Sustainable Spelman Presents Remix: The Soul of Innovation: “Off The Block, And On The Campus”
Remix: The Soul of Innovation: “Off The Block, And On The Campus” is designed to “illuminate the true meaning of sustainability,” connecting current needs to future possibilities, and building the bridge in between. This event will consist of two key complements: 1) interactive design workshop 2) a solar-powered soul concert.
Our hope is to demonstrate how Spelman College can lead the way in sustainability and innovation while exploring the connections and gaps between African American cultural traditions (social, environmental & economic) and the innovation economy.
Performers for Solar Powered Concert:
Zakiya Harris is an afro-eclectic mix of soul, dance and theater. Along with her dynamic band Elephantine she seamlessly blends the genres of Soul, Electronica, Hip-Hop and Afro-Beat music within her repertoire. Zakiya is a co-founder of nationally recognized projects Impact Hub Oakland, Grind for the Green, Earthseed Consulting. She is also the Chief Education Officer of Hack the Hood, a technology program for low income youth of color and winner of the 2014 Google Impact Challenge.
Antique Naked Soul is an Oakland based independent beat-boxing soul. Reown beat-boxer Tommy “Soulati” Shepherd, lead singer Candice “Antique” Wicks and two background singers, Jayme Brown and N’gala McCoy make up this quarlet. Antique Naked Soul (ANS) builds beats live on stage using only their voices and two loopers. The singing recalls the soul of Chaka Khan and the jazz of Billie Holiday.
Event Agenda & Run of Show: Friday, October 17
12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. – Design & Performance Session w/ Zakiya Harris &
3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.- Solar Power Concert (The Remix)
2:30 p.m.- 2:45 p.m.- Welcome by Asia Mosee (Sustainable Spelman Intern) 2:45 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.- Makara Rumley of Green Law & Angelou Ezeilo of Greening Youth Foundation
3:00 p.m.- 3:10 p.m.- Zakiya Harris Intro by Sustainable Spelman Intern
3:10 p.m.- 3:40 p.m.- Zakiya Harris Performance
3:40 p.m.- 4:00p.m.- Antique Naked Soul Intro by Sustainable Spelman Intern
4:00 p.m.- 4:40p.m. - Antique Naked Soul Performance
4:40 p.m.- 4:55p.m.- Tribute to Brianna Ford & Wangari Maathai by Samantha Akwei
REMIX is an innovation platform that moves need to invention, invention to innovation and possibility to reality, rapidly, convincingly, sustainably. We will change the conversation currently taking place around innovation. Moving it from; “looking for the next Silicon Valley” to “uncovering the hidden landscape of legacy innovations in underserved and disadvantaged communities.”
Tree Power & Sound provides off grid energy to run live events. A wind tower and solar panels attached to a small trailer make it easy to bring you a clean show. The tower and panels harness energy and store it in large batteries. All of that stored energy can be accessed from outlets on the side of the Trailer.