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Monday, February 11, 2013
Black Power Babies Rock Philly
Black Power Babies Rocked Philly on Sunday
Muhammida El Muhajir's production of Black Power Babies rocked Philadelphia's theatre row on Sunday. After viewing Katori Hill's play The Mountaintop, the audience was invited to the panel discussion Black Power Babies. Panelist included Lois Fernandez, founder of the Odunde Festival, along with her daughter Oshunbumi Fernandez; Dr. Molefi Asante, father of Afro-Centrism; Mrs. Amiri Baraka and son Amiri Baraka, Jr., Marvin X and daughter Muhammida El Muhajir. Michael Coard was the reluctant moderator who desired to be a participant.
L to R, Moderator Michael Coard, Marvin X, Mrs. Amina Baraka, Dr. Molefe Asante
Kenny Gamble and Marvin X
Mrs. Amina Baraka, Marvin X, Muhammida El Muhajir, Kenny Gamble
Dr. Molefe Asante, Mrs. Amina Baraka, Marvin X, Amiri Baraka, Jr., Kenny Gamble
Oshunbumi Fernandez and mother, Lois Fernandez of Odunde Festival
Producer Muhammida El Muhajir and actress Amirah Vann, star of The Mountaintop which preceded
Black Power Babies panel
Sara Lomax-Reese, President of WURD am, Marvin X, Muhammida El Muhajir, Mr. Amina Baraka
Black Power Babies 3.0: Mahadevi El Muhajir, daughter of Muhammida El Muhajir
and Shani Baraka, daughter of Amiri Baraka, Jr.
Marvin X interviewed by Denise of WURD
WURD Speaks Featuring "The Mountaintop" & Black Power Babies
Join WURD at The Philadelphia Company for an amazing 2-in-1 Black History Monthexperience. The first part of this WURD Speaks event is a viewing of the award winning play, The Mountaintop by Katori Hall and directed by Patricia McGregor. Immediatelyfollowing the play, there will be a captivating discussion titled Black Power Babies: An Intergenerational Discussion Exploring Living the Legacy of a Movement.
WINNER – LONDON’S OLIVIER AWARD FOR BEST NEW PLAY AND BROADWAY HIT! Memphis – April 3, 1968. A gripping re-imagining of the events taking place the night before the assassination of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. After delivering his magnificent and memorable “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech, an exhausted and defeated Dr. King retires to Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel where he encounters a mysterious and spirited stranger as an epic storm rages outside.
Black Power Babies
An Intergenerational Discussion Exploring Living the Legacy of a Movement
Black Power Babies are the children of men and women active in the black power movement of the 60s -70s that are now leaders in all aspects of society – business, arts, politics, academia, and beyond. Join us as we have multiple parent-child pairs that will give personal accounts and insight on the movement and it’s lasting effects on the world.
This panel discussion will immediately follow “The Mountaintop” performance.
After the eye-opening experience of “The Mountaintop” and the riveting WURD Speaks discussion on Black Power Babies, we will have a VIP reception where you can unwind with food and cocktails. You’ll have the chance to talk with family, friends and those involved with the production about your experience viewing The Mountaintop and Black Power Babies! If you would like to attend, please purchase the VIP Admission & Reception ticket for $75.
Things to keep in mind
Admission tickets grant you access to The Mountaintop performance and the WURD Speaks Symposium immediately following
WURD MEMBERS, PLEASE CALL THE STATION BETWEEN 9-5 TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS!!!
VIP Admission tickets grant you access to The Mountaintop performance, WURD Speaks Symposium and VIP reception with food and cocktails
Tickets to this particular performance and event are only available through WURD and not the Philadelphia Theater Company
Seating assignments will be given out within a week of your ticket purchase
This is by far one of the best Black History experiences in Philadelphia