Fluency: The Language of Water and Who We Are

Presented by Frae-Frae: Daughter of Drexciya
Apr 8, 2023 at - | The Fairmount Water Works, 640 Waterworks Drive, Philadelphia


Frae-Frae: Daughter of Drexciya presents
Fluency: The Language of Water and Who We Are

April 8, 2023 (Saturday) - 3:00 PM

POOL: A Social History of Segregation
The Fairmount Water Works
640 Waterworks Drive
Philadelphia, PA

Frae-Frae: Daughter of Drexciya presents "Fluency: The Language of Water and Who We Are," an immersive sonic experience wading through memories, dreams, and reflections regarding how water can divide and unite, while never being defeated.

This program is presented in collaboration with the exhibition POOL: A Social History of Segregation.

LaFrae Sci a.k.a Frae-Frae: Daughter of Drexciya, is an award-winning and internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, educator, composer, and electro-acoustic adventurer. Bedrock to her artistry is the roots and the fruits of the blues from spirituals to afro-diasporic futuristic soundscapes that explore time travel, prayer, meditation, and the African American ecstatic tradition. To date, she has shared her intentional creativity in 38 countries. LaFrae is also the Executive Director/Dir of Artistic Programming at Willie Mae Future Sounds named after Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton. W.M.F.S. is a STEAM-based, year-round empowerment through music program that includes deep listening, Afro Diasporic futurism, critical thinking and leadership, including music technology through the lens of the blues tradition for girls and gender non-conforming youth in New York City.


Support for this program has been provided by The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation, the Department of Music of the University of Pennsylvania, and MUSICA PRACTICA / ELETTRONICA VIVA.