Moor Mother

Booking Info

Territory: Europe
Agent: Joe
Links:  Bandcamp 

Moor Mother is the viscerally charged output of Philadelphia based interdisciplinary artist, Camae Ayewa. Her music is often harsh and strange, projecting both the cathartic anger of punk and the expansive improvisatory spirit of Sun Ra. Using a variety of machines, field recordings, and analog noisemakers, Ayewa constructs fractured, cacophonous waves for her words of punishing pertinence to ride.

As a musician performing under the name she has toured in Europe and the U.S. at numerous festivals, colleges and universities sharing the stage with King Britt, Islam Chipsy, Claudia Rankine and Bell Hooks. As a soundscape artist she has had work featured at Samek Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art Chicago, and Everson Museum of Art.

Her latest album, Fetish Bones, was released through Don Giovanni Records in September 2016. The album features 13 songs conceived and recorded in Camae’s home studio and it is an album intended as a form of protest and as form of time travel — a collection of sounds that are events themselves, telling stories rich in history about the journey that brings us to today and the future we are creating. Fetish Bones is not an album meant to help you forget. It is made so that you will remember the injustices that we bear witness to and participate in.

Ayewa is also a renowned poet and author of the forthcoming poetry book, also named Fetish Bones, and a member of Black Quantum Futurism, A Collective which has recently released its first book, Black Quantum Futurism theory and practice Vol. 1. BQF has presented in Copenhagen Perspectives on Time Conference, Ferguson is the Future at Yale and Afrofuturism Now festival in Holland. Camae is a 2016 Leeway Award recipient and 2016 Blade of Grass Fellow.




Press Quotes

“Fetish Bones is her masterclass on creating a sensory experience that interrogates your complicity, pushing you through a door that sends you hurtling through time.” – PITCHFORK

“Moor Mother might be the most radical – even the most useful – Afrofuturist artist to emerge for years. Fetish Bones works not just as an atlas and an archive but as a mausoleum, housing the bones of those who have fallen along a bloody trail stretching all the way back to 1886.”WIRE

“Her music is deliberately raw and unfiltered, like human feelings” – FADER 


Tour Dates

31/03/17 Moor Mother in Gent, BE Vooruit Vooruit & Courtisane Present
01/04/17 Moor Mother in The Hague, NL Rewire
05/04/17 Moor Mother in Amsterdam, NL Muziekgebouw aa ‘t IJ World Minimal Music Festival
06/04/17 Moor Mother in Copenhagen, DK Jazzhouse
07/04/17 Moor Mother in Brussels, BE Ancienne Belgique BRDCST
11/04/17 Moor Mother in Geneva, CH Cave12
12/04/17 Moor Mother in Dudingen, CH Bad Bonn
13/04/17 Moor Mother in St Gallen, CH Palace
14/04/17 Moor Mother in Zurich, CH Blue Haus
15/04/17 Moor Mother in Manchester, UK Fat Out Festival
18/04/17 Moor Mother in London, UK Cafe Oto
19/04/17 Moor Mother in Porto, PT Café au Lait
20/04/17 Moor Mother in Lisbon, PT ZDB
23/04/17 Moor Mother in Prestatyn, UK Safe as Milk Festival
29/04/17 Moor Mother in Krems, AT Donau Festival


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