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RROVER monthly event (CARAT invitees only)
October 25, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm BST
The CAFA Archival Resources Action Team (CARAT) will stage the first of a series of 6 monthly events. ROOTSGROUNDING@Rendezvous of Victory Edutainment Ramparts (RROVER) will “connect us to the best trailblazing traditions of Roots (a la Nina Simone) + Grassroots (a la Victor Jara) + Groundings (a la Walter Rodney) + Rendezvous-of-Victory (a la Aimee Cesaire/CLR James). Strictly by CARAT invitation (free with option of donations).
Opening Theme Song, e.g. We Only Want the Earth! by James Connolly
Introductory Ice-Breakers, including Film/Video Clips (relevant to the chosen monthly CAFA archival focal point)
Spoken Word by Bantu Masta
Choir Music by Raised Voices
AcademyCommons Exhibition Series 1:Ivory Tower Euro-America: Beacon or Bane of Academic Freedom for the World?
Break + Food/Snacks
Discussions and Q & A on the presentation
Presentation Plan of Action
Conscience Music by WanLuv Koncepta
Poetry/Spoken Word/Story-Telling/Readings interspersed with Music (including folkloric and other special contributions form indigenous peoples, Labour Action groups and other Communities of Resistance throughout the World: Victor Jara, Miriam Makeba, Nina Simone, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Gill Scott Heron, Bob Marley, Taimur Rahman/Laal, Wulomei, Ukoo Flami Mau Mau, John Lennon, Maya, Tracy Chapman; etc)
Informal Networking Break-Outs
Closing Theme Song, e.g. We Are Going by Osibisa
Facilitating Coordinator: Sumana Nandi, Co-Deputy Coordinator: Pitchou Bantu Masta, Facilitating Co-Monitors: Fabian Tompsett and Howard Slater.