Vernacular / New York @ Bronx Music Heritage Center, Bronx [7 September]

Vernacular / New York

19:00 - 21:30

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Bronx Music Heritage Center
1303 Louis Nine Blvd., Bronx, New York 10459
Spoken Word, Storytelling, Dialogue & Otras Oralidades

Bocafloja & Quilomboarte presents Vernacular, a night of Spoken Word, Storytelling, Dialogue and Music.
We will engage in a conversation about colonially, social imaginaries and political participation beyond resistance.

Live performances by:

Josefina Baez
Storyteller, ArteSana, performer, writer, theatre director, educator, devotee. Founder and director of Ay Ombe Theatre (April 1986). Alchemist of artistic/creative life process, Performance Autology© (creative process based on the autobiography and wellness of the doer). Books published: As Is É, Dominicanish, Comrade, Bliss ain´t playing, Dramaturgia I & II, Como la Una/Como Uma, Levente no. Yolayork- dominicanyork, De Levente. 4 textos para teatro performance, Canto de Plenitud, Latin In and Why is my name Marysol? (a children's book).

Multidisciplinary artist; Film, Music, Poetry, Photography and Theater are some of his mediums of creation.
Decoloniality, Third space theory, Body politics, African Diaspora in the Americas and Intersectionality are fundamental topics addressed in his body of work.
Bocafloja has been featured in: BBC, NPR, AFROPUNK, OKAYAFRICA, REMEZCLA, MTV Iggy,
CULTURESTRIKE, NACLA and many other newspapers, magazines and media outlets globally.
Bocafoja has toured and performed in over 30 countries.

Fabian Villegas
Historian, Popular educator, writer and Spoken Word artist born in Mexico City.
Fabian has lectured and facilitated workshops at Universities and Cultural Centers in Brazil, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, to name a few.
Co-founder of popular education initiative “Proyecto Algarabia” and member of Facción Latina, an independent journalism network with presence in 17 countries through Latin America and the Caribbean.

Music set by DJ Boo (Nomadic Wax / Decadence Theater)

+ Open mic for poets. (3min each)

Thursday, September 7th 2017
7pm to 9:30 pm
All Ages
@Bronx Music Heritage Center
1303 Louis Nine Blvd, Bronx, NY 10459
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