eMeLe-K “An Afro Latin Thing for Martin Luther King" at LATEA

Posted on January 10, 2019 by Alison Pierz

Frames and Stretchers' home base, the Clemente on the Lower East Side is gearing up for eMeLe-K!

MLK Martin Luther King fro-Latinos LES the Clemente LATEA theater

MeLe-K is a yearly project curated by Rodger Taylor and Miguel Trelles, paying cultural homage to Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy.  The weeklong "thing" seeks to provide a forum for Afro-Latinos, African Americans and all who believe in Dr. King's life example and respect his memory.  Artists and audiences are invited to engage in artistic exchanges while celebrating the U.S. Civil Rights movement and the tremendous contributions Afro-Latinos make to society.

The festival includes the following events:

MON / JAN 14 @ 8:00 PM
Duo: Miguel Zenón & Marcus Gilmore

TUES / JAN 15 @ 7:00 PM
Griotic performance with mbira:
“I See the Promised Land” by Arthur Flowers;
Talk: Dr. Ben Jochannan Matta,
By Dr. Georgina Falu;
Moderated by Dr. Arthur Lewin, Baruch College

WED / JAN 16 @ 8:00PM
Open Screen: Afro Latino Fest NYC presents
Selection by Mai-Elka Prado and Amilcar Priestley

THURS /, JAN 17 @ 8:00 PM
Staged Reading: La Greña
Written by Julissa Contreras

FRI / JAN 18 @ 7:00 PM
ArTalk moderated by Alexis Mendoza
8:30 PM Artists Reception: eMeLe-K

SAT / JAN 19 @ 8:00 PM
Concert: Afro Souls Sounds
THABISA and Trio

SUN / JAN 20 @ 11:00 AM
Worship: The Dewitt Reformed Church
Rev. Dr. Michael Edwards, Senior Pastor
280 Rivington Street

MeLE -K runs from January 14 -20. All events to be held at Teatro LATEA (except Sunday, Jan. 20), 2nd Floor, The Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street (between Rivington & Delancey), accessible via J/M/Z and F trains to Essex/Delancey



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