Ah! Hard Rain
Akaraaka worked in the capacity of Production Coordinator for Greta Mendez's latest project Ah! Hard Rain, which is an independent film supported by Arts Council England. Ah! Hard Rain has been filmed in London, Cornwall and Trinidad & Tobago. The film was launched on Sunday 26th July 2015 at the Omnibus Theatre as part of the Grasshopper festival.
The Moko Jumbie performers (Stephanie Kanhai as 'Sweet Waters of Africa' and Jay Jay Gonzalez as 'Hard Rain') featured in Ah! Hard Rain were brought to London from Trinidad & Tobago to perform at the launch at the Omnibus Theatre. They also performed at Nottingham Carnival and Notting Hill Carnival.
Guest editing of Hotfoot magazine 15th Anniversary issue, Autumn 2010
Collaborating on development of Open Stage™, 2008
Collaborating on development of Bloom festival at the South Bank, 2009
Conducting research and interviews for Voicing Black Dance: The British Experience 1930s-1990s, as part of The Heritage Project, 2007
Organising Trailblazer Alumni launch, 2007
Organising masterclasses and forums with international dance artiste Germaine Acogny, 2006, 2008