We are thrilled to welcome one of the most singular singers, activist, pianist and composer NYC based Samora Pinderhughes for his Berlin debut at the infamous Rhinoceros Jazz Bar for an intimate session.
Samora Pinderhughes is a composer, pianist/vocalist, interdisciplinary artist, and surrealist whose work delves into all the things our society tries to hide – about its history, about its structures, and about the individual and daily things we all experience but don’t know how to talk about. His art is an invitation to feel things deeply, and to think deeply about how we all live. He is known for his honest lyrics, his harmonic language, his vulnerable visuals, his sociopolitical commentary, and his commitment to making art that is of use to everyday life.
Pinderhughes is a sought-after collaborator with an eye for the bigger picture and has worked with the likes of Robert Glasper, Karriem Riggins and Common under the August Greene moniker, as well as Burniss Travis, Chief Xian aTunde Adjuah or his sister & flautist Elena Pinderhughes. He uses his music to examine sociopolitical issues and fight for change, working in the tradition of the black surrealists throughout the African Diaspora, those who bend word, sound, and image towards the causes of revolution. Pinderhughes is a prison and police abolitionist, an anti-capitalist, and an advocate for process over product.
His first major political music project was „The Transformations Suite“, combining music, theatre, and poetry to examine the radical history of resistance within the communities of the African Diaspora and was followed by The Black Spring EP in 2020, as well as his critically acclaimed ‘Grief’ earlier this year.
J.A.W w/ Samora Pinderhughes Trio
21.11.2022 | Doors 18:30 | Starts 20:00 CET
Early 2nd Set – Doors: 17:30 | Show: 18:30 CET
Rhinoçéros | Rhinower Strasse 3 in 10437 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg