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Ujima Company & Pure Ink  present:

Spoken - In Her Own Words 

This two- part program follows two incredible live SPOKEN shows performed outside in the Meadow at Silo City this past summer. In Her Own Words highlights the voices of women within Buffalo’s  literary and spoken word community, connecting us through uncensored human experiences by means of poetry, music and theatre.  Artists performing - Jillian Hanesworth, Annette Daniels- Taylor, Melinda Capeles, Danielle AJ, Eve Williams and Ujima Company Member, vonetta t. rhodes. This program is presented in partnership with Pure Ink Poetry.

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#ArtThatHeals

 

This 6-part series is a continuation of Ujima’s revolving online showcase of invited artists reflecting their views, opinions and creations addressing today’s current events, issues and concerns. The series was created by Ujima company members during the pandemic as a way for artists to come together as a community to heal and to help others heal. #ArtThatHeals features artists from all disciplines, providing short balms of healing through song, dance, art installations, portraits, poetry, film and more.

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Hair On Fire

 

Created and developed by Ujima’s own Curtis Lovell (daughter of Lorna C. Hill). Hair On Fire, weaves together the early narrative poems written by

Lorna C. Hill. Performances will include many of the pieces staged originally in Ms. Hill’s popular autobiographical choreopoem,Yalla Bitch, but it will also feature many of her unpublished works. Each chapter of the 6-part monthly series will feature works fusing music, poetry and movement. Hair on Fire  will entrap you with its storytelling of family, pain, sorrow, happiness and love, featuring a stellar cast of Buffalo actors and actresses.

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Water in the Desert

 

In collaboration with Just Buffalo and Squeaky Wheel, Ujima presents a captivating co-created piece that explores what hope looks like, past and present.

Water in the Desert explores what those who came before us spoke of when they needed to instill hope to their generation and how that vibration has carried into the young people of today who teach us about all the hope still to come. Join us for this 2-part series that serves as a testament of the resiliency of the human spirit.

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PLEASE NOTE: * Rigorous safety protocols, procedures and precautions will be enforced for all live production.*