DeAesthetic: Writing with and from the Black Sonic presents essays by Johannesburg-based artist, jazz percussionist and thinker Tumi Mogorosi. The essays focus on the Black Sonic as a dislocated episteme, which identifies the aesthetic as a limitation. In their de-centring, the texts fundamentally open a way to write and read beyond hegemonic knowledge validations. As a reading that straddles between Brenda Fassie, Louis Armstrong, Louis Moholo-Moholo and Sade, they are in visual conversation with symbols created by Emeka Alams of Gold Coast Trading Company."
22.5 x 14.8 cm | softcover
A SAMA award nominee, Tumi Mogorosi is counted among the new crop of young South African jazz musicians and theorists. The drummer has refined his brushstrokes alongside prominent local jazz players, among them trumpeter Feya Faku, bassist Herbie Tsoaeli as well as Andile Yenana.