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NYC: Just A Band Exhibit “Kudishnyao!”


It's official! Just A Band has touched down on American soil and is now in NYC to exhibit their video-art installation KUDISHNYAO! (pronounced COO-DISH-NY-OW),  which will show at Rush Gallery in NYC  August 18th -Sept. 3rd, and Bard College Sept. 9th – 11th. In addition they will be hosting a discussion on music and film on the 23rd (stay tuned) and perform at Drom on the 24th.

According to all the kids in Kenya, “Kudishnyao!” is the sound of a bullet ricocheting out of a gun - imperative to use while play fighting, of course.  Inspiration for the 6-channel video installation is derived from spectator response of their first work originally commissioned by the Goethe-Institut in Nairobi. "We’ve decided to have six simultaneous video streams that are all connected. The stories play out on all six screens at the same time, and you can watch whichever you want – hopefully, you’ll get different perspectives depending on which side you watch."

Different perspectives is right! We are beyond pumped for their visit and to show our gratitude, yours truly, Okayafrica (and Okayplayer, obvs) will be presenting the The Official Afterparty for the exhibit on Saturday the 20th with our friends over at the brand new Long Island City pool party,  The Palms. Keep up for the line up and deets.

 

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