OLULA NEGRE


A grandchild of twin migrations fleeing the effects of US imperialism in the American South and Puerto Rico, experimental sound artist and activist, olula negre (they/them), is a cellist, improviser, composer, and visual artist whose work is rooted in their Black American and Latine heritage, queerness and their interests in speculative fiction/storytelling, folk music, labor movements, and cosmic workings.

olula is a co-curator of AfriClassical Futures, a quarterly music and conversation series at Elastic Arts in Chicago that features Black diasporic musicians working in, around, or influenced by classical traditions.

olula is one half of ¬°Bananaquit! an electro-acoustic duo with bassist Torstein Johansen

Bio as of 2024