Modern Griots Reviews: MoonDance at PS1

Many go to church on Sundays for inspirational music and message, but last Sunday I was at the Moondance event at MOMA’s PS1 in Queens for them. Organized by DJ King Britt, the event, which took place in tent dome, featured several DJs, several musical performances, poetry and a discussion on Afrofuturism. The afrofuturistic event […]

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Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth: SIUE Notebook

The SIUE (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) Black Studies program has a blog dedicated to various topics, including Afrofuturism. Below is their collection of posts on the topic: A Notebook on Afrofuturism Mark Dery coined the term “afrofuturism” in 1993, and during the late 1990s, Alondra Nelson began shaping a wide-ranging series of conversations that developed […]

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What Is Afrofuturism? Part 2

Alondra Nelson speaks about afrofuturism and the concepts embedded within it, such as alienation, modernity, subjectivity, utopia, and speculation, in a Feed interview. She also mention different musical acts who explored afrofuturism, such as Sun Ra, George Clinton, Janelle Monae, Prince and Labelle (Patti Labelle, Nona Hendyx, Cindy Birdsong). Source: Kunst and Xoias 

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