Tuesday, April 01, 2014

stanford: April 7 & 8: Jendog Lonewolf & YaliniDream- Performance and Workshop

you want some serious poco-poco-pomo stuff, go for it! got all the right buttons to press: subaltern, indigenous, lesbian, etc.

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Please see attached flier for the performance and circulate widely!

April 7th & 8th 2014: Performance and Workshop by Yalini Dream and Jendog Lonewolf

merge forces as DreamWolf for an intersectional border breaking
Hip Hop, Theater, Poetry, & Dance Performance:

April 7 2014, 7 pm
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanties Center

April 8 2014, 12 pm
Encina Hall West, Room 208
To attend this workshop, please register here. 

About the Performance:

Through a unique blend of Hip Hop, Theater, Poetry, and Dance, partners in art and love Jendog Lonewolf and YaliniDream demonstrate a politic of pluralism and solidarity through creative practice in their soul-touching collaboration Above Street Level.  Bringing forth stories of their respective communities-- South Asian (Sri Lankan Tamil), Indigenous (Blackfoot and Cherokee) and West Indian (Grand Caymanian)-- they lovingly and unapologetically, intersect class, race, gender, and sexuality.  They navigate survival, spirit and desire amid inter-generational traumas, community homophobia, the legacy of war, and violence within communities-- bringing underground aesthetics and stories that are often marginalized or closeted to Above Street Level.

About the Workshop:

This interactive workshop is for students interested in art and activism and bringing these two passions together. Jendog and Yalini will show students how they bring together artistic methods and practices as a tools for community empowerment, activism, and social justice. YaliniDream will share artistic tools she has used when working with various communities fighting for justice, including-- Bangladeshi and Indian domestic workers in Queens, War affected communities in Sri Lanka and Refugee Camps in India, as well as LGBT People of Color in Central Brooklyn. Jendog Lonewolf will share her science of lyricism, the basics of composing a song, writing bars, and the Art of the Hip Hop Cypher. Participants will have the opportunity to examine injustice while dreaming different realities. Come ready to write, move, reflect, work together, and share.  Lunch will be served.

Jendog Lonewolf is a Hip Hop MC/Lyricist and Photographer, mixed with Blackfoot, Cherokee, and the Grand Cayman Islands.   A Self-proclaimed Ghetto Ambassador, born & bred in pre-hipster/pre-gentrified Bushwick, Brooklyn, Jendog navigates multiple spaces, challenging stereotypes and delivering messages of Love, Life, social justice and Self-defense through her dope, sharp, layered 'organic' photography and lyricism.  She delivers hard-hitting, factual rhymes loaded with veracity, telling stories of how she lives, loves, learns, and sees.  Her music has been featured on independent film, a German New York City tourist guide DVD, and on several compilations, including Coast2Coast Mixtapes and the AWOL Magazine Mixtape.  She's graced stages at NYC's Cures-Not-Wars Parade, Props To Hip Hop: Fugees Tribute, The Stolen Lives Induction Ceremony, NuYorican Poet's Cafe, Psuedo.com, Lion’s Den, Galapagos, City College, New York University, Oberlin College, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, in New Orleans (during Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest and Voodoo Fest).and also shared a stage with the R&B legend Nile Rodgers as part of Three Dot Dash’s third annual Just Peace Summit at the Bitter End.  Summer 2013, Jendog completed a tour in Cambodia, India, and Sri Lanka as part of DreamWolf with YaliniDream.  They recently performed for Harry Belafonte, Joan Baez, and Daniel Ellsberg at War Resisters League's 90th Anniversary Bash & Peace Awards Ceremony.  Jendog Lonewolf is currently recording her upcoming solo album "The Jendog Story."

Of Sri Lankan Tamil background, Manchester born, Texas bred and Brooklyn steeped, YaliniDream conjures spirit through her unique blend of poetry, theater, song, and dance-- reshaping reality and seeking peace through justice in the lands of earth, psyche, soul, and dream. She has facilitated workshops for war affected communities in Sri Lankan Refugee camps in Tamil Nadu as well as war-affected communities in Mannar, Vavuniya & Batticaloa, Sri Lanka.  She facilitated a theatrical storytelling project featured in the short film Claiming Our Voice with Andolan, an organizing center run by and for South Asian domestic workers in Queens. She was artistic director of APIA performance group Mango Tribe, was featured in Kelly Zen-Yi Tsai's Say You Herd My Echo, and Studio Revolt's Who's Got Us.  YaliniDream was an Urban Arts Initiative Fellow, a recipient of the Jerome Foundation's Travel & Study Fellowship in Literature and an Artist in Residence at the University of Michigan's Center for World Performance Studies in Spring 2013.  YaliniDream is also a trained aerial dancer in Corde Lisse who loves to fly and challenge notions of the seemingly impossible. Summer 2013 she completed a tour in Sri Lanka, India, and Cambodia as part of DreamWolf with her partner in love and art, Hip Hop MC & Photographer, Jendog Lonewolf.

Sponsored by Center for South Asia
Co-Sponsored by Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Stanford Humanities Center

Sangeeta Mediratta, Ph.D.
Associate Director
Center for South Asia

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