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Somi Kakoma’s short film ruminates on isolated artmaking
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Somi Kakoma’s short film ruminates on isolated artmaking
On Dec. 1 at 8 p.m., ArtsEmerson will present the virtual livestream of “in the absence of things,” a short film written and created by vocalist-composer Somi Kakoma. The film, produced and shown in partnership with Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Baryshnikov Arts Center, National Black Theatre and Salon Africana, will be free and open to the public.
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Regina Carter mixes music and politics in 'Swing States: Harmony in the Battleground'
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Regina Carter mixes music and politics in 'Swing States: Harmony in the Battleground'
Jazz violinist Regina Carter teamed up with Grammy Award-winning producer and writer Kabir Sehgal to release “Swing States: Harmony in the Battleground” in July. Sehgal, a godson of civil rights icon Andrew Young and author of “Jazzocracy: Jazz, Democracy, and the Creation of a New American Mythology,” among other books, told the Banner, “Jazz is an anthem for democracy and has always been about inclusion.”
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BU exhibit shines light on African American graphic designers
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BU exhibit shines light on African American graphic designers
Through Feb. 19, Boston University’s Stone Gallery will reframe graphic design curricula all over the country with “As, Not For: Dethroning Our Absolutes.” This historical survey celebrates African American graphic designers who are rarely included in courses or conversations about the medium.
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‘Still Here’ screen art series plumbs race, isolation and catharsis
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‘Still Here’ screen art series plumbs race, isolation and catharsis
Montserrat College of Art is streaming a series of temporal, digital experiences Nov. 16–21 as part of the screen art series “Still Here.” A continuation of its “Here” series performed over the summer, “Still Here” explores the isolation of quarantine and the experiences of community and social justice in a time when people are separated.
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Akiba Abaka Arts presents '10 Weeks in Jamaica: Theatre Conversations from Jamaica to the World!'
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Akiba Abaka Arts presents '10 Weeks in Jamaica: Theatre Conversations from Jamaica to the World!'
Every Sunday through Jan. 3, Akiba Abaka Arts presents weekly discussions with Jamaican theater artists in collaboration with RAW Management and Howlround. The series, “10 Weeks in Jamaica: Theatre Conversations from Jamaica to the World!” broadcasts Jamaican artists to the global stage and allows members of the Caribbean diaspora to connect with artists and narratives of home.
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Fashion forward — PEM exhibit explores 250 years of gains made by women in fashion
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Fashion forward — PEM exhibit explores 250 years of gains made by women in fashion
On Nov. 21, the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem transforms its galleries into a runway. Instead of the latest fashion week collections, visitors will find more than 108 mannequins sporting historical and contemporary outfits designed by pioneering women.
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Shakespeare gets a 2020 twist in Hub Theatre Company's 'Much Ad About Nothing'
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Shakespeare gets a 2020 twist in Hub Theatre Company's 'Much Ad About Nothing'
William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” is getting a very 2020 makeover in the Hub Theatre Company adaptation, running virtually in four performances Nov. 14, 15, 20 and 21.
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Dorchester Art Project opens storefront
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Dorchester Art Project opens storefront
Last month, the Dorchester Art Project in Fields Corner opened the doors to its newly expanded space and storefront.
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BSO and STL GLD break musical barriers in virtual series
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BSO and STL GLD break musical barriers in virtual series
The Boston Symphony Orchestra has partnered with Boston-based hip-hop group STL GLD to debut a series of online videos exploring the synergy between different genres of music
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Handel and Haydn Society's Every Voice concert celebrates female composers
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Handel and Haydn Society's Every Voice concert celebrates female composers
In celebration of the centennial anniversary of women’s suffrage, Handel and Haydn Society will honor women during its 2020 Every Voice concert on Sunday, Nov. 8. The annual concert will stream online this year, and as always, it’s free and open to the public.
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‘Well-Read Black Girl Festival’ goes virtual
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‘Well-Read Black Girl Festival’ goes virtual
The annual Well-Read Black Girl Festival begins virtually on Friday, Nov. 6 and runs through Sunday, Nov. 8. This year’s theme is “Black Political Power: Past & Present,” and the weekend will include multiple panels, workshops, author conversations, and tributes to Octavia Butler and Nikki Giovanni.
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Middle Passage memorial marker acknowledges Boston’s history of slavery
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Middle Passage memorial marker acknowledges Boston’s history of slavery
In early October, a memorial marker was installed at the end of Boston’s Long Wharf to acknowledge Boston’s history of slavery and to honor the Africans who died in and those who survived the transatlantic voyage known as the Middle Passage.
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