Sat, Jul 16|
Town Plaza Park Los Gatos
Drums in the Park
A drumming and talking exchange bringing together unheard voices from local communities - from guest speakers Ann Jealous & Caroline Haskell of the book Combined Destinies to West African, African-American, Yoruba and Vietnamese American performances.
Time & Location
Jul 16, 2022, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Town Plaza Park Los Gatos, Montebello Way, Los Gatos, CA 95030, USA
About the Event
To celebrate and promote HUEman kinship and kindness in the diverse communities of Los Gatos and San Jose, AWỌ is pleased to present HUEmanity Salon Series, a three-day drumming and talking exchange bringing together unheard voices from local communities to unpack the different shades of our shared HUEmanity, and featuring a rich tapestry of African, African-American and immigrant storytelling artists.
On July 16, our HUEmanity Salon 1 will feature guest speakers Ann Jealous and Caroline Haskell, co-authors of Combined Destinies, with performances by Filipina singer Joey Mendoza, storyteller and dancer NKan, Guinean drummer Mohamed Bangoura, peace dancer Khalilah & College of Adaptive Arts, Tabia African-American Theatre Ensemble, and solo performances by Vietnamese American multidisciplinary social practice artist Quynh-Mai Nguyen, West African Griot Storyteller Mandjou Kone, spoken word artist Venus Jones, and Yoruba Storyteller Oluwaseunfunmi Turner, and close with a musical celebration by the pan-African Afrobeat, Soukous, Highlife band Alayo.
Drums in the Park Performances & PresentationsMain Stage
Yoruba Drum Making: A Short Film ScreeningNUMU. 106 East Main Street