Wilkes University Hosts the Music Collective “Autophysiopsychic Millennium” on Feb. 23 in Recognition of Black History Month

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The group is led by Hazleton native, Adam Zanolini, and will later perform at Carnegie Hall for the city-wide AfroFuturism festival.

Members of the Chicago- and Detroit-based collective, Autophysiopsychic Millennium, will offer a workshop on the work of multi-instrumentalist and composer Yusef Lateef. The event will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23 in the Wilkes University Henry Student Center ballroom. The workshop will be interwoven with musical performance and discussion.

The event is free and open to the public. Masks are required.

The group is led by Angel Bat Dawid, LuFuki and Hazleton-native Adam Zanolini. The group will perform at Carnegie Hall for the city-wide AfroFuturism festival on Feb. 24.  

Lateef’s music explored African, Middle Eastern and Indian traditions, incorporating them into “jazz,” a term he rejected in favor of his own term Autophysiopsychic music. The project explores Lateef’s work as a progenitor to the concept of Afrofuturism, which blends music, visual arts, science fiction and technology to imagine alternate realities and a liberated future viewed through the lens of Black cultures.

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