Otherworldly Videos: Tamara Renée’s The Moon Goddess


Last Friday, I attended Black Rock Coalition‘s State of Grace: A Grace Jones  Retrospective and Tamara Renée was one of the musical guests for the night. So, before I give you the review for the show tomorrow, here is her latest video for “The Moon Goddess.”

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Modern Griots Recap: Li Sumpter, Greg Tate and Danny Simmons on Afrofuturism, Myth and “Image as Prophecy”


One of the final events for The Shadows Took Shape exhibition, which recently closed at the Studio Museum of Harlem, featured a conversation between mythologist Li Sumpter of Myth Media:21 Studios, cultural writer and musician Greg Tate and painter and curator Danny Simmons, in which they discussed afrofuturism, the apocalyptic, myth and archetypes. Li Sumpter […]

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The My-Stery: We Fear Our Own Creations — From God/dess to “Dr. Funkenstein’ to ‘Monster’


Parliament – “Children of Production” Recently, I read Therí A. Pickens‘ pieces about Kanye West’s “Monster” and it inspired my own thoughts on “Monster” from the view of Frankenstein, which led me to listen to songs from Parliament’s The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein. I wondered how all of these strands of ideas fit together. These […]

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