Moving on the Wires: Remapping the Black Atlantic Conference, Futurology the Musical, Black Radical Imagination Film, Octavia City …


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Photo: Grateful for the opportunity to share my research on the migration of house music to South Africa at DePaul University in Chicago this weekend. Full circle. "Entertainment with a Thesis" on some national shit. "Remapping the Black Atlantic" one step at a time. Thank you Mr. Paul Gilroy.

*Remapping the Black Atlantic: (Re)Writings of Race and Space Conference is taking place at DePaul University in Chicago from April 12-14. The theme centers on expanding and remapping Paul Gilroy’s work on the Black Atlantic.

*In New York City, The Clements Theater is presenting Futurology the Musical. The production, written by Anthony J. Dixon and Sandra J. Barnes and directed by Charles Weldon, stars Sheryl Lee Ralph (Moesha), Khalil Kain (Girlfriends, Living Single) and Hillary Hawkins (Seussical, Nickelodeon).  The story is about three intergalactic women travelers in the “The Saturn Majestic” ship from 2413 who go back in time to 2013 to help a woman named Darima Lorraine Spencer who will give a speech that will change the world, but at the moment in 2013, she is undecided as to what her future should be and how to use her gifts. The show is running till May 5th and look out for my review of it.

*Black Radical Imagination is premiering their film program about black images in media. Here are the places and dates as well as the trailer:

Screening Dates –

Los Angeles – Feb 16th – Papillion Institute of Art
New York – Apr. 26th – MoCADA Museum .Soul of Brooklyn
Chicago – May 19th – Black Cinema House
Houston – TBA
Philly – TBA
San Francisco – Aug 31st – Artists’ Television Access

*Black Tribbles will be presenting the radio broadcast on GTown Radio of OCTAVIA CITY: Original Tales of Afrofuturism w/ Guest Host Gabriel Bryant and Special Guest R.Phillips of The AfroFuturist Affair on April 25th from 8pm-11pm. If you have stories and want to participate, email them at blacktribbles@gmail.com.

*Ragazine Magazine is having a Speculative Fiction competition for stories from people of color. Sheree Renee Thomas will be the final judge. June 20th is the final date of entry, the first prize is $1,000 and publication in Ragzine, and entry fee is $15.  For more information, click here.

* Musician Onyx Ashanti is working on a new project called a “Sonic Fractal Matrix – a network of beatjazz systems(click here to see what beatjazz is and how it works). In the network each beatjazz system is called a node. The 1st node is called node:0.” For more information on his project and to donate to the indiegogo campaing click here.

*Authors Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes are working on a short zombie film for Barnes’ short story, Danger Word. Directed by Luchina Fisher, “this film is about a 13-year-old girl and her grandfather who have survived the zombie plague in his wooded cabin–and how her birthday goes badly awry.”

*Dr. Marta Moreno Vega of CCCADI is producing a documentary about Afro-Spirituality in Puerto Rico, called Let the Spirit Move You. Donate at the kickstarter page.

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