Connecting the dots between modern day rock, gospel, blues and original African rhythms, Tamar-kali’s Demon Fruit Blues is a multidisciplinary work that explores and interrogates gender binaries, patriarchy and womanhood by examining the origins of misogyny. Through the use of music and movement by the Ase Dance Theatre Collective, Demon Fruit Blues interrogates the ‘curse of womanhood’ in Judeo-Christian ideology and how this perception of the female body reverberates in modern day western society, in an effort to heal a culture of “unspoken” influences that psychically severs the ties between history and culture. This work-in-progress showing will be preceded by the screening of a short film and followed by a panel discussion with Tamar-kali, Director Ashley Brockington, Adia Whitaker and Feminista Jones. The conversation will be moderated by Shani Jamila.
Wednesday, February 22 , 7:30PM