Diaspora Monologues 2020 Vendors Form Come Shop: Fehinty Marketplace, Feb 21- Mar 8
The 2020 Diaspora Monologues, VA-NA-KU-LA, is exploring language and identity and will feature performance events that highlight language creativity across the African Diaspora -- Pidgin, Creole, Patois, African American vernacular and other language innovations that mark identity, community, resistance, solidarity, and creative agency.
Our Come Shop: Fehinty Marketplace has become a contextual feature of the Diaspora Monologues program. It is the space where the many branches of the African Diaspora meet, co-mingle, support, learn, and are enriched by one another. The Marketplace will receive its own promotion and open ahead of the performance programs for community shoppers.
Fridays: Dem Beats - Local DJs will host dances that journey through the music of the diaspora-- reggae, dancehall, afro-beat, afro-pop, hip hop and more. (8pm)
Saturdays: Fatty Bum Bum, a new play by Nikkita Duke, written in Nigerian pidgin is a social and cultural commentary on marginalization and self-preservation when Emediong, a young woman ridiculed because of her weight, is forced to stand up for herself when her usual bus conductor insists on charging her more than other riders. (8 pm)
Sundays: Word Dey! will present original stories, poetry, spoken word, and personal narratives of community members that reflect how language heritage, encounters, and experiences shape and influence our identity.
Company/ Organization Name
Contact Person's Name
Contact email address
Contact phone number
Vendor type (check all that apply)
Food (All food vendors are required to have insurance and be willing to add the University of Chicago to their insurance.)
Clothing sales - Cultural outfits
Clothing sales - accessories
What day are you interested in participating? (Check all that apply.)
Friday, February 21
Saturday, February 22
Sunday, February 23
Friday, February 28
Saturday, February 29
Sunday, March 1
Friday, March 6
Saturday, March 7
Sunday, March 8
***** Early bird pricing if paid in full by Monday, Feb. 10. ****** $45 for 1 half table. $85 for 1 full table.******* We are offering different size options for this event. Please pick the one you are interested in purchasing.
1 full table $100
1 half table $50
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