Ffflypaper will present the FREEFEST 2021
Ffflypaper will present âFREEFEST 2021â, a June 14 festival that will take place from June 14 to 18, 2021.
For the purposes of this article, we’ll focus on opera-related storefronts.
On June 15, the organization will present âBeethoven, Ru and Rihanna, which, according to the company’s official website, is aâ discussion on Beethoven, disco and Afrofuturism through a cultural, prison and artistic lens â.
The program will also feature several other virtual lectures including “Wild”, “I Am”, “Invasions of the Culture Snatchers” and “We Build the Block”.
âEveryone should celebrate Juneteenth and Black Liberation,â said Ras Dia, co-founder of ffflypaper and FREEFEST, in a press release âso we’re doing it our way, creating a space where opera, rollerblading , R&B, health screenings, electrofunk and voter advocacy all align. âOn the festival’s extensive partnerships, he added,â We ââare just proud to be building a community right now. Dia and co-founder Siobahn Sung have partnered with cultural and local Brooklyn organizations such as We Build The Block, Afro-American Roller Skate Museum, The Empire Marching Elite, Operation Crew Count, Reel Works, Heartbeat Opera and National Sawdust, as well as Represent Collaborative (REP CO), a San Francisco-based storytelling collaboration.