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


Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 3:00 PM (EST)

Philadelphia, PA

Ticket Information

General Admission
This ticket grants you admission to The Mountaintop performance as a well as the WURD Speaks symposium immediately following the show.
Ended$50.00$2.24Sold Out
WURD Members General Admission
MEMBERS, PLEASE CALL THE STATION TO PURCHASE TICKETS!!! This ticket includes admission to The Mountaintop performance and the WURD Speaks Symposium Black Power Babies.
Ended$46.00$2.14Sold Out
VIP Admission & Reception
This ticket grants you access to The Mountaintop performance, WURD Speaks symposium title Black Power Babies and the VIP reception following both events that is complete with food & cocktails.
Ended$75.00$2.87Sold Out

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Event Details

First WURD Speaks event of 2013!!!

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.

The Mountaintop

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.
Black Power Babies is a Sun In Leo Production that had it's debut in Brooklyn, NY

VIP Reception
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.

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Things to keep in mind
  • Admission tickets grant you access to The Mountaintop performance and the WURD Speaks Symposium immediately following
  • 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

We look forward to seeing you there!!!

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