ISUSU · Closing Party

Starts 24/08/2019
Ends 25/08/2019

21:00 - 4:00

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. ✨

► ISUSU · Closing Party · hosted by Adrian Blount ✨
· Live Music, Poetry, Spoken Word & DJs

SAT, Aug 24th, 2019
Start: 21:00 h

Come and celebrate the closing of the first edition of the ISUSU Pan-African Festival ✨ Expect a ground-shaking performances from some of Berlin’s most talented artists – Adrian Blount, Mr. Manic, Mandla Ndubiwa and Cassiane Law. The party will go on with great music from the amazing DJ Pam Bam and Jas from the No Shade Collective. You don’t want to miss it! See you there


· Adrian Blount (House of Living Colors) ·

Adrian is a movement and theatre artist based in Berlin. They hold a BA in Theatre Arts from San Francisco State University and have worked in performance art mediums all over the world. Amongst theatre, they have taught anti racist and collective healing workshops with the f_antifa Kongress and Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, co created the theatre collective- Blackism, performed at beloved Berlin theaters including Volksbühne, Künste-Werke Biennale, Sophiensaele, English Theatre Berlin, and Saavy Contemporary. Adrian also founded the drag/performance art collective House of Living Colors. They’ve also spoken on panels for Dice Festival and the Neues Deutches Congress. Adrian’s performance work is focused in non western/pre colonial ritual, intersectionality and activism.

· Mr. Manic (House of Living Colors) ·

Mr. Manic (she/they/them/it) is a nonbinary identifying rapper, producer, DJ and performance artist from Philadelphia, currently based in Berlin. They are known for their work with the drag Houses of Presents and of Living Colors, as well as their ecclectice DJ sets and colorful, energetic live performances. They released their new album MKULTRAVIOLET earlier this year.

· Cassianne Law ·

Cassianne Law, was born Cassianne Lawrence in Kingston Jamaica and grew up in the Cayman Islands. She is the Author of the children’s book series Afro Kid, of which only one book is published at the moment. I addition, Cassianne is the curator, creator, director and host of the YouTube channel Tones of Melanin wherein Colloquialism of the Black Woman and Man series lies amongst other things.

· Mandhla ·

Mandhla. is a 22 year old trans-feminine gender non-comforming body from Zimbabwe, Africa. As a current resident in Cologne, she brings a blend of experimental R&B and Soul music intertwined with visual projections and performative dancing. Her music speaks of the daily trials that Trans*, enby and femme* immigrant bodies experience daily with love, identity, sex and acceptance. A strong lover of fashion, the art of voguing and music, she promises to bring to you an experience that takes you to a world of beauty and divine epiphanies through fierce queer representation and black femme power.


· DJ Auco (No Shade) ·

Affiliate of Berlin’s No Shade Collective, Auco is known for their obsessive exploration into the craft of DJing. Their signature style combines daring and complex blends with a gritty sound palette, which originally encompassed new gen and deconstructed club tracks, but has since grown to incorporate newly-evolved genres as Gqom, Jersey club, as well as old-school Jungle, Garage, and Ragga. Protean as ever, their selection pays tribute to their South London roots while also activating a nexus between the robust histories and global milieus of underground clubbing culture. Auco is a member of the No Shade collective, a Berlin based DJ mentoring programme for femme/trans/non-binary beginner DJs. They are also the founder of the Infinite Quest, a party series focusing on B2Bs as a method of hybridizing sets, exchanging skills, and uniting the local club scene. In the past, they have played events hosted by Red Bull, Boiler Room, and Bread & Butter Festival.


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.

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