March is Women's History Month and is a month that honors not only the women who came before us and have made history but also to celebrate those who are using their God-given talents today and sharing it with the world.
MOCADA MUSEUM - Art of African Women
To be a Brooklynite and to come across events of this nature is great. Right here in my home town!
For instance; while waiting to connect with a few friends this evening at Brooklyn Moon, I decided to visit the Mocada Museum on Hanson Place and South Portland Street in Brooklyn, NY and saw an awesome exhibit of art by Women from Africa displayed.
This display will be up until April 1, 2014. So please make your way there to check out some of the awesome pieces that will blow you away. For more information on Mocada Museum, please visit their website at www.mocada.org
JAZZ POETRY CAFE AT BROOKLYN NIGHTS
Last Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Brooklyn Nights located at 497 Dekalb Avenue in Brooklyn, NY, Jazz Poetry Cafe featured live music by The Musiqal Ones Band, some awesome poetry and dancing and was hosted by singer, Stephanay JNote and poet, Ras Osagyefo.
It was a beautiful event where poetesses like Professor Carolyn Jones of Medgar Evers got onto the stage and shared poetry from deep, down within. Poetry with a beautiful dance to her spoken word by Arielle Adamy added that much energy to an already electric performance.
Not to mention her rendition of Sarah Vaughan's Tenderly, who would have celebrated her 90th birthday on March 27, 2014.
If you weren't there, please be sure to make it out to the next Jazz Poetry Cafe at 9pm on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Brooklyn Nights located at 497 Dekalb Avenue in Brooklyn, NY.
CAFA FILM NIGHT - Women's History a Month Edition
The CAFA Film Night - Women's History Month Edition held on March 28, 2014 at Nicholas located on Fulton Street in Brooklyn, NY was an amazing event that started at 7:30pm and ran til about 11pm.
Films included in this series were by women from different parts of the Caribbean. It was really nice seeing different parts of the world, even in such a brief bit of time, yet still getting to enjoy pieces of culture from all the different regions of the Caribbean. It reminded me of being in a classroom with the discussions on each of the films after each viewing.
Docket 32357 was one of the films showed. Great opportunity tonight to see Docket 32357, a film that pretty much in a nutshell left the audience knowing that you never know who you will meet and how they can change your life in a mere few seconds. Happy to have been able to speak with and vibe with the brainstorm behind it; playwright, Elion Wardall. Really great film. Look forward to seeing more.
Make sure to check out the web based series at www.docket32357.com
And also, visit caribbeanfilm.org to find out the schedule for future film festivals as this is a monthly event.
Also, please come out to Nicholas Brooklyn located at 570 Fulton Street in Brooklyn on Saturday May 10, 2014 for their open mic. Opening up the show at 7pm will be Stephanay JNote and friends followed by open mic and poetry from 8pm to 11pm.