Date & Time
Friday, May 19, 2017
Off Campus (see description)
free and open to the public
Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture (CSRPC)
Join Arts + Public Life / Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture 2016-17 Artist-in-Residence, Yaw Agyeman, at the Currency Exchange Café for a send-off into the weekend. Each session will feature an accompanying musician. Drink specials will be available from the Café.
YAW has performed on both the theatrical and musical stage. He has toured in the play Red, Black and Green: a blues (MAPP) and performed in the world premiere of the musical, "Mister Chickee's Funny Money" (Chicago Children's Theater). The play features music from the Motown Great, Lamont Dozier. He has been featured on VH1's "Soul Cities", a show produced by Nelson George that showcases singers in cities all over the country, as well as on the Africa Channel's, "Soundtracks at Red Kiva", a program that focuses on artists of African descent. Currently, he is a member of the artistic collaboration, "Black Monks of Mississippi", headed by the dynamic and prolific, Theaster Gates.
Currency Exchange Café
305 E Garfield Blvd
The Artists-in-Residence program, managed by Arts + Public Life and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture, is supported in part by a grant from The Joyce Foundation.