Waterworks Conversation and Cocktail Party with Jason “Timbuktu” Diakité
Thursday, November 15 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST
Harlem Stage, 150 Convent Ave, New York
This evening is dedicated to reflecting on the visionary artists and works presented at Harlem Stage through their signature commissioning program, WaterWorks. They will highlight the significance of the program (past, present, and future) while creating space for dialogue, community, and transformational ideas.
Join Harlem Stage for an intimate cocktail party examining the journey of transnational MC, musician, author, and WaterWorks artist, Jason ‘Timbuktu’ Diakité as he brings to life a new theater project inspired by his debut book A Drop of Midnight. He will be in conversation with scholar and author Monica Miller followed by a riveting performance.
Born of American parents with roots in Harlem by way of South Carolina and Pennsylvania, this first generation Swedish artist unpacks racism, bigotry, artistry, family and belonging through an unflinching narrative that dares to ask the questions: Where do I belong? Who are my people? Does my skin define me? Music, text, and visuals weave a compelling story that journeys across continents and musical genres. Jason will be accompanied by a live band: The Rakiem Walker Project.