TRIO showcases three modalities of performance in music, art, and dance that reflect the diversity of POC and queer voices championed by Third—a magazine and public programming initiative that fosters conversations and collaborations among experimental artists. TRIO is the inaugural event for Third Presents, a series of live events at various partner sites.
- AKUA is a musician, singer, songwriter, and producer based in Los Angeles. Canada-born with Ghanaian roots, AKUA has moved beyond the experience as Solange’s former background singer to establish her own hypnotic sound. Her new record Them Spirits will be released this Fall.
- Samantha Blake Goodman is an interdisciplinary choreographer and community organizer. She is the founder of MAPS (Movement Arts Performance Space) dedicated to cultivating the contemporary and traditional arts of the Afro-Latinx and Caribbean diaspora in Los Angeles.
- Sebastian Hernandez is a multidisciplinary artist whose works range from drawings to video to performance. They cultivate an embedded connection to their indigenous Aztec/Mexica heritage and the history of the brown body in relation to the U.S.–Mexico borderland. Sebastian’s latest work Hypanthium will be featured in the upcoming NOW Festival at REDCAT.
photographs by Lani Trock