A Gathering of the Tribes: Marathon Reading

Fri, Apr 8, 2022
3–8:30 pm

Floor 3, Theater

This two-day marathon poetry reading honors the history of A Gathering of the Tribes. Founded in 1991 by poet and artist Steve Cannon, Tribes provides a platform for traditionally under-represented artists and writers, amplifying the emerging and established revolutionary voices of our time.

Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9

This event is organized by Chavisa Woods, Executive Director of AGOTT, with hosts Saida Agostini, Regie Cabico, Sanina Clark, Patricia Spears Jones, Sheila Maldonado, Willie Perdomo, Danny Shot, Jeanne Thornton, and Bakar Wilson.

Each day includes an immersive sound performance designed by multimedia artist Tracie Dawn Williams with music by composer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Enriquez. Entitled Love You Madly, the work features  ‘Honeytrap,’ an ensemble led by Enriquez (keyboard, guitar) and including Kobi Abcede (drums), Trevor Brown (upright bass), Syl DuBenion (alto saxophone), Nicole Davis (trumpet), and Alex Taewon Han (keyboard). This is an iteration of Williams’s short experimental documentary film Love You Madly, which features audio recordings of conversations with Steve Cannon.

Friday, April 8th
3–4 pm | Hosted by Chavisa Woods
4–5 pm | Hosted by Patricia Spears Jones
5–5:30 pm | Love You Madly
5:30–6:30 pm | Hosted by Sheila Maldonado
6:30–7:30 pm | Hosted by Jeanne Thornton
7:30–8:30 pm | Hosted by Bakar Wilson

Saturday, April 9th
12–1 pm | Hosted by Regie Cabico
1–2 pm | Hosted by Saida Agostini
2–3 pm | Hosted by Sanina Clark
3–4 pm | Hosted by Danny Shot
4–5 pm | Hosted by Willie Perdomo
5–5:30 pm | Love You Madly 
5:30–6 pm | Hosted by Chavisa Woods

This event will take place both in person and online.

The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available.

This program will be recorded and made available on the Whitney's YouTube channel.

This event will have automated closed captions through Zoom. Live captioning is available for public programs and events upon request with seven business days advance notice. We will make every effort to provide accommodation for requests made outside of that window of time. To place a request, please contact us at accessfeedback@whitney.org or (646) 666-5574 (voice). Relay and voice calls welcome.

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