The Queens' Stroll returns to U Street this year for Black President's Day. Join us as we honor the women of Kalakuta with our own tribute that will take place down the U Street corridor and end at Den of Thieves for the official Black President's Day celebrations. Click the link for details on meeting up, styling and makeup.
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The 9th Annual Black President's Day event returns October 15th. What better way to celebrate the birthday of Afrobeat icon, Fela Kuti than with a special screening of the newest documentary Finding Fela in addition to our annual interactive gathering of Afrobeat lovers and Queens. Limited discounted tickets are available for both events. Early ticket purchase is available.
The third installment of Head-Roc's series, Chocolate City Rocks, featured a production conceived and directed by our very own Risikat "Kat" Okedeyi. I Remember U was a celebration of the U Street corridor as it existed in the late 1990's. With features from of some of the era's notable artists, the show featured songs and poetry from a time where U Street was buzzing with progressive independent Black arts and culture.
In this edition of Kat's Korner, Kat shares tips on effectively navigating the barter system. What's your capital exchange rate? Not sure? Take a look at this week's post and see how best to approach a relationship built on exchange.
Check out our limited edition t-shirts in honor of our upcoming production of "I Remember U". You can pre-order your shirt today and pick up your shirt at the Kennedy Center during the show. Don't miss out, this run won't last long.
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Kat makes her directorial debut in Tamara Wellons's "Behind the Veil" video. She wrote about the experience earlier this summer, and now the finished product is ready for viewing. Take a look!
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Chocolate Ciy Rocks is a grassroots initiative started in 2010 by Vance “Head-Roc” Levy that promotes a greater public awareness and patronage of Washington DC area’s conscious and cultural artists. Next up, a double header featuring The Hung Tao Choy Mei Leadership Institute and LiL SoSo Productions.
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Kat keeps you up on the #GuinnessLiveItUp activities happening in area. Follow her on social media and/or check in frequently to this post for event postings, updates and recaps. It's all about West African music, culture and art. Live it up daily and remember #pleasedrinkresponsibly.
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Check out Kat's recent appearance on WHUT-TV's "Vocal Point". The topic was Black Music: Style, Stance & Substance where she along with John Murph and Bomani Armah discussed protest music history and current artists.
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As a guest on WHUT-TV's talk show Vocal Point, Kat shared some of her favorite DMV-based artists that reflect the style, stance and substance often felt missing in today's music. The list of featured artists can be found here. The show will air on Saturday, June 28th at 9 p.m. and re-air on Sunday, June 29th at 3 p.m. Channel 32 on most cable stations.