August Wilson Center LAB

AWC Lab EVENTS June 2-4, 2017

The August Wilson Center Lab is a pop-up research center and day/night event series where the public can generate objects and activities with artists whose work affirms and projects the futures of people of African descent. It takes place during the 2017 Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Film: Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai aka Niger's "Purple Rain"

  • Harris Theater Pittsburgh (map)

A revolutionary story of guitars, motorcycles, cell phones – and the music of a new generation. This West African re-imagining of Prince's Purple Rain is set in the Saharan city of Agadez in Niger. Riffing on Purple Rain’s universal heartbeat, Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai (Akounak for short) is a visually sumptuous and musically thrilling movie that works splendidly with or without the Purple Rain mythos. Curated by Afronaut(a) in collaboration with Iyapo Repository.

Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai “Rain the Color Blue with a Little Red in it”

 Running Time: 75 minutes

Format: HD 16:9 STEREO

Exhibition Format: Blu-Ray PAL

Language: Tamashek

Subtitles: English, French, and Spanish available

directed by Christopher Kirkley

in collaboration with Mdou Moctar and Jerome Fino