Re:INCARNATION and Afrobeats, Migration and Entrepreneurship

Panel, Screening & Conversation
Sat, May 15 @ 12-4pm (EST)

@INTERSPACE - Live Arts Virtual Environment

Tickets $25
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Re:INCARNATION and Afrobeats, Migration and Entrepreneurship

 

12p – 1:15pm Panel: UPCYCLING MOVEMENT REVOLUTIONS: AFROBEATS FROM NIGERIAN STREETS TO WORLD STAGES – ART VALUE AND AGENCY
Onye Ozuzu, Qudus Onikeku, Adila Omotosho, Ambrose Idemudia in conversation, moderated by d. Sabela grimes and hosted by Osubi Craig

Panel conversation exploring the Afrobeats dance movement with a network of artists featuring Qudus Onikeku (Maker in Residence with CAME UF) and members of the QDance Company. DIscussion will be focused around the tangible and intangible value generated from Afrobeats innovation and cultural production and the negotiation of economic and social justice when art becomes commercial venture.

This panel is presented by the Center for Arts, Migration, and Entrepreneurship (CAME) at the University of Florida | College of the Arts (arts.ufl.edu/came)

1:30pm – 3:00pm – Screening: Re:INCARNATION
Qudus Onikeku & QDance Company
The screening is followed by a conversation between Qudus Onikeku & Bill T. Jones, moderated by Onye Ozuzu.
Re:INCARNATION is a 2021 dance, music, fashion and visual art creation, that showcases the depth of ancient Yoruba philosophy, mixed with the current Nigerian youth culture and its pure and uncompromising joy. It is the work of a crop of Nigerian dancers marked by the rhythm and groove of Lagos. Paying tribute to this richness, the choreography is written with a highly musical structure, with an intricate and carefully designed visual aesthetics. Coming from a deep Yoruba cultural understanding, at the core of this multimodal and multi-sensorial composition is the Yoruba central concept of reincarnation (birth, death, re-birth) which offers a distinct way of thinking about time in a cyclical manner. https://www.qdancecenter.com/reincarnation

The screening and conversation are made possible with support from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.