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Adlan Jackson

is from Kingston, Jamaica, and is writing about music in New York. You can follow his work on his blog and his Instagram and blog.

The Bon Iver Race Dance, Reviewed

Bon Iver began collaborating with Minnesota's TU Dance, which was cofounded by Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands, both Black veterans of Alvin Ailey’s American Dance Theater, to present Come Through, a contemporary dance performance—mixing modern dance, hip hop, and ballet among other movement styles—alongside a live Bon Iver set. With Come Through, Vernon chooses to engage directly, for the first time in his career and with unfortunately haphazard treatment, with images and media like a hoodie superimposed over the word "breathe," and audio from a speech by Viola Davis about Jim Crow racism given at the Women’s March.

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The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2020

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