Tuesday, July 12, 2011

SYMPOSIUM: Festival of the New Black Imagination / Long Island University / Brooklyn, NY / October 15, 2011

The Festival of the New Black Imagination is about inspiration and ideas. It’s a space for innovative and provocative black cultural producers—progressive creators in music, film, theater, literature, visual arts, etc. to share their ideas and passion. Most importantly, it is a platform that highlights those who are on the forefront of redefining and expanding notions of black authenticity for the 21st century. Get inspired.

Saturday, October 15, 2011.
Littlefield (littlefieldnyc.com) for the concert 
Long Island University (Brooklyn campus) for the symposium
To start, the Festival is conceived as a daylong program that will include:
symposium during the day comprised of panels and up-to-the-minute talks. 

Confirmed participants include: 
  • Greg Tate, journalist, cultural critic, co-founder of the Black Rock Coaltion, and bandleader 
  • Farai Chideya, award-winning multimedia journalist and author
  • Renee Cox, celebrated photographer
  • Howard Duffy, architect, designer and Principal, HTD Studio
  • Nona Hendryx, music icon
  • Dr. Nat Irvin II, noted futurist and professor at University of Louisville College of Business
  • Tyehimba Jess, award-winning poet
  • Tamar-kali, singer/songwriter, hardcore warrior soul goddess
  • Vernon Reid, Grammy Award-winning guitarist of Living Colour, and
  • Kyra Gaunt-Palmer, Ph.D., ethnomusicologist, edupreneur, singer-songwriter and inaugural TED Fellow.
There will be an evening concert featuring artists, such as
  • Tamar-Kali (confirmed)
  • Imani Uzuri (confirmed) and more.
Fiscal Sponsor:
The Festival of the New Black Imagination is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.
Rob Fields | Boldaslove.us
917.687.0704 | rafields@gmail.com | Twitter @robfields

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