Ghoema Closing Party: Last Call for Carnival
Saturday, July 31st, 7–10PM
Join us in person for a closing reception for Ghoema, an exhibition by Sadie Woods and Seed Lynn. Get ready to dance with Sadie Woods who will be DJing live. Violinist Edith Yokley will accompany the DJ set.
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, Gheoma 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.