Music series

[email protected] – A GLOBAL MUSIC SERIES: ÌFÉ


The New Orleans-based company ÌFE is a project by percussionist, producer and Santería priest Otura Mun, which fuses Afro-Latin percussion and Yoruba prayer with electronic music. Mun’s Orisha religious practice is the lens through which the music is conceptualized, alongside his lifelong study of African diaspora drumming – from collegiate drumlines in the South to the underground hip-hop and indie scene of Puerto Rico, where he produced tracks for singers and MCs. His acclaimed album 0000+0000 (2021) began in San Juan and was made entirely in New Orleans. The numerals in the title form a prophetic sign of Ifá religious practice, heralding the birth of night and a fearless embrace of death.

“Mun…batá rhythms meet self-tuned vocals, and musical folklore meets spiritual worship, creating an otherworldly atmosphere where every drum hit, synth cue and call builds and reaches spectacular heights.” — The Washington Post

Tickets: $25, $20 Members. Limited FREE tickets available for CUNY students, faculty and staff. Email [email protected] to book and show your CUNY ID at the door.

[email protected] is funded by a generous donation from the Baisley Powell Elebash Fund.

In-person attendees will be registered at the door. Visitors to the Graduate Center must provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have had a negative COVID-19 molecular test (PCR) performed by an accredited laboratory no later than seven days prior to the visit. Day visitors can submit proof of vaccination by presenting either a CDC vaccination card or the NYS Excelsior Pass, or by providing proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test by presenting a copy of the lab results.

CUNY students, faculty, and staff must comply with the University vaccination policies. Faculty, staff and students with verified proof of vaccination will use the CUNY Access Pass in Cleared4 to enter the Graduate Center. Please follow the steps outlined in the building entry policy.

Please see Building Entry Policy for more information.

Please contact Jimmy Cok at [email protected] for CART services or any other accessibility inquiries or concerns for in-person events, at least two weeks prior to the event.