I will be taking a break until New Year’s Day. Thank you to everyone who has come to and followed my blog this year. I appreciate it! Happy holidays and in the meantime, listen to Seal singing “Fly Like an Eagle” and look at some of my previous posts. “Fly right into the future!”Read More See You Next Year…
I thought I’d do this for fun! When most websites compile lists of their favorite apocalyptic songs and music videos, some of these are probably not the first to come to mind. So, enjoy! Living Colour – “Time’s Up” Fishbone – “Party at Ground Zero”Read More It’s The End of the World: Apocalyptic Playlist
As a writer and entrepreneur, De’ Kridge tells of his inspiring and triumphant story that has led to the formation of his own spiritual mythology and language through his project, “The Power In M!O!R!E!.” Read his story below in my interview with him (Note: read carefully, it may be a lot to take in): 1) […]Read More Modern Griots Interviews: De’ Kridge and The Power In M!O!R!E!
Although at last night’s Afro-Cinematique showcase at ImageNation for five award-winning short films, which film student Lauren Elizabeth Brown curated, seemed to have no common theme, I would like to suggest that of the relationship between contact and alienation. Despite some technical difficulties, I was glad to see these independent films were available and the […]Read More Modern Griots Review: Afro-Cinematique at ImageNation
Imani Coppola – “The Kids Are Dangerous” (This video is for those who think about the psychological terror and fears of living in this world as a young person, including myself as one. I’ve been listening to the song nonstop.) From the album, The Glass WallRead More Otherworldly Videos: The Kids Are Dangerous
After creating a list of items that I found on Zazzle, one of the shops that stood out to me was Nathan Jalani Taylor’s, so here is my spotlight on him. I was immediately drawn to his art; it had a Alex Grey vibe to it. His artworks reminds me of church stain-glass windows with […]Read More Art of This World: Nathan Jalani Taylor
“Kill or Be Killed” Singer Tunde Olaniran continues his disorientation from the norm through his hybridizing of sounds, styles (ex. electronic, rock, afro-beat, house, hip-hop, pop), identities and thoughts in his The Second Transgression. The five-track EP presents a dark, dramatic soundscape that lends well to fantasy visual, as in his video above for “Kill […]Read More Modern Griots Review: Tunde Olaniran’s “The Second Transgression”
“Aiye Aiye Ft. Eli Efi, V.I., Amma Whatt, For Something & Oloriwaa!” From the Egbe Iwa Odo Kunrin/Brinrin group I have written before on expanding what we think of as time travel in terms of mental and spiritual time travel. One way that I did not think of until last night’s program at Schomburg Center […]Read More Modern Griots Recap: The Rite Path
As we approach another year, some believe it is the end of the world — the apocalypse — but “apocalypse” means “a revealing,” so I choose to see it only as a state of transformation. Today’s date is triple digit number and the last one for a while, so let’s celebrate this moment in time […]Read More Happy 12/12/12!
I found out about this band some time ago and also just found out that Spoek Mathambo said in an interview they were one of his favorite groups. The Brother Moves On are also from Johannesburg, South Africa. They describe their group as “The ghost inside the magic, the stranglers of an innocent idea of […]Read More Otherworldly Videos: The Brother Moves On