Artists & Partners

 

The salt and pepper of our food. Connecting the dust here to the concrete there.

 
 

BdA 2018 Partners

BdA 2018 Festival Crew

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BdA 2018 'Chief of Imports & Exports'

NKEIRUKA ORUCHE

Igbo | Naija | USA
Groundnut & Roasted Plantain Enthusiast, Producer, Performer, and Facilitator specializing in African Diaspora popular dance, music and culture. Nkeiruka handles the organizational vision, development and administration of the festival.

 

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BdA 2018 'Choir Director'

Tossie long

Black | Mississippi | San Francisco
Performance artist, Grammy nominated vocalist. She uses creativity to push her perceived limits. As ‘Choir Director’ Tossie oversees the overall creative and artistic vision of the festival.

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BdA 2018 'Minister of Information'

Michael French


British | Afro-Caribbean | Black
I Make Theatre.
As 'Minister of Information' Michael handles story development and marketing language/tools for the festival.

 

BdA 2018 'Honorable Chairman of Affairs'

ugo edu

Calabar | United States | Brazil

 

medical anthropologist. playwright. black feminist.  As Honorable Chairman of Affairs' Ugo Edu coordinates the technical production of the festival as well as outreach and engagement efforts.

 

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BdA 2018 'Conjurer of Engagement

Teju Adisa-Farrar

Jamaica | USA

Teju is a writer, poet, and urban geographer whose work focuses on culture and art produced by Black geographies during culturally relevant moments. As 'Engagement Consultant' Teju focuses on connecting the dots between Bda's network and wider Bay Area community through storytelling, community building, and holding space. 

 

FOOTWEAR / ACCESSORIES

Adirondack Gear

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MENSWEAR / LIFESTYLE

Thorne

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LIFESTYLE

The Hayden Collective

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