AFROSOLO ARTS FESTIVAL 21

July 21-October 23 2014

Jul 21-
Black Voices Sneak Preview


Aug 2-
Free Outdoor Concert in Yerba Buena Gardens

Aug 9-
UNITED IN HEALTH 9 - A Free Community Health Fair
Dedicated to increasing the health and vitality of our community, we encourage you to come and join us in creating a healthier community.

Sep 19 - 28 -
Black Voices Performance Series: Our Stories, Our Lives
Two solo performance programs, one featuring Stephanie Anne Johnson and one featuring Lance Burton, Tarika Lewis and Kurt (DJ Lamont) Young.

Tickets:
PROGRAM A | PROGRAM B

Sep 27 -
Project Empowerment: The Audacity To Succeed
Helping young Black men and boys successfully transcend youth to adulthood

 








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    1996

    Kevin Ware
    2003

    Ruby Dee
    1995

    Charles Brown
    1997

    Stephanie Johnson
    2006

    Thomas R. Simpson
    1994+

    Welcome to the AfroSolo Theatre Company

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    On behalf of the AfroSolo Family, thank you very much for making the first part of our 20th Anniversary Season a huge success. We hit a high-mark of creative inspiration with our "Sneak Preview" dramatic performances and the free outdoor concert dedicated to Paul Robeson and Negro Spirituals. Our Community Health Fair in collaboration with MoMagic's backpack give away, once again served the health and social welfare needs of hundreds in the community.

    We are now putting the finishing touches on our Black Voices Series: Our Voices, Our Lives! performances, taking place September 19th-28th, and Project Empowerment Initiative: The Audacity to Succeed: Young Black Men and Boys Soaring Into The Future, with its kick-off forum on September 27th.

    The Black Voices performances portray resilience, heritage, struggle and ancestral bonds. The remarkable artists include: Dr. Stephanie Anne Johnson who chronicles her courageous, often with humor, battle with cancer to physical well being; Lance Burton, who recounts his early years in Little Rock, his family's move to San Francisco, and his plans for the future; Tarika Lewis, who gives an account her life as the first woman in the Black Panther Party; and Kurt (DJ Lamont) Young, who explores the last visit with his father's father.

    Our Project Empowerment Initiative evolved from a desire to inspire, uplift and motivate young Black men and boys to successfully transcend youth into adulthood. On Sept 27th we will host a conference to help accomplish our goal.

    In addition, we will solicit and publish an anthology of letters entitled Lighting up the Future: Letters From Black Men to Young Black Men and Boys. We plan to make copies of the anthology available free to community based organizations that serve our youth.

    We look forward to your attendance and continued support in making the rest of our 20th Anniversary a phenomenal success.

    See you at the Festival!


    Sincerely,
    Thomas Robert Simpson
    Executive and Artistic Director
    www.afrosolo.org
    thomas@afrosolo.org
    415/771-2376



    AfroSolo's mission is to nurture, promote, and present African American and African Diasporan art and culture through solo performances and the visual and literary arts. Since 1993, we have provided a forum to give an authentic voice to the diverse experiences of Black people. Through art, we bring people of all ethnicities together to explore and share the human spirit that binds us all.





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