Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter Five: In the garden... - New 2 x 10" LP Record 2023 Constellation Vinyl - Chicago Jazz / Free Jazz / Experimental / Spoken Word

Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter Five: In the garden... - New 2 x 10" LP Record 2023 Constellation Vinyl - Chicago Jazz / Free Jazz / Experimental / Spoken Word

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Matana Roberts is an internationally celebrated composer, performer, band leader, saxophonist, sound experimentalist, and mixed-media practitioner. For the last 12 years, they have been working on the Coin Coin cycle, a remarkably ambitious undertaking of the exploration of American ancestry and the nature of memory told through contemporary music and Matana's very unique form of sonic storytelling. Coin Coin Chapter Five: In The Garden is the fifth chapter in an ongoing twelve-part Coin Coin series.   The Coin Coin series started with Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens de couleur libres, which began the Coin Coin cycle in 1742, the birth year of freed slave entrepreneur Marie Therese Metoyer, whose nickname was "Coin Coin" (also a nickname given to Matana by their grandfather). This 12-part cycle has continued to astound over the years, with Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile woven together from verbatim conversations Matana had with their grandmother, Coin Coin Chapter Three: river run thee with Roberts electing to perform solo, and making heavy use of electronics for the first time. Coin Coin Chapter Four: Memphis was released in 2019, predominantly telling the story of a girl whose parents were killed by the Klu Klux Klan.  Coin Coin Chapter Five: In the garden now sees Matana Roberts speaking out about reproductive rights, calling attention to the similarities between their ancestor who died at a young age, leaving her children motherless - and the lack of rights that ovaried bodies have today, specifically in America.

 

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we said 
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different rings 
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unbeknownst 
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predestined confessions
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how prophetic
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a caged dance 
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i have long been fascinated
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enthralled not by her curious blend 
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no way chastened
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but i never heard a sound so long
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the promise
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shake my bones 
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a(way) is not an option 
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for they do not know
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others each
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...ain't i. ...your mystery is our history