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Saturday, October 25, 7 pm
FREE MUSIC PERFORMANCE/ ANISQ'OYO' PARK IN ISLA VISTA (I.V. THEATER IN CASE OF RAIN)
Join the MCC and KCSB – FM in welcoming students back for the fall with an exciting evening of outdoor performances by Chicano Batman,
Los Macuanos, and mexico68! Uniquely crafting a modern take on Latin music with a conscious political message, Chicano Batman’s sound features a mix of
funk, R&B, Latin soul, bossa nova, psychedelia and pop. mexico68 Afrobeat Orchestra, is a thirteen-piece afrobeat band based out of Los Angeles,
California’s Eastside. Heavily influenced by the polyrhythmic sounds of Nigerian Recording Artist, Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Africa 70, mexico68 juxtaposes
Chicano funk with the body-moving and illuminating vibes of afrobeat. Los Macuanos' productions echo the hedonism of Tijuana's lost rave scene, with
other influences ranging from minimal techno and bass music, to more experimental styles like glitch, noise and no wave. You do not want to miss this!
Co-sponsored by KCSB - FM
Tuesday, October 28, 6 pm
This talk will explore the racial politics of the War on Drugs in Los Angeles, and reflect on how the state mobilized the "crack crisis" to justify
new and profoundly militarized forms of correctional control. Special attention will be given to the politics of racial backlash and the effects
of the War on Drugs on communities of color in L.A. Dr. Murch is associate professor of History at Rutgers University and currently a Bunche Center
Visiting Scholar at UCLA.
Co-sponsored by UCSB Department of Chicana/o Studies
Cup of Culture
Wednesday, October 29, 6 pm
FILM SCREENING/MCC THEATER
An entire country watched transfixed as a poised African-American woman in a blue dress sat before a Senate committee of 14 white men and with a clear, unwavering voice recounted the repeated acts of sexual harassment she had endured while working with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. Against a backdrop of sex, politics, and race, Anita Hill courageously speaks openly and intimately for the first time about her experiences that led her to testify before the Senate and the obstacles she faced in simply telling the truth. She also candidly discusses what happened to her life and work in the 22 years since. Freida Mock, 77 min., English, 2014, USA.
Co-sponsored by UCSB Center for Black Studies Research
Wednesday, November 5, 6 pm
FILM SCREENING/MCC THEATER
The Last Song Before the War captures the inspiring rise and uncertain future of Mali’s annual Festival in the Desert. Against the backdrop of stunning musical performances, the film subtly reveals the challenges and triumphs of creating an artistic event in dire economic and political circumstances. In 2012, the Festival in the Desert came to a halt when separatist rebels and Islamic militants seized control of Northern Mali. This award-winning documentary chronicles the 2011 Festival,—arguably the last edition that still captured its original goals—a global display of peace, reconciliation, and the healing power of music. Kiley Kraskouskas, 74 min., French with English subtitles, 2013, USA, Mali.