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MoMA PS1 Warm Up: Asmara

  • MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Avenue Long Island City, NY, 11101 United States (map)

Asmara moves from reggae to dancehall to full-on 80s synth in a way that's somehow totally coherent. Here's the thing: she stays true to the source material-- you can tell which genre you're in at all times-- and then she molds those sounds into her own super-current musical architecture, so there's a line of Asmara running through all of her varied influences. It's respectful, it's masterful, and it's straight enjoyable; you definitely want to see the PS1 courtyard transported to Asmara's universe.


Later Event: July 11
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