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Music in our grandmother's DNA with Kelsey Lu and Beverly Glenn-Copeland

Kelsey Lu, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Lotic and Fatima Al Qadiri discuss how their ancestral backgrounds influence the stories they tell, and if they ever feel alone being an artist.

Singer and cellist Kelsey Lu is joined by Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Lotic, and Fatima Al Qadiri to discuss how their ancestral backgrounds influence the stories they tell, the use of nature as a metaphor, and if they ever feel alone being an artist.

Fatima Al Qadiri is an experimental Kuwaiti music producer and artist, currently based in Los Angeles. Last year she received a Cesar nomination for Best Original Score for her work on Mati Diop’s debut feature film Atlantics. Lotic is a Berlin-based electronic musician, born and raised in Houston, Texas. She has worked with and opened for Björk, who described her as “one of the fiercest performer DJs” she has ever heard. Beverly Glenn-Copeland is a Philadelphia-born singer, composer and transgender activist, whose recording career spans fifty years. His music fuses vision, technology, spirituality and place to create a genre-defying sound. And Kelsey is a classically trained cellist from Charlotte, North Carolina. She has collaborated with the likes of Skrillex, Sampha, Solange, and Florence and the Machine, and recently created an audiovisual project of meditative sound baths called Hydroharmonia.

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34 minutes

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Lotic (Credit: Philipp Primus), Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Fatima Al Qadiri (Credit: Camille Blake) and Kelsey Lu (Credit: Tim Walker)

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  • Sat 24 Oct 2020 11:06GMT
  • Sun 25 Oct 2020 20:06GMT

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