Members of the Chicago- and Detroit-based collective Autophysiopsychic Millenium, led by Adam Zanolini, LuFuki and Angel Bat Dawid, will offer a workshop on the work of multi-instrumentalist and composer Yusef Lateef from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23, in the Henry Student Center Ballroom.
Lateef’s music explored African, Middle Eastern and Indian traditions, incorporating them into “jazz,” a term he rejected in favor of his own term Autophysiopsychic music.
The workshop will be interwoven with musical performance and discussion. The project explores Lateef’s work as a progenitor to the concept of Afrofuturism, which blends music, visual arts, science fiction and technology to imagine alternate realities and a liberated future viewed through the lens of Black cultures.
No prior musical experience is necessary to participate in the workshop.