Join Lawndale on Saturday, February 9 at 2:30 PM and experience our SPEAKEASY featuring Akirash. At this performance, exhibiting artist Akirash will activate costumes featured in Ara Oru Kinkin, on view in Lawndale’s John M. O’Quinn Gallery, at a performance beginning at Lawndale and traveling to Bell Park.
This performance will celebrate water deity Yemoja (translating to “source”) of the Yoruba religion. Yemoja is the source of the river, of the people, of children, and of life. Her elemental power as the source of Sweet Waters on Earth (the fresh waters) makes life possible and preserves life for creation. Yemoja’s presence introduces an intoxicating joy that makes everything brighter, more beautiful, and more wondrous. She invites us to dance to her sacred drums and surrender to all of the pleasures of a life well-lived.
About Lawndale’s SPEAKEASY Series
Revived in 2016, Lawndale’s SPEAKEASY series celebrates our historical relationship to live music and performance by presenting new works by artists and performers working in a range of disciplines from across the nation.