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Free Jujube Brown
The Wild Project
195 E. 3rd St.
New York, NY 10009
Mon, January 9, 2017
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM EST
Written and Performed by Psalmayene 24
Originally Staged by Kamilah Forbes
Free Jujube Brown, a one-man play written and performed by Greg “Psalmayene 24” Morrison and directed by Kamilah Forbes, is a seminal piece in the history of Hip-Hop Theatre. The play tells the story of Jujube Brown, a young, accomplished black writer who is arrested and convicted for the murder of a white police officer. Using hip-hop music and movement to embody the different characters in the community as they tell the tale of Jujube, the play speaks on issues such as police brutality, the prison industrial complex, racism, and Black Lives Matter.
Written in 2000 and performed at the 2002 NYC Hip-Hop Theatre Festival, this production is a homecoming for not only the play, but also for Psalmayene 24. Considering today’s political climate, now more than ever is this play needed in American Theatre.
Material Memory: SPACES International AIR Exhibit Open Hours,
2519 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19133
Tue, January 10, 2017
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST
Material Memory is the result of an 8-month collaboration between Nigerian sculptor Olanrewaju Tejuoso and neighborhood artists at the Village of Arts and Humanities in North Philadelphia.
Olanrewaju’s (Lanre) artistic practice involves collecting (and cleaning) discarded materials and creating new, visually stunning objects through tying, wrapping, and stapling the materials together. His process transforms the materials into complicated tapestries that reflect global issues of environmental degradation and economic decay.
When Lanre arrived in North Philly, he surveyed the streets for materials, often coming across candles, bottles, and teddy bears assembled into temporary memorials by people in the neighborhood grieving the death of a loved one. The material quality of the memorials provided inspiration for a conversation with the community.
For this project, Lanre worked with the two groups of community artists to produce a collective “memorial” for the neighborhood. Through “sewing circles,” dinners, meetings, and field trips, the groups considered the material quality of memory, the significance of loss, and the shape of resilience.
The resulting exhibition operates as a single memorial and many memorials. With over 10,000 square feet of exhibit space, this is a major art exhibit nestled in the heart of North Philadelphia
2nd Annual African Culture Fashion Show
by Help Kids In Cote d’ivoire Corp.
The Louis Brandies Campus
145 East 84th Street
The Global Learning Collaborative
New York, NY 10028
Fri, January 20, 2017
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST
The mission and vision of the African Culture Fashion Shows are to incorporate the African culture with the American culture, and to blend into the new trends and styles. For the new millennium, it is important to never forget our background and roots of Africa. All funds raised will be used to help provide school supplies to children at local orphanages.
$2 – $6
Heavens Sent Drama Ministry Present The heart wants, what it wants
2308 Snyder Ave
2308 Snyder Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Sat, January 28, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
The heart wants, what it wants premier is a clip of each character role which will be acting in the play. While enjoying the premier you and a guess can enjoy a light dinner which is included all for $15. The event will be hosted at the Grand Yesha Ballroom on the 28th of January.
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