Blacknet presents: Ayer Hitam, taking place at School of the Arts Theatre on the 17th of November, a performance by Sharon Frese, Ifran Kasban and Ng Yi-Sheng.
Blacknet is proud to bring Ayer Hitam back to Singapore after its debut at the Singapore Fringe Festival this year. In Ayer Hitam actress Sharon Frese explores the history and influence of the African diaspora in Singapore. Dredging the archives, she shares images and documents relating to slavery, colonialism, jazz, and nationalist struggle, reaffirming the value of black culture as part of our shared heritage.
This event is both a history lesson and a theatrical ritual. The creators commemorate the untold numbers of black men and women—enslaved, indentured and expatriate—who crossed the oceans into unknown territory. They draw strength from these tides, which Indian convicts called the “black water”—in Hindi “kala pani”, or in Malay “ayer hitam”.
The event will follow a showcase of vendors at a pre-show reception in the venue. Tickets start at $40 and can be purchased here on Eventbrite.
BlackNet is Singapore’s premier networking organization for Black professionals. We aim to foster fellowship while giving a voice and face to people of African descent in Singapore. For inquiries regarding this event please contact [email protected]