Mourning Good

2020, 12:26 min.
Black Siren Radio

“Mourning Good” is the work of Black Siren Radio, which is one outlet for the We Be Imagining initiative. We Be Imagining combines academic research and the performance arts to propel “critical conversations around race, gender, class, and disability.” “Mourning Good” exemplifies this approach by collaging music and archival audio including academic work. A keystone source for the remix is a 2017 talk by sociologist Ruha Benjamin, but we also hear Pauline Rogers, Joshua Bennett, Mamie Till, Kendrick Lamar, Geto Boys, 2Pac, and others. The producers of Black Siren Radio, which airs on Columbia University station WKCR-FM, intend for the piece to advance an artistic practice of remixing and re-amplifying Black scholarship. - Described by Wave Farm Radio Artist Fellow 2021/2022, Andy Stuhl.

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