Blink your eyes. Sekou Sundiata revisted.

Blink Your Eyes: Sekou Sundiata Revisited

MAPP International Productions

Poetry Society of America

Free: Amplified

Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 7:30pm
Target Free Thursdays
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage

Free: Amplified, curated and organized by LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, invokes, remixes and deconstructs Sekou Sundiata’s Free (1977), his only published book of poetry. This multimedia concert features a generation of New York and L.A. based poets and performing artists who came of age in the 1990s as well as a new generation of poets in their twenties inspired by both Sundiata and his heirs. Free: Amplified’s ensemble features HPrizm (Anti-Pop Consortium), Tamar-kali, Douglas Kearney, Patrick Rosal, Kamala Sankaram, Jasiri, Val-Jeanty, Kassa Overall, Lisette Santiago, and with projections by Marilys Ernst.

Co-commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for Target Free Thursdays.

Presented in collaboration with Mapp International Productions, Poetry Society of America, and Lincoln Center Out of Doors.

Blink Your Eyes: Sekou Sundiata Revisited
From April to October 2013, 17 New York arts and educational institutions will come together for Blink Your Eyes: Sekou Sundiata Revisited, a city-wide retrospective curated and produced by MAPP International Productions. Blink Your Eyes honors and explores the legacy of artist, poet, and educator Sekou Sundiata through a series of events including the re-imagining of major theater pieces and concerts of poetry and music, as well as poetry readings, humanities programs, and community engagement activities.

MAPP International Productions gratefully acknowledges the generous funders who have been instrumental in bringing Blink Your Eyes to life: Rockefeller Foundation New York City Cultural Innovation Fund, Surdna Foundation, Lambent Foundation Fund of the Tides Foundation, Leveraging Investments in Creativity, Ford Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation, Axe-Houghton Foundation, the New York Council for the Humanities, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

 

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