Currently I am in the revision process of my poetry collection, and I was looking for a few inspirations for one of the poems in it. British-Jamaica dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson came to mind and it lead me to one of his poetry recordings, “Reality.” AdvertisementsRead More Astro-Caribbean: Riddims and Revolutions (Music!)
This month I will be heading to the island of Barbados, where my mother is from, for a few weeks. So I thought why not do a few posts dedicated to speculative imagination of the Caribbean while I’m there! As one exhibition and book were titled, Who More Sci-fi than Us? Below is a video from […]Read More Astro-Caribbean Series!
The Mask as Technology Part 3: Although I tried not to add onto the dozens of think pieces that are already out there about Beyonce’s latest video, “Formation,” sometimes I like to jump on the bandwagon to either use it momentarily like a free ride to a needed destination or to veer it off into my […]Read More The My-Stery: “Get In-Formation: Black Performance, Black Code and Black Spies”
Hello Everyone! Sorry I have been away for a while; I was working on a big book festival project that was supposed to be scheduled for this year, but due to unforeseen conflict, has to be postponed to next year. So, now I have some time to make a comeback, including an upcoming recap of […]Read More The Return of the Future Ancient — Cue Music
On Thursday and Friday, Brooklyn-based artist Aisha Cousins will present her work-in-progress, Brer Rabbit The Opera: A Funky Meditation On Gentrification, at BRIC House Ballroom as part of their Fireworks residency program. Directed by Letitia Guillory, and in collaboration with Greg Tate and Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber, the production follows “…a black middle aged cool […]Read More Modern Griots Interviews: Aisha Cousins and Brer Rabbit The Opera
*For the next six months, most of my time will be invested in a big project, so I will be cutting back on posting here to probably once or twice a week, or a few times a month. But if you would like to be a guest blogger or help moderate this blog, you can […]Read More Moving on the Wires: Cutting Back + News, Posts and New Music
Directed by Hiro Murai., this is the latest video for “Never Catch Me,” from Flying Lotus’ upcoming album, You’re Dead, featuring rapper Kendrick Lamar. Directed by King Luu and shot in Ghana, this is Sena Dagadu and Wanlov Kobolor from FOKN Bois’ music video for “Pass It On” off of Dagadu’s Lots Of Trees albumRead More Otherworldly Videos: “Back to Life” – Flying Lotus and Sena Dagadu