Jul 31st 2021

Ghoema Closing Party: Last Call for Carnival

@ Heaven Gallery

1550 N Milwaukee Ave, #2, Chicago, IL 60622

Opening Saturday, July 31st, from 7PM - 10PM

On view through Sunday, August 1st

Join us in person for a closing reception for Ghoema, an art exhibit by Sadie Woods and Seed Lynn. Sadie Woods will be DJing live music. No RSVP required, and masks are mandatory!

Ghoema, or drum, is a long term media project exploring the migration, history, and culture of the Malay people in South Africa’s Western Cape. The ghoema is associated with colorful rhythms and euphoric/altered states conjured through its hypnotic sound. It is the centerpiece of carnival performances created by slaves to mock their masters with encoded songs and later as a celebration of slavery abolition. For Seed Lynn and Sadie Woods, Ghoema stretches beyond representations of embodied memory and journeys through Diasporic traditions of ritual resistance, exploring memory itself as a radical and defiant act in the face of colonial occupation and oppression.

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