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The Sense of Brown: JEM Jam

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Thursday, September 9, 2021, 5:45pm

Event Description:

The Hemispheric Institute and the Department of Performance Studies present The Sense of Brown: JEM Jam. This showcase celebrates José Esteban Muñoz’s book The Sense of Brown, posthumously edited by Joshua Chambers-Letson and Tavia Nyong’o.

A vaudevillian, frenetic, and futuristic frenzy within the variety show tradition, JEM Jam flows as a cascade of queer black, brown deviance.

JEM Jam assembles dance, music, theatre, poetry and comedy among other interstitial happenings-of-the-live, and lifts our shared current moment of isolation into orbit.

Chicago-born mexicaribeñx comedian Mateo Hurtado shreds sounds and guffaws as the MC. Joe Louis, MARIKISCRYCRYCRY, Monique Simone, Lili Pujol, Victor I. Cazares, and Esaú Mora round out the lineup of this lush, luscious JEM-focused flight towards space/s of playful performance.

Tune in to The Sense of Brown: JEM Jam on HemiTV via Zoom, followed by a live post-show discussion moderated by host Mateo Hurtado and featuring some of the performers: Joe Louis, Esaú Mora, Malik Nashad Sharpe, Lili Pujol, and Victor Cazares.

Performance Schedule

Tune in to The Sense of Brown: JEM Jam on HemiTV via Zoom, followed by a live post-show discussion moderated by host Mateo Hurtado and featuring some of the performers: Joe Louis, Esaú Mora, Malik Nashad Sharpe, Lili Pujol, and Victor Cazares.

5:45pm

Pre-show music

6:00pm

The Sense of Brown: JEM Jam

7:00pm

Post-show discussion

7:30pm

End of event

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Thursday, September 9, 2021


Watch the Performance

Watch the live performance of The Sense of Brown: JEM Jam on HemiTV, starting at 5:45 PM (EDT). Available on all platforms and devices.

About HemiTV

HemiTV is the Hemispheric Institute’s portal for live streaming and virtual programming, developed for the Zoom era and beyond.

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