Performance/Workshop: Con/secuencia: diasporic fusion as time travel
African, southern Spanish, Arabic, and native American roots. Jazz, bringing together echoes of blues, ragtime -- both rooted in improvisation, afrodiaspora and swing time. Bring them together with electronic music and rock and you have the beginnings of Interminable. No song is performed the same way twice; time, chords, and musical keys move in cyclical motion. We bring all of who we are -- multifaceted identities, musical backgrounds, instruments.
Interminable is a Philadelphia-based dyasporic space jazz project, born out of a chance encounter on the train. A week later, the band was playing its first show. These days, Interminable explores the modern diasporic experience, with covers and originals both in English and Spanish. Through their music, Interminable gives voice to socio-political themes often ignored, like displacement, migration, and identity. Interminable searches for common threads of improvisation throughout son jarocho (a regional style of music from Veracruz, México), electronic music, rock, and jazz. This innovative tapestry of sounds is expressed through the band’s unique combination of instruments: the jarana and the voice, trumpets and djembe, drumset and bass.
Since Interminable's debut in 2015, opening for nationally-renowned cumbia group, Viento Callejero, the band has amassed an impressive portfolio. The band has opened for many nationally and internationally recognized acts including Radio Jarocho, Zenén Zeferino, Mare Advertencia Lirika, DJ Precolumbian, Claudio Vega, Jarana Beat, and Gina Chavez. They have played venues from punk basement shows to The Magic Gardens. They were a featured performer in SUPER|object, a forum for emerging queer artists in Philadelphia. Recently, Interminable presented their music in Mexico, collaborating with local son jarocho musicians Anna Arismendez and Natse Rojas for performances in Puebla, Mexico City, and the biggest annual celebration of son jarocho, the Fiestas de la Candelaria in Tlacotalpan, Veracruz. They are currenty gearing up to record their debut album and will be touring in preparation for that process. Come share in their celebration of migrant sounds, cultural fusions, and musical community!