OAKNYE: New Ethnic Heritage Ensemble + The Coup + La Pelanga
Dec
31
to Jan 1

OAKNYE: New Ethnic Heritage Ensemble + The Coup + La Pelanga

According to the Chinese Horoscope calendar, 2017 is the Female Fire Chicken year. Red is connected to Fire. Therefore, 2017 is also called the year of the Red Fire Chicken… The rooster being the sign of dawn and awakening. Chinese Zodiac 2017 energies are subject to the fire element in its yin form. Yin Fire expresses inner warmth and insight.

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The Art of Storytellin'
Nov
26
to Nov 27

The Art of Storytellin'

Emerging in 1994 on the Atlanta-based boutique LaFace Records, Outkast became the first southern US hip-hop act to achieve both commercial and critical success, and in the process shifted hip-hop’s capital from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia. Not only would Outkast’s emergence signal a creative shift in pop music, it would trigger tectonic movements in fashion and culture

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King Britt: To Unprotect & Subserve : A Sonic Response
Oct
15
to Oct 16

King Britt: To Unprotect & Subserve : A Sonic Response

During the Ferguson protests in 2014, King Britt produced an impromptu performance for Black Lives Matter, organized by Cheeraz Gorman in St Louis. The performance consisted of an improvised electronic score to footage from past protests around the incident. Utilizing found sounds, dispatch recordings from police communication, and original sound design – King Britt, improvises the third performance of To Unprotect and Subserve.

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Alonzo King LINES Ballet dancers: BIOPHONY Excerpt
Oct
15
7:30 PM19:30

Alonzo King LINES Ballet dancers: BIOPHONY Excerpt

Courtney Henry & Jeffrey Van Sciver will be performing a pas de duex from Alonzo King's work "Biophony" which premiered at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in April 2015. This work was a collaboration with natural soundscape artist Bernie Krause and composer Richard Blackford, who worked with King to compose a ballet score from several rare habitats around the globe, both marine and terrestrial.

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Ayibobo Creative Symposium
Oct
15
2:00 PM14:00

Ayibobo Creative Symposium

Ayibobo! is a Haitian colloquialism spoken with joy to exclaim glory or hallelujah! After three evenings of arthouse music, film & performance the MATATU Festival of Stories leads its closing day festivities with an afternoon of great music, new connections, and thoughtful conversation led by some of the world’s leading Afrofurists, Creators and Spiritual Practitioners.

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Amir Sulaiman: The Lover, The Love & The Beloved
Oct
14
to Oct 15

Amir Sulaiman: The Lover, The Love & The Beloved

"The Lover, The Love & The Beloved" is a love poem. It is a love poem about someone, it is a love poem about love itself as the why/how the universe was created and the why/how it is sustained. It is a poem about love as the technology that Allah used and uses to create and maintain the universe. It is the Divine love that manifests in every sacred and profane matter and moment. The poem crosses all of time and all space, beginning in pre-universe and ending in post existence; expanding to encase the grand stars and to the split the tiny atoms.

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A Syrian Love Story
Oct
14
9:00 PM21:00

A Syrian Love Story

As a revolution sweeps through the area, Raghda and Amer, who met in a Syrian prison cell, find their love challenged by circumstance. In the five years the film shares with them, Syria is thrown into one of the greatest humanitarian disasters of our time. 

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Celestial Gate: Hasnaa Tauhidi
Oct
14
7:00 PM19:00

Celestial Gate: Hasnaa Tauhidi

The theme of existing within a group and recognizing the tensions and identities arising therefrom has risen in the minds of so many as the social climate of our times is rapidly shifting. What does it mean to be self? What does it mean to be other? We invite you to engage in an alternate reality experience. 

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