Update #3: What's Now

Published on 2018-05-23

Hey Fam,

Today, after months of performing and touring, I wanted to share with you some reflections on my current work, Séancers. 

Séancers is as much an offering as it is a calling to history, both personal and public. It is a way I have cultivated in order to navigate the wake. 

I always come back to Christina Sharpe’s text, which I include in many program notes, in thinking about and preparing to enter the world of Séancers. It reads: 

“What does it mean to defend the dead? To

tend to the Black dead and dying: to tend

to the Black person, to Black people, always

living in the push toward our death?”

-- Christina Sharpe, In the Wake: On Blackness and Being

And, we keep pushing. 

Thank you for your support thus far. 

Stay healthy, stay energized…

Jaamil

Image: My words from Poetry is a Not a Luxury Festival 2018 (Brussels)