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Past Event

My Favorite Things: Naa Akua

Dec 5 2019

Seattle Art Museum

Third Floor Galleries

6:30 PM – 7 PM

My Favorite Things tours bring some of the most fascinating artists, cultural producers, and community figures into the galleries to discuss their favorite works of art.

This week's tour will be led by Naa Akua.

about the presenter

Naa Akua, 2019 Citizen University Poet-in-Residence, a queer poet, emcee, and actor. They are a WITS writer-in-residence at Franklin High School. Intentionality, love, and encouragement is the focus of Akua’s work that can be found in tracks like “The Elements” or “Till It All Goes Away” from their mixtape Odd(s) Balance (on SoundCloud). Naa Akua was a cast member of Book-it Repertory Theater’s adaptation of T. Geronimo Johnson’s “Welcome to Braggsville”, a cast member for Theater Schmeater’s production of “Welcome to Arroyo’s” and a participant of an original boilesque ballet called “Tailfeathers”. Naa Akua’s one person show, Akwaaba The Healing of A Queer Black Soul ran as part of Gay City’s Mosaic program and recently Earth Pearl Collectives, Sovereign Queer Black Womyn Festival. When Akua is not writing and performing they are facilitating Sound Healing sessions which focus on breathing, being in the body and meditation.

Free and open to the public.
Photo: Jessica Ry'cheal

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