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$10 Sci Fi Film Festival
$30 Combo tickets
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Current composer in residence for the Philadelphia Orchestra; Hannibal Lokumbe is a world-renowned artist, jazz trumpeter and composer. His work, African Portraits premiered at Carnegie Hall and has been performed over 55 times by major orchestras.
Lokumbe will be performing excerpts from his current work, The Resurrection And The Crucifixion A piece, which Hannibal drew inspiration for while sleeping in the basement of the Israel A.M.E. Church in Albany...where Harriet Tubman was known to have slept during her travels on the Underground Railroad. (Show time 2:35)
Taína Asili is a Puerto Rican activist, singer, songwriter and bandleader combining powerful vocals with an energetic fusion of Afro-Latin, reggae and rock. Her music offers a sound that spans continents, exuding strength of Spirit, inspiring audiences to dance to the rhythm of rebellion. (Show time 1:20)
Super Jermaine, your host for the evening, is an entertainer birthed in 2018. The alter-ego or enhanced version of veteran performer Jermaine Wells. This showman is a Singer/Rapper and visionary. An entertainer of all sorts, he is ready to get you to join the movement of this self-contained performer. Prepare to be moved as this Super Hero aims to connect with you through his music and performance. Super Jermaine Entertainment is a movement with a motto of “Creativity for All the People.”
(Show time 1:00)
Diata Diata International Folkloric Theatre was founded to preserve the ways of ancestral heritage through performance, celebrating the joy of music, songs, storytelling and dance. Known for its percussion ensemble, this family-based group uses traditional music, song, dance and folklife stories to promote a message of humility, community, and harmony. Diata Diata will perform with the Umoja Dancers.
(Show time 6:30)
Lady Moon & The Eclipse is a journey to the cosmic soul. Through soaring vocal textures and R&B/afrobeat-influenced rhythms, they create inspirational music that explore the cosmic soul; a journey to become one's best self. Lady Moon carries the essence of the Moon, delivering a message of love, peace, and light, while the musicians serve as the Sun shining light upon her. The audience represents the Earth, also known as the Star People of Earth, completing the metaphorical eclipse. With a marked emphasis on inclusivity and spiritual unity, Lady Moon & The Eclipse explore positive music through the live experience to grow and make a difference in themselves and in the world. (Show time 7:30)
Signed to Jay-Z’s entertainment brand, ROC NATION, Young Paris was Born to Congolese parents in France and raised in New York. YP totes an origin story that blends cultures from 3 corners of the world, fusing traditional Afro-culture with high fashion creative style in his visionary approach to music and fashion. Through his work as an artistic director, music producer, and song writer, Young Paris has taken the media world by storm, featuring in Billboard, Complex, The Fader, REVOLT, BET, Vice, and XXL Mag, while his impact on the fashion world has captured the attention of VOGUE, WWD, NY Mag, Harpers Bazaar, Coveteur, Essence & VMAN. (Show time 8:30)
From its inception in California in 1974 to its highly acclaimed critical success at Joseph Papp's Public Theater and on Broadway, the Obie Award-winning for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf has excited, inspired, and transformed audiences all over the country. Passionate and fearless, Shange's words reveal what it is to be of color and female in the twentieth century.
LaSone Garland-Bryan is a graduate of Russel Sage College and native of Albany NY, She Attended Emerson college school of theatrical studies and Mass communications. TV and Radio in Boston Massachusetts. She directed the following plays from 1070-1981 in the inner-city school district of Boston and Roxbury Mass: “For Colored Girls who have considered suicide when the Rainbow was Enuf”, “A Wine in the Wilderness” “A Day of Absence”. Other theatrical performances include “Dance and Dreams” for Emerson College LaSone also showcased the talents of many youth from1988-1992 while serving as executive Director of the Albany Girls Club Inc. She is presently pursuing her Masters of Art Degree in community psychology and Counseling Her motto is reach for the Moon – If you grasp a Star hold on and let your light shine through.
The Brother is an alien who has crash-landed on Earth, in New York City. While mute, strongly empathic, and able to fix things, he resembles a Black man with strange feet. His attempt to make a place for himself in Harlem is an allegory for the immigrant experience in the United States. Meanwhile, two bounty hunters from the brothers home planet arrive and try to capture him.
Attack the Block’ is a fast, funny, frightening action adventure movie that pits a teen gang against an invasion of savage alien monsters. It turns a London housing project into a sci-fi playground. A tower block into a fortress under siege. And teenage street kids into heroes. It’s inner city versus outer space.
When Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), a young African-American man, visits his white girl friend’s (Allison Williams) Family estate, he becomes ensnared in the more sinister real reason for the invitation. At first Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship but as their weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could never have imagined. This speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious the series and The Gift) and the Mind of Jordan Peele (Key and Peele) is equal parts gripping thriller and provocative commentary.
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