Dr Yusuf A Lateef was not only a celebrated musician and composer but also an educator, author and visual artist. Dr Lateef developed the term and theory behind Autophysiopsychic Music, a form of music that comes from the mind, body and spirit. Though this work as well as his exploration of science fiction and afrofuturism have not been broadly studied, his legacy continues on through his family and musicians dedicated to exploring his methodology. This session explores the work being done to keep this legacy alive.
This ongoing series highlights the contributions of Islam and Muslims in the birth and continued growth of jazz. These discussions and concerts are fundamental to changing conversations and attitudes about “belonging” in the history of jazz for Muslims and for other marginalized groups.
Our fall 2022 Jazz & The Creative Influence of Islam series is curated by Asad Ali Jafri and made possible with support from the Humanities New York SHARP Action Grant.
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