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ILI Alum Event: 8/21/21 Marshall Trammell’s Ebonics Native Land Acknowledgement #1

Ebonics Native Land Acknowledgement

Pro Arts in partnership with AGENCY Oakland invites you to The LOOM, on August 21st, 2021, at 6:00PM for a public site-tuning event, entitled Ebonics Native Land Acknowledgement #1 (ENLA #1), performed by percussionist Marshall Trammell/Music Research Strategies.

Ebonics Native Land Acknowledgement #1 (ENLA #1) is an electro-acoustic, site-tuning event of the internal architecture of the 10,000 square feet AGENCY’s space at the LOOM. The event is part of Trammell’s Black Amnesia and Indigenous Justice project series that began as his 2018-19 Intercultural Leadership Institute fellowship and his solo tour, Status Quo Is My EnemyEbonics Native Land Acknowledgment series of public site-interventions in Oakland, performed by Marshall Trammell are meant to create a platform for new interpretations of the ethos of native land acknowledgements with the Artist at the center of community empowerment, knowledge production, and solidarity economics.

As part of Ebonics Native Land Acknowledgement #1 (ENLA #1) Marshall Trammell will lead a collective reading of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples , perform a percussion solo, and discuss the significance of his Black Amnesia and Indigenous Ebonic Native Land Acknowledgement projects, and the Pro Arts’ Performing Pro Arts COMMONS incubator that transgresses art, law, and economics to reframe the value of art and labor in the context of a sharing economy. Trammell will also lead a collective reading of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous which will become the foundation for the idiosyncratic, sound-based site-tuning event at AGENCY at The LOOM. It should further be noted that this project proposal is an interpretation of the visual score, Dispatch #2, conceived by Candace Hopkins (Taglish/Yukon) and Raven Chacon (Novajo) by Music Research Strategies. “Published in three parts — or ‘Dispatches’ as the artists declare — the work draws from Chacon and Hopkins’ reflections on the fight for cultural preservation and defense of Indigenous sovereignty at the Standing Rock Reservation Water Protector encampment in 2016.

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AGENCY Oakland is a newly established collective that creates and holds community-centered space for artistic and creative production and knowledge in Oakland, CA.

Pro Arts is one of the longest running alternative art spaces in Oakland, CA. Established as a 501 (c ) (3) organization in 1974, over the years Pro Arts has supported more than 20,000 artists and cultural workers by providing them the opportunity to create in a non-traditional context and connect with new audiences.

Marshall Trammell/Music Research Strategies is an Oakland-based, experimental archivist, percussionist, conductor, and composer performing political education through the production and reproduction of tactical media manifested in sonic, social and political cooperative aesthetics. His work is centered in social change interventions and embraces improvisation as a collective, movement-building tool in the creation of post-capitalist imaginaries.

The LOOM is an urban village in Oakland, California, where tenants, visitors, artists and neighbors are all vital parts of a collective vision: creating a self-powered and regenerative community where how we live, work and play is intertwined.


August 21, 2021 @ 6:00pm

Ebonics Native Land Acknowledgement #1 (ENLA #1) by Marshall Trammell/Music Research Strategies

AGENCY @ the LOOM, 2150 Livingston Street, Oakland, CA 94606

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Event Program

6:00/6:30pm Native Land Acknowledgement & Solo Percussion Performance by Marshall Trammell

7:00pm Ebonics Native Land Acknowledgement #1 (ENLA #1)

7:30pm Performing Pro Arts COMMONS & The Moral Clause (presentation)

8:00pm – Site-Tuning & Documentation

**This is an in-door public event and all attendees will be required to wear masks. Refreshments will be served.

Marshall R. Trammell


Music Research Strategist

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