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.
NU ROOTS live stages will begin with spoken word and music performances by Raven, Maeve and Damola and DJ Karma.
“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
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.
Major thanks and blessings to Lynnette Moran, Yaba Badoe, Rosemary Adaseer, Niamh Beirne, Stephanie Costello, Raven Aflakete, Damola, Maeve Meleady and DJ Karma.