Otabenga Jones & Associates will produce a site-specific broadcast, for one-night only, live from the back of a pink 1959 Cadillac Coupe de Ville. Programming will pay tribute to WERD Radio (the first Black owned and operated station in the U.S.), Civil Rights history in Atlanta, as well as local visual arts, and musical traditions.
Here’s what you can look forward to on Flux Night:
7:00 pm Intro – Airchecks
7:15 WERD History Program (Ricci De Forest)
7:45 Interview with Bayeté Ross Smith | Question Bridge: Black Males
8:10 Interview with Regina Bradley
8:35 DJ Mix – Ga. Blues & Jazz
8:55 DJ Mix – OJ in the Police State
9:15 DJ mix – Southern Playalistic
9:40 DJ Mix- Dj Tara
10:25 Good Times Radio Drama
11:25 Live Performance – 30 mins
11:55 Outtro – Jimi Hendrix playing the Star Spangled Banner
About the Artist
A Houston-based artist collective, Otabenga Jones & Associates was founded in 2002 by artist and educator Otabenga Jones in collaboration with members Dawolu Jabari Anderson, Jamal Cyrus, Kenya Evans, and Robert A. Pruitt. Their work takes a myriad of forms, including actions, writings, DJ sets, and installations. The organization’s mission is three-fold: to highlight the traps, pitfalls, and complexities of black representation, to maintain and expand the core principles of the Black radical tradition, and (in the words of the late Russell Tyrone Jones) ‘TEACH THE TRUTH TO THE YOUNG BLACK YOUTH!’
Work by Otabenga Jones & Associates has appeared in exhibitions at the Studio Museum in Harlem and Whitney Museum of American Art (Whitney Biennial), in New York City; the High Museum, in Atlanta; and The Menil Collection, Houston, and Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, among other institutions.