Normally, Gay City Arts showcases live performance pieces (plays, spoken word, monologues) in their monthly arts series in their Calamus Auditorium space. This month, they’re programming something a bit different; a new locally made documentary film that focuses on Queer and Trans People of Color musicians and singers. Made by Momma Nikki, the film highlights local artists like Tiffany Wilson, Falon Sierra, Nic Masangkay, Adra Boo, JusMoni, Thadayus Wilson, Nikkita “KO” Oliver, Monica Thomas of Occlusions, and Whitney Mongé.
It opens Thursday, October 11th and runs through the rest of the weekend with screenings at 7pm on Thurs/Fri/Sat and a 2pm screening on Sunday, October 14th. Grab tickets here and more info via Gay City Arts:
SEATTLE’S QTPOC MUSIC SCENE
|Seattle’s QTPOC Music Scene
by Momma Nikki
Momma Nikki will explore the challenges Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC) music artists face with having their voices heard and stories told, especially in mainstream music.
This is more than a debut of Momma Nikki’s documentary. This experience supports her initiative of creating space for QTPOC music artists.
What inspired you to create this documentary?
“As a QTPOC artist myself, I thought it was important to highlight other QTPOC artists in Seattle. I want Seattle to be known for more than just the first big names that come to peoples minds. Many times, QTPOC artists are overlooked, sidelined, and/or silenced. I want to help make that stop.How do you see the music scene growing for QTPOC artists in the future?
“If this documentary gives these and other QTPOC artists here in Seattle more open doors, then I’ve done my job. We have to fight for opportunities as people of color. And my hope is that venues and media here in Seattle will see that as well as others across the country.”
Visit Gay City’s Facebook event page to view clips from the upcoming film.
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