30 Mar Poesía LIVE with Rachel Robles presents Femme Noire Categories: Other Local Events Timelines: 1a: Upcoming Events
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Date: Saturday, April 17, 2020
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EDT
Host: Poesía LIVE with Rachel Robles
Please join Poesía LIVE for our Women’s History Month Special, “Femme Noire”.
Interviews & performances by poet, playwright, filmmaker, and actor-performer Annette Daniels Taylor; assistant professor of Theatre and Africana Studies at SUNY Buffalo State College and Director of Dance for Ujima Theatre Company Naila Ansari; artist, activist, actress, musician & educator, Dayatra Amber; and fine arts photographer Alana Adetola Fajemisin!
A $5.00 donation is suggested to help pay the performers.
More about the artists:
Alana Adetola Fajemisin is a fine art painter & photographer based in Buffalo, New York. Alana’s work straddles the fine line between editorial-style photography and fine-art painting & photography. Her persistent craving for exploring new image-making techniques, coupled with her passion for making real life connections with her subjects, create images that allow the viewer to look beyond the photograph, and into her refreshing world view. Fajemisin is an active participant in the Western New York arts community. Having developed & organized local photography arts programming for a number of years, Alana continues to share her love of photography with Buffalo’s local organizations; from photographing local events & fundraisers, to documenting community-based arts projects.
Naila Ansari is an Assistant Professor in Theatre and Africana Studies at SUNY Buffalo State College and Director of Dance for Ujima Company, Inc. Ansari has merged artistry and scholarship to build and create works through community and collaborative processes that facilitate conversations on race and Black dance performance.
Annette Daniels Taylor, an award winning author, playwright, poet, and artist-filmmaker. Her debut YA novel, Dreams on Fire (October 2018) with West 44 books is an poetic urban teenage journey written in verse. The author of two poetry chapbooks, Street Pharmacist and Hush now, Annette’s work explores identity, class, memory, place, and public history. Daniels Taylor is a New York State Public Humanities fellow.
Artist, Activist, Educator and Love Coach Dayatra Amber is a force of nature. She is a Buffalo NY native and has served community over the last 20 years as an actress, musician and poet who also works with community organizations such as Kwanzaa and Juneteenth Festival. Dayatra Amber holds a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, she’s a military veteran and is known in her community as a holistic healer and Community Health Worker.