Date: Coming Soon! TBD
Location: UMMA/ Apse
Haleem Rasul (dance / choreography) & Hardcore Detroit
Franco Dhaka (dance / vocals)
E.Reid JIT Coalition (live music / production)
Mono Mukundu (guitar)
A synthesis of Zimbabwean jiti, Detroit ghetto tech, jit dance, jazz and funk, this performance is the culmination of a month long artist residency and exchange between dancer/choreographers Haleem “Stringz” Rasul of Detroit and Franco “Slomo” Dhaka of Harare, Zimbabwe, with musical support from SMTD students and alumni. The uncanny parallel in historical narrative and their similar dance styles exemplify the theme of interconnectedness in UMMA’s exhibition Beyond Borders: Global Africa, while the artists’ exchange engages the exhibition’s theme of hybridity and its dialogic approach to African and African diasporic arts. More information.