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    BGM Additional Programming

    Additional Programming


    Date & Time
    July 28, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Venue
    Cafe Erzulie
    146 Broadway
    Brooklyn, NY 11206 United States
    Can't attend but would still like to support? Make a monetary donation to help sustain our programming.

    Anaïs Performance and Conversation

    Join us at Cafe Erzulie for an intimate performance by London based singer Anaïs followed by a conversation with Black Girl Magik.

    about Anaïs

    Carving a space out for herself through her craft, the thunder she draws from Nina Simone has been her chisel.

    Born in Toulouse of Senegalese origin, she learned to navigate displacement over her adolescence, and the conflict between the different dialects she had to learn over the years was resolved when she found her voice in Soul music.

    Following her breakthrough record ‘Nina’, a chant of liberation that emerged when she confronted her fears, she went on to release her transcendent debut album, ‘Darkness at Play’, on which Om’Mas Keith and close collaborator Aston Rudi combined craftsmanship.

    The lead single, ‘Woman’, recounts her coming into womanhood and features empowering words courtesy of Princess Nokia. As she strides into the multitude of her truths, she uncovers her purpose. She sings for freedom; she sings the song that The Caged Bird Sings.

    All of the funds raised through ticket sales and donations will go towards the continued production of the BGM Meetup in the remaining cities of D.C., ATL, NOLA, and LA.

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    Events (2)

    Conversations (2)

    Vibes (3)

    Resident DJ: Sunny Cheeba

    vol. i — Celestial Hues

    Resident DJ: Sunny Cheeba

    vol. ii — Phoenix Rising

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    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home

    Reclaiming Pleasure

    "Reclaiming Pleasure" is the assertion of sexual power, alongside a period of recovery. It is a Black woman finding strength in her sensuality and grounding autonomy in the realms of pleasure and desire. It is the rejection of standards set on our ancestors and the distinction between agency and objectification.

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    Conversations (1)

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    Vibes (3)

    Resident DJ: Alfafa Brown

    vol. i — Trunode

    Resident DJ: ON MOMMAS

    vol. ii — In Practice of Being

    All Themes

    Transcending Time
    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home

    Returning Home

    “Returning Home” is an exploration back to lands, rituals and traditions that we have always known. It is voyaging and feeling at home as soon as you step foot on the ground. It is hearing music and your soul perceiving the frequencies. It is seeing a familiar face and knowing that somehow you have met before. “Returning Home” is a return to self.

    Our Stories(3)

    Events (7)

    Conversations (1)

    Vibes (3)

    Resident DJ: Poetic

    vol. i — Coming Home

    Resident DJ: Diva

    vol. ii — Congo Calypso

    All Themes

    Transcending Time
    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home