Harmony Holiday is a contributing writer for Image. She is also a dancer, archivist, filmmaker and the author of five collections of poetry including “Hollywood Forever” and “Maafa.” Holiday curates a standing archive space for griot poetics and a performance series at the L.A. venue 2220arts. She has received the Motherwell Prize from Fence Books, a Ruth Lilly fellowship, a NYFA fellowship, a Schomburg fellowship, a California Book Award, a research fellowship from Harvard and a teaching fellowship from UC Berkeley. She is currently working on a collection of essays for Duke University Press, a biography of Abbey Lincoln and an exhibition on backstage culture for the Kitchen in New York, in addition to other writing, film and curatorial projects.
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Beyoncé is the most expensive ticket in the history of Black music. People might contemplate spending their rent money to see her live. People who could not access or afford Beyoncé tickets will go see the documentary.
Dec. 1, 2023
My bond with Fred Moten spans a nation of Black music. The music of collective improvisation mirrors the relationships in your life and your relationship to your own many-layered consciousness.
Aug. 16, 2023
In 1968, the two men convened an impromptu ensemble that they knew might destabilized their reputations. The day they spent, exhausted together on the crossroads of here and gone, is the kind of convergence they make movies about, so we forget it really happened.
May 30, 2023
In the 1950s, he quickly developed a reputation for being a gun-toting, switchblade-carrying man on one hand and an impossibly tender soul who could write love songs with the facility of angels on the other.
April 26, 2023
You cannot beg a god for forgiveness, but you can be ready when he hints at offering it after a long standoff.
July 20, 2022