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Artists for Mikel Mwalimu-Banks: The Fight Against FSHD

Nov 04 | Sat |
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After suffering a violent fall on a Lower East Side sidewalk in 2018, Mikel Mwalimu-Banks saw a neurologist. The appointment proved a fateful turning point in his life. Mikel was diagnosed with a form of Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy, a rare genetic disease that affects the muscles of your face, shoulders, upper arms, and lower legs. The devastating diagnosis upended what was once an active life in the arts, culture, and music industries. More egregiously, the condition devastated Mikel’s ability to generate a sustainable living from his craft. Having contributed his unique style of artistry, fashion, and overall humanity to New York’s progressive Black underground scene for more than 50 years—half a century—the community he inspired and influenced is now returning the favor.

Two shows: 7:00pm and 9:30pm

Venue: Joe's Pub

425 Lafayette St. Map