Da Kink In My Hair Debuts In The U.S.

                                If You want to know about a black woman, touch her hair.– Novelette, Da’ Kink In My Hair

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Rejuvenating, Refreshing, Inspirational…hard to believe i’m talking about a stage play, but “Da Kink In My Hair” by Trey Anthony and directed by Andrea Frye is all of these. In melody and in monologue Da Kink In My Hair is a winner. Atlanta, Georgia got to find out why, as the production finally made it’s United States debut. Da Kink In My Hair is a winner because it’s magical and marvelous, while also being meaningful as it deals with a variety of topics.

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The for colored girls-esque dramedy covers everything from self-esteem, to color-ism, racism, child molestation and homosexuality. Unlike the other “colored girls” play, Da Kink In My Hair has an enlivening flair and a modern day edge. In a series of character monologues and musical numbers that hold their own and give life to the story. Da Kink In My Hair manages to give a voice to the many “black girl problems”, new ones and the age old ones. As much as the play details the problems, it also highlights the solutions. In a wave of sisterhood, encouragement, humor, and foul language, Da Kink In My Hair takes the audience to church. Being a type of women’s sanctuary, the Jamaican hair salon set in Canada empowers through it’s plot. The performances are stellar and the headliners are worth their salt.

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Trey Anthony’s talent graciously pulls everything together, not only being the shows sole writer and producer, but also carrying a Jamaican accent on stage as the salon owner Novelette. The accents were on point with the culture and idiosyncrasies of Jamaican dialect, but the content of the show is even better. I love Da Kink In My Hair because it celebrates inner strength and the freedom to make the decisions that are right for you. Da Kink In My Hair is a phenomenal must-see not only for colored girls, but for all races.

The “Da Kink In My Hair” showcase is running in Atlanta September 6-8 at Cobb Galleria Performing Arts Center. Tickets are being sold through Ticketmaster, and more info can be found on the play’s website dakinkinmyhair.com

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The Powerful Documentary “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners” Available On DVD

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The story is just as explosive as the previews, if not more. The profound documentary “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners” is available today. Angela Davis and her story are revolutionary. The docudrama which features actual scenes and clips from Davis’s case, recounts the story from Angela Davis herself and those who were apart of the movement that helped land her freedom. The story tells the Journey of young Angela growing up in the turmoil of the south, but making her way to New York and eventually Germany because of her academic prowess.

When Davis lands the job as a Professor at UCLA she comes under scrutiny. On the base of her radical views and communist beliefs Davis was apprehended as a threat to standard American culture, she received death threats and hate mail, but to some she was a hero. As Davis stood her ground, raised her voice, and acted in academic freedom, she also fell in love. In a love affair that would later be exploited and come to tragedy, Angela and her supporters remained calm.

Eventually accused for conspiracy to murder and becoming the top on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List. The Angela Davis case set off a cultural firestorm heard around the world. The story took precedence in the media and graduated to being a political phenomenon.angie

Angela Davis was a hero for actively using her voice, and the story is a reminder that the voices that spoke up for Angela’s defense were also the heroes. In the age of series like “Orange Is The New Black” and social media’s divine impact in the Tragedy of Trayvon, The Free Angela story affirms the poignancy and power of educated thought.

Angela Davis was a “Thought Leader” before the term truly came to office. What is truly to be celebrated is not rebellion or resistance, but what the spirit of hope in united and inspired voices can do. It can produce liberty and freedom for positive empowerment.

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