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From Langstons dreams deferred, to La Bentleys gender bending Blues, we celebrate traditions of dissent and Queer Black legacies. Join us as we reclaim history and the urgency of our voices.
International Blues star Earl Thomas
2012 Blues Music Awardee Sista Monica
Queer Black Mobile Homecoming co-founder, Alexis Pauline Gumbs
Drag King of the Blues & Queer Rebels Artistic Director, TuffNStuff
Cave Canem fellow and writer/musician/filmmaker Kevin Simmonds
Smart, scrappy Black Girl Dangerous founder, Mia McKenzie
Best Hyper literate Busking Outfit (SF Weekly), Khalil Sullivan & MAD NOISE
Afrocentric feminist storytellers Griot Noir (Jessica Jordan and JDX)
Ironing Board Collective writer Carrie Leilam Love
Filmmaker and Luna Sea founder Crystal Mason
Award-winning poet/dancer/writer Kebo Drew
VONA fellow & poetic visionary, Indira Allegra
Youth Speaks champion Joshua Merchant
Punk rock dancer Brontez Purnell
Feminist fabulist Alicia Kester
Visual alchemist Adee Roberson
Arts entrepreneur Anthony Julius Williams
Burlesques Basquiat, Dorian Faust
Afrofuturist healer, Elitrea Frye
and last but not least, big, bold and beautiful treasure,
The Lady Ms. Vagina Jenkins.
WHEN: Thurs, Fri, Sat - June 28, 29 & 30
WHERE: AAACC, 762 Fulton (at Webster), SF 94102
DOORS: at 7pm; show at 8pm. Adult content.
TICKETS: $15 -$25 https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/246312
ASL INTERPRETATION ON THURS, JUNE 28.
AAACC is wheelchair accessible. Please refrain from wearing scented products (lotions, perfume/cologne, hair products, laundry detergent).
Counselors from local anti-violence agencies will available during the performance. More details forthcoming.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
http://www.queerrebels.com/gallery/ - see the 2011 trailer!
http://www.queerrebels.com/calendar/ - more about the artists!
ABOUT QUEER REBEL PRODUCTIONS: QRP is led by and dedicated to showcasing the work of Queer Artists of Color. Our vision honors artistic heritage past, present, and future. KB Boyce and Celeste Chan, Directors
ABOUT QUEER CULTURAL CENTER AND THE NATIONAL QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL: QCC stages an annual month-long multidisciplinary National Queer Arts Festival (NQAF), documents significant Bay Area Queer arts events on our Website, provides fundraising and other technical assistance services to emerging culturally-specific and gender-specific Queer arts groups, and conducts Creating Queer Community, a program that to date has commissioned more than 60 San Francisco-based artists to create new work.
BE SURE TO CHECK OUT OTHER NQAF 2012 EVENTS!
photo: MA Brooks at Queer Rebels of the Harlem Renaissance 2011
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