#PirateRadio, Interdisciplinary performance by Shola Cole

Friday April 24, 6:00PM

@ Free School Classroom

#PirateRadio is an interdisciplinary performance using installation, movement, spoken word and experimental sound. It is the most recent approach of artist Shola Cole's work Jenny.Was.A.Pirate.Hater reflecting on her personal experience, history's pirates, their turf and working collusions with slaves during the Golden Age of Piracy and the Atlantic Slave Trade.

Part talk show, part installation and full homage to the works of artists Nina Simone, Sparrow, ​Brecht, Kurt Weill, Lotte Lenya and Kathy Acker and others, #PirateRadio features Cole's time traveling alter ego Pirate Jenny and fellow collaborator and sound artist Mark Gunnery. Highlighting Baltimore based activists and artists against a backdrop of ambient sound, topics and conversations will revolve around historic pirate and slave interactions in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay area, with room to discuss those dynamics locally and nationally in the 21st century.

With special guests Sunatirene (Sound Artist) and Josiah Morgan (Baltimore activist and researcher).

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