Coming to Detroit’s Trinosophes

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Saturday, May 13
The Powers, XV, Kathy Leisen
Doors 8 pm

The Powers are Emily Pelstring, Katherine Kline and Jessica Mensch. They are at once a band, an artistic collaboration, and a research-creation group committed to weaving alternate realities through video, music, storytelling, dance and ritualistic performance. The Powers create a speculative reality that is absurd, irreverent and terrifying, inhabited by animal kin and monstrous creatures, haunted by other-dimensional entities, and erupting with the repressed archetypes of classical myth. In this world, The Powers foster dynamic relationships with all sorts of beings–earthly, embodied, and otherwise. They invoke a pantheon of characters and deities, and include them in feminist reconfigurations of hetero-patriarchal myths. They draw inspiration from mythological trinities of sisters such as the Graeae, the Gorgons, and the Fates, and recast these icons in reclaimative, chaotic media events.

Sunday, May 14
Doors 7:30 pm

Trinosophes Projects is excited to present yet another of the world’s great Tuareg guitar bands, Tamikrest. Founded in 2006 in Mali, the members of Tamikrest were only in their twenties when they started playing liberation-themed songs on homemade guitars. Children of the last civil war in Mali, they started Tamikrest as a response to the increasing instability they saw in Malian society, which exploded in 2012. The group is notable for being the leading lyrical exponents of Tuareg political autonomy, but also frequently sing on universal themes of freedom. Make no mistake, this is protest music that grooves hard and packs a sonic punch. Since 2010, Tamikrest has released six records in the West, most recently Tamotait, in 2020.


Tuesday Synthesizer Series
2-3 pm every Tuesday in the cafe
Free and open to the public
Break up the monotony of your workday with our casual exploration of all music electronic. Don’t miss our afternoon Tuesday Synthesizer Series that’s steadily growing in popularity. This event is free and open to the public. Come early to grab a coffee or tea and pastries from the cafe as you listen.

Upcoming performances:
May 16: Nai Sammon
May 23: Sophiyah E. & Otodojo
May 30: Jaime Lutz
June 20: Sophiyah E.