Tickets Available Now For Sekou Sundiata Revisited at Harlem Stage
Serving as the closing weekend for the 7-month citywide retrospective, Blink Your Eyes: Sekou Sundiata Revisited concludes with Days of Art and Ideas and WeDaPeoples Cabaret at Harlem Stage on Friday, October 11th and Saturday, October 12th. Join a host of artists and scholars who participated in the retrospective, and more, for discussions, showings and performances that respond to issues of the day and celebrate Sekou Sundiata's bold, rigorous, multidisciplinary artistic expression that emerged from his love for this community, a passion for real democracy and social justice, and a vision for a better world. Saturday night, it will all culminate in a raucous evening of socially engaged poetry, comedy, music, and dance, as well as mingling and dancing to the revolution as part of Harlem Stage's ongoing series WeDaPeoples Cabaret, originally created by Sundiata in 2006.
Days of Art and Ideas is presented as part of Blink Your Eyes: Sekou Sundiata Revisited, a seven-month, New York City-wide retrospective featuring theater, poetry, music concerts and humanities events curated and produced by MAPP International Productions through a major partnership of 20 cultural and educational institutions.
Democracy, Imagination and Peeps of Color NOW!
Friday, October 11, 2013, 7:30pm
Harlem Stage Gatehouse
$5 before Oct. 4th
$10 after October 4th
In 2004, Sekou Sundiata delivered the keynote speech at Diversity Revisited: A Conversation of Diversity in the Arts hosted by the August Wilson Center for African American Culture in Pittsburgh, PA. His talk, entitled Thinking Out Loud: Democracy, Imagination and Peeps of Color was an impassioned call for "a fierce and radically imagined democracy" in which art allows people to see others, across difference, as fully human. Democracy, Imagination and Peeps of Color Now asks contemporary luminaries from arts and culture to respond to the speech from our own place and time, and offer their own new imaginings for the future of art, diversity and democracy.
Moderated by: Michaela Angela Davis, Cultural critic, writer and image activist
Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director of the Schomburg Center for Research
Rob Fields, Founder of the Festival of the New Black Imagination
Kamilah Forbes, Director and Co-Founder of the Hip Hop Theater Festival
Shani Jamila, Artist, Cultural Worker and Human Rights Advocate