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John Cussans: The Soul Power Seminars

Taking inspiration from Stefano Harney and Fred Moten’s The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study (2013), the ‘Arm the Imaginary Party’ section from Tiqqun’s This is not a Program (2011) and the saturday night slave dances that fermented the Haitian revolution, these two seminars will address the Black radical tradition from the perspective of American soul music and its influence on subcultural and “party” politics in the UK and elsewhere. With invited Djs Hannah Sawtell, Andy Cummings and Chris Hind.

Bio: Artist and writer John Cussans, founding member of the ‘Free School in a New Dark Age’, has recently taken part in the organization of Tele-Geto project in Haiti. He also collaborated with Roberto N. Peyre to make the amazing fusion work The Pomba Gira working: ‘A delicious picaresque and diasporic journey taking in the Crossbones graveyard at Southwark, pimp aesthetics and the occult use of talcum powder in the rites of Northern Soul: pure voodoo poetics.’

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