Ronaldo V. Wilson, Club Chai: Live Musical Performance
A diverse selection of Bay Area musicians activate Recapturing Memories of the Black Ark
Thursday, April 20, 2017, 7:00 PM
$10-$20 sliding scale at door
Ronaldo V. Wilson, PhD, is the author of Narrative of the Life of the Brown Boy and the White Man (University of Pittsburgh, 2008), winner of the 2007 Cave Canem Prize, Poems of the Black Object (Futurepoem Books, 2009), winner of the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry and the Asian American Literary Award in Poetry in 2010. His latest books are Farther Traveler: Poetry, Prose, Other (Counterpath Press, 2015) and Lucy 72 (1913 Press, 2016). Co-founder of the Black Took Collective, Wilson is Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
DJs 8ulentina and Foozool (Club Chai) showcase diasporic narratives, women and trans artists, DJs and producers and spin multifaceted mixes that combine international club genres, hip-hop, and strains of various types of traditional Middle Eastern music that allude to their respective Armenian and Turkish heritages. Club Chai released its first compilation, CLUB CHAI VOL. 1, in January 2017.
See the full schedule of Black Ark performers below. Performances on Opening Night and scheduled Thursdays and Saturdays through April.
In addition to an artist stipend in accordance with WAGE standards, the performers will receive 50% of the proceeds from admissions.