08.07.2021 //19:00 Uhr

“Yes Baby, No Baby.” An Adage of A Blue Note

Tumi Mogorosi in a book conversation with Tendayi Sithole

"Die Sprache der Ankündigung entspricht der Sprache der Veranstaltung (The language of the announcement corresponds to the language of the event)"

 iwalewabooks, an independent publishing house for art & discourse, invites in cooperation with the Cluster of Excellence “Africa Multiple” and Iwalewahaus to an online discussion of Tumi Mogorori’s book “DeAesthetic” In this conversation between the author and scholar Tendayi Sithole, the focus will be on the essay “‘Yes baby, No baby’ An Adage of a Blue Note”, thinking dislocation and movement along with the South African band The Blue Notes.

The event forms part of the Bayreuth International Summer School “The Black Sonic: Thinking dislocation and movement”, held by sonic thinkers, composers and musicians Robert Machiri and Simon Vincent and organised by Iwalewahaus’ Katharina Fink and Oguzhan Sahin.

About the discussants:

Tumi Mogorosi an artist, activist and theorist with a focus on the Black liberation through the prism of the Black radical tradition as a framework, also as a way to engage the Black sonic in its diasporic articulation. Mogorosi has four Jazz and Improvised Music albums and features as a sideman on some leading groups in South Africa and globally. He holds an MFA from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg/South Africa. As a Yeoville inhabitant, Yeoville has enabled his trans-national orientation to thought and being which fosters the infidelity to the performative relay of national situated (ness). His practice straddles across performance theory, jazz studies, critical theory and Black studies in close relation with the question on Black liberation beyond the incompleteness of the South African rainbowism and global emancipation politics.


Tendayi Sithole Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of South Africa. He is the author of The Black Register (Polity Books, 2020) and Steve Biko: Decolonial Meditations of Black Consciousness (Lexington Books, 2016).  (kf)

venue: Zoom-Meeting

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08.07.2021 //19:00 Uhr
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