Penn State College of Arts and Architecture
Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State

Ancestral Communal Listening Session with DJ Elbow Knee Knee

6:00 pm Tuesday, January 17, 2023

3 Dots Downtown
137 E. Beaver Ave., State College

FREE and open to the public

Musician and educator Michael Mwenso will joyfully guide attendees through the powerful gifts buried within Black roots music and will demonstrate how he actively listens to music—alone and as part of a community.

Through this exploration of recorded music, participants will learn to understand that Black roots music contains the Black experience. It embodies the spirit and memory of a people who weave together traditions of the African diaspora with expressions in the United States, the Americas, and beyond.

DJ Elbow Knee Knee of Gorinto Productions will moderate the session.

Cash bar for mocktails by SoBar Space.

Presented by 3 Dots Downtown, Center for the Performing Arts, and Penn State University Libraries.

This engagement is supported in part by a grant from the Association of Performing Arts Professionals ArtsForward program, funded by the Mellon Foundation.