Gender Blender

Air date: 
Tue, 02/17/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Interviews with trans musicians and a two spirit performer

Fresh from their day long F to eMbody tour at Portland State University, Gender Blender is proud to announce  Athens Boys Choir (myspace.com/athensboyschoir) and Katastrophe (myspace.com/katastropherap) will headline the Tuesday night show.  Monday, these two outspoken trans musicians offered a once in a lifetime multi-media spoken-word and hip-hop performance and a workshop emphasizing how deeply individual the trans experience is and will covering everything from terminology to stories of personal experience to campus oriented trans issues.   Now they'll join hosts Rebecca Nay and Jacob Anderson-Minshall to talk about the program, their experiences as trans men inside the often homophobic and sexist world of hip-hop, and how their activism is changing the world.  As an added bonus, Gender Blender will play songs from these talented musicians. 

But that's not all!  Also joining Gender Blender hosts will be Jennifer Lanier, an  American Indian & African American two spirit performer whose one-person play None of The Above has captivated  audiences acrossthe country.  Her show is coming to Portland later this spring, but in the meantime, Jennifer's drag persona, Bruce the drag king, will be hosting Friday's Words Women and Song event at the E room.  A fundraising event for Portland's Women's Crisis Line, the event features a fabulous line-up of female-identified performers.  Lanier will talk about these performances and how her gender and racial identies intersect.

Words Women and Song will be held Friday, Feb. 20th, 7pm at the Egyptian Club, 3701 SE Division St  Portland, OR 97202 (503) 236-8689 http://www.eroompdx.com

 

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