Beyond the Blues: Martha Redbone Roots Project, Geko Jones and Chiquita Brujita, Queen Godls and Special Guests

April 1, 2017 | 5:00 pm | 200 Eastern Parkway | Brooklyn, NY | All Ages | FREE!  
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Beyond the Blues

MUSIC: MARTHA REDBONE ROOTS PROJECT

5:00–7:00 p.m.
Martha Redbone Roots Project’s indie soul blends folk and Appalachian sounds, and pays tribute to Redbone’s Cherokee, Choctaw, Shawnee, and African American roots. Part of Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concert Series.

FILM: EVA HESSE

5:30 p.m.
Eva Hesse (Marcie Begleiter, 2016, 108 min.) captures New York’s 1960s downtown art scene through the short and extraordinary career of German-born American artist Eva Hesse. Followed by a talkback with the artist’s sister Helen Charash and the film’s producer, Karen Shapiro. 330 free tickets at the Admissions Desk at 5 pm.

PERFORMANCE: CHLOË BASS

6:00 p.m.
Conceptual artist Chloë Bass’s lecture performance #sky #nofilter interrogates a chronicle of everyday photographs taken during a year of racial trauma and critically questions what we all share when we look to the sky. 25 free tickets at the Admissions Desk at 5 pm.

CURATOR TOUR: INFINITE BLUE

6:00 p.m.
Joan Cummins, Lisa and Bernard Selz Senior Curator of Asian Art, offers an inside look at Asian artworks showcased in the exhibition Infinite Blue.

HANDS-ON ART

6:00–8:00 p.m.
Get inspired by the colors of Infinite Blue and create your own marbled paper using the Japanese suminagashi, or “floating ink,” technique. 330 free tickets at the Admissions Desk at 5 pm.

DANCE AND WORKSHOP: BROOKLYN DANCE FESTIVAL

7:00–9:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Dance Festival is in residence for the second time this year to present performances by a variety of emerging dance companies. Participate in a dance workshop afterward.

POP-UP POETRY: AN ADDRESS OF THE TIMES

7:00 p.m.
To kick off National Poetry Month, writer and performer Pamela Sneed presents a series of readings by spoken word artists Heather Johnson, t’ai freedom ford, and Timothy Du White.

MUSIC: GEKO JONES AND CHIQUITA BRUJITA

8:00–10:00 p.m.
Geko Jones and Chiquita Brujita host performances dedicated to the divine feminine and all things blue. Includes Jones’s DJ set highlighting female musicians of the Afro-Latin diaspora, all-female Brazilian drumline Fogo Azul, a pop-up installation of blue spiritual art, Aina Luz singing to the orishas in Yoruba, and dance by Brujita.

CONCERT: QUEEN GODIS WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

8:30–10:00 p.m.
This Brooklyn-born lyricist—think Maya Angelou meets hip-hop—performs excerpts of new and previous work, a collection of gender and genre-bending verses in the key of Michelle Obama. Followed by a talkback with the artists. 330 free tickets at the Admissions Desk at 7 pm.

BOOK CLUB: GETTING MY VOICE BACK

8:30 p.m.
A discussion on Mariah Schwarz’s new memoir, Getting My Voice Back, a story about finding one’s self, voice, and power, then abandoning them when authenticity becomes too difficult. 25 free tickets at the Admissions Desk at 7:30 pm.

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