Live Artists Live: Sings of Freedom

Fri, September 30, 2022
10:30 AM
Los Angeles, CA

The fourth iteration of USC’s biannual performing arts festival, celebrating the liberating potentials of art and song.

About this event

Inspired by poet, writer, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou’s verse, “The caged bird sings of freedom,” “Live Artists Live: Sings of Freedom” spotlights fusions of performance art, poetry, and music that amplify oppressed voices and resist racism, sexism, xenophobia, and homophobia. The full-day event will bring together internationally acclaimed artists and scholars for vibrant performances, immersive environments, and engaging discussions illuminating marginalized people’s struggles and joys, while striving for social justice through performative, lyrical storytelling, and musical art experiments.

Schedule (subject to change):

10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.: VIRTUAL KEYNOTE by Joy Harjo

12 p.m.­–1 p.m.: HYBRID VIRTUAL PRESENTATION of Uroborus vs. Trump’s Wall by Guillermo Gómez-Peña

1 p.m.–2 p.m.: LUNCH

2 p.m.–3 p.m.: MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE/SCREENING of Boney Manilli by Edgar Arceneaux

3 p.m.­–4 p.m.: PERFORMANCE by Xina Xurner (Young Joon Kwak and Marvin Astorga)

4 p.m.–5:20 p.m.: LINER NOTES FOR BEYONCÉ by madison moore and Daphne A. Brooks

5:20 p.m.–6:30 p.m.: RECEPTION AND DANCE PARTY

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Presented by USC Visions and Voices. Organized by the USC Roski School of Art and Design.