TAYO ALUKO & FRIENDS PRESENT
ART AS A WEAPON: A DAY OF MUSIC, DRAMA AND SPEECH, FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2011
SUNDAY 2ND OCTOBER 2011 11AM TO 8PM (FOOD AVAILABLE)THEATRO TECHNIS, 26 CROWNDALE ROAD, LONDON NW1 1TT
LINE-UP (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)
DR. HAKIM ADI
A talk on the theme of the written and/or spoken word as a means of Affirmation, Resistance and
Liberation, by people of African descent.
TAYO ALUKO, Baritone.
Songs by Black Composers. One sung to introduce each section.
AMANDLA! A REVOLUTION IN 4-PART HARMONY (FREE DVD SCREENING)
Interviews, archival footage, and filmed performances highlight the role of music in the South African
struggle against apartheid.
Piano, Voice. Arrangements of Spirituals and or Songs inspired by Africa and African Liberation.
ALL YOU JIM CROW FASCISTS!Woody Guthrie’s anti-racist songs and activism. Conventionally known for his championing of the poor white Dust Bowl migrants, he also became a committed civil rights activist working and singing with the likes of Lead Belly, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee and Paul Robeson in the 40s and 50s.
OSUN ARTS FOUNDATION.
IGBEKUN. Extracts from a traditional Yoruba dance drama describing how a community fight to
regain their freedom after being vanquished by visitors who turned on them.
Cutter's Choice A comic personal and political black hair-story. The search for a black identity as represented through his choices of hairstyle – from bald head to dreads, kinky to straight, flat-top to Afro.
STUDENTS FROM A LONDON SECONDARY SCHOOL TBC.
HALF MOON. A 15-minute play by Tayo Aluko. Characters: A white aristocratic man, his bi-racial (British/African) wife and a Nubian Princess from 3,000 years ago. Performed by students from a London School (tbc)
Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.co.uk 0800 411 8881 and from venue: 0207 387 6617.
Prices: Amandla! Screening, FREE; Single Session, £8; Up to three Sessions: £20 (Includes 1 meal);
Whole Day (8 sessions): £30 (Includes 2 meals)
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