After Hurricane Sandy, I am treating myself and everyone to some music from the Jacksons family for Halloween. When we think of Halloween and scary music videos, the first thought may be Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” but the Jacksons have dabbled into a few other scary videos. By the way, read two of my Frankenstein posts […]Read More A Jacksons’ Halloween…..
We should be “…moving past keep it real…let’s keep it surreal.” Musician Vernon Reid said this in his presentation of Artificial Afrika and it stirred some thoughts on “keeping it real.” I see it as reality that is presented to us and the reality we create or perpetuate can always be called into question. Reality changes, […]Read More The My-Stery: The Unreality of “Keeping It Real”
Romi Anauel and The Soldiers of Ra – “Take a Moment” Mirror-image merging and superimposed images make for one trippy video.Read More Otherworldly Videos: Romi Anauel
After attending the Oya and Anyanwu program on Wednesday, I did a search on the Anyanwu from Wildseed and came across a dance performance, called Octavia. Dancer Staycee Pearl choreographed this project and presented it last year. It is a tribute and exploration of Octavia Butler’s work and life, bringing her magical and sci-fi literature […]Read More I Could Dance, Dance, Dance All Night: Octavia
Here are some videos I viewed via Nafuna TV: Synik – “Sin City” Roki featuring Diskord – “Mativenga”Read More Otherworldly Videos: Beaming In From Zimbabwe
Without stories, we are nothing but shells, only giving others the physical form of ourselves. Stories ground the spirits and forces around us and make them real. Oya priestess Isoke Nia expressed this sentiment last night at the Schomburg Center in Harlem at the enlightening tribute to the Yoruba orisha, Oya, and writer Octavia Butler. […]Read More Modern Griots Review: Oya and Anyanwu — The Faces of Change
Online PhD sent me a link to this list about female philosophers and the post generated some thoughts about the lack of attention around women in philosophy, particularly black women, leading me to a few interesting finds. Philosophy, which means “love of knowledge or wisdom,” is one of the oldest studies in human history. Afrofuturism itself can […]Read More The My-Stery: Black Women Who Are Philosophers