Lawndale Art Center presents Jamal Cyrus x Jamire Williams: "Boogaloo & The Midnite Hours" opening reception
Taking as its starting point the phenomena of percussive "rudiments," and in particular a drum pattern known as the "Boogaloo," in this exhibition Jamire Williams and Jamal Cyrus artistically mine the most generative phases of Black musical evolution. Born out of the convergences between Africa and the Americas, the Boogaloo is diasporic rhythm, speaking to multiple origins and ways of being. Pulling from their respective disciplines of the visual arts and sound, Cyrus and Williams delve into the graphic, sculptural, and sonic possibilities inherent within the tradition of Black music, mixing aspects of the past, present, and future into their recombinant formulas.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until March 25.