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Saul Williams: Lit

  • Red Bay Cofffee 3098 East 10th Street Oakland, CA, 94601 United States (map)

Saul Williams returns to Oakland for a one off performance party, celebrating five years of MATATU. The occasion marks Saul's fifth performance with our collective, and we're to Timbuktu with excitement! 

"In Senegal, I was buying iPhones for $20, Beats for $10, because they get all the influx from China, with no regulation. So everyone’s online. Everyone’s high tech.” 

Saul Williams has been breaking ground since his debut album, Amethyst Rock Star, was released in 2001 and executive produced by Rick Rubin. After gaining global fame for his poetry and writings at the turn of the century, Williams has performed in over 30 countries and read in over 300 universities, with invitations that have spanned from the White House, the Sydney Opera House, Lincoln Center, The Louvre, The Getty Center, Queen Elizabeth Hall, to countless, villages, townships, community centers, and prisons across the world. The Newburgh, New York native gained a BA from Morehouse and an MFA from Tisch, and has gone on to record with Nine Inch Nails and Allen Ginsburg, as well as countless film and television appearances.
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MATATU is a platform for conversation, experience, and expression that helps ordinary people share their journeys. Together, we hope to enhance empathy and understanding of the global human condition. 

We are fiscally sponsored project of Intersection for the Arts, and supported by KQED, East Bay Express, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Learn more about us at www.matatu.co

Earlier Event: September 9
Akounak: Purple Rain in the Sahara