OuterSpaces Tour: Power in the Margins (Seattle 2012)
OUTERSPACES TOUR 2012: POWER IN THE MARGINS
LAS KRUDAS (Havana, Cuba/Austin, TX)
CLIMBING POETREE (Brooklyn, NY)
INVINCIBLE (Detroit, MI)
Opening Acts By
Henry Luke (YouthSpeaks) & Jovonna Vaughn (Queer Youth Space)
Presented by UZURI PRODUCTIONS & COMMUNITY SPONSORS
7:30PM, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2012
@ WASHINGTON HALL, 153 14TH Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
ALL-AGES & FAMILY & KID FRIENDLY
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Tickets being sold by Representatives of Sponsor Organizations
& Brown Paper Tickets:
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SHOW TICKETS - $8-$15 (youth & students); $15-30 (adults)
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SHOW TICKETS - $10-20 (youth & students); $20-40 (adults)
*** Roscito's Tamalitos will be selling vegan tamalitos***
206 ZULU NATION
BROWN PAPER TICKETS
HEALTH EDUCATION YOUTH OUTREACH (HEYO!)
JEWISH VOICE FOR PEACE SEATTLE
LADIES FIRST COLLECTIVE
MEDIA ACTION GRASSROOTS NETWORK (MAGNet)
PINAY SA SEATTLE (GABRIELA-USA)
QUEER SOCIAL CLUB
QUEER YOUTH SPACE
SEATTLE GAY NEWS
SOCIAL HEARTISTRY EDUCATORS (S.H.E.)
THE NAKED TRUTH ON STEREOTYPES
THE NORTHWEST NETWORK FOR LGBTQ SURVIVORS OF ABUSE
THE SEATTLE GLOBALIST
WOMEN WHO ROCK COMMUNITY
ZENYU HEALING CENTER
& anonymous funders
(to table at event or be a sponsor and be involved please contact us)
Washington Hall is a historic building in repair and renovation, there is no elevator. Elevator is being built in the future and is part of the renovation process. There are two flights of stairs. For those that need assistance up the stairs, there will be volunteers on site to assist, please call the info line when you arrive. There are ways to get into the space that we can strategize around. The bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. There will be gender neutral bathrooms designated on the second floor. For those that have multiple chemical sensitivities, the ceilings are high and there will be a designated scent free area close to the stage. If you require ASL interpretation, please contact us by Tuesday, November 27th . We apologize for the inconvenience as we attempt to makes shows and building more accessible to all people. If we can support people in other ways to make this space accessible, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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Twitter: hashtag #OuterSpacesSeattle
FOR MORE INFORMATION
About Seattle Show, to schedule a workshop, or to SPONSOR:
Luzviminda "Lulu" Carpenter | 425-224-6511 | firstname.lastname@example.org
About tour or booking a show in another city:
OuterSpaces: Power in the Margins
OuterSpaces is a visionary force of emcees and hip-hop poets representing the strength in marginalized identities. Featuring the spitfire wordplay of Invincible (Detroit), the soul-stirring spoken word of Climbing PoeTree (Brooklyn), and the irrepressible flow and flavor of Las Krudas (Havana), this international, bilingual, pansexual, polyracial, multi-media, cross-genre collaboration of artists nurtures parallel universes where our visions for planetary transformation become possible.
Everywhere in nature, the strongest, rarest and most uniquely evolved species thrive in the margins; in the outer spaces. The natural environment shows us that in the borders between ocean and shore, wetlands and forest, is where new life begins. OuterSpaces is a brigade of shape-shifting, gender-bending artists and activists who refuse to deny any aspects of their dynamic identities, seeking to explore the crossroads of these margins where new ideas emerge and grow.
The OuterSpaces tour will present multi-dimensional performances, interactive workshops and dialogues addressing some of the most pressing social justice issues of our times. Bridging the gap between the personal and political, OuterSpaces aims to inspire audiences and participants to free their imaginations and become agents for the change the world thirsts for. Their art is a space craft breaking through to uncharted territories in our planet's capacity to come into balance, and illuminating the borderlands where we can bring our whole complex selves.
More than a performance, OuterSpaces is an experience. Audiences will step into a parallel universe where possibilities are endless. Invincible's impeccable lyricism decodes complex truths of power and politics, and the science of social change. Climbing PoeTree's compelling cadence stretches the mind and expands the heart on the edge of outrage and inspiration. And Las Krudas twist fierce feminist hip hop and afro-cuban flavors to uplift a message that makes movement irresistible. Accompanying the wordplay of these 5 dynamic performers is stunning video projection, beat boxing (human breath pounding out rhythms on mics, pan flutes, and bottles), hand-made music boxes, and cutting edge instrumentation. In every tour stop, the artists create intentional spaces that not only lift consciousness around social and political issues, but also expand audiences' capacity to imagine another world.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
It is truly rare to find an artist like Invincible. Her spitfire wordplay has gotten her acclaim from Hip Hop fans all across the world, while her active involvement in progressive social change has taken her music beyond entertainment, and towards actualizing the change she wishes to see. The Detroit based Hip-Hop artist and activist began penning lyrics at the age of nine, shortly after learning English by memorizing her favorite songs. She founded her own label and media company EMERGENCE, through which she released her critically acclaimed debut album ShapeShifters in 2008. Invincible has also produced several award winning videos, and directed The Revival short documentary series about women in hip-hop. She teamed up with longtime producer Waajeed in 2010 to release a limited edition 7" single "Detroit Summer/Emergence". Invincible + Waajeed's upcoming collaborative project will illuminate the connections between complex science, social movements, and Hip-Hop. Invincible is a fellow of Kresge Arts in Detroit, and the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for Women and Gender in the Arts and Media.
Climbing PoeTree is the combined force of two boundary-breaking soul-sisters who have sharpened their art as a tool for popular education, community organizing, and personal transformation. With roots in Haiti and Colombia, Alixa and Naima reside in Brooklyn and track footprints across the country and globe on a mission to overcome destruction with creativity. In fifteen self-organized independent tours over 9 years, Climbing PoeTree has blazed stages from Oakland to Atlanta, South Africa to Cuba with power houses such as Erykah Badu, Alicia Keys, Danny Glover, Angela Davis, Alice Walker, Sonia Sanchez, The Last Poet, and Dead Prez. They have led workshops in institutions from Cornell University to Rikers Island Prison, and have toured over 11,000 miles on a bus converted to run on recycled vegetable oil bringing their soul-stirring performances to thousands of people across the nation. Climbing PoeTree interweaves spoken word, video, sound collage, and award winning theater to expose injustice, heal from violence, and make a better future visible, immediate, and irresistible.
Odaymara Cuesta and Olivia Prendes are Cuban Hip Hop emcees, independent musicians, poets, and theater performers representing the activism of womyn, immigrants, and queer people of color as a central part of world change. Both born and raised in Cuba, they choose art as a weapon to fight for their rights, for balance, and for justice against oppression. Formed in 1999, Las Krudas has earned international acclaim performing, recording, facilitating workshops, and touring in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean, bringing Cubensi hip hop, dance hall, cumbia, old and new school beats from around the world laced with their extraordinary Afro-Caribbean rebel lyrics and indomitable voices to empower communities. Las Krudas have performed in spaces such as Michigan Womyn's Music Festival (2011-2012), Antimili Sonoro Festival (Medellin, Colombia 2011), XI Encuentro Feminista Latinoamercano y del Caribe (Mexico City 2009), Festival Internacional de Hip Hop Cubano (La Habana, Cuba 1998-2004), House of Blue Theatre (Chicago), and S.O.B.s (New York City), collaborating and performing alongside the likes of Sekou Sundiata, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Susana Baca, Quilombo, and many more.
WASHINGTON HALL (View)
153 14TH AVENUE
SEATTLE, WA 98122
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|