Tricontinental ’66 and Other Acts of Liberation (w/ Performance by Bata ECA)


A Tricontinental ‘66 And Other Acts of Liberation is a multi-disciplinary instigation produced by HotHouse with the support of the Rebuild Foundation, Chicago Filmmakers and CASA O.S.P.A.A.A.L. (Organización de Solidaridad con los Pueblos de Asia, África y América Latina). The program and exhibition create a provocation examining acts of liberation from imperialism/s and colonialism/s through multiple avenues of creative expression both contemporary and from the revolutionary era of the 1960’s and ’70’s. The official opening will feature music from Bata ECA, a unique blend of Alkebulan diasporic customs and traditions.

Bata ECA, a trio of seasoned cultural musicians, Enoch Williamson, Clifton Robinson & Atiba Walker. Each of them have 40 plus years of far reaching experience as drummers coming from a Alkebulan (African) frame of reference. There music is a unique blend of Alkebulan diasporic customs & traditions, ranging from Jamaican folk music, Afro-Cuban music, African American spirituals, Blues & Jazz Music, & the traditional Alkebulan music. Each of which is for the people’s spiritual well-being.