Trade/itions: Trans-Atlantic Orisha Sacred Traditions

  • City College for The Arts 138 Convent Avenue New York, NY, 10031 United States

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Trade/itions: Trans-Atlantic Orisha Sacred Traditions

Trade/itions is a two-day symposium event which will explore the points of Orisha intersections through an artistic, activist, and 21st Century lens. Principal demonstrations and social impacts of these global traditions will be shown – through music, dance, panel-dialogue sessions, altar installations, and through the moving image.  Programs and activities have been carefully curated to include expressions and holders of these traditions from throughout the Americas: Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, and the United States.

Performers will include: Baba Neil Clarke with Iyesá Drum Ensemble, & featured Akpon, Amma McKen; Master Cuban Percussionist, Roman Diaz & Ensemble, and from Trinidad, Something Positive. Celebrating the 35th anniversary of his iconic work, FLASH OF THE SPIRIT, Saturday opens with a special Dialogue-Conversation with Dr. Robert Thompson.
 


Also, NYC Film Premiere of

Yemanja: Wisdom from the African Heart of Brazil

(www.yemanjathefilm.com)

Narrated by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker

Yemanjá Wisdom from the African Heart of Brazil, is a documentary film about the Candomblé spiritual tradition in Bahia, Brazil, a vibrant African-derived culture which evolved from slavery's brutal past. Elder women leaders tell stories of Candomblé's history, social challenges and triumphs, grounded in strong community, and Earth-based wisdom and practice.

 

||SYMPOSIUM DATES:

Feb 27th, 2016 | 1:00pm - 8:30pm

Feb 28th, 2016 | 1:00pm - 5:30pm

 

||WHERE:  City College Center for the Arts-City College of New York (Formerly known as Aaron Davis Hall) | 138 Convent Avenue Btw. W 133rd and 135th Streets, New York, NY 10027

 

||ADMISSION: To purchase tickets, visit www.tradeitions.eventbrite.com

Students and seniors 60 and older, can pay admission at box office and receive 10% off when they present a valid ID.


 

SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM TICKET PACKAGES

 

SATURDAY PACKAGE |  $40

This ticket package includes access to all events in the Saturday’s program.

SUNDAY PACKAGE | $45

This ticket package includes access to all the events in Sunday’s program.

TOTAL WEEKEND PACKAGE | $75

This ticket package includes access to all the events in the 2-days program.

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TOTAL WEEKEND PACKAGE SPECIAL OFFER

This ticket package includes access to all the events in the 2-days program. 

Offer valid until February 20th, 2016.

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Students and seniors 60 and older, can pay admission at box office and receive 10% off when they present a valid ID.

 

For more information about the program, visit

 www.cccadi.org/tradeitions



PROGRAM


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH

1:00pm- 3:00pm | Film Screening Premiere: Yemanja: Wisdom from the African Heart of Brazil with Post - film screen panel. Moderated by Angela Fontanez. Panelists include: Donna Roberts, Paulo Bispo, Amma McKen, and Dr. Cheryl Sterling.

4:00pm-5:30pm | Roundtable Discussion: NextGen: Legacy, and Living in Orisha. Moderated by Dowoti Desir. Panelists include: Marinieves Alba, Ayanda Clarke, Danny Rodriguez, and Funlayo E. Wood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27th

1:00-2:30pm | Dialectical Dialogues & Kongo Konversations: Honoring the 35th Anniversary of Flash of the Spirit with Dr. Robert Farris Thompson.

3:00-4:00pm | CCCADI Special Tribute: Honoring  Iyalorisha Lourdes Lopez, Iyalorisha Amma McKen, Babalorisha John Mason, and Dr. Robert Farris Thompson.

4:30 - 6:00pm | Panel: Orisha as Activist: Recharging Our Purpose, Utilizing Our Power. Moderated by Elizabeth Yeampierre. Panelists include: Karla N. Moore, Alex LaSalle, Lumumba Bandele, and Dr. Sheriden Booker.

7:30pm-9:00pm | Evening Performance: Trade/itions: In Honor of Our Orishas with Baba Neil Clarke with Iyesá Drum ensemble, & featured Akpon, Amma McKen; Master Cuban Percussionist, Roman Diaz & Ensemble, and from Trinidad, Something Positive.

 


Trade/itions: Trans-Atlantic Orisha Sacred Traditions Symposium is made possible with the generous support of: National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito and Ford Foundation