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Invisible Men Show

Courtesy of Rilwan Babajide ’16: 

Come join the Invisible Men Collective for a night of community performances as we focus on the value of Sankofa, “to reach back and get it.” Throughout the show, we hope to reflect on our history both at Wesleyan and Abroad and we seek to better understand our potential for the future. The night is sure to be exhilarating, challenging, and thought provoking.

Date: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
Time: 8:30 PM
Place: Beckham Hall

E. Oks ’13 Releases First Studio Album “Back Up, Black Out”

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After bringing legendary rap duo Dead Prez to campus last winter, recent Wes grad Evan Okun ’13 drops his first studio album. It is a concept album (listen in order and NOT on shuffle), featuring at least one other Wesleyan student on every track.  The album includes performances by Wesleyan a-cappella stars Quasimodal and production by the FXWRTH (aka Coral Foxworth ’15) and SANK0FA (aka Lucas Turner-Owens ’11).

If you’re looking for hip hop that is altogether poetic, introspective, hilarious, and consistently virtuosic, then this is the album for you. What’s more, you can download it for free here.

For more E. Oks music, go to e-oks(dot)bandcamp(dot)com

Big Freedia @ Eclectic

Note: despite what the poster says, the Bounce workshop is at 8.

Next on Wesleying’s concert series, Eclectic prepares to ignite:

Big Freedia, the Queen Diva of New Orleans Sissy Bounce Music, is bringing her ass-shaking party music to Wesleyan on Thursday, February 9th. At 8 o’clock in the Eclectic Ballroom, Big Freedia will give a workshop on the sacred tradition of bounce music and give hands-on instruction on how to bump to this (directed by Josh Ente ’08).

When that’s over, go home and get fancy, because at 10 the party starts. Opening DJ sets will be provided by Sankofa (Luke Turner-Owens ’12) and Kilbourne (Jason Kilbourne ’14).

SHOFCO & Psi U Benefit Concert

From Shining Hope for Communities:

Come to an awesome benefit show on Friday featuring: SANKOFA, THE TASTE, YEAMANN, and BASTILLE!!!

Tickets are $2 at Usdan or at the door. Proceeds go to the SHOFCO Community Health Worker Program, with a total cost of $9,000. We’re so close to fully sponsoring the salaries of eight health providers, including the coordinator and 7 CHWs, lunches 5 days a week, t-shirts, training, and community public health awareness events!

Click here for more information.

  • DATE: Friday, April 8th
  • TIME: 10:00 pm – 12:00 am
  • PLACE: Psi Upsilon
  • DO I NEED MONEY?: Yes.  $2.