Sam Chimes

Afro Van Connect

THU AUG 19TH | THE RETURN OF THE THUNDER BEINGS

X̱áywá7esks | Creekside Park 

1455 Quebec St, Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7 (Google Maps pin here!)

6 PM | ASL Interpretation

In partnership with Afro Van Connect

The Return of the Thunder Beings celebrates Black life and its fragility. The story follows the experience of four African descent youth at the height of the COVID19 pandemic as they confront loss, grief, and change as a result of the Black Lives Matter movement. African mythology, dramatic arts, and hip-hop culture are used to capture the isolation, tension, healing, and transformation each character experiences as they emerge from the storm.

Artist: Dae Shields and Kor Kase
Photo Credit: Luciana Freire D’Anunciação

 

YORO NOUKOUSSI

ALISHA LETTMAN
Alisha Lettman is the lead facilitator for the Legacy Growers Collective. She is also a Massage Therapist, Ayurvedic Wellness Coach, multidisciplinary performance artist, and poet. Alisha’s lineage descends from Sindh Province in what is now known as Pakistan and from the valleys of the Blue Mountain in Jamaica. Having grown up in Chicago, her passion for social justice rooted in land liberation & traditional knowledge was ignited by many teachers and mentors. She comes from people of the land, from bush healers, and from innovative engineers. These experiences brought her core values for truth, integrity, and compassion to the center of her movements in all their manifestations. Her work has graced the stages of Vancouver International Jazz Fest (2019), The Vines Festival (2019), UBC Pride (2019), and The Black Love Tour (2019). She is currently completing a mentorship with Eventide Doulas and an Interdisciplinary Degree in Leadership & Social Change from the University of British Columbia. She can be found brewing herbal medicines at the Black Market and on Instagram at @alignmentapothecary.

SAM CHIMES – This Black Coat
“This Black Coat” is a song addressing perception influence perpetuated mainly by Media. Media portrays what it means to be “Black”, and because of this portrayal blanketing the viewer’s mind, it is hard for the viewer to truly see the subject. The song encourages us to look past the veil of flesh, and realize that we are sacred energies bottled in bodies.

AFRO VAN CONNECT – Rise of the Thunder Beings
The Return of the Thunder Beings celebrates Black life and its fragility. The story follows the experience of four African descent youth at the height of the COVID19 pandemic as they confront loss, grief, and change as a result of the Black Lives Matter movement. African mythology, dramatic arts, and hip-hop culture are used to capture the isolation, tension, healing, and transformation each character experiences as they emerge from the storm.

THE RETURN OF THE THUNDER BEINGS

THURSDAY, AUG 19
SCHEDULE

ASL Interpretation


MC TBA


6:00 PM
Opening welcome with Senaqwila Wyss

6:30 PM
Yoro Noukoussi

7:00 PM
Alisha Lettman

7:15 PM
Sam Chimes

8:00 PM
Afro Van Connect


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