Park Avenue Armory will proceed its Making Area Public Programming Collection with Queer Hip Hop Cypher, an exploration of the queer origins and aesthetics of hip hop by means of dialogue, movie, and efficiency on Sunday, Could 15, 2022 at 3pm. The occasion features a session with Soul Hearth Farm on BIPOC farming, meals justice, and their connection to community-centered activism, a panel dialogue centering on the queer underground hip hop scene led by Hip Hop Heresies creator and scholar Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls, and a Black Therapeutic Portal curated by Astraea award-winning duo Krudxs Cubensi.
The occasion begins with a pre-recorded digital keynote deal with by Soul Hearth Farm Co-Founder and Farm Supervisor, Leah Penniman. Attendees additionally share a vegan meal. (Choices for varied dietary restrictions will likely be obtainable.) Krudxs Cubensi members Odaymar Cuesta and Oli Prendes adhere to vegan existence and politics, lifting up the significance of BIPOC meals sovereignty, meals justice, and ancestral connection between meals and land.
Audiences have the chance to view a curated collection of movies all through the occasion from Krudxs Cubensi’s Archivocubecuir (Queer Cuban Movie Archive) in addition to excerpts of Shanté Paradigm Smalls’ 2006 hip hop documentary Choose up the Mic and music movies by Afro-Latina Brooklyn-based Mcee and activist Ms.Boogie.
The occasion continues within the Veterans Room with a session and roundtable dialogue led by hip hop scholar, musician, and dharma instructor Shanté Paradigm Smalls and opened with a efficiency by Artistic Capital grant-winner and Priestess of Twerk Nia Witherspoon. A roundtable dialogue moderated by follows within the Veterans Room. Pulling from the subjects of Smalls’ forthcoming e book, Hip Hop Heresies, the roundtable focuses on the ways in which hip hop cultural manufacturing in New York Metropolis from the Nineteen Seventies by means of the early twenty first century produced movie, visible artwork, and music that provide queer articulations of race, gender, and sexuality, and the way this may have an effect on the way forward for hip hop. Panelists embody: Ms.Boogie; Founding Co-Editor of Vibe Journal Scott Poulson-Bryant; educator, poet, youth advocate, and hip hop artist tim’m west; and Nia Witherspoon.
The occasion concludes with Krudxs Cubensi’s Black Therapeutic Portal II: Más allá del tiempo / Past Time, an interdisciplinary, multidimensional efficiency and group providing centering the lives and inventive work of Afro Caribbean and Latin American multilingual transfeminist warriors. The portal begins with a procession from the Veterans Room to the Board of Officers Room, led by Afro-Cuban dancer Yesenia Selier and batá drummers. Krudxs Cubensi then current their music and artwork, linking Afro-Yoruba religious practices to trendy rapping and exploring race, faith, gender, temporality, class, and sexuality. (This portion of the occasion takes place in Spanish and English.) This session is emceed by poet and Govt Director of the Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe Caridad “La Bruja” De La Luz and with music by a DJ to be introduced.
That is the second iteration of the duo’s Black Therapeutic Portal; the primary iteration passed off on the College of California at Berkeley on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, offered by the college’s Black Research Collaboratory co-led by Professors Leigh Raiford and Tianna Paschel.
“The cypher is a gathering house in hip hop tradition the place all voices can get into the combination, and this cypher facilities the intersectional, multicultural, queer, and feminist voices which have all the time been part of hip hop,” says Curator of Public Programming at Park Avenue Armory, Tavia Nyong’o. “Shanté and Krudxs are each trying to the previous to tell what we wish our current and future to seem like, and I am excited to create space for this occasion at our historic venue.”
“For greater than a decade now, we’ve got introduced collectively a number of the most progressive artists of our time and pushed audiences to topple conventional boundaries of inventive expression,” says Rebecca Robertson, Founding President and Govt Producer. “Our Public Programming collection builds upon this mission, deepening engagement with our audiences and drawing in leaders from throughout the inventive, social, and scholastic spectrum to look at how our group understands tradition extra broadly and confront preconceived notions in regards to the position of the humanities in our present second.”
QUEER HIP HOP CYPHER WITH KRUDXS CUBENSI AND SHANTÉ PARADIGM SMALLS
Sunday, Could 15, 2022
3:00pm – 4:00pm: Second Ground Hallway
Celebration of BIPOC Vegan Foodways
Opening remarks, together with pre-recorded keynote deal with by Soul Hearth Farm Co-Founder and Farm Supervisor, Leah Penniman
Accompanied by vegan catering
3:00pm – 7:00pm: 19K
Movies on Loop
Together with: Music movies by Ms.Boogie, Excerpts from Choose up the mic (2005), award-winning documentary in regards to the queer hip-hop scene
4:00pm – 5:15pm: Veterans Room
Hip Hop Heresies Roundtable
Panel dialogue on the queer aesthetics in hip hop, from the 1990’s underground scene in New York to as we speak, opened with a efficiency by Artistic Capital grant-winner and Priestess of Twerk Nia Witherspoon.
Panelists embody: Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls, CLAGS Award-Profitable Hip Hop Scholar and Dharma Trainer; Ms.Boogie, Afro-Latina Brooklyn-based Mcee and activist; Scott Poulson-Bryant, Founding Co-Editor of Vibe Journal; tim’m west, educator, poet, youth advocate, and hip-hop artist; and Nia Witherspoon, Priestess of Twerk. The session concludes with extra excerpts from Archivocubecuir movies by Krudxs Cubensi.
5:15pm – 5:30pm: First Ground Hallway
Viewers strikes from the Veterans Room to the Board of Officers Room, led by Afro-Cuban dancer Yesenia Selier and batá drummers.
5:30pm – 7:00pm: Board of Officers Room
Black Therapeutic Portal II: Más allá del tiempo / Past Time
Consists of performances by Krudxs Cubensi, emceed by poet and Govt Director of the Nuyorican Poet’s Café Caridad “La Bruja” De La Luz
Tickets at $25 (plus charges) could also be bought by telephone by means of the Armory Field Workplace at (212) 933-5812, Monday by means of Friday from 10am to 6pm; and on-line at armoryonpark.org.
HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS
Well being and security whereas on the Armory is of the utmost significance. The Armory requires that each one ticket holders be totally vaccinated. Upon entry to the constructing, ticket holders will likely be required to point out proof of full vaccination (the New York State Excelsior Move or a tough copy or picture of your vaccination card), in addition to a government-issued picture ID. The Armory will proceed to observe all metropolis, state, and CDC pointers in regard to COVID-19 security protocols. All patrons and workers are required to put on masks whereas contained in the Armory (N95, KN95 or KF94 masks are inspired).
ABOUT KRUDXS CUBENSI
Internationally acknowledged as Krudxs Cubensi, Odaymar Cuesta (b. 1973; Havana, Cuba) and Oli Prendes (b. 1971; Guantanamo, Cuba) are Cuban queer nonbinary artivists, feminist hip hop pioneers, working class impartial musicians, and justice fighters standing for Black folks, trans folks, lady, queers, immigrants, and intersectional beings. They twist highly effective crispy move, fierce feminist insurgent lyrics and Afro-Cuban sounds into a singular musical fashion with uplifting messages and irresistible supply.
Cuesta and Prentes fashioned their highly effective duo in 2004, relocating from Cuba to Austin, Texas in 2006 to flee authorities censorship. Since its inception, the duo has recorded over 200 authentic songs, 8 authentic albums, and 30 artwork and music movies. They’ve given over 500 performances in nationwide and worldwide excursions, showing in such prestigious venues as Minneapolis’ First Avenue Theatre Minneapolis, San Francisco’s Brava Theatre and Mission Cultural Middle, Austin’s SXSW Movie and Music Competition, New York Metropolis’s Lincoln Middle, and DC’s Kennedy Middle.
Awards embody: an Astraea Basis World Arts Fund grant (2017); Finest Hip Hop Video on the Lucas Video Awards in Havana, Cuba (2016); a residency at allgo, a Texan group supporting queer folks of coloration; and Finest Topical Documentary for Somos Krudas on the Lone Star Emmys (produced by Arts in Context with PBS). Krudxs Cubensi was appointed to the Abolition Democracy Program within the Black Research Collaboratory at College of California at Berkeley in August 2021.
ABOUT DR. SHANTÉ PARADIGM SMALLS
Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls is a scholar, artist, and author. Smalls’s instructing and analysis focuses on Black in style tradition in music, movie, visible artwork, style fiction, and different aesthetic kinds. Smalls’ first e book, Hip Hop Heresies: Queer Aesthetics in New York Metropolis, which gained the 2016 CLAGS Fellowship Award for greatest manuscript in LGBTQ Research, will likely be printed by NYU Press in June 2022. Smalls makes music, poetry, and different inventive musings.
ABOUT PUBLIC PROGRAMMING AT THE ARMORY
Park Avenue Armory’s Public Programming collection brings numerous artists and cultural thought-leaders collectively for dialogue and efficiency across the essential problems with our time considered by means of an inventive lens. Launched in 2017, the collection encompasses quite a lot of packages together with large-scale group occasions; multi-day symposia; intimate salons that includes performances, panels, and discussions; Artist Talks in relation to the Armory’s Drill Corridor programming; and different inventive interventions.
Highlights from the Public Programming collection embody: Carrie Mae Weems‘ 2017 occasion The Form of Issues and 2021 convening and live performance collection Land of Damaged Goals, whose contributors included Elizabeth Alexander, Theaster Gates, Elizabeth Diller, Nona Hendryx, Somi, and Spike Lee, amongst others; a daylong Lenape Pow Wow and Standing Floor Symposium held within the Wade Thompson Drill Corridor, the primary congregation of Lenape Elders on Manhattan Island because the 1700s; “A New Imaginative and prescient for Justice in America” dialog collection in collaboration with Widespread Justice, exploring new coalitions, insights, and methods of understanding query of justice and injustice in relation moderated by FLEXN Evolution creators Reggie “Regg Roc” Grey and director Peter Sellars; Tradition in a Altering America Symposia exploring the position of artwork, creativity, and creativeness within the social and political points in American society as we speak; the 2019 Black Artists Retreat hosted by Theaster Gates, which included public talks and performances, personal periods for the 300 attending artists, and a curler skating rink; and 100 Years | 100 Ladies, a multiorganization commissioning mission that invited 100 girls artists and cultural creators to answer girls’s suffrage.
Notable Public Programming salons embody: the Literature Salon hosted by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, whose contributors included Lynn Nottage, Suzan Lori-Parks, and Jeremy O. Harris, a Spoken Phrase Salon co-hosted with the Nuyorican Poets Cafe; a Movie Salon that includes the works of immersive artist and movie director Lynette Wallworth; “Museum as Sanctuary” led by set up artist and Artist-in-Residence Tania Bruguera, curated by Sonia Guiñansaca and CultureStrike, and that includes undocu-artists Julio Salgado and Emulsify; and a Dance Salon offered in partnership with Dance Theater of Harlem, together with New York Metropolis Ballet’s Wendy Whelan and choreographer Francesca Harper, amongst others.
Artist Talks have featured esteemed artists, students, and thought leaders, similar to: architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron in dialog with Ai Wei Wei, moderated by Juilliard president Damian Woetzel; director Ariane Mnouchkine and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner in dialog with New Yorker editor David Remnick; director Ivo van Hove in dialog with James Nicola, Inventive Director of New York Theater Workshop; artist William Kentridge and his collaborators Philip Miller and Thuthuka Sibisi in dialog with Dr. Augustus Casely Hayford, Director of the Smithsonian, Nationwide Museum of African Artwork; Lehman Trilogy director Sam Mendez and adapter Ben Power in dialog with playwright Lynn Nottage; artist and composer Heiner Goebbels in dialog with composer, vocalist, and scholar Gelsey Bell; and choreographer Bill T. Jones in dialog with architect Elizabeth Diller and designer Peter Nigrini, moderated by vocalist and efficiency artist Helga Davis.