Matatu Festival of Stories 5 Year Anniversary with Saul Williams

MATATU Turns Five w/ Saul Williams
October 27 • 9-2AM
Earlybird 15 / GA 25


Starline Social Club

2236 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, California 94612

MATATU celebrates five years of culture clash with a one off performance party featuring Saul Williams. Early bird tickets on sale now.

“In Senegal, I was buying iPhones for $20, Beats for $10, because they get all the influx from China, with no regulation. So everyone’s online. Everyone’s high tech.”

Saul Williams has been breaking ground since his debut album, Amethyst Rock Star, was released in 2001 and executive produced by Rick Rubin. After gaining global fame for his poetry and writings at the turn of the century, Williams has performed in over 30 countries and read in over 300 universities, with invitations that have spanned from the White House, the Sydney Opera House, Lincoln Center, The Louvre, The Getty Center, Queen Elizabeth Hall, to countless, villages, townships, community centers, and prisons across the world. The Newburgh, New York native gained a BA from Morehouse and an MFA from Tisch, and has gone on to record with Nine Inch Nails and Allen Ginsburg, as well as countless film and television appearances.
MATATU is a platform for conversation, experience, and expression that helps ordinary people share their journeys. Together, we hope to enhance empathy and understanding of the global human condition.

We are fiscally sponsored project of Intersection for the Arts, and supported by KQED, East Bay Express, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Learn more about us at


Saul Williams live in Oakland




You’re invited to a pre-festival dinner and book reading on Tuesday, September 22 with acclaimed musician, poet, and actor, Saul Williams. Then join us on Wednesday, September 23 for the Matatu Festival of Stories Opening Performance featuring Saul Williams and Black Spirituals. Tickets on sale now!

Starline Social Club | Oakland

Slim’s presents Saul Williams

Saul Williams @ Harlow’s

2708 J Street
Sacramento, California
Thursday, November 8, 2012

Saul Williams

Showtime: 9:00PM
Ticket price: $20
Tickets available on-line at:

Saul Williams presents Chorus – A spoken word tour

Great American Music Hall
859 O’Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA
Thu. September 20, 2012

Saul Williams presents Chorus – A spoken word tour

Showtime: 8:00PM Doors: 7:00PM
Ticket price: $21
Tickets available on-line at:–A-spoken-word-tour
All Ages

Saul Williams @ Slim’s

333 11th Street
San Francisco, CA
Saturday, March 10, 2012

Saul Williams

Showtime: 9:00PM Doors: 8:00PM
Ticket price: $20
Tickets available on-line at:
All Ages

Saul Williams @ The Independent