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Rashida Bumbray with Dr. Segun Shabaka

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Curator and choreographer, Rashida Bumbray hosts a conversation with Dr Segun Shabaka, Chairperson of the International African Arts Festival, Brooklyn (1971-2015).

Started as a venture of independent African-centered education centres, The East and Uhuru Sasa Shule, the 43-year-old annual Brooklyn International African Arts Festival celebrates African art with music, dance, storytelling, handcrafted goods, and food vendors.

 

Rashida Bumbray is a curator and choreographer living and working in New York. Her recent project Funk, God, Jazz, and Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn, engaged how self-determination can be achieved through the claiming and holding of a neighborhood–but also from radical local battles for land and dignity from the 1960s to today.

Dr. Segun Shabaka is a Brooklyn-based educator, activist and writer. He is the Chairperson of the International African Arts Festival, Brooklyn (1971-2015).

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PASS in NY: Rashida Bumbray with Dr. Segun Shabaka

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Curator and choreographer, Rashida Bumbray hosts a conversation with Dr Segun Shabaka, Chairperson of the International African Arts Festival, Brooklyn (1971-2015). Started as a venture of independent African-centered education centres, The East and Uhuru Sasa Shule, the 43-year-old annual Brooklyn International African Arts Festival celebrates African art with music, dance, storytelling, handcrafted goods, and food vendors. “The primary driving force behind the International African Arts Festival is family – immediate, extended, community and global.” International African Arts Festival, Mission Statement …  ( continue reading

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Wednesday 11 November runnings

By Marilyn Nance

PASS is live and orbiting in NYC.  We kicks things off with a conversation with Chimurenga Library NYC residents Brooklyn‬ based African Record Centre and Yoruba Book Centre (established 1971); artist and educator Nontsikelelo Mutiti, who is running an African Hair Braiding Salon in the space; and poet, choreographer and Afrosonics archivist Harmony Holiday. Next,  Nontsikelelo curates a sound collab between multimedia artist Dyani Douze, code-switcher and Throw Vision member Taja Cheek (Throw Vision) and musician and composer Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa. …  ( continue reading

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PASS pop-up at Performa 15 Hub in New York

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Through next week, we’ll occupy the Performa 15 Hub in New York with the Chimurenga Library. This multi-tiered programming platform takes the form of a library-of-people, bringing together a broad spectrum of collaborators and literal bodies of knowledge in an improvised, pop-up library which also functions as radio studio and market. The Chimurenga Library engages trade as both the process of buying, selling, or exchanging goods or services and the practice of exchanging ideas, imaginaries, perceptions, and vocabularies. Over five days, from …  ( continue reading

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PASS POP-UP at Performa 15 Hub, New York

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From 11 to 15 November 2015, the Chimurenga Library hosted PASS with a live broadcasting programme of music, interviews, and events with Chimurenga collaborators in New York, including musicians, journalists, writers, curators, and filmmakers. The live broadcast studio functioned amidst an installation that brought together pop-up stores that experiment with trade, informal economies, aesthetics and body language, music and spoken word, mobility and infrastructure. Working with collaborators such as Brooklyn-based African Record Centre and Yoruba Book Center (established 1971); artist …  ( continue reading

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