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NEXT: The Salon
Wednesday July 30, 2014 08:00 PM EDT
From the venue:NBAF partners with two arts leaders â€”Atlantaâ€™s NEXT and national network Alternate ROOTSâ€” in a multi-year effort inspired by the idea that art has the power to create change. NBAF NEXT seeks to promote emerging artists, with an emphasis on Atlanta-based artists, and elevate artists working at the intersection of creative expression and social justice.The Salon is a celebration of rising, Atlanta-based talents in the visual, literary, spoken word and musical arts â€“ those on the cusp of stardom. It features four genre-blending performances: visual/performing artist and scholar Fahamu Pecou; jazz and soul vocalist Brenda Nicole Moorer; playwright and community agitator Michael Molina and Emmy-nominated spoken word artist Jon Goode. This interactive event encourages collaboration between artists and audience to take aim at societyâ€™s most intractable challenges.