The evening will showcase Kahina: A Tangled Root, a performance by Olujimi Dance Theater. The piece is inspired by North African queen, warrior, and religious leader, Dihya Kahina, who lived during the seventh century. The work generates a conscious awareness and expanded knowledge of self and collective identity of the Black Female Body. The performance will “un-earth’ significant historical, economical, philosophical, and cultural contributions of the Black Female Body utilizing ancestral memory, story, song, text, collective memory, and moving images with an exploration of landscape, environment, and the metaphysical body. This original work is a story of displacement, migration, reciprocity, sustainability, and exile to freedom.
In addition, guests will enjoy poetry by Aja Monet, the youngest individual to win the legendary Nuyorican Poet’s Café Grand Slam title.
Initiated with a $1 million grant, funded equally by Jorge M. Pérez and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the PAMM Fund for African American Art builds on PAMM's longstanding commitment to exhibiting and collecting the work of African American artists. The support of PAMM’s Ambassadors for African American Art help grow the collection with works by significant artists such as Al Loving, Faith Ringgold, Rashid Johnson, Kehinde Wiley, Purvis Young and more.
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