The My-Stery: The Alien Perspective


Despite this hilarious shallowness of this trailer, The Brother From Another Planet actually presented a number of deep ideas. A few days ago, I watched it, and some of the obvious themes were immigration (“the brother” crash lands on Ellis Island), migration, fugitivity (he is on the run from two white alien bounty hunters and […]

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Art of This World: Adelaide Damoah


Adelaide Damoah began her artwork as a way to help her with her battle with endometriosis. Basing her work on surrealist principles and artists like Frida Kahlo, Damoah expresses her feelings about herself and the world around her through her art. “When I paint, I feel free, I feel transported into another dimension where time […]

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Moving on the Wires: URB ALT, MUV, Mahogany Masquerade, Anthologies, Alien Race Bodies


*This Saturday, Muthawit Orchestra will be performing with legend Leon Ware at the 7th annual URB ALT Festival at BAMCafe in Brooklyn, New York City. The show starts at 8:00 pm. *Also, this Saturday, the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute will be presenting a dance event, Moving with MUV in Brooklyn, New York. The […]

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Moving on the Wires: Guest Posts, Flying Lotus, Tamara Natalie Madden, DJ Spooky…


*I am officially opening up my blog for guest posts. If you want to submit news, music, art, film, literature, essays, etc.  that include afrofuturist and/or afrosurrealist themes, feel free to email me at svfreebird87@gmail.com. *Flying Lotus will be releasing his album, Until the Quiet Comes, on October 1st and 2nd. You can pre-order it […]

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Modern Griots: Joy Jones


Joy Jones is a Trinidadian-American musician, medical and cultural anthropologist and scientist (she studied biology). She released two albums, The Joy/This Too Shall Pass and Godchild. Jones blends her church and gospel music upbringing with a mixture of styles including soca, classical, African choral music, soul, jazz and elctronica, as well as her experiences in […]

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