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Caroline Davis’ Alula Band

March 6 @ 8:30 pm9:30 pm


The Goodbye Look Presents: Caroline Davis’ Alula Band

Caroline Davis created Alula to absorb electronic components into her performances and compositions. “Alula” is the word for a magical structure on bird wings that appears during moments of take off, flight, and landing. Using this word to describe the project implies that electronic elements are a hidden, yet essential component of Caroline’s musical identity.

Of the band’s first release, The New York Times wrote, “you can hear Ms. Davis’s talent for deriving long, dizzying motifs from smaller melodic cells.” Alula’s second album, Captivity, situates her compositions alongside the lives of eight heroes who kept hope alive through incarceration. The creative music community has been incredibly responsible for major contributions to social justice and for doing civil rights work even before certain movements were created. Through coded lyrics by Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith, to Nina Simone’s impactful lyrics in Mississippi Goddam and Young, Gifted, and Black, inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s words, to Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite, to Terri Lyne Carrington’s recent gathering, Music for Abolition; jazz and creative musicians have always been present, creating artistic works to protest injustices and speak truth to power. Davis’ album stands on the shoulders of these influences, providing creative insight on the injustices present in the system of mass incarceration in America, and highlights the undeniable strength of those who have been, and some who are still, incarcerated.

This performance will feature Chris Tordini on electric bass and Eliza Salem on drums.

Doors @ 7:30pm

Show @ 8:30pm

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March 6
8:30 pm9:30 pm
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Bad Bar
819 5th Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109 United States
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