2012 Black Arts Festival

Join the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center April 23-27, 2012 for the 2012 Black Arts Festival as we highlight various forms of Black art including music, poetry/literature, film and visual art, and discuss the influences they have had in our culture and around the world. BAF Flyer

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Artist Reception w/ Essex Garner | 5:30pm | GOBCC
Join us for the open reception for Essex Garner as he discusses his art work that tributes the men of the 62nd and 65th Colored Infantry units of Missouri. Refreshments provided.

B.A.M.!!! | 7:30pm | GOBCC
Join us and guest speaker, Dr. Shannon Shonekan Assistant Professor of Black Studies Program, as she discusses the Black Arts Movement (B.A.M.).  Event is free and open to the public.  Refreshments provided.

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Black Cinema Movie Night: Bamboozled | 7:00pm | GOBCC
Join us for movie night as we view the film “Bamboozled” a satirical film written and directed by Spike Lee about a modern televised minstrel show featuring Black actors donning blackface makeup and the fall-out from the show’s success.   Refreshments provided.

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

The Transformative Possibilities of Black Poetry | 7:00pm | GOBCC
Join us and guest lecturer Professor Howard Rambsy, the Director of the Black Studies Program at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, for a mixed media exhibit and discussion about the Black poets from Amiri Baraka and Nikki Giovanni up to Tyehimba Jess and Kevin Young. Refreshments provided.

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Evolution of Hip Hop | 7:00pm | GOBCC
Join us and our guest panel for our third installment of “Evolution of Hip Hop” as we discuss various issues pertaining to Hip Hop including content and lyricism.  Refreshments provided.

Damn Good Jamz | 10pm | KCOU 88.1 FM

Join your favorite campus DJ’s, DJ D’Lux (Danielle Caldwell) & DJ So Sassy (Aris Williams), for a night of R&B on of “Damn Good Jamz.”  Special guest Tony Henry will be live in the studio.  Tune in the KCOU 88.1FM from 10pm-Midnight.

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Life Music Series w/ Tony Henry | 7:00pm | The Shack
The event will feature a performance from up & coming R&B/Soul artist Tony Henry as well as several musical and spoken word performances from Mizzou students.  Great music. Free food. Good times.  Event is co-sponsored by the Missouri Student Unions and the MSA Multicultural Issues Committee.

**All events are free and open to the public.  For more information, please call 573.882.2664 or visit www.gobcc.missouri.edu.