Matana Roberts
Internationally documented, Chicago-born, New York City-based sound experimentalist Matana (m(a)-ta-na\) Roberts, works in many performance/sound mediums including improvisation, dance, poetry, and theater. A dynamic saxophonist, composer, improviser and mixed media sound conceptualist, she aims to expose the mystical roots and the intuitive spirit raising traditions of American creative expression in her music and art. Her innovative work has forged new conceptual approaches to considering narrativity, history, and political expression within improvisatory structures.


  • performing COIN COIN Chapter Two
    24.08.14New York, NYAfro Punk Festival
    w/ Meshell Ndegeocello
    28.08.14Brooklyn, NYSilent Barn
    11.09.14Brooklyn, NYSnugs
    25.09.14Los Angeles, CAAngel City Jazz Fest
    Matana Roberts' ANTHEM
    26.09.14Albuquerque, NMThe Out Post
    Matana Roberts' ANTHEM
    04.10.14San Francisco, CAEphemera @ YBCA