Paul Mooney – Stolen From Africa- Alana Lowe – Gabriel Teodros- Luam’s Last Show

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It is Luam’s last show as she is going on Extended Assignment.

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On Saturday, February 22, 2014 in downtown Toronto, Comedian Paul Mooney will perform live at the Bloor Cinema at 506 Bloor Street West. Presented by Stolen From Africa, this show is his only scheduled performance in Canada as part of his last professional tour entitled, Out of Darkness – The Last Stand.

Mooney is one of the most dangerous and brilliant comic minds of our time. His first professional gig was writing for Richard Pryor, penning most of the hilarious routines for Pryor’s “Saturday Night Live” appearance, co-writing material on the groundbreaking “Live On Sunset” and “Is It Something I Said?” albums, and for Pryor’s film “Jo Jo Dancer, You’re Life Is Calling.”

A talented comedic writer, Mooney has served as head writer for some of television’s best comedies, including “The Richard Pryor Show,” “Good Times” and the first year of Fox’s “In Living Color,” creating the hilarious “Homey the Clown” skit. He also wrote for Redd Foxx’s “Sanford and Son” series as well as “Saturday Night Live.” Most recently Mooney appeared on Comedy Central’s “Chappelle’s Show” and released a live stand up DVD, “Know Your History: Jesus Is Black and So Was Cleopatra.”

Paul Mooney came into his own with his controversial and critically acclaimed, debut comedy album Race for which he received a Grammy nomination. His album Masterpiece continues to stir anger, laughter, and thought.I always drop in some history,” Mooney explains. “It’s knowledge. There’s always a message in my comedy and you may not get it that night. It’s like time bombs. It’ll get you a week later. You’ll understand.”

STOLEN FROM AFRICA / VOLÉ D’AFRIQUE Stolen From Africa / Volé D’Afrique is a national, emerging non-profit arts education organization based in Toronto that promotes the cultural and historical awareness of the African Diaspora. Incepted locally as a consciousness in 2004, SFA has propelled itself from the streets of Toronto onto several international landscapes including Jamaica, South Africa, Ghana, Atlanta, Washington D.C. and Russia! Today, SFA is made up of a diverse group of people from various racial backgrounds who are inspired by the effects of colonialism with aspirations of connecting and learning from the communities in which we live in worldwide.

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ALANA LOWE Alana is the Community Arts & Productions Director with Stolen From Africa. She is currently producing a multi-country docu-series, following two rappers from Toronto and Atlanta as they travel across Ontario, Georgia and Cape Coast, Ghana to retrace actual slave trading routes. Aside from Alana’s professional as an emerging documentary filmmaker, she also has an extensive background in community arts production. The communities she lives in and works with always inform her work. For her there is no separation. She enjoys being the community project lead and the participant.

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Gabriel Teodros
Gabriel Teodros & Sarah MK “Black Love” Produced by SoulChef.

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To know that another world is possible, and bring it to life through music; this has always been the mission of emcee, educator and community organizer Gabriel Teodros. He made a mark with groups CopperWire, Abyssinian Creole and Air 2 A Bird, and first reached an international audience with his critically-acclaimed solo debut “Lovework”. He has since set stages on fire all across the US, Canada, Mexico and Ethiopia; performing alongside the likes of Lupe Fiasco, Mos Def & Talib Kweli, Zap Mama, Digable Planets and Fishbone to name a few. 2012 saw the release of 2 more critically-acclaimed albums, Teodros’ solo “Colored People’s Time Machine”, as well as CopperWire’s “Earthbound”; a space opera of a hip hop ride (set in the year 2089) that Teodros recorded with fellow Ethiopian-American artists Meklit Hadero and Burntface. In 2014 Teodros is set to release his newest solo project “Children Of The Dragon”; another journey through time, Hip Hop, Ethiopian musical traditions and shifting homelands with Washington, DC-based producer AirMe. For more information log on to www.gabrielteodros.com

 Playlist- DJ Gryphen

xolisauntil then
ayo lelanibetter love
young jibwewhere ever you are
black milk poison
danilo mcallumafrofuturistic
wio-k same level
guzo luo feat junia ttunnells
ELMNT  feat. berg beauge & rockley UNI
cheyanne nicolestill believe

Playlist- DJ Jams

rapsodyillumaughty
mattfordsmoking portrait
rich kiddi’d be lying
tecla i get high
king reign f. shi wisdom – grey 
gabriel teodros black love
smash brovzsoul for tomorrow
castleusual politics
mr. green f. black thought & malik b – live from the bedroom roots tribute 
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