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In East African nations, matatu (Swahili) are privately owned minibuses or easily accessible share taxis. Decorated with popular icons and sounds, they offer a means of travel and often, access to another world and time. We invite you to come aboard the Matatu Festival of Stories, four days of music, film, and performance.

#MATATU15 The Spectacular Walk of Ordinary People

September 23-26 Oakland

 
 

MATATU DINNER x SAUL WILLIAMS x BRYANT TERRY x MAHADER TESFAI

MISS OLLIE'S • SEPTEMBER 22

OPENING NIGHT FILM: NECKTIE YOUTH

STARLINE SOCIAL CLUB • SEPTEMBER 23

OPENING NIGHT w/ SAUL WILLIAMS X BLACK SPIRITUALS

Starline Social Club • SEPTEMBER 23

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: MAHADER TESFAI

EXHIBITON • MISS OLLIE'S • SEPTEMBER 22 - OCTOBER 31

My name is Mahader Tesfai. I am an African from Eritrea. I grew up in the Bay Area and reside in Oakland, California. My father named me Mahader.