Ebony G. Patterson, Invisible Presence: Bling Memories, performance, April 27, 2014, Kingston, Jamaica. Courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago. Photograph: Monique Gilpin and Philip Rhoden
EN MAS’: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean
Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)
San Francisco, CA
September 20, 2017 – March 4, 2018
VIP Patron & Members Opening Reception
Tuesday, September 19, 6:00-8:00 pm
6:30 pm Opening Remarks
PERFORMANCE | Global Street Dance Masquerade
Thursday, September 21, 6:30-8:00 pm
The Global Street Dance Masquerade conceptualized by Artistic Director Rashad Pridgen is a site specific, dance ceremony, presenting thematic, socially conscious, full body masquerade suits in urban environments for diverse audiences. The Bio Spirit Safety Suit is a contemporary homage to the Orisha Omolu exploring the HIV/AIDS epidemic through movement and performance art spectacle manifest through a Pan-African full body masquerade.
Presented in conjunction with Third Thursdays in Yerba Buena. Free Admission.
Jump Up: The En Mas’ Film Series | Ó Pai, Ó!
Thursday, September 28, 6:30-9:00 pm
In conjunction with the current exhibition En Mas’: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean, Musuem of the African Diaspora (MoAD) and the SF Latino Film Festival present Jump Up: The En Mas’ Film Series, six weeks of documentaries and features portraying the magical impact of Carnival in various places in the African Diaspora (Trinidad, Brazil, Guadeloupe, New Orleans, Cape Verde and New York). Each program has a strong focus on the music, performers and the flamboyant attire so central to the celebrations including calypso and soca of Trinidad, Salvador’s blocos afros, Guadeloupe’s zouk, Mardi Gras’ Black Indian clubs, the transgender paraders on São Vicente island and Brooklyn’s Caribbean saturated Labor Day festivities.
Co-Presented by the San Francisco Latino Film Festival
Please refer to MoAD for tickets and more information about each film.
For more information visit MoAD’s website.