Come witness as Black women share their words, stories, and creative talents to show the diversity of Blackness. Negra, negra, negra soy (“Black, Black, I am a Black woman”) is a community performance created by the afrofeminist arts collective, Kukily, that creates interdisciplinary work in performance, installation, audiovisual and community-based projects. The US premiere of this project (first conducted in Argentina) is being directed by Connecticut artist and co-founder of Kukily, Colleen Ndemeh Fitzgerald.
Colleen shares, “The creative process of ‘Negra, negra, negra soy’ creates space for participants to get to know each other, for the audience to get to know them, and for bridges to be constructed between individuals and communities. I also think this project is very important now because people of African descent have been disproportionately affected by the ongoing pandemic. Creating art together is healing, especially art that uplifts the voices of Black women and folks of diverse gender expressions.”
Kukily emphasizes choosing performer-collaborators of different ages, nationalities, ethnic backgrounds, skin tones, languages, hair textures, professions, religions, generating essential conversations around who we are and how we create networks of solidarity within our communities.
The event will take place on August 20th at Kamora’s Cultural Corner at 75 Sterling St., Hartford, CT. The event will include the Black Art Heals Bazaar with local vendors starting at 4pm, and the performance will begin by 5pm. The CHS is proud to be a fiscal sponsor for this event. For more information about the event and to reserve a “pay as you can” ticket, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/negra-negra-negra-soy-community-performance-event-tickets-387610081187