The 2014 Tulane Black Arts Festival brings a week’s worth of multi-media programming with some heavyweight keynote speakers, performers and workshop facilitators. The fest presents both local and national Black arts leaders at its daily events, as well as opportunities for hands-on engagement — one of the program’s central themes.
A range of visual and musical artists will perform in free events today (Friday, Feb. 21), Saturday and Sunday as part of the Tulane Black Arts Festival.
At 1 p.m. Friday, artists Brand “BMike” Odums (known for his #ProjectBe installation) and Devin Reynolds will begin a live visual arts demonstration in the Lavin-Bernick Quard that will dovetail with Tulane’s weekly Fridays at the Quad. From 4 to 6 p.m., food will be available from local black-owned restaurants, and the finished artwork will be donated to a school.
The Tulane Black Arts Festival continues with a critical discussion about cultural appropriation, followed by a twerking workshop, overseen by Queen Diva Big Freedia. Find more things to do in New Orleans on Wednesday (Feb. 19).