Friday, August 19, 2016

AfroSolo Arts Festival 2016

Black Voices Performance Series
Our Stories,
Our Lives!

Antoine Hunter, dancer; Aqueila M. Lewis, poet, spoken word artist; Luna Malbroux comedienne, Thomas Robert Simpson, solo performance artist and others in bold, uncompromising performances exploring issues around and related to


Friday, August 26, 8 pm, Tickets $25

Saturday, August 27, Gala Reception, 7 pm, Performance 8 pm, tickets $35
Light refreshments

Sunday, August 28, 3 pm, tickets $25

African American Arts and Culture Complex, 762 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA

Featured Artists:

Antoine D. Hunter, based in Oakland, is an internationally acclaimed African American deaf choreographer, dancer, instructor, actor, mentor, model, poet, producer, and advocate. Using current events, such as: police killings, the Black Lives Matter! movement, discrimination etc., Antoine will consolidate these issues and premier a new solo dance giving voice to the Black male experience. He is currently Artistic Director of Urban Jazz Dance Company. Hunter will perform Friday and Saturday nights. Hunter will perform Friday and Saturday nights.

Aqueila M. Lewis will perform: Saving Black Lives: One Word At A Time, a spoken word performance exploring the here and now in Black life. Aqueila is an award winning, multi-talented writer, performing artists and journalist. She is also immersed in the hip hop culture as the executive producer and radio host of All The Rest of Us, Side Show and After Hours Radio on 94.1 FM KPFA. Aqueila is a graduate of Napa Valley College and UC Berkeley. For ten years, Aqueila served as Entertainment Chair for the annual Empowering Women of Color Conference (EWOCC) at UC Berkeley.

Luna Malbroux will perform Laughter is the Best Weapon. She is a writer and comic that uses humor and dialogue to explore social issues. She is the creator the EquiTable app, a producer of comedy shows in the Bay Area, and has identified as KQED as a 'Woman to Watch', her work has been featured in news publications all over the world-from the Washington Post, to China News Daily. With a master's from Columbia, Luna is a regularly featured speaker at conferences, workplaces, and schools on topics surrounding inclusion and diversity.

Thomas Robert Simpson will perform Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett: The Man, His Life and the Street Named After Him (1914-1997). This performance will be a tribute honoring Dr. Goodlett’s contribution as a physician, psychologist, newspaper publisher, political activist and Civil Rights leader in San Francisco. Whether it be the Black Panther Party, the student strike at San Francisco State University, union organizing, or political activism, Goodlett was intimately involved. He was an international traveler and a member of numerous international organizations. The street in front of San Francisco’s City Hall is named after him.


AfroSolo is made possible through the support of the African American Art and Culture Complex, California Arts Council, The Friends of AfroSolo, Grants for the Art/Hotel Tax Fund, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Yerba Buena Gardens and the Zellerbach Family Foundation.

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