Hanifah Walidah's Black Folks' Guide to Black Folks (2003)

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A one-woman show set on Anyblock USA, Hanifah Walidah's Black Folks Guide to Black Folks is a powerful production confronting issues of health, love, homophobia, and more in the black community. Walifah moves fluidly in and out of her characters, crafting vivid imagery and conversation about some of the most difficult topics today. From the woman who runs the neighborhood day care center to a community elder named Top Pop, Walidah remains faithful to familiar characters in the black community, all the while blurring and laughing at the borders dividing race, gender, and more. A gifted writer, performer, and musician, Hanifah Walidah brings grace and depth to her characters and to the stage.Hanifah Walidah is a musician, playwright, educator and social arts activist. She currently is touring internationally as lead singer-songwriter for electro-soul band St.Lo. Her rich, twenty-year career has taken an ethnographic approach to the arts to create culturally relevant film, music, and stage works that help foster social change. Recent projects include the feature length award winning rocumentary U People and the nationally noted Black Folks' Guide to Black Folks, a one-woman show and feature-length film imagining and stimulating conversations among queer and straight communities of color in the contemporary U.S. She is a founding member of the well-known New York City women of color theatre cabaret, Rivers of Honey.

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Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2333.1/djh9w35m

Additional Info

  • Título: Hanifah Walidah's Black Folks' Guide to Black Folks
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duração: 0:55:56
  • Idioma: English
  • Data da performance: 2003
  • Lugar: New York, NY
  • Type/Format: play, performance
  • Cast/Performers: Hanifah Walidah
  • Credits: Hanifah Walidah, playwright, original music.
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