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AAMP Commune featuring LaTreice Branson
October 24, 2021 @ 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
On select Sundays, the African American Museum in Philadelphia invites visitors to experience its exhibitions through the lens of a community conversation with museum staff, along with invited artists from our region. More than just an art talk, AAMP Commune is a community-led dialogue exploring key themes found within the exhibition, historical narratives, and our collective experiences as people. Held within AAMP’s upper exhibition galleries, this on-hour dialogue starts with an introductory artistic response by our featured artists and is followed by an open dialogue.
This next installment of AAMP Commune centers on the work of Richard J. Watson and features percussionist and performance artist LaTriece Branson. Along with facilitating this month’s AAMP Commune experience through open conversation, Branson will also share a few selections from her deep repertoire of music. Guests are encouraged to arrive 30-minutes early to allow time to explore Portals+Revelations: Richard J. Watson Beyond Realities, on display October 2021 through March 2022.
LaTriece V. Branson is an educator, community activist, and drummer from Philadelphia who enrichers her community through interactive drum performances and gatherings that often feature impromptu audience collaborations. Exploring the creation of new soundscapes through improvisation by inviting musicians and non-musicians alike to engage in the process of arranging music, LaTriece has influenced a reciprocal culture of sharing that unites marginalized communities. Her free and publicly accessible drumming events uplift gender-inclusivity and live collaboration. She also is the founder of Drum Like a Lady, a community cooperative whose mission is to provide a safe space for women of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, religious beliefs, and lifestyles to express their uniqueness through collective drumming, dance, music education, and metal health advocacy.