Naming the Nameless: A Traveling Black Music Workshop is a cross-disciplinary laboratory centered on teaching, learning, and creating Black music with people of all skill levels. This radically inclusive approach to creative problem solving uses Black musical improvisation as a theory and practice of collective liberation in real time.
Naima Lowe comes from four generations of Black people who made things. As musicians, fashion designers, teachers, waitresses, and farm laborers, they were steeped Black cultural production characterized by alchemic survival. She earned her BA from Brown University and MFA from Temple University and has exhibited at Anthology Film Archive, Wing Luke Museum, MiX Experimental Film Festival, and was a featured artist in CONCEPT, Oklahoma’s Triennial exhibition of contemporary art. Lowe has been an artist in residence at Millay Colony, Vermont Studio Center, Jack Straw Cultural Center and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art.