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///This is who we are

The Kenyan matatu, the Thai tuk-tuk, and the Brooklyn dollar van are means of public transport used by people around the world. Often decorated with popular icons and sounds, matatu’s offer not only a means of travel, but access to another world. MATATU replicates these vehicles as a mode of collective and publicly accessible transportation, rooted in local community and global diasporas, that shuttles audiences from one arthouse experience to the next.

We are filmmakers, poets, writers, geographers, musicians, and we are working from within and from without. We are storytellers. We are creative placekeepers impassioned by the belief that everyone has a spectacular story regardless of age, geographical bounds, race, sexual preference, and socio-economic status and that story represents the sacred agreement among otherwise disparate communities.

MATATU is a fiscally sponsored project of Intersection for the Arts. Our programming is made possible by the generous support of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and KQED.

Upcoming Events

November 2019
The Art of Storytellin’ VIII an OutKast Tribute Party
$10 – $360

The Art of Storytellin’ VIII: an OutKast Tribute Party

November 30 - December 1
Starline Social Club,
645 W Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94612 United States

[Performing Arts]

December 2019
Silky Soul The Joy of Frankie Beverly & Maze
$10 – $25

Silky Soul: The Joy of Frankie Beverly & Maze

December 6 - 7
Red Bay Coffee Roasters,
3098 E. 10th Street, Oakland, CA 94601 United States

[Performing Arts]

$20 – $25

Wonder-Full Sf 16: A Tribute To The Music Of Stevie Wonder

December 14 @ 9:00 pm

[Performing Arts]

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