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Gagosian Premieres

As part of Sessions, a new spin-off of Gagosian Premieres, six-time Grammy-nominated Chief Xian aTunde Adjuah (formerly Christian Scott) performs “Bark Out Thunder Roar Out Lightning” alongside drummer Elé Salif Howell, inside Awol Erizku’s exhibition Memories of a Lost Sphinx at Gagosian, Park & 75, New York. In this track from his upcoming album, Bark Out Thunder Roar Out Lightning, Chief Adjuah debuts his latest musical instrument, a double-sided harp called the Chief Adjuah Bow, which he describes as a hybrid of four instruments: a West African donso n’goni, or “hunter’s harp”; a West African kamele n’goni, or “young man’s harp”; a kora; and an electric guitar. The pair previously collaborated when Scott composed the score for Mystic Parallax, Erizku’s solo exhibition at FLAG Art Foundation in New York.