Join us for the first of two nights of beats and biographies around the importance of immigration and the struggle for equity and rights within the American Dream. An interactive public “Street Studio” on October 10th at Eddie’s Place African Market with DREAMers Juan Carlos Romero, Omar Vidal, Mouhamed Kaba, Sharna McKenzie; cultural anchor and owner of Eddie’s Place African Market, Esther Goldberg; and artist mentor collective Found Sound Nation and OneBeat 2018 Artists.
Street Studio/ October 10th:
Location: Eddie’s Place African Market
5 E 167th St, Bronx, NY 10452
The Following night, October 11th, the OneBeat Global Music Fellowship and DREAMers will collaboratively tell their stories at The Bronx Museum of the Arts featuring musicians Aditya Alamuru, Margaryta Kulichova, Younes Kati, Akinyemi, Luciane Domingues, Andrès Torrens, Salma Solten and Zsolt Istvan Bartek.
THE BRONX SPEAKS: DREAMERS gives voice to the future of our country: students, activists, community builders and artists who are the (un)documented “Dreamers” along with the local immigrant-based businesses that are founded and run by our community leaders. Our “Cultural Anchors” that keep culture, diversity and equity thriving in our neighborhoods. Together, they tell their stories that describe the crucial role of immigration in US culture and society, across multiple artistic platforms such as poetry, spoken word, visual art, movement, dance, music, song, writing, and video.
The goals of this intergenerational program are to foster community building, to underscore the critical cultural and socio-economic importance of immigration as well to to support CUNY Dreamers / the Dream Act, undocumented Bronxites, Bronx-based, local businesses as well as artists. Bronx Speaks: Dreamers aims to preserve and sustain immigrant cultural community anchors, support local artists and give voice to the views and experiences of local Bronxites.