CommUNITY Café: Celebrating the Sacred Cypher

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Washington High Performing Arts Center

45 Whitehouse Dr SW

Atlanta, GA 30314

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CommUNITY Café: Celebrating The Sacred Cypher

The hip-hop cypher -an artistic explosion of storytelling, inspiration and healing- has inspired IMAN’s Arts & Culture programming from our inception. Literally a circle, the cypher levels the playing field of all who form it. In communal spaces, circles have facilitated peaceful dialogue and meaningful exchange. Spiritual traditions encourage similar circles of Divine remembrance. Connecting us to one another in ways that transcend time, space and the divisive forces of our modern day, the sacred cypher calls us to higher, more inspired and liberated ways of being.

The "Celebrating the Sacred Cypher" series will feature artists from various genres who invoke that history and spirit in their art. Additionally, our Sacred Cypher Creatives will lead week-long residencies connected to each CommUNITY Café, that will foster deep engagement and provide learning exchanges between artists and community members in the form of workshops, town hall panels, and pop-up performances.

Performances by

Maimouna Youssef

K-Love The Poet

Al Taw'am (Sacred Cypher Creative)

Co-MCed by

Authentic Aseelah

Shamar Hemphill

DJed by

DJ Rasyrious

Café Hour @ 6p

During the pre-show “Café Hour,” audiences are invited to engage IMAN’s ongoing community wellness work, share food, and connect over artistic activities including a live band and/or live art.

Performance @ 7p

CommUNITY Café is a live performance experience designed to connect, inspire and organize diverse communities to action.


The venue is wheelchair-accessible, please let us know in advance so that we can accommodate you. Please contact us at at least 24-hours in advance so that we can best serve you.

Safety and Precautions

For your safety, security guards will be present at the event.

Parking and Public Transit

Marta info | Ashby station '65 Joseph E Lowery Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30314

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Saturday, January 26, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:30 PM CST *Please note: The ending time is subject to change*


Booker T. Washington High School

45 Whitehouse Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30314

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