The Black Banjo Reclamation Project is a vehicle to return instruments of African origin to the descendants of their original makers. Our theory of change is tied directly to re-appropriating our own culture by receiving banjos in the form of reparations and over time, gaining skills that will advance individuals and communities for generations to come. This includes ancestral survival and land based skills including fostering the trade of instrument building and repair. We are pursuing ancestral healing and envision a world where the act of remembering gives us the power to shape our world.
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Created & Performed by: Hannah Mayree and Nia-Amina Minor
Presented in association with: The Black Banjo Reclamation Project
August 10th, 7pm - 8pm
Free and All Ages
Hannah Mayree is a creative facilitator and musician who's work and art lends itself as a tool for redesigning and reconnecting to our roots as humans on this planet. A banjoist, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Hannah founded the Black Banjo Reclamation Project and is currently existing in Oakland and throughout the west coast territories.
Nia-Amina Minor is a movement-based artist and dance educator from South Central Los Angeles who holds a BA from Stanford University and a MFA in Dance from the University of California, Irvine. Her work converses with black realities and investigates the intersections of physical movement, memory, and rhythm. Nia-Amina is a co-founder of No)one Art House, a multi-disciplinary collective based in Los Angeles. Currently, she is a Company Artist at Spectrum Dance Theater under the direction of Donald Byrd, where she also holds the position of Community Engagement Artist Liaison.