The Black & African Solidarity Show: Afro-Renaissance
We hosted our first ever event, Afro-Renaissance, on Sunday, 24 November 2019 at BIDHAAR in Peckham, London. As an Afrocentric experiential concept store, BIDHAAR was the perfect womb for B.A.S.S. to grow into itself.
Within this grounded space we were able to fellowship and celebrate ourselves through the works and talents of DJ Afromuza, Briana Applewhite, Deneesha James, Shamanie and Paradox. The honest vulnerability that was shared by our artists allowed us to form the authentic connections that catalyzed out progress.
The Black and African Solidarity Show (B.A.S.S.) is a platform, curated for and by Black minds, which holds love, creativity and education at its core. The community is cultivated through grassroots organizing within our networks of artists and academics. B.A.S.S., as a sphere of interaction, intends to support meaningful connections and give stage for individuals of our communities to share what they have discovered along their paths.
Through the unity of our diversity, we exist as a transcultural representation of Blackness. Our mission is to uplift and provide platforms for artists across the world as we calibrate our trajectories for radically different futures.
Holding Space for Black Joy celebrates the journey of B.A.S.S. and some of the stellar individuals that constitute our community. As a collective force, we work to sustain an atmosphere in which Blackness, as our humanity, can be nurtured and appreciated.