Visual Jazz Odyssey, Credit: Miko S. Simmons
It aint magic…but it seems like it! – Charlie (Bird) Parker, Bepop Jazz Legend
(Re)Member – A Visual Jazz Odyssey, is a performance art event that weaves the audience through a tapestry of transformative rhythms of light and sound, ritual and story. It is spiritual and contemplative, connecting us to familiar memories while celebrating my rich Rondo community legacy. It is rooted in stories of strength and resilience, triumphs and failures, activism and courage. But, foremost it is about family and community and a strong sense of liberatory consciousness*— evoking a new improvisational co-creative language that moves us towards healing. (Re)Member celebrates the Ancestors while poising us for the future.
*Liberatory consciousness is a force that enables an individual to live his or her life in oppressive systems and institutions with awareness and intentionality.
Miko Simmons is an international award-winning Multimedia Artist / Theatrical Projection Designer / Composer who has been innovating in the convergence of digital techniques for film, animation and theater for more than twenty years. He is currently transforming the worlds of theater, opera, dance, museum and fine art installations around the world.
Composer MMYYKK is a founding member of the AstralBlak Band.