Moving on the Wires: Black Women From the Future, Griotworks, CCCADI, Jimi Hendrix, Erykh Badu…

Black Women From the Future*Kwan Booth, who edited Black Futurist Speaks, is hosting Black Women From the Future event in Oakland, California on Saturday in celebration of both Black History Month and Woman’s History Month in March. Today is Nina Simone’s birthday, so it’s perfect timing. For more information on the event and the artists featured, click here.

* Griotworks is presenting “‘Afrofuturism’: Exploring the Future of Black Media, Myth and Culture” event on Sunday in Philadelphia, Pennsylviania. The conversation will focus on the history and future of Black movies and media, taking into consideration the seven slavery-themed films coming out this year. For more information, click here.

*CCCADI and ImageNation are presenting the “8th Annual Re-Defining African American Convening: What’s At Stake?” on February 26th in Harlem, New York City. The topic is: “Who are the REAL African-Americans? Navigating Identity Nuances of African Peoples in America.” For more information, click here.

*A new album of previously unreleased music from Jimi Hendrix will be released on March 4th. People, Hell & Angels will feature the following tracks:

‘Earth Blues’
‘Hear My Train A Comin”
‘Bleeding Heart’
‘Let Me Move You’
‘Easy Blues’
‘Crash Landing’
‘Inside Out’
‘Hey Gypsy Boy’
‘Mojo Man’
‘Villanova Junction Blues’

Listen to the single “Earth Blues” here.

*Listen to Erykah Badu’s latest single with Bonobo, “Heaven For a Sinner.”

*Melissa Laveaux, whose video I posted yesterday, will be releasing her album, Dying Is a Wild Night, next week on the 25th.

*Listen to Bilal’s latest album, A Love Surreal here.


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