Kind Words Spoken

The energy and rawness of the night gleefully holds on to an underground of a generational moment that has become mainstream" Una Mullally, Irish Times

Live Collision present

Special Event

NU ROOTS

Dates: 27 Apr - 27 Apr

Show Time: 8pm

Tickets: €0 (Free admission, no booking required)

Doors open: 8pm

NU ROOTS is back again! Now fiercer than ever, Fried Plantains Collective is ready to blow the roof off Live Collision with set the best of Irish and African talent in Dublin right now. An exceptional night including film screenings, conversation, spoken word, live hiphop and DJ.

Film screening: 8.30pm

‘Witches of Gambaga’- a 2011 documentary by Ghanian feminist Yaba Badoe, the film showcases the community of elderly Ghanaian women who have been condemned to live as witches until proven innocent.  

Fried Plantains Collective invites Yaba Badoe and Rosemary Adaseer to have a cozy round table chat with the audience about the themes in the film. Rosemary Adaseer is the founder of ‘Mixed Race Ireland’ who grew up mixed race in Mother & Baby Homes in 1950s Ireland.  

From 9.15pm

NU ROOTS live stages will begin with spoken word and music performances by Raven, Maeve and Damola and DJ Karma.

The
Big, Bold
Book Now
Button

Click for instant happiness.

Call the Box Office:

+353 1 8819 613

Amanda Azams of Fried Plantains Collective is a Nigerian woman who started out living in Ireland as an asylum seeker. Sixteen years later, with a background and passion in Community Development, performance arts and with an Irish Citizenship to boot, she enjoys organising social events through her group ‘Fried Plantains Collective’ as a way to get to know the people in her city.

Amanda has recently produced two sold-out music gigs ‘BLACK JAM’ in collaboration with Dublin Fringe Festival and is singing at Irish Writer Centre’s ‘Soapbox’ on Culture Night 2018.

Previously, she has performed at THIS IS POP BABY’s sold out show ”Mouth Of A Shark”, a play about the similarities between gay foreigners who seek safety in Ireland, and Irish people who leave out of fear.   

Credits:

Major thanks and blessings to Lynnette Moran, Yaba Badoe, Rosemary Adaseer, Niamh Beirne, Stephanie Costello, Raven Aflakete, Damola, Maeve Meleady and DJ Karma.

Last From the Newsroom

Programme Announcement: 2019 Exhibitions at Project

Project Arts Centre is proud to present a new season of solo exhibitions featuring work from leading international artists. Highlights from the 2019 visual arts programme will include Exorcisms, the first solo exhibition in Ireland of Israeli-American artist, writer and film director Roee Rosen that negotiates the alternate forms and practices of devotion, possession and politicized demonology, and a landmark solo exhibition with a new commission from Northern Irish artist Sandra Johnston. The 2019 programme will close out an exhibition of work from one of the most outstanding feminist and queer artists of her generation, Prague-based visual artist Anna Daučíková.…

Read More

Project Arts Centre and Arts & Disability Ireland announce the recipient of the REALISE production award

Project Arts Centre and Arts & Disability Ireland are delighted to announce the recipient of the REALISE production award for theatre and contemporary dance artists with disabilities. The REALISE Award is designed to support the production and presentation of ambitious new work by individual artists. It represents an exciting opportunity to present ambitious new work that reflects the complexity of contemporary life in Ireland to a diverse audience. The final recipient is playwright Roderick Ford. Roderick will receive a production award of €40,000 for production of his play The Spider’s House at Project Arts Centre in February 2020. Speaking about…

Read More
Visit the Newsroom