What: Othello Block Party
When: Sat. July 28th 12pm-9pm
Where: Othello Station (42nd Ave. S & Othello)
Summary: Othello Block Party: Celebrating the art, culture, music, and community in the South End! OBP empowers artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, organizers and more by creating opportunities for building connections and lasting relationships.
Mission: Provide an inclusive platform for youth, people of color, LGBTQ community members, immigrants, new and longtime residents alike to share their stories and their art; creating space for locals to organize and build together for equity and inclusion in the rapidly changing south Seattle.
Sponsors: MLK Business Association, Seattle Dept. of Neighborhoods, South Seattle Emerald, Homesight, OnBoard Othello, UW Commons, and The Grocery, coordinated by Cafe Red & Artist Coalition for Equitable Development.
Quote from performer/co-curator Jerrell “Rell Be Free” Davis: “South End artistry is what sets the bar and creates the culture for ALL of Seattle – but rarely gets acknowledged for it. From music & poetry, to food, visual arts, dance, and beyond- and definitely their intersections with youth & social justice…the South End of Seattle is thee highest standard for culture in the whole northwest! And they aint sleepin on us, they just steal from us. They don’t doubt us, they jus don’t credit us. We ain’t on the come up, we’re already leading the pack. We been here!”
More Info on co-curators:
Concuss is a shadowy clan of musicians and makers creating art, media (Radio Concuss) and more from the epicenter of South Seattle. Expect the legendary Silas Blak, beats from the epic production squad Filthy Fingers United, and some special surprises.
Dani Tirrell (name as pronoun) is about creating space for Femmes and GNC bodies from the African Diaspora.
Jerrell “Rell Be Free” Davis is a seasoned hip hop artist and premier Educator from the South End of Seattle. Rell’s style incorporates a radical social consciousness with grit, energy, and an unmatched poetic flow and wit that has established him as one of the foremost lyricist of this generation. His set will bring town favorites like Yirim Seck along with rising stars like Esai.
Jade Dynasty is a national performing artist having been Seattle’s #1 booked performer in 2017. She has performed all over the West Coast and slowly making her way around the country. She is a leading pioneer for the Seattle Ballroom scene, trained voguer, erotic dancer, and over all boss bitch on the floor! Follow her at @Jadaraid!
Sistas Rock the Arts is a multigenerational artistic/social platform created by Brown and Black women to ensure we have a safe, respectful space to go for the arts. SRTA hosts a weekly live jam/open mic every Thursday at Rumba Notes.
Crash the Glass is a monthly femme showcase of talent at Columbia City Theater’s Bourbon bar. The incredible La Tanya Horace and Reese Tanimura will be colliding to bring our Block Party some of the best from each of these event series!
Bob Lovelace is a 37-year veteran musician who currently plays with Ayron Jones, Marmalade, Andy Coe and more. He’ll be bringing some youth from Seattle Drum School of Music to help kick off the Block Party, as well as some seasoned Seattle staples to bring us out with a live jam session.
Hosted by Ready Ron & Mario Casalini.
W/ DJs Melonic206, Zeta!, & Seabefore.
Cyphers with Alchemy Union & #GameOverFame!
Capoeira rodas w/ Seattle Capoeira Center!
Vendors & community info booths!
Live art w/ Poesia!
Sound and Stage by Revolution Staging.
Stay tune for more details coming soon!
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