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The Praxis of West Indian Orality: Performance as a Research Method

April 28 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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This year’s Visiting Performing Artist.

The African and African Diaspora Studies Department (AADS) in conjunction with allgo (Texas’ statewide queer of color organization) are co-hosting two residency events to celebrate Xxaalahh’s work. Both events will be held at allgo and are open to the public.

“The Praxis of West Indian Orality: Performance as a Research Method”

[Reservation Required, email lyndonkgill@utexas.edu]

This workshop explores the use value of Tobago/West Indian yard aesthetics in shaping artistic practice and the role of artistic practice in shaping scholarly research. Participants will be introduced to un/popular cultural trends in the Caribbean and their role in shaping social consciousness; the dynamics of yard-space (traffic of individuals, yard artefacts, trees, plants, shrubs, stalks, stones, thrown out “mundane” house-hold items that become active storytellers); the practice of sacred music-making in Tobago, and it’s role in the development of the organic intellectual; and artistic practice as a research methodology.

Food provided by Niella Catering.


April 28
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM



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