Alora K. Jones, Marketing Communications Intern, Mississippi River Fund
Local writer and community elder, Amoke Kubat, will be our artist curator for Wednesday’s River City Revue, No Blues for Adelabu and we can’t wait to share with you the outstanding lineup she’s put together! We will be boarding the Jonathan Padelford riverboat for an evening cruise down the mighty Mississippi. Amoke’s program will include blues and jazz music, poetry, and a thought-provoking film-screening.
Captain Bob will lead us on our journey downstream while Amoke guides us on a journey through African and African-American river stories. As she explained, “Africans have had long undiscovered relationships with rivers. We swam, sailed, and went around the world, but those heritages have been erased. This program is all about exploring, through art, music, and storytelling, what is the symbolism of rivers for us? What are those hidden narratives?” Come with us this Wednesday as we explore those narratives and the living relationships between African-Americans and the Mississippi River.
Join us for this fantastic opportunity to get out onto the water, and experience your river city from a different perspective. There will be a cash bar on board, as well as park rangers, storytellers and hands-on art making activities. July 22nd marks the halfway point in River City Revue 2015, so get your tickets now and join us as we explore the complex historical relationships between Black Americans and the Mississippi River.
River City Revue events are open to the public. Tickets are $15 per person or $10 for members of the Mississippi River Fund. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling us directly at 651-291-8164.