OJBKFM Third Coast will activate Dowling Street, once the booming heart of Third Ward, to reinvigorate the community. This public art piece is the inaugural commission of Project/Site, and is presented with generous support from Surdna Foundation and is made possible in part through the City’s Initiative Grant.
Saturdays | April 2, 9, 16
Local Lessons with Assata Richards
Noon – 1pm
Community-based conversations that start local and end global
Public Art Talk with Ryan N. Dennis
1 – 2pm
Insightful dialogue on the role of Art & Culture in a transforming society
Memories of the Eldorado Ballroom with DJ Flash Gordon Parks
2 – 3pm
Documenting the history of 3rd Ward’s Eldorado Ballroom by taking a look at one of Houston’s most distinguished cultural centers
Open Field Variety with Otabenga Jones & Associates
3 – 3:30pm
A free-form mixture of music, sound, and radio based performance hosted by Otabenga Jones & Associates
Screw the Lid Back On with Ayanna Mccloud
3:30 – 4pm
A collection of mixes inspired by the crates of the DJ Screw archive at the University of Houston and Screw Shop
Middle Passage Future Sound
4 – 5pm
Live performance program exploring new horizons in Black Musical production
Fridays | April 1, 8, 15, 22
Acknowledgement with Akua Holt/Bert Samples
5 – 6pm
Spiritual Jazz and other inspirational sounds helping to open the pineal gland and recharge the soul
News & Information
6 – 7pm
Sharpening our awareness and being informed is only half the battle! This segment works to keep you notified on the local, national, and international levels.
Feel Good Fridays with Local DJs
7 – 8pm
Featuring beats & mixes by some of Houston’s most inspired DJ’s and artists influenced by sound.
About Otabenga Jones & Associates
Otabenga Jones & Associates is a Houston-based artist collective, founded in 2002 by artist and educator Otabenga Jones in collaboration with members Dawolu Jabari Anderson, Jamal Cyrus, Kenya Evans, and Robert A. Pruitt. The organization’s mission is a trifecta of cultural awarenss: to highlight the struggles of black representation, to bolster the core principles of the Black radical tradition, and to “teach the truth to the young black youth.” Otabenga Jones & Associates’ work has graced programs at the Studio Museum in Harlem and Whitney Museum of American Art (Whitney Biennial), in New York City; the High Museum, Atlanta; and The Menil Collection, Houston, and Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, among others.
About theSurdna Foundation
The Surdna Foundation seeks to foster sustainable communities in the United States -- communities guided by principles of social justice and distinguished by healthy environments, strong local economies, and thriving cultures. Learn more at www.surdna.org.