The Great Northern presents… Tunde Olaniran: Chaotic Good

Saturday, January 27

7:00PM Doors ✖ Hall ✖ $15 ✖ 18+

Tunde Olaniran is an artist based in Flint, MI, whose work spans the worlds of music, dance, film, literature and performance art, exploring themes of Blackness, gender expression, class, agency, and psychic/emotional power.

Their debut and sophomore albums led to critical praise from The New York Times, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, NPR, The New Yorker and countless others. They have produced globally-impactful work in collaboration with many artists including Mona Haydar, adrienne maree brown, Nick Cave, Esperanza Spalding, and Yo-Yo Ma.

Olaniran is a 2017 Art Matters Fellow, 2019 United States Artist Fellow, and 2020 University of Michigan Artist-in-Residence. Tunde’s work for PBS won a 2021 Regional Emmy. In 2022, they created an experimental short film/exhibition entitled Made a Universe (as well as a companion performance installation entitled Everything is a Portal) in 2022, commissioned by Cranbrook Art Museum, with support from John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts. They were lead producer for Walk with Amal’s 2023 activation in Flint, MI. Their third album, Chaotic Good, is due in early 2024.

Presented as part of The Great Northern