nelson Fund
UCLA Music Library
UCLA Arts Initiative
UCLA Division of the Humanities

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The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.

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