Akua Naru

contemporary

  • 12 Jul 2019 8:00 PM
  • A38
Akua Naru
Hailing from New Haven, Connecticut (USA), Akua Naru’s journey to global poet began in an early upbringing in the Pentecostal church.

The oldest of three, Naru began attending church with her grandmother as an infant. Steeped in gospel music, it was there that a young Naru was introduced to a world of black female leaders, from pastor to choir director, who were steeped in African American musical and oratorical traditions.

Already enamored with literature and poetry Naru found in hip hop a power to describe her experiences with unmatched eloquence, so much so that she and her Uncle immediately began performing as a duo at backyard parties around the neighborhood.

Due to a legacy of slavery and silence in which being black and women has meant exploitation, marginalization and damaging stereotyping lasting right up to today, Naru defiantly declares her intention to "provide a body of knowledge" and "honor her mother’s mothers voices" by centralizing black women's experiences in her work.

Tickets: HUF 3,900 / 4,500
Place: A38
Address: 1117 Budapest Petőfi híd
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