American Realness

nora chipaumire


Presented by JACK

Friday, January 4, 10:00pm
Saturday, January 5, 10:00pm
Sunday, January 6, 8:00pm
Thursday, January 10, 10:00pm
Friday, January 11, 10:00pm
Saturday, January 12, 10:00pm

60 minutes

505 1/2 Waverly Avenue

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100% POP | SHEBEEN REMIX is reckoning with the production and consumption of POP sound and imagery in the hyper-reality of global capitalism. It is a resurrection for the era of Drum magazine, African broadcast stations, color bars, and a people with active connections to rural and township lifestyle. 100% POP | SHEBEEN REMIX is chipaumires re-animation of 100% POP – 2018. It considers shebeens (illicit beer halls), pungwe (all night rituals) and juke-joints as the powerful breeding grounds of Southern Africa’s musical talents (and not art schools). This iteration also reveals more of the musical sciences involved in crate-digging and selecting records fused with the interplay between analogue and digital deejaying.

Major support for 100% POP has been provided by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès within the framework of the New Settings Program. 100% POP was co-produced by The Kitchen, Crossing the Line Festival and Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University. Additional support has been provided by the Guggenheim Foundation, Institute for Creative Arts at the University of Cape Town, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and American Dance Abroad. 100% POP was developed through residencies provided by Lincoln Center Atrium Series, Gibney’s Dance in Process program with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in partnership with JACK, Stephen Petronio Residency Center, Bates Dance Festival, University of Richmond Theater and Dance Department, Operaestate Festival – Bassano del Grappa, Italy, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Miami Light Project and Sarah Lawrence College.

Photo by Ian Douglas