Matana Roberts - Coin Coin
October 2, 2013 1:42 PM Subscribe
Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile (full album stream)
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is the second instalment in Matana Roberts
's projected 12 part Coin Coin series of albums, "using the language of acoustic jazz to look at ideas of race, class and gender politics in American society".
Coin Coin was the nickname of a totemic figure from African-American history, Marie Thérèse Metoyer – a freed slave who founded a community along the Cane River in Louisiana in the late 18th century where people of colour enjoyed greater freedoms and opportunities than they could in most other places in the South.Mississippi Moonchile
(video) - "Matana Roberts channeling her Coin Coin project through the empty streets of Montreal at 5am, summer 2010."
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