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|Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti OPENING NIGHT PARTY|
|Date||Friday April 16|
|Time||8:00 PM - 3:00 AM|
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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
|Event Type||Party/Street Party|
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in Association with the Museum of the African Diaspora Hosts an Opening Night Party Celebrating Two New Exhibitions on View:
Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti
Joseph Grigely: Ten Years of Conversations
Friday, April 16, 2004 from 8–11 pm
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Galleries & Forum
701 Mission Street at Third, San Francisco
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in association with the Museum of the African Diaspora invites you to an Opening Night Party in celebration of Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and Joseph Grigely: Ten Years of Conversations.
This event features music by DJ Paul Heck from Red Hot + RIOT, heavy Afro-beat by ALBINO!, featuring members of Fela Kuti, Spearhead, Sonny Okosun, Hamsa Lila, Will Bernard & Motherbug and more! The biographical documentary of the life of Fela Kuti, Fela Kuti: Music is the Weapon, will be screened in the YBCA Screening Room.
Going on view in our Galleries are Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, a multimedia exhibition that explores the influence and artistic legacy of the legendary Nigerian Afro-beat musician and Joseph Grigely:Ten Years of Conversations, a survey of Grigely’s conversation pieces, audio works and sculptural projects from the past ten years in addition to a newly commissioned video by the acclaimed artist.
Admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the door
FREE for YBCA Members.
Tickets and Information: 415.978.ARTS (2787), http://www.YerbaBuenaArts.org.