Gbedu Town Radio

Over-articulated and barely translated, Gbedu Town Radio tells dynamic stories for the culture

About

Led by Artistic Director, Nkeiruka Oruche, and featuring a dynamic group of performers, GTR explores social and political themes through Pan Afro-Urban music and dance including Afrobeats, Dancehall, Coupé-Décalé & varieties of Hip hop. 

Gbedu Town Radio performances and workshops have graced many venues including Zellerbach Hall, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Stern Grove Festival, Oakland Museum of California, Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, UC Davis, The Umoja Festival, Yoshi’s SF, Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, the Independent, the California Academy of Sciences, and more. And our performers have shared stages with Onyeka Owenu, Magic System, Seun Kuti, Yemi Alade, Mr. Eazi, Burna Boy, Mokoomba, Tribu Baharú, Les Twins to name a few.

Gbedu Town Radio is a project of Afro Urban Society, an incubator and presenter of Afro-Urban performing and visual arts, culture, media, and social discourse. A lively group of dancers, musicians and all-around performers representing the diverse African Diaspora, they are your bus ride to an upbeat romping, riveting and rousing time. Learn more.

 

Gbedu Town Radio, muy elocuente y apenas traducido, cuenta historias dinámicas para la cultura. Encabezado por el director artístico Nkeiruka Oruche y formado por un grupo dinámico de bailarines, GTR explora temas políticos y sociales a través de la música pan-afrourbana y danza, incluyendo afrobeat, dancehall, coupé-décalé y variedades de hiphop.
 
Las presentaciones y talleres de Gbedu Town Radio han honrado muchos espacios entre los que están el Zellerbach Hall, el Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, el Stern Grove Festival, el Oakland Museum of California, el Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, la UC Davis, el festival Umoja, Yoshi’s San Francisco, el Dance Mission Theater, el San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, el Independent, la California Academy of Sciences, y más. Nuestros bailarines han compartido el escenario con Onyeka Owenu, Magic System, Seun Kuti, Yemi Alade, Mr. Eazi, Burna Boy, Mokoomba, Tribu Baharú y Les Twins, entre otros.
 
Gbedu Town Radio es un proyecto de la Afro Urban Society, una incubadora y presentadora de artes visuales y performativas, cultura, medios de comunicación y discurso social.  Este grupo vivaz de bailarines, músicos y artistas performativos en general que representan la diversa diáspora africana son tu transporte a un rato alegre, fascinante y estimulante. Conoce más de ellos.


 
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Agenda

Oct
20
A Poem In Three Parts, Part 3: Meet Me There
The Othering & Belonging Institute commissioned poet Michelle Lee aka "Mush" to write and perform a poem in three parts on bridging and belonging for the 2021 Othering & Belonging Conference. We will be premiering this poem and accompanying visuals—featuring an array of dancers, aerialists, and performers of all kinds—in three digital shorts directed by filmmaker Yoram Savion, with creative direction from conference emcee Sarah Crowell. 
Oct
19
A Poem In Three Parts, Part 2: A Story of We
The Othering & Belonging Institute commissioned poet Michelle Lee aka "Mush" to write and perform a poem in three parts on bridging and belonging for the 2021 Othering & Belonging Conference. We will be premiering this poem and accompanying visuals—featuring an array of dancers, aerialists, and performers of all kinds—in three digital shorts directed by filmmaker Yoram Savion, with creative direction from conference emcee Sarah Crowell. 
Oct
18
A Poem In Three Parts, Part 1: A Story of Now

The Othering & Belonging Institute commissioned poet Michelle Lee aka "Mush" to write and perform a poem in three parts on bridging and belonging for the 2021 Othering & Belonging Conference. We will be premiering this poem and accompanying visuals—featuring an array of dancers, aerialists, and performers of all kinds—in three digital shorts directed by filmmaker Yoram Savion, with creative direction from conference emcee Sarah Crowell.