UMFM Special Broadcasts
October 15, 2020: send + receive v22 - YATTA
Photo by Hazel Katz
YATTA is an interdisciplinary artist and musician. They use incantations born of loop pedal drones, channeled screams, and improvised poetry to explore connections between psychosis, prayer, and presence. Last year, they released their sophomore album WAHALA, via NYC imprint PTP, in conjunction with a self-written/directed theatrical production called An Episode: Ricky’s Room, commissioned by The Shed. This year, they released ‘Dial Up’, a collaborative album with Philly poet and musician, Moor Mother. YATTA has shared the stage with musicians like Cardi B, William Basinski, and The Sun Ra Arkestra, creating multimedia performances that tour nationally and globally.
do we need to remember that fire is where transformation happens?
gospel comes on the other side of fire / checkpoints repeatedly stop our procession to dirt jobs in burning fields where doves fly out of bent bodies / dreams are our only reprieve and tricks are power / fear falls like a head into tired palms and a heron swoops down to wink
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