The My-Stery: The Unreality of “Keeping It Real”

We should be “…moving past keep it real…let’s keep it surreal.” Musician Vernon Reid said this in his presentation of Artificial Afrika and it stirred some thoughts on “keeping it real.” I see it as reality that is presented to us and the reality we create or perpetuate can always be called into question. Reality changes, […]

Read More The My-Stery: The Unreality of “Keeping It Real”

Behind the Mask: Playin’ Mas

As we are in the midst of carnival season, I would like to share something interesting that I learned about carnival in Dominica. The other day I visited my family in Brooklyn and one of my cousins let me borrow his book, Ma William and Her Circle of Friends. Written by Giftus John, who taught […]

Read More Behind the Mask: Playin’ Mas