Daily Archive: November 15, 2021

Yonkers BIPOC artists work displayed in Sarah Lawrence College exhibit

For Haifa Bint-Kadi, creating art has served as way to explore her identity as the daughter of refugees and as a mixed-race person in America.

For Evan Bishop, it helped his voice be heard in the emergence of hip-hop culture and allowed him to focus on service.

And through art, Katori Walker found self healing from the trauma of being raped when she was younger.

All three Yonkers-based artists’ work is featured in the exhibit Rooted: A Community Archive Project at Sarah Lawrence College’s Esther Raushenbush Library. The exhibit is free to the public and runs through Dec. 17.


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Festival of tribal art and culture ‘Aadi Mahotsav’ begins on 16 November

Festival of tribal art and culture 'Aadi Mahotsav' begins on 16 November

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Festival of tribal art and culture ‘Aadi Mahotsav’ begins on 16 November

Grandson of the iconic tribal hero and freedom fighting fighter Bhagwan Birsa Munda, Sukhram Munda, will inaugurate the Aadi Mahotsav – ‘A Celebration of the Spirit of Tribal Culture, Crafts, Cuisine and Commerce’ – on Tuesday here at the national capital’s Dilli Haat.

 Aadi Mahotsav is a successful initiative of TRIFED which was started in 2017. The aim of the festival is to familiarise people with the rich and diverse craft, the culture of the tribal communities across the country, in one place,

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Duke Ellington school delays naming theater after Dave Chappelle following Netflix controversy

The Duke Ellington School of the Arts, in Northwest D.C., said it will postpone renaming its theater after Dave Chappelle, one of its best known graduates, to engage with members of the school who raised concerns about the comedian’s latest Netflix comedy special.

The event, originally scheduled for November 23, has now been moved to April 22, the educational institution said in a statement on Friday.

Chappelle’s latest Netflix comedy special, “The Closer,” was criticized by some who saw it as a ridicule of transgender people. Supporters of the comedian viewed it as a cry against cancel culture.


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