Globetrotting superstar disc jockey, DJ Spinna, headlines this epic dance party featuring the music of The Purple One & The King Of Pop’s essential compositions, covers, and goodies.
NYC native and world-renowned DJ Bobbito Garcia a.k.a. Kool Bob Love. The longtime MATATU collaborator returns to Oakland for the California premiere of his new feature film Rock Rubber 45s.
An evening of film and performance that pairs "Zerzura," a feature-length film shot in the Sahara desert that includes an entirely African cast, followed by a live performance featuring Mdou Moctar.
Our Performance Series continues with actor, songwriter, and musician Martin Luther McCoy at Oakland's Red Bay Coffee. The program invites attendees to directly influence the artist's performance by sharing what is on their minds and where they are in relation to home.
This participatory and deeply imaginative workshop explores how the practices of racism manifest through institutions and organizations, impacting the psychic wholeness of program participants.
Take the sultry vibe of the Latin American Tropics, combine with the rhythm of India ("Taal") and stir into Tropitaal - a Desi/Latino Soundclash where the hottest club sounds from India and Latin America go head to head in an all-night dance-off of epic proportions.
Featuring Black women who've dedicated their lives to the language of ballet, participants gain a greater understanding of the dancers' missions to move the immovable
Yrsa Daley-Ward contemplates her role in the world in which she lives and loves, reading pieces from Alice Walker and other writers. The entire evening features open dialogue with audience members, and opens with a reading by Oakland writer, Christian Johnson.
Constructed from a wealth of archival footage, KING: A FILMED RECORD is a monumental documentary that follows Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from 1955 to 1968, in his rise from regional activist to world-renowned leader of the Civil Rights movement.