So Soul San Francisco: Blackbirds Boogie & other gumbo grooves is a Black Art Salon that celebrates the extraordinary work of the late great queer poet and writer, Wayne Corbitt, arguably the most influential and prolific Black Gay artist to come out of San Francisco.
Curators & Hosts Edris Cooper Anifowoshe & performance poet, Marvin K. White lead local performers in a performance tribute w/ readings of Wayne's work, including "Crying Holy" and original songs, poems & rants inspired by Wayne's legacy - on Sundays food is served. Each week a new topic and each evening new artists! At Brava! For Women in the Arts in San Francisco.
So Soul San Francisco: Blackbirds Boogie is modeled in the tradition of the Sugar Shack Performance Gallery of which Wayne was a part and the legendary living room and back room gatherings in Wayne's home, so bring your poetry, your song, the records, the performance, the stories you have saved, the recipes and food you think of, as well as the salacious and low-down dirty tales.
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Marvin K. White is So Soul San Francisco July 17-Aug. 9, 2015
posted by Lisa Moore