This is how we do it! The Gala...
The aaduna Halloween Gala Fundraiser, an annual event but not on Halloween, except for this year, 2019, marked the organization's formal transition from the prior annual theme, "Spirit of the Harlem Renaissance" to other themes that mark celebrations convened by people of the African Diaspora who have settled in distinct regions of the world. aaduna readings will now take on the cloak of colorful, festival dress and/or costumes, dances, music and most importantly diverse words that weave in and burst out; inspire; cause purposeful reflection, and enrich if not stimulate the imagination to explore possibilities not yet realized.
|"The Biscuit" [left to right] Chris Jones on drums, Berny Williford, Keyboard and Ken Burke, guitar|
WELCOME INTRODUCTION "Sweet Daddy Beaulojais"- VIDEO CLIP
|Dracula and his Bride - Boneheads by artist, Chris Wilber|
|Our host and hostess at the door, Nate Bennett and Carrie O'Grady|
|Featured Poets: Cyd Charisse Fulton, Doug Curry & Tamara J. Madison|
|Geoffrey Starks, Director of Development and Outreach/Cayuga Museum and Kirsten Wise, Executive Director/Cayuga Museum|
|Rose Quartz, aka Sheila Applegate/aaduna board member, Lumberjack Zac and Cruella De Vil aka Lisa Brennan, Manager/Visual Arts Editor/aaduna Inc.|
|Cruella causing trouble!|
|Sweet Daddy Beaujolais trying his hand at DJing|
|Sweet Daddy Beaujolais and Bonehead artist, Chris Wilbur|
|Sweet Daddy Beaujolais introduces the 2nd round poetry performance|
CYD CHARISSE FULTON