Afro Van Connect
Eddy van Wyk
Afro Van Connect
FREEDOM: STORIES OF BLACK LIBERATION
FRIDAY, AUG 7 | 7PM
Freedom: Stories of Black Liberation in partnership with Afro Van Connect highlights and platforms Black voices across what is colonially known as Vancouver, disrupting the cacophonous whiteness and returning sound and soul back into the area that once was home to Hogan’s Alley.
with Closed Captioning
AFRO VAN CONNECT – Just Above the Horizon
Just Above the Horizon is a digital performance for Black liberation. Told in an ensemble of six, this virtual production celebrates the complexities and beauty of the Black experience. From drumming, dance and spoken word to Indigenous African ceremony, this online piece is a multimedia expression of Black resistance. Just Above the Horizon is a digital collaboration between the Vines Art Festival and Afro Van Connect. Black Lives Matter.
Artists: Dae Nneka, Kor Kase, Mariam Barry, Maggie Onedo, Tunji Taylor-Lewis, Jason Bempong, and Pedro Chamale
EDDY VAN WYK – particular
For the particular people whose particular land I invaded without knowing.
A particular gratitude ceremony on a particular land. A particular thank you to a particular people. A particular creation for this particular life in these particular times. By a particular person who is particularly far from her particular home, but has happened to find a particular life here amongst these particular trees and this particular water.
SIOBHAN BARKER – Story-gifts from the Ancestors
We are a part of the land.
I come from a stolen people living on stolen lands.
Stolen people: stolen land: stolen stories
The Ancestors gifted us story:
“Carry our history and our land in your bones, blood and breath”
Stories are the soil in every Culture that nurtures growth, understanding, and our ability to vision possible futures. Come experience a collective creation tale that welcomes the Dreamers.
STORIES OF BLACK LIBERATION
FRIDAY, AUG 7
YouTube/Facebook Live with Closed Captioning
AFRO VAN CONNECT
Just Above the Horizon
EDDY VAN WYK
Story-gifts from the Ancestors
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