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Presented By: Center for World Performance Studies

Panel Discussion with Autophysiopsychic Millennium

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Panel with APPM
Tuesday, March 28
Stamps Auditorium, Walgreen Drama Center
1226 Murfin Ave., Ann Arbor, MI
Free and open to the public.

Autophysiopsychic Millennium (APPM) is a 10+ piece performance ensemble that channels the improvisational methodology developed by world-renowned composer Dr. Yusef Lateef, Detroit native and progenitor to the concept of Afrofuturism.

APPM co-founders will discuss Dr. Yusef Lateef's life, works, and impact of his music methodology. Moderated by Marc Hannaford, Assistant Professor of Music Theory.

Additional events:

Open Workshop with Autophysiopsychic Millennium
Wednesday, March 29, 6:30-8:30pm in Michigan Union Rogel Ballroom
Witness the collective composing music live. See more info here:

Sonic Convocation with Autophysiopsychic Millennium
Thursday, March 30 at 7:30pm a free performance at the Keene Theater, East Quad. See more info here:

Presented by the Center for World Performance Studies with support from the School of Music, Theatre & Dance and the U-M Arts Initiative.

LuFuki (co-founder) is a composer, guitarist, and curator in Detroit who is focused on connecting hearts through sound in order to promote solidarity, freedom, and social action. He views music as a spiritual practice that brings about healing and unity. He and his partner formed afro-jazz collective, LuFuki and Divine Providence, and have released four albums since: Inner Horizons, Elephants and Mountains, First Light, and Love&Light. LuFuki is currently working on several projects including, XRoads, a traveling exhibit on the history of Black Muslims in Jazz, and Autophysiopsychic Millennium, a creative research-music collective to explore and experiment with the philosophy and music methodology of the great Dr. Yusef Lateef, which was featured at Carnegie Hall. LuFuki holds a Masters degree from Wayne State University in Near Eastern Studies, specializing in the Arabic Language, with a concentration in the literary genre of Tasliyah, praise poetry of the Prophet Muhammad, and a Bachelors degree from the University of Michigan in Africana Studies and History.

Adam Zanolini (co-founder) is a multi-instrumentalist, ethnomusicologist, writer, and arts organizer based in Chicago. He is the Executive Director of Elastic Arts Foundation in Chicago and former Associate Director of Arts for Art, presenter of the annual Vision Festival of avant-jazz in New York City. He is also co-founder of the Participatory Music Coalition and active member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. Adam serves on the Board of the Live the Spirit Residency, producer of the annual Englewood Jazz Festival, and also on the Board of the Milwaukee Avenue Alliance. Adam plays flute, double bass, saxophone and other instruments, performing regularly with PMC, the AACM’s Great Black Music Ensemble, Sura Dupart's Sidepocket Experience, with Angel Bat Dawid and the Brothahood, and Gira Dahnee in addition to his own projects. He received his PhD in music with a certificate in Africana Studies from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in 2016. Adam’s highest ambition is to be a community musician: to cultivate and share knowledge through music in order to help heal, strengthen, and empower the Black community.

Mike Monford got an early start on his love for music digging through his father's jazz and R&B albums, DJing at parties through his teen years, then picking up the saxophone as his instrument of choice. Taking private lessons and being mentored by jazz legend Teddy Harris Jr., Mike took in the scene and began performing at some of Detroit's best known jazz clubs. In 1997, Mike was awarded a musical scholarship to the University of Hartford - Hart School of Music. While studying on the east coast under the great saxophonist Jackie McClean, Mike traveled to New York and performed and recorded with jazz greats including - but not limited to - Bill Lee, Marc Cary, and Hakim Jami. Mike spent some 20 years in New York honing his talents, and entrenched in the history and sounds of jazz. Armed with his experience as a performer, composer, and arranger, "Perseverance", Mike Monford's debut CD as a band leader was released in 2012. His sophomore album "The Cloth I'm Cut From" is being released June, 2023.

If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Center for World Performance Studies, at 734-936-2777, at least one week in advance of this event. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the University to arrange.
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