Performing Diaspora Weekend One

Byb Chanel Bibene, Joti Singh, and Jia Wu
AUG 15-18, 2013, THU-SUN at 8PM
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CounterPULSE presents
Performing Diaspora Weekend One
Byb Chanel Bibene, Joti Singh, and Jia Wu
AUG 15-18, THU-SUN at 8PM

Hosted at CounterPULSE (1310 Mission Street, SF)

Performing Diaspora artists represent many of the state’s most exciting new voices at the intersection of traditional arts, contemporary performance and California’s changing cultural landscape. In the first festival weekend, Byb Chanel Bibene, Joti Singh and Jia Wu excavate their own heritage and push the boundaries of their current practice, exploring themes of survival, identity and healing.

Taboo and Heroes by Byb Chanel Bibene is a multi-media exploration of Bibene’s personal experience as a survivor of the wars that struck the Republic of Congo in the late 1990’s.
Joti Singh Joti Singh’s Red, Saffron and Green weaves Bhangra, Punjabi folk music and West African rhythms to tell the story of her great grandfather, Gyanee, who fought for Indian Independence from San Francisco in the early 20th century.
Mama/ Medea explores Jia Wu’s hybrid identities through the classical Greek figure of Medea: Eastern, Woman, Mother Sorceress, Exotic Other.


Museum of the African DiasporaAfrican Advocacy NetworkOakland Asian Cultural CenterChinese Culture CenterAmerican India FoundationContemporary Jewish MuseumJewish Music Festival

Media Sponsors

India West Bay Guardian

Other Performing Diaspora Festival Events:

Eventbrite - Performing Diaspora Festival Kick-OffFestival Kick-Off at Bissap Baobab – AUG 8


Eventbrite - Performing Diaspora SymposiumSymposium — AUG 10


Eventbrite - Performing Diaspora Weekend TwoWeekend Two – AUG 22-25
Jewlia Eisenberg, Muisi-kongo Malonga, Nadhi Thekkek



August 15, 2013 @ 8:00 pm
August 18, 2013 @ 10:00 pm
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1310 Mission St
San Francisco, CA United States