e nina jay LIVE Performance & Book Signing Party w/Special Guests Nikki Patin & Krü Maekdo
black lesbian poet e nina jay
LIVE Performance & "Bricks, Blood & Water" Book Signing Party
with special guests
songstress Nikki Patin & emcee Krü Maekdo
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Doors Open 6:15pm, Event: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Marys Attic at Hamburger Marys, 5400 N Clark St, Chicago
SLIDING SCALE TICKETS: $15-$25 OR $30-$40 (includes a book). Sliding scale tickets are offered to make this event as accessible as possible, and is also an opportunity for those who wish to make a larger contribution to encourage and support e nina jay's work. The $15 admission is for limited incomes. Lower ticket prices available, if needed--no one will be turned away.
Please purchase your ticket at the highest level you're able to give. Think of your payment as a gratitude offering that uplifts and supports black lesbian artists. Thank you!
e nina jays unique performance style fuses her poetry with music, singing, humor, and commentary that often breaks the fourth wall, speaking with vulnerability and power to both the colonized and those with lineage to the colonizer. Calling for healing, accountability, and intentional action, e ninas words are a much-needed medicine, and offer a path to liberation of body, mind and spirit for all.
The release of e nina jays Bricks, Blood & Water has special poignancy on this 50th anniversary of the LGBT rebellion at the Stonewall Inn bar, which took place June 1969 in New York City. e nina jay takes her place as the next generation of liberators, fighting injustice with her words, throwing truths that land like bricks, and inciting an uprising against misogyny, racism, homophobia and violence against women. The site of resistance is her own black lesbian body, as she illuminates harsh and beautiful experiences, releases the power of her voice, and encourages others to end silence and rise up in their own power and joy.
e nina jay is blowing up and going national. Shes performing, teaching and sharing her wisdom and rhymes at festivals, universities and conferences across the country. Catch her while you can!
Visit https://bricksbloodwater.bpt.me to purchase tickets or for more information.
"The songs are my bridge to healing, from powerhouse anthems to melodic meditations to confessional hymns, all meant as inspiration to keep going and balm for the scars left behind."
Featured in The Guardian, Chicago Tribune, HBO's Def Poetry Jam and on international television and radio, multidisciplinary artist Nikki Patin has been writing, performing and educating for almost 15 years. She has performed at EXPO Chicago as part of an installation curated by Amanda Williams, the National Black Theater in Harlem, Brooklyn Museum, Black Artists Retreat, Arie Crown Theater, UIC Pavilion and many other spaces throughout the U.S., New Zealand and Australia. In 2014, she made history when she addressed the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland on behalf of Black women survivors of sexual violence in the U.S. The organization founded by Patin, Surviving the Mic (www.survivingthemic.org), creates brave space for survivors of trauma of all kinds. Upcoming projects include a full-length album, Surviving Something, and a year-long multimedia, durational performance piece entitled The Vitruvian Woman. Her writing, performance and design work can be found at www.nikkipatin.com.
Krü Maekdo, Emcee
"I create experiences from a place of interconnectedness. Experiences that create memories, deepening the universal connection and expand your horizons. Holla @ me!"
Krü has been gracing stages in Chicago sharing, their charm, wit, and comedy and contributing to the exciting queer performance renaissance in many of our communities. Krü is a Creative Director specializing in, Multi-Media, Event Planning, Kosmic Rootwork and Astrology. https://krumaekdo.wixsite.com/info/home
Mary's Attic - Hamburger Mary's Chicago (View)
5400 N Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|