Sometimes there are those nights that are so very swell. Last night, I curated and Zorras hosted Clandestina at Toronto Women’s Bookstore. We had the most lovely crowd packing the place, and brill readings and performances. Special thanks to Victoria & Edan of TWB, and to Melannie Gayle (aka Trinity), Sarah Pinder and Dainty Smith for their moving, funny and generally excellent work. And a big Cachin! Cachan! Cachunga! for DJ pocaSangre, who kept us dancing into the wee hours.
These are terrible times for lack of freedom of speech, and excess of sexism, racism, transphobia and homophobia. Here is our small contribution of art against the criminal injustice systems that run much of our world. It’s a poem by Sandra & a musical video interpretation by Zorras. Please support CeCe McDonald, please support Pussy Riot, please fight injustice when you can.
Forgot to show you this! The slick vid by Ania Urbanowska of Zorras' Cachín Cachán Cachunga!last February in Edinburgh. Featuring all kinds of rad queer & trans artists, especially of the migrant, ME and disabled variety. Subtitled! Sexy!
Zorras! So tonight Zorras performed at the Grey Borders reading at the NAC in St. Kitts and they were great! I had interviewed them (via email) and was glad to have such a warm response from them when they learned who I was! In the photo is their cd signed, and yes that is blood, the blood of Y who played the guitar w/o a pick but give it her all and really wanted to sign w/ her blood haha. A really good end to a horrific day!
Sandra Alland is a writer, filmmaker, performer and interdisciplinary artist. This is where she writes and posts photos, videos and recordings, sometimes. More info on Sandra at http://www.blissfultimes.ca