Black Arts Matter Festival

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Don’t misss the second and third sessions of the Black Arts Matter Festival on Nov. 12 and 19.

Building a community around Black artistry by uplifting Black art and Black voices in white-dominated spaces, the Black Arts Matter Festival is an interdisciplinary arts festival celebrating and promoting Black art.

Founder and Artistic Director Shasparay is a performing artist from Austin, Texas, who is currently the 10th Ranked Poet in the World. She graduated with a B.A. in Theatre and African American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she is a recipient of the First Wave Urban Arts Full Scholarship. While a high school student she was a speaker at the 2016 TEDxYouth Austin conference and earned a National NAACP ACT-SO Gold Medal. Shasparay has been a finalist in a myriad of slam competitions such as Women of the World Poetry Slam, Southern Fried Poetry Slam, Texas Grand Slam and is the two-time Lip Stick Wars Poetry Slam Champion. Shasparay has also been featured on Button Poetry, Youth Speaks, BuzzFeed, and Huffington Post.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Black Arts Matter Festival is a virtual event. Sign up to receive email reminders and stay in the loop.

Braxton Cook

 

Black Arts Matter Festival

Presented By The Wisconsin Union Theater

Braxton Cook: Live-Streamed Show

Braxton Cook is a talented jazz musician, vocalist, and songwriter who cooks together R&B, Jazz, Soul, and Alternative to create unique and thrilling music all his own. Cook will not only bless our virtual stage with a number of his musical selections, but he will also intertwine an education on looping, a process utilized by Cook to produce music, during his performance.

Braxton Cook’s show is a live, online event.

Location: | YouTube: https://youtu.be/u5ME3rxCUSE Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WisconsinUnionTheater/posts/10159555016864252

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Black Arts Matter Festival is a virtual event. Sign up to receive email reminders and stay in the loop.