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BRONX:AFRICA Call to Artists

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The Bronx Council on the Arts, Longwood Art Gallery@Hostos invites artists across all disciplines to submit work samples or proposals for our upcoming BRONX:AFRICA exhibition opening February 2016.

About BRONX:AFRICA:
(February 3 – May 4, 2016) The BRONX:AFRICA exhibit will feature contemporary art across disciplines along with special events throughout the Bronx. Our borough is home to major and still growing populations from across Africa. This vital presence influences and transforms our city. BRONX:AFRICA is a multidisciplinary and multimodal exploration of the art, expressions and influences of African cultures, and their impact as nationals mix and infuse. BRONX:AFRICA will explore and celebrate the influence of contemporary African cultures in the Bronx and reinforce connections among the many peoples of African descent, mixed heritage and migration-dispersion that call the Bronx home.
LeRonn Brooks, Exhibition Curator; Atim Oton, Curator, Community Engagement

How to Submit:
Please upload a resume and/or bio to your submittable application, along with up to 10 work samples.For installations and performance-based work – a description of the piece, visuals or footage, web links, budget and any special needs must be included in your submission.

Deadline to submit: Monday, September 14, 2015

No phone calls, please. Selected artists will be contacted by the exhibition staff. Please do not submit original art – work will not be returned.

This call is open to artists from all five boroughs. However, priority will be given to artists from the Bronx.

Visit the BCA website for information as it evolves  http://www.bronxarts.org/bronxafrica.asp

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Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Somi at Harlem Stage 10/17/12

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Carnegie Hall provides free public concerts in community settings, live musical performances across the five boroughs, and family concerts at the Hall.

Singer-songwriter Somi will win you over with her smile and soulful music that’s infused with the African spirit. Singing in English, Swahili, Yoruba, and Nigerian Pidgin, Somi fuses jazz, soul, and traditional idioms to create a musical Diaspora. She’s performing Wednesday, October 17, 2012 | 7:30 PM.

Harlem Stage
The Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue (between 133rd and 135th streets) | Manhattan
RSVP: 212-281-9240, ext. 19 or 20
RSVP: boxoffice@harlemstage.org

Neighborhood Concert: Somi at Harlem Stage The Gatehouse

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Bronx Borough President Announces formation of an African Advisory Council

 Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., and Bronx African community leaders, announced creation of an African Advisory Council on Wednesday, January 13, 2010. The newly formed council  will work to resolve emerging issues and make recommendations on strategies to improve quality of life of the growing African population in the Bronx. The council will encourage African residents to actively participate in the economic, social and cultural developmental aspects of the borough and at the same time strive to cultivate relationships, enhance communication and promote interaction between the borough’s African and the larger Bronx community.

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