Supercoolwicked: Negro, Spiritual
Genres: R&B, Neo Soul, Electronic
Multidisciplinary artist Supercoolwicked brings her captivating contemporary R&B to Top of the Park this summer. Based in Detroit, Supercoolwicked crafts live performances, film concepts, choreography, and more from her home studio The DaughtaShip, with the intent to honor her inner child, find collective freedom, and preserve the traditions and historical narratives of African American peoples. She has worked with everyone from Esperanza Spalding and Tunde Olaniran to Ian Finklestein and ZDBT and is also a politically-engaged and environmentally-minded activist, which draws a line directly to her latest work: Negro, Spiritual. Both the name of her forthcoming debut album and a special performance crafted with artist/climate activist Ash Arder for the Charles H Wright Museum of African American History’s inaugural Energy Earth Month programming, the project aims to honor the historical significance of the Negro spiritual while experimenting with the many types of music developed since the forced migration of enslaved Africans to America. With a depth of meaning, intention, and artistic power, her performance at Top of the Park is sure to be emotionally moving and visually stunning, a delight for all the senses. This performance is part of Ann Arbor is Burning: A Celebration of Radical Queer Imagination. Hosted by Express Your Yes.