An Evening with Fire in Little Africa
April 24, 2021 | North Lawn
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Oklahoma Contemporary hosted an evening of music and memory featuring hip-hop project Fire in Little Africa and Greenwood Art Project’s mobile exhibition, the G.A.P. Van. Organized by the Woody Guthrie Center and Bob Dylan Center in collaboration with the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission, Fire in Little Africa brings together Oklahoma's top rappers, singers, musicians and visual artists in an album and documentary to commemorate the centennial of the 1921 Massacre and introduce Tulsa’s hip-hop culture to a global audience. More than 30 artists performed at the Oklahoma Contemporary event. (See the full list here.)
The G.A.P. Van is a multi-use, collaborative, mobile art exhibition, workshop space and poster project engaging Oklahoma residents to create posters that share their stories and reflect their voices in collaboration with PBS American Portrait. Attended in person and watching around the world participated in this powerful, healing approach to commemorating the Tulsa Massacre and the history of the Greenwood neighborhood. The Greenwood Art Project is part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge.
This program contained mature content.