A national and international touring musician, composer, poet, visual artist, and curator, Moor Mother aka CamaeAyewa’s music is a statement for the future as well as a way to honor the present and its historic connections to amultitude of past realities
Moor Mother is the viscerally charged output of Philadelphia based interdisciplinary artist, Camae Ayewa.
'This is not noise made to merely disturb aesthetic sensibilities; this is noise designed to exorcise generations of ancestral trauma.' — WIRE
'Moor Mother makes music that feels halfway between necromancy and warning. These songs are a rejoinder to that erasure, and a proposed antidote to an anti-Black capitalism that insists cultural debts be forgotten.' — PITCHFORK
Her work uses Afrofuturism as a narrative tool, recognizing its ability to empowermarginalized Black and Indigeous people, and acting as an agitator in shapingAfrodiasporan past and futurenarratives. Ayewa is also a vocalist and musician in three collaborative performance groups: free jazz groupIrreversible Entanglements, post-punk duo Moor Jewelry, and club/noise duo 700Bliss.
'Her backings are stunningly realised: collages of sawing strings, tones of meandering frequency, and drums that gallop like a horse let loose to nowhere.' — GUARDIAN