Blue Black Abyss (Audio)

Jan 01, 2021
Created by Blu Bone (2021). Introduced by Iru Ekpunobi.

Blue Black Abyss is an auditory excavation of the Blues, and a chronicling of its spiral into the abyss of the past, present, and future of Black sound and cultural production. Artist, curator, and Mississippi River indigen Blu Bone, hosts and MCs this hour-long radio program in which he threads sounds across and through the Black Atlantic, highlighting the use of melismatic technique from the call to prayer to Southern American Blues, Black Gospel soloists, the Kora string music of Toumani Diabate, to the Black American fiddle. These connective tissues grow and blossom throughout the piece as Blu offers an education in generations of Black sonic tradition and each styles' compounding influence on the other.- Introduced by Wave Farm Radio Art Fellow 2023, Iru Ekpunobi