Modern Griots Reviews: State of Grace – Grace Jones Retrospective


Grace Jones’ exemplified “the human right to self-express,” singer Davi said before he performed Jones’ song “Living My Life.” The Jamaican-born British singer did just that with her commanding stage presence never apologizing for who she is, her androgynous look, striking beauty and out-of-this-world style. And neither did any other of the performers for the […]

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Otherworldly Videos: Premiere of Fakepakt, Atilla +DavĂ­ ‘s “Clear” (and Other Videos You Should Also See)


Fakepakt, Atilla and DavĂ­ – “Clear” About the song and video: “The video and single were done in both Istanbul (Turkey) and NYC (USA); DavĂ­ and FAKEPAKT have never met physically. FAKEPAKT discovered DavĂ­ on Soundcloud and after a few messages back and forth, the collaboration was soon set underway. As DavĂ­ and Atilla have been longtime […]

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Modern Griots Interviews: DavĂ­


Previously, I reviewed musician, dancer and DJ DavĂ­‘s work, now here is an interview with him where he discusses his show at the Brooklyn Museum, The Beginning of Everything eating, his love for Wangechi Mutu’s work, his first EP, Got the Seed and lessons he learned from Kerry Washington, David Alan Grier, Melvin Van Peebles and […]

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Modern Griots Reviews: DavĂ­


It’s not that often today that I come to witness an artist who reminds me of some of my favorite musical artists and excites me because of the force of the creativity that they bring to their performance and musical work. One of them is artist, choreographer and DJ, DavĂ­ I first saw him at […]

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