The Showbox Downtown
Mon., Feb. 26, 8:30 p.m. 2018 All Ages
Recommended by Kathy Fennessy
Like Brian Eno, David Byrne, and other art-pop groove merchants, Tune-Yards' Merrill Garbus weaves African influences into her work. As she noted at the EMP Pop Conference in 2016, it’s something she thinks about frequently in terms of appropriation and privilege, issues she confronts directly on her fourth album, I Can Feel You Creep into My Private Life, when she sings, "Now all I know is white centrality." Joining forces with Sudan Archives makes for a particularly rich and complicated dynamic, since Brittney Parks, a woman of color, has built her entire project around (mostly Northeast) African sounds.