Academy of Funk 2017

Saturday
29 April
2017

Behind the Scenes: Hung Tao Choy Mei Leadership Institute

time 2 p.m.

What do kung fu, drumming, traditional Chinese dancing, and Paul Robeson have in common?

user Instructor: Abdur-Rahim Muhammad

Tuesday
2 May

Future Funk Ready: DCPL Music Resources for Funk & Beyond

time 7 p.m.

DCPL brings the funk — no card catalogs required.

user Instructor: Maggie Gilmore

Wednesday
3 May

The Art of Afrofuturism

time 6:30 p.m.

A panel of cross-disciplinary experts will discuss Afrofuturism and offer inspiration for navigating present sociopolitical challenges.

user Instructor: Dr. Kendra Salois

Saturday
6 May

Build Your Own Drum for Kids

KCDC Event time noon

Bring your kids, and build a drum to join the parade.

user Instructors: Isabelle De Leon, Miles Ryan

U Street Murals Art Walk

time noon

Explore the historical, social, and political significance of (un)commissioned public art, along with the unique styles used to create each mural.

user Instructor: Cory Stowers