Spirituality in Africa…


“Ancestral Voices: Esoteric African Knowledge A educational documentary, spanning two continents, opening up a much-needed debate about traditional African spiritual systems; their cosmologies, ideologies and underlying ethical principles. Modern science no longer refutes the origins of mankind being in Africa and similarities in the cosmological ideologies of African esoteric systems with those found many established world […]

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Memory…


Last week, I saw Eve’s Bayou again, a film I have not seen in years. As much as I love the entire movie, the monologue at the end always stands out most to me because she speaks on how perspective can influence memory, the past and truth. “Like others before me I have the gift of sight. […]

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Modern Griots: Valerie June


Valerie June feat. John Forte- Give Me Water Valerie June is an music artist that caught my attention months ago. The “Organic Moonshine Roots” (a term she came up with) singer mixes together aspects from roots music, including the spirituals, blues, folk music, soul, and Appalachian music, and puts it into a modern 21st century […]

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Sisters of the Revolution…


I remember randomly coming across this video while looking up information on Lisa Nicole Carson and what happened to her because she seemed to have disappeared from film. This is an Apollo History Moment, which was part of Apollo Comedy Hour, in the ’90s. It stars Lisa Nicole Carson and Paula Jai Parker in the form […]

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What Is Afrofuturism? Part 2


Alondra Nelson speaks about afrofuturism and the concepts embedded within it, such as alienation, modernity, subjectivity, utopia, and speculation, in a Feed interview. She also mention different musical acts who explored afrofuturism, such as Sun Ra, George Clinton, Janelle Monae, Prince and Labelle (Patti Labelle, Nona Hendyx, Cindy Birdsong). Source: Kunst and Xoias 

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