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Zeitgeist presents “Dead King Mother”
April 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
$15 / $10 students and seniors Tickets
Dead King Mother tells the story of a near-forgotten event in the United States and North Minneapolis history that has been with composer Davu Seru since early childhood. Performed by Zeitgeist and special guests, Dead King Mother is presented on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the very neighborhood where the events of the Dead King Mother story unfolded. The performance will be followed by a panel discussion led by Arleta Little of the McKnight Foundation.
Minneapolis native Davu Seru (b. 1978) is known internationally as a free-jazz drummer and performs regularly in jazz, rock and avant-garde improvised music. He currently works in a trio with French clarinetist Catherine Delaunay and French bassist Guillaume Seguron, the bands Click Song (with Marc Anderson), Merciless Ghost (with George Cartwright and Josh Granowski), and is co-leader with Mankwe Ndosi of The Mother of Masks, an improvising ensemble of poets, storytellers, activists and musicians. His work as a PhD scholar of African and African American literature and culture colors his musical and artistic sensibilities.
Guest performers include: Sarah Greer, vocals; Scott Fulz, flute; DeVon Russell Gray, bassoon; Ben Mansavage Klein, tuba; Omar Abdulkarim, trumpet.