I GOT A TRUTH TO TELL!
Saturday May 20, 2017, 7:30-9:30pm
On Saturday evening, May 20, 2017, audience members will join our joyous twilight procession through the neighborhood and witness the stories of our ensemble at the Tenderloin National Forest. “I Got A Truth To Tell” is the culmination of a year of community dialogue, storytelling, and artistic creation around themes of ancestry, cultural gas lighting, and the radical act of having each other’s backs. Led by the inimitable vocalist and choral director, Melanie DeMore, and featuring the Skywatchers ensemble Rita, Kim, Wanda, Leroy Staples, Steve, Earl, Calvin, Don and more + Artists Facilitators, including: Artistic Director Anne Bluethenthal, Shakiri, Jose Abad, Rama Mahesh Hall, Sammay Dizon, Malia, Yanina Rivera, and Krista DeNio. Participants and audience members will enjoy the music, dance, song, and visual art that makes Skywatchers not only an aesthetic experience, but a celebration of resistance to oppression, and an affirmation of community.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
7:30pm – 9:30 Tenderloin National Forest, 509 Ellis Street, SF
Free admission. No tickets or reservations required.
Skywatchers is supported in part by San Francisco Grants For The Arts, Walter and Elise Haas Fund, the San Francisco Arts Commission, California Arts Council, Zellerbach Family Foundation, and the Neighborhood Arts Collaborative of SFGFTA.