Irreversible Entanglements feat. Moor Mother

»Protect Your Light« – Hamburg International Music Festival

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Irreversible Entanglements
Irreversible Entanglements © Bob Sweeney

Music for freedom

Since forming in 2015, the band Irreversible Entanglements has been one of the leading voices in contemporary free jazz. With uncompromising songs, the five musicians draw attention to social and political ills and abuses, highlighting injustices such as the oppression of women, discrimination against people of color, ignorance of colonial crimes and the exploitation of nature.

At the same time, the direct and unencrypted words of the poet and spoken-word artist Camae Ayewa, aka »Moor Mother«, also encourage people to reject the status quo now, and to actively work for a better future in freedom and dignity. On the fourth studio album »Protect Your Light« (2023), Moor Mother’s profound lyrics are combined with catchy melodies, ecstatic and impulsive improvisations by Keir Neuringer (saxophone) and Aquiles Navarro (trumpet), and the danceable rhythms of Tcheser Holmes (drums) and Luke Steward (bass). An impressive package that seeks – and finds – musical answers to the pressing social questions of our time.


Irreversible Entanglements

Moor Mother spoken word
Aquiles Navarro trumpet
Keir Neuringer saxophone
Luke Stewart bass
Tcheser Holmes drums


»Protect Your Light«

Estimated end time

approx. 22:00


Hamburg International Music Festival

Promoter: HamburgMusik

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