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The Black New World in SF

By awoodall
Wednesday, October 8th, 2008 at 5:19 pm in Night Owl.

Starting tomorrow, West Oakland-based artist and community advocate Marcel Diallo with several collaborators will transform the Room for Big Ideas at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts into an outpost of “The Black New World Social Aid & Pleasure Club,” using assemblage altars, multimedia and other items.

The “Black New World Annex” uses art, history and performances to reflect issues related to the African Diaspora and Bay Area community issues.

There is no charge for the show’s opening night party that begins at 6:30 Thursday. The show will run until Nov. 16 and includes an Oct. 18 reading by Diallo from his upcoming book, “Black New World Manifesto,” held from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Yerba Buena Center’s screening room. He will be accompanied by drummer Kele Nitoto and saxophonist Ric Alexander.

For more information about the “Black New World Annex,” visit the Web site www.blacknewworld.com.

The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is located at 701 Mission St., San Francisco. The telephone number is 415-978-ARTS (2787) and the Web site is www.ybca.org.

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