February 2017

 

Afrofuturities

Saturday 18.02.2017 8:00 PM | Club

Admission: Film: not open to the public | Party: admission by donation

Organizer: Werkstatt der Kulturen/ CuTie.B.POC Coalition

Co-Operation Flyer

Black History Month

Film: not open to the public

"Afro-punk" by James Spooner
Documentary, 66 min., English

 

"Afro-punk": A 66-minute documentary, explores race identity within the punk scene. More than your everyday, Behind the Music or typical "Black History Month" documentary, this film tackles the hard questions, such as issues of loneliness, exile, inter-racial dating and black power. We follow the lives of four people who have dedicated themselves to the punk rock lifestyle. They find themselves in conflicting situations, living the dual life of a person of color in a mostly white community.


James Spooner
is an American tattoo artist from New York, living in Los Angeles. He is best known for his seminal documentary film Afro-Punk (2003), exploring the African American experience in the punk music scene. After its release, he founded the annual Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn, New York, working with it from 2005 through 2008, and subsequently parting due to philosophical differences with its direction.Spooner later wrote and directed White Lies Black Sheep (2007), a fictional feature set within the punk world that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. He also wrote the forward for the book anthology "White Riot" which examines where race, identity and punk music intersect.

  

Party from 10:00 PM (open to the public)
The Party is a Black -Queer- Trans* Centered Space (The DJs and performers will all be Black)
People Of Colour and friends are also welcome to join the party.


++++++ DJS T.B.C++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

PLAYING A MIX OF AFROBEATS/ALTERNATIVE/DANCEHALL/ROCK/PUNK/SOUL/FUNK/DISCO/HIPHOP/RNB AND MUCH MUCH MORE

***Dress to impress Not to Oppress!!
This means many things for us but one of those is no cultural appropriation.

About CuTie.B.POC Coalition:

We are a collective of Queer/Trans Black and People of Colour based in Berlin. Our aim is to create spaces of empowerment and resistance, a platform for creative projects and showcases. We would like to host parties, live performances, film screenings, brunches and skill-sharing events etc within our communities of Colour.



 

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Black Music Renaissance 3 goes BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Every year in February, Black History Month is celebrated in numerous countries, with events focussed on Black culture and history. The WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN is also taking part, with various events that make Black culture, history and current topics visible. In February 2017, we are organizing the four-part BLACK MUSIC RENAISSANCE, in cooperation with the award-winning pianist Kelvin Sholar, for the third time. Starting on the 3rd of February 2017, we will be presenting classical and unique musical styles from the African diaspora in the Americas and Eurasia: hiphop, blues, work songs, jazz, reggae, soul, rock, Romanian tango, African Latino dance and Detroit literature.

FRIDAY February 03: Jaimeo Brown: HipHop, Blues, Work Songs and Jazz

FRIDAY February 10: Machete Horns
FRIDAY February 17: Kalavan Quartett
FRIDAY February 24: Shebeen: visiting the roots. A musical storytelling evening

 


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