Aligned with Black History Month and the 50th Anniversary of Sir George William's AFfair, EAHR | Media is hosting a panel with Naomi Bragin, d. Sabela Grimes, and Nantali Indongo, that is moderated by Yassin Alsalman.
Thursday, January 31, 2019, 6-8 PM
H-110, 1455 De Maisonneuve O.
d. Sabela grimes
University of Southern California, Glorya Kaufman School of Dance
Grimes is a 2014 United States Artists Rockefeller Fellow, a choreographer, writer, composer, and educator whose interdisciplinary performance work and pedagogical approach reveal a vested interest in the physical and meta-physical efficacies of Afro-Diasporic cultural practices. Grimes is considered one of the most imaginative and innovative artists in his field. His projects consider invisibilized histories and grapple with constructed notions of masculinity and manhood while conceiving a womynist consciousness.
University of Washington | Bothell
Bragin’s research studies the ethnographic cultural history of emergent hip hop dance in 1960s and 70s California. Streetdance refers to movement practices of youth who were rarely seen as legitimate dancers or allowed access to formal dance studios, and she links that displacement from the studio and aesthetic experimentation to explore how blackness informs and affirms Streetdance study. She combines oral history and performance ethnography with critical black theory, drawing on her experiences as a Streetdance student, teacher, and choreographer.
CBC, Nomadic Massive
Nantali Indongo is the host of CBC Montreal’s provincial arts and culture program, The Bridge, Saturdays on CBC Radio One and arts contributor for CBC Montreal. She’s also member of Nomadic Massive, a multilingual hip hop group based in Montreal. A graduate of University of Ottawa and Humber College, Nantali has shared her knowledge of music and culture as a community educator and public speaker.
Yassin Alsalman a.k.a. Narcy
Yassin ‘Narcy’ Alsalman, formerly known as the Narcicyst, is a musician, actor, professor and multi media artist based out of Montreal, Canada. Being a pioneer of the Arab Hip-Hop movement through his Iraqi trio Euphrates in the early 2000s, Alsalman was a seminal member of a growing voice in the public sphere. Currently teaching one of Canada’s only Hip-Hop courses at Concordia University in Montreal, his ethos has been to blend performance with education, media with literacy and creativity with cultural heritage. He is also currently heading an international body of artists WeAreTheMedium, a family of independent creatives that come together for curation, performance, consultation and product based creation.
This event is supported by parainstitutional pedagogies, FFAR, and the Departments of Art History and Contemporary Dance within the Faculty of Fine Arts, the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and LePARC/Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture & Technology, Concordia University.