Objectif Magazine Presents New World Creole: An Exploration Of New Art Currents In The Ameri

New World Creole is an innovative multidisciplinary arts festival bringing together artists, filmmakers, musicians, curators, and cultural magazine editors for a broad dialogue about and celebration of the creole cultural heritage of the Americas.
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April 4, 2010 - PRLog -- Houston, Texas --- Objectif magazine presents New World Creole May 6-9th in Houston, TX.  The festival takes place in multiple and diverse venues in the city: SHAPE Community Center, Project Row Houses, labotanica, and Rice Media Center.

New World Creole is inspired by an article of the same name published in Objectif magazine, which is a program of Satori Phoenix Arts and Mass Media Organization (SPAMMO). Founded in 2007, SPAMMO is a media arts non-profit organization dedicated to providing multi-media platforms for avant garde artistic vision which includes the publication of Objectif, an underground arts and culture magazine, a radio production entitled Radio Objectif, events and exhibitions.  “It’s really quite impressive (and encouraging) that you've put this together. I've been in Houston since 2004 and I've been unable to find venues/intellectual communities like this,” says Dr. Joe Clarke professor of Caribbean studies at Rice University.

Festival presenters include famed New York based artist and two-time Emmy nominated and Sundance alumnus, filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris and independent filmmaker and co-founder of the New York Latino International Film Festival Juan Caceres.

Scheduled New World Creole festival activities include:

Thursday, May 6:
Objectif Eye on Haiti: A Teach-In (An analysis of Haiti's history, the vibrancy of its culture and the importance of its political struggles, SPAMMO invites community members and university faculty from across the Houston community to provide historical, political, economic and social analysis on the current situation), 6:30pm at SHAPE Center Live Oak.

Friday, May 7:      
Experimental Caribbean Short Films program curated by Ayanna Jolivet  McCloud , 7pm at labotanica on Project Row Houses campus.

Saturday, May 8:  
Documentary Filmmaking Master Class with Thomas Allen Harris, 10am-2pm at labotanica on Project Row Houses campus.
All day live music concerts and turntablism (Reggae, Dancehall Soca, Dub, Dubstep, et al.) 12pm-6pm at Dupree Sculpture Park on Project Row Houses campus

Latin Film Shorts curated by Juan Caceres followed  by artists talk-- Shifting Roots and Routes: Art and Re-Presentation of Cultural Hybridity, 7pm at labotanica on Project Row Houses campus.

Sunday, May 9:    
Thomas Allen Harris presents his award winning film É Minha Cara/That's My Face and a sneak preview of  his current work-in-progress Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People and Q&A, 5:30pm-7:00pm at Rice Media Center
Followed by a screening of  Herscovits at the Heart of Blackness and then curators and magazine editors talk-- Shifting Roots and Routes: art and Re-Presentation of Cultural Hybridity, 7:30pm-9:30pm at Rice Media Center

Closing reception follows.

$10 per event or $25 for a full festival pass which includes admission to all events, excluding the master class which is $50.
Tickets may be purchased on line at http://creole.eventbrite.com

For more information, contact Maurice Roberts at (832) 887-8665 or via email mocherob@gmail.com.

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About Satori Phoenix Arts and Mass Media Organization: SPAMMO creates independent media: printed matter, radio programs, film/video, events, exhibitions and installations, promotes avant-garde artistic vision and critical voices that empower people and provoke cultural and social change. SPAMMO is very interested in cross-cultural discourse, global collaborations and producing meaningful cultural experiences and initiates cross-cultural dialogue by being a socio-cultural bridge
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