ISUSU · Black to the Future · Opening Party

Starts 17/08/2019
Ends 18/08/2019

21:00 - 2:00

Exerzierstr. 14, 13357 Berlin

Admission is free - donations are encouraged

** This event is part of ISUSU Pan-African Festival 2019 · Black to the Future **

‘ISUSU’ means ‘us’ in Shona. This festival aims to bring us together as Africans* (diaspora) to celebrate ourselves while shedding lights on an intersectional, sustainable and queer Africa. ✨

► BLACK TO THE FUTURE · OPENING PARTY ✨
Afrofuturism themed Party · Live Music

SAT, Aug 17th, 2019 ✨
Start: 21:00 h

To launch our first edition of ISUSU Pan African festival, we start the ignition with an Afrofuturistic weekender. Expect cinematically-charged music, visual art, performances, Afrofuturistic and Afropresent short films, an open celebration of fashion as a medium for storytelling and a heart-warming African pop-up brunch. On our trip to black the future, we will host workshops by keynote speakers. ✨

Come and celebrate the opening PARTY of the ISUSU Pan-African festival in an Afrofuturistic style! Wear your best Afrofuturistic outfits and be ready to enjoy amazing performances and to dance the night away! ✨

The evening will kick off the evening with a screening of Cecilia C. Peters afroturistic film ‘Roxe 15’ and thereafter talented artists will perform and play for us. You don’t want to miss this amazing ** Black to the Future ** afro-futurism themed party.

► FEATURING

· ROXË15 · A FILM BY CELIA C. PETERS ·

Roxë15 is a next-generation science fiction short film that gives this genre a new face, a new voice and a new view of technology.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/70871436

· Adelle Nqeto (South African/Folk/ Pop)·

Adelle Nqeto’s music stems from a introverted, curious, observer-heart, with a passion for melody as well as story-telling. Authenticity is an integral part of Adelle’s music, as she wears her heart on her sleeve, weaving melodies and lyrics to lure the listener in to sit and ponder on everyday life. Rooted in African folk, as well as exploring Jazz, Indie and Pop sensibilities, she hopes to reveal the reality of simply being human, and remind herself, and you- how enough, and perhaps even beautiful that really is.

· Gotopo (Native Pop/AfroPop-Rock) ·

Black to the future? For singer-songwriter GOTOPO it means digging deep towards your oldest source with modern non-traditional resources; She calls it Ancestral Pop. She sang with the Afrovenezuelan Orchestra and was the Lead vocalist of the Musical-Dance original “Mestiza”, bringing together on stage the sounds of her African-Native American mixed ancestry.
GOTOPO, a Berlin made shortfilm moves currently around the indie film scene. GOTOPO is working on her 1st EP to be released in Winter 2019 and the 1st single “Malembe” comes out October 12th.

· Ayanda Mayeza ·

► FEATURING VISUAL ART BY

· Thierno Diallo · WearFula
· Tewa Barnosa ·
· M. Tidou – Photographer ·
· Selflovetribute ·

► DONATIONS

This event is free to attend and open to all – donations are strongly recommended, as all proceeds will be going towards the artists and speakers.

LOCATION ·
be’kech [anticafé · coworking space · bar] Exerzierstr. 14
13357 Berlin- Wedding
(U8 + U9/ Pankstr., Osloer Str.)

· HOUSE RULES ·

We have no place for sexism, queerphobia, transphobia, any form of racism or discrimination such as anti-Muslim and anti-Jewish racism, and any sort of violent or aggressive behaviour. be’kech is a safe space for all, an open forum for dialogue, criticism and a place where we stand up for each other. If someone/something is bothering you, please approach a member of staff who are here to help!

· ACCESSIBILITY ·

There are three steps to enter be’kech and the bathrooms are on the lower level. Regrettably, the bathrooms are inaccessible for wheelchair users due to the design of the building.

Whilst the bathrooms are gendered by law, we encourage guests to use whichever facilities they identify with. Bathroom policing will not be tolerated.

· LINKS ·

https://www.facebook.com/bekech.berlin/
https://www.facebook.com/adelle.nqeto/
http://www.godspeedscifimovie.com/
https://vimeo.com/70871436
https://www.instagram.com/_gotopo_/

✏ For media and press inquiries, please contact us at hello@bekech.com (DE/EN/FR)

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