African and African Disapora Studies Department
African and African Disapora Studies Department

Visiting Performing Artist: Xxaalahh - April 28-30, 2017

Fri, April 21, 2017
Visiting Performing Artist: Xxaalahh - April 28-30, 2017
Artist, linguist, educator, Xxaalahh.

The Department of African and African Diaspora Studies & allgo 2017 Visiting Performing Artist April 28-30, 2017

 


We are happy to announce artist+linguist+educator=

Xxaalahh 

This year's Visiting Performing Artist.

The African and African Diaspora Studies Department (AADS) in conjunction with allgo (Texas' statewide queer of color organization) are co-hosting two residency events to celebrate Xxaalahh's work. Both events will be held at allgo and are open to the public.

Friday, April 28th | 12PM - 1PM 

"The Praxis of West Indian Orality: 
Performance as a Research Method"

[Reservation Required, email lyndonkgill@utexas.edu]

This workshop explores the use value of Tobago/West Indian yard aesthetics in shaping artistic practice and the role of artistic practice in shaping scholarly research. Participants will be introduced to un/popular cultural trends in the Caribbean and their role in shaping social consciousness; the dynamics of yard-space (traffic of individuals, yard artefacts, trees, plants, shrubs, stalks, stones, thrown out "mundane" house-hold items that become active storytellers); the practice of sacred music-making in Tobago, and it's role in the development of the organic intellectual; and artistic practice as a research methodology. 

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Sunday, April 30th | 6PM - 8PM 

"From Song to Object...and You: 
Sacred Performance as Pedagogy of Reconciliation"

This performance event brings together all the elements of the public workshop towards an education of feeling. The show will guest-feature local Austin artists Gbeda (Sound Healer) and Kelenne (Poet).

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