“I think that for a culture to really speak the power of its truth, there are artists who have to produce that truth. And I firmly believe that truth blooms through concrete. You can pave it over, you can bomb it out of existence, but somehow, it manages to manifest.” – Daphne Muse
Along with the flowers blooming (and taxes, ugh), here are some things to look forward to in MARCH. Highlights: an intimate poetry reading in Berkeley, Women’s Day with the Making Soul Women of Color Workshop and “Speaking Fierce”; a Pagbabalik excerpt at Aya de Leon’s “Thieves in the Temple”; Micia Mosely’s 1-woman-show…And more! Hope to see you at one of these events, and at my workshops too! (You know you wanna sign up, so just do it! And don’t sleep…catch the discount for the 8-week series by March 7.) 🙂
And some news: “Check the Rhyme: An Anthology of Female Poets and Emcees,” the book that includes one of my poems as well as work by Aya de Leon and other fierce women, has been nominated for the NAACP’s Image Awards! Yeeeah! http://www.naacpimageawards.net.
1) Summary of Aimee’s Events
2) Details of Aimee’s Events
3) Other Community Art to Support
SUMMARY OF AIMEE’S EVENTS
* MARCH 4, 7pm (Sunday): “Imprints of Home” poetry/spoken word event featuring Aimee Suzara, Jenny Overman, Raphael Cohen. At JFK University, Berkeley campus, Black Box.
* MARCH 8, 7pm: “Speaking Fierce: Women of Color Celebrate International Women’s Day” at the FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH (NOT the Humanist Hall as the original posting said!), Oakland.
* MARCH 11, 17-18, and 22-May 10: MAKING SOUL WORKSHOPS at Epic Arts! March 11: Women of Color Workshop, 1-5pm; March 17: Intro to Making Soul, from the page to the stage, 1-4pm; March 18: Intro to Making Soul Part II, focus on collaboration and performance, 1-4pm. Take 1 or all of them! Then, March 22-May 10, 8-week SERIES. *Register by March 7 for the series and get the first class free!*
* MARCH 17: Aya de Leon’s “Thieves in the Temple” with guest artists, including Aimee Suzara/Pagbabalik (with Aimee Espiritu, Ron Quesada and Geene Gonzales), and Amara Tabor-Smith’s Deep Waters dance troupe. At Laney College, Oakland.
* MAY 25-27 and JUNE 14-16: SAVE THE DATES!!! “Pagbabalik” (Return) at Bindlestiff Studios in SF (Work in Progress) May 25-27, and La Peña Cultural Center June 14-16.
DETAILS ON AIMEE’S EVENTS
MARCH 4, 7pm (Sunday)
IMPRINTS OF HOME
poetry, spoken word & performance
featuring RAPHAEL COHEN, JENNY OVERMAN, & AIMEE SUZARA
7PM, SUNDAY MARCH 4TH
THE BLACK BOX at JFK University
admission free of charge
Come support local and emerging art! Unlike at most readings/performances, we’ll have generous, 25-minute sets. I’ll be sharing never-released parts of my M.F.A. Manuscript, “Pagbabalik” (Return), a collection of poetry and a play exploring home, body, return.
2956 san pablo ave. (just north of ashby)
(x-ross the st. from ace only smog center, says Berkeley Business center
on the door)
MARCH 8, 6:30pm:
Women of Color Resource Center presents
Celebrate International Women’s Day
An Evening of Art, Poetry, Music and Dance
Thursday, March 8, 2007
First Congregational Church
2501 Harrison Street (@ 27th), Oakland
Tickets $5-15, No one turned away for lack of funds. For more info, call 510-444-2700 x305
Eli Painted Crow, Retired Army Veteran
Anuradha Bhagwati, Former Marine Captain
JamaeSori, Korean Women’s Drumming Group
Aimee Suzara, Powerful Spoken Word
Kaylah Marin, Singer/Songwriter
Art in Action Women
Aimee Allison, Conscientious Objector
MARCH 11, 17-18, and 22-May 10: MAKING SOUL WORKSHOPS
“making soul”: a writing and performance workshop
with Aimee Suzara
REGISTER TODAY for the SPRING SESSION!
1-day intensives, drop-ins and full (8-week) series are available, beginning March 11.
SPECIAL RATE if you sign up for the full series by MARCH 7! See “Words/Work” then “Workshops/Education” page for details!
MARCH 17: Aya de Leon’s “Thieves in the Temple” with guest artists, including an excerpt of Aimee Suzara’s “Pagbabalik.” Laney College Theatre, 8pm. 900 Fallon St, Oakland. If you missed the original “Thieves” show, you can catch it again, as a movie! http://www.nurshaproject.com.
OTHER COMMUNITY ARTISTS TO SUPPORT!
March 2 and 3rd:
Nursha Project™ Presents
Where My Girls At?:
A Comedic Look At Black Lesbian Communities in the Bay Area.
A One Woman Show written by and starring Micia Mosely
Returns for two shows
@ The Laney College Theatre – 900 Fallon Street Oakland
Friday, March 2nd, 2007 @ 8pm and Saturday, March 3rd, 2007 @ 8pm
TIX ON SALE NOW!!!!
Walden Pond Bookstore 3316 Grand Ave, Oakland (510) 832-4438
Modern Times Bookstore 888 Valencia St , SF (415) 282-9246
ADVANCE TIX: $13 students (w/ID), $18 general
DOOR TIX: $15 students (w/ ID), $20 general
STUDENT TIX MUST BE ACCOMPANIED WITH STUDENT ID FOR ENTRY
March 3: Release of Khalil.Anthony’s URBANFOLK SUNSHINE album. Visit http://www.khalilanthony.com .
March 10: Transformative Visions
A OneLife Institute Special Event!
Transformative Visions is a multi-media art show and jazz / spoken word concert lifting up a vision of peace, justice, and possibility for our world. Scheduled to coincide with the annual observance of A Season for Nonviolence and the anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq, this event is intended to both challenge and inspire, offering a spiritually-rooted response to the troubling and urgent issues of the present day.
FEATURING LIVE JAZZ: The concert will be anchored by Destiny Muhammad, the “Harpist from the Hood,” leading an ensemble of outstanding local musicians.
VISUAL ARTISTS* will display works on the theme of Transformative Visions that affirm values such as dignity, freedom, compassion, interdependence, peacemaking, justice, healing, and possibility. (See artist list below.)
SPOKEN WORD ARTISTS will perform original works that address a variety of activist concerns and carry a prophetic and empowering message of positive social change.
ADMISSION: Free (donations gratefully accepted)
3:00 PM Artist Reception
5:00 – 7:00 PM Concert and Spoken Word
Gallery hosting generously donated by
Linen Life Park Avenue, 1375 Park Ave., Emeryville, CA 94608
Music featuring Destiny Muhammad, the “Harpist from the Hood” with Tarika Lewis, Tacuma King, Bobby Young, Troy Lumpkin, Bill Norwood, and Cliff Gamble
Spoken Word with Mahsea Evans, Piet Bereal, Kusum Crimmel, Dwayne Parish, LaKrisha King, and Opal Palmer Adisa
Conscious Hip Hop with NaR, FiyaWata, and Moral Integrity