Thousands of artists in hundreds of homes… for the millions forced to flee theirs. A global act of welcome.
Musicians, refugees and communities are coming together in homes all over the world to recognise the things that unite us: the shared love of music... and the need for a place to call home.
Sofar Sounds and Amnesty International welcome you to join us at small, intimate gigs taking place on a huge global scale in support of 20M+ refugees worldwide.
Because we all deserve a home, not just the memory of one.
Minneapolis is hosting a secret show featuring Polica, Dua, and Lula Saleh.
MNKINO Film Score Fest:
Short Films, Original Scores, and a Live Orchestra
Dua's poetry was featured in a short film called "Baptism", which explores black femininity, queerness, celestial connections between ancestors and nature, and the complex impact that racialized poverty has on our psyches.
This was a one-of-a-kind experience as a partnership formed between MNKINO and Composer Quest. For more information about MNKINO Film Score Fest, visit: www.mnkino.com
Bobby Roger's Photogtaphy
"My attire isn’t reflective of my personal relationship with the deen, but reflective of the image of a Muslim that I’ve been indoctrinated to believe is socially accepted. This means that I strip myself of any cultural markers that may obstruct the world’s understanding of Islam. This often becomes a way for me to showcase my allegiance to Islam as a social. I become hyper-cognizant of my physical appearance, taking into consideration the ways that I am hyper-sexualized for the color of my skin, the shape of my body, the ways that I express my sexuality, and so on. It's also one of the few times that I feel most inauthentic in expressing my Muslim identity. It feels as though, through the performative nature of my attire, I’m grasping at thin straws to validate my existence." Dua; Interview by Vanessa Taylor of The Fader
Sweetness of Wild is a coming of age, poetic film series, based in Black Minneapolis. This series with humor and complexity situates itself in the renaissance of Black Minneapolis that is sweetly and radically being defined by Black Lives Matter activism, unrepentant feminism, hood life, queerness, poverty transcendence, experimental Black music, compelling visual and performance art and urban bike culture. Please support this project by making a contribution to our Indiegogo campaign!
The first grant for spoken word poets nationwide, Intermedia Arts’ VERVE grant program provides funding for emerging Minnesota spoken word poets who are interested in artistic advancement and leadership in their communities. Through financial assistance, professional development, and recognition within a culturally and socio-economically diverse group of literary artists, this program strengthens and supports Minnesota's literary community.
Photo by Elliot Malcolm