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The Home of Hakm's B-Side e-alter ego...his auxiliary brain or external hard drive...

I am fortunate and humbled to have accomplished Choreographer & Dancer Natalia Duong (Stanford/NYU Tisch School for the Arts) be inspired by my contribution to the As Us Literary Journal in observance of One Billion Rising, All Nations Rising in Indian Country, and the Save Wiyabi Project. Thank you for this piece of art, Natalia, it is beautiful when one person’s art touches another person’s art. - hb

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to be frank

is a return and a departure
a mourning created in night
a soliloquy of absence
complete unto itself.

It is a celebration of embodied memory
Inspired by hakim bellamy’s poem
When Love Gets Home.
for those who never find Home.

It is for the words left unsaid.

An exploration of old truths in a changed body.
It is not intended to be melancholic in nature
[though there may always be something missing]
but instead a celebration of agency
and things that feel good.

It is a movement for the moment
When the blizzard coats the ground
so we paint our presence in the snow.
And it melts.

Natalia Duong

February 14, 2013

Visit the As Us Journal #VDay edition here.

In late July of 2012, Albuquerque Poet Laureate Hakim Bellamy was invited to a conversation. This conversation was a conversation of global proportions. For years, VSA North 4th Arts Executive Director Marjorie Neset (and NewArt New Mexico) has consistently brought culturally critical African contemporary artists to New Mexico. Formally through Global Dance Fest and now through Journeys, Neset has connected Albuquerque and Africa through her collaboration with the African Contemporary Arts Consortium. MAPP International Productions administers the consortium and regularly convenes consortium members in Africa for artistic exchanges and dialogue. This year, Hakim was invited to attend, and invited himself to blog for ABQ Arts & Entertainment. We said “yes.”
Read all four episodes of this four part article from the bottom up!
Also check out Marj Neset’s Blog “Time and Place”

In late July of 2012, Albuquerque Poet Laureate Hakim Bellamy was invited to a conversation. This conversation was a conversation of global proportions. For years, VSA North 4th Arts Executive Director Marjorie Neset (and NewArt New Mexico) has consistently brought culturally critical African contemporary artists to New Mexico. Formally through Global Dance Fest and now through Journeys, Neset has connected Albuquerque and Africa through her collaboration with the African Contemporary Arts Consortium. MAPP International Productions administers the consortium and regularly convenes consortium members in Africa for artistic exchanges and dialogue. This year, Hakim was invited to attend, and invited himself to blog for ABQ Arts & Entertainment. We said “yes.”

Read all four episodes of this four part article from the bottom up!

Also check out Marj Neset’s Blog “Time and Place”

The Roots Revival Musical team was on KASA/FOX2 on Monday promoting this weekend’s three show run of Roots Revival. Find out more about Roots Revival (originally written, scored and cast in Albuquerque for Black History Month) and other Black History Month events at the NM Black History Month Committee website. For the price of admission the show also includes the art exhibit, FOUR + 1. The FOUR + 1 Art Exhibition curated by Ben Hazard and Tom Lark equals five professional visual artists – FOUR African Americans who live, work and show in New Mexico and 1 African artist who lives in Ghana and shows exclusively in Albuquerque. All three nights of the Roots Revival run (February 3rd-5th) will include the FOUR + 1 and be catered for the $20 entry fee.

Friday, February 3, 2012 8pm Show – Hosted by the Links Albuquerque Chapter

JAMBO CAFÉ
www.jambocafe.net‎

The exotic locale of Lamu Island, off the coast of Kenya, with its Swahili fusion of European, Arabic and Indian influences, is at the heart of owner-chef Ahmed Obo’s spirited cuisine. It was there, in his mother’s aromatic kitchen, that Ahmed mastered his homeland’s unique gastronomic delights, beginning a culinary adventure that would ultimately lead him to Santa Fe, New Mexico where, in August, 2009, he fulfilled his life’s dream by opening Jambo Café.

Saturday, February 4, 2012 8pm Show – Hosted by the Buffalo Soldier Motorcycle Club Albuquerque Chapter

ZEA Rotisserie & Grill
www.zearestaurantabq.com

Zea Rotisserie & Grill is a lively neighborhood restaurant serving locals & visitors alike a variety of tasty, innovative dishes in a fun & casual atmosphere. The menu at the Zea Rotisserie & Grill features rotisserie meats that have been spice-rubbed and roasted in the French rotisserie oven. Zea proudly serves quality foods with a Southern flair.

Sunday, February 5, 2012 2pm Show – Hosted by the Order of the Eastern Stars, Albuquerque Chapter

Mr. Powdrell’s BBQ House
www.mrpowdrellsbbq.com

Good Barbeque doesn’t just happen by accident – it takes time. And our family owned restaurants have been serving the best barbeque in New Mexico for over 4 decades. We pride ourselves not only on our delicious, finger-licking food, but also on our excellent service. Our restaurants provide a down home experience from our family to yours.

AN ASSORTMENT OF HOMEMADE DESSERTS EVERY NIGHT BY RAVEN RUTHERFORD, BLACKBIRD PIES

Blackbird Pies
Raven Rutherford, Owner

Hip Hop Theater + Band + Beer = www.urbanverbs.org

Live Art, Choreography, Music, VIdeo, Poetry, Theater, Beer, Band, Words, Verbs…Urban Verbs 2 The Filling Station tonight @ 8pm. www.urbanverbs.com #urbanverbs #NM #poetry