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Ayibobo Creative Symposium

  • Starline Social Club 2236 Martin Luther King Junior Way Oakland, CA, 94612 United States (map)

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. We’d rather not call it a conference; think of it more like a symposium – dj’s play a day social (party?) kinda thing downstairs while critical thinkers and producers share tools of the trade they’ve picked up somewhere in their travels. Tell some friends, bring yourself, but bring a notepad – too. 

It’s happening in Oakland on the afternoon of Saturday, October 15 at Starline Social Club. #Ayibobo! Tickets are $15 – or pay what you can, it's cool! Just hop on! This is about your picking up something along the road, and taking it with you on your journey. 

New Creatives & The Power of Imagination (3:00 - 4:30 PM)
Shadi Rahimi: Journalist/Producer Al Jazeera +
Damani Baker: Filmmaker Still Bill, The House On Coco Road
King Britt: Music Producer/DJ, Digable Planets, Fhloston Paradigm

Emotional Intelligence: How Energy is the New Currency (5:00 - 6:30 PM)
Hasnaa Tauhidi, Spiritual Practioner
Yrsa Daley-Ward, Writer, Poet, Actress
Amir Sulaiman, Writer, Poet

MATATU thanks the Ayibobo! co-conspirators: 
Museum of the African Diaspora Vanguard
REHAB Online Magazine
The East Oakland Collective
Third Space Media