Like Dorothy, I took my home for granted… Welcome to Women’s History Month! We just left Black History/Future Month and a thought came to me to do a link between the two with a new segment called “Space:Queens.” In this new blog segment, I will be doing writeups and interviews focused on afrofuturism within my […]Read More “Space:Queens” Exploring Afrofutures in Queens
Program interruption: This is my entry for Blogging While Brown scholarship. My blog, Futuristically Ancient, has been running for a little over two years. I started blogging a couple of years before that as another way to express myself, since I am not much of a talker. As for this blog, I started it after […]Read More Blogging While Brown Entry
As Ebony celebrated Katherine Dunham, Nick Cave was featuring dozens of Alvin Ailey dancers wearing 30 colorful horse “soundsuits” in his public performance piece at Grand Central station, HEARD•NY. Presented by Creative Time and MTA Arts, the 30 minute performances included a grazing pastoral music and dance sequence followed by a rhythmic choreographed dance, “crossings” […]Read More Modern Griots Reviews: Nick Cave’s Magical Horses in Heard.NY
*This Saturday, Muthawit Orchestra will be performing with legend Leon Ware at the 7th annual URB ALT Festival at BAMCafe in Brooklyn, New York City. The show starts at 8:00 pm. *Also, this Saturday, the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute will be presenting a dance event, Moving with MUV in Brooklyn, New York. The […]Read More Moving on the Wires: URB ALT, MUV, Mahogany Masquerade, Anthologies, Alien Race Bodies
*Akosua Adoma Owusu is a Ghanaian filmmaker who has created such films as Drecxiya and Me Broni Ba (My White Baby). Currently, she is working on a film project with her uncle, Ko Nimo, called Kwaku Ananse – A fable, a funeral and a spider coffin. The film, drawing from Ghanaian mythology, is about a […]Read More Moving on the Wires: Kwaku Ananse, Burlesque and Burnt Sugar…
“Zilla March”: Flexing in the New York subways “Flexing, or bone breaking, is a mix of street dancing and contortionist movements mostly specific to Brooklyn. This video in particular is mesmerizing, almost ritualistic with this group of shirtless guys [they forgot to mention the female dancer] in gas masks all dancing together in the subway. […]Read More Otherworldy Videos: New York Flexing
Saturday was jam-packed with lectures, panel discussions and readings and I am still trying to process it all. Lasting from 10 in the morning to around 6:30 in the evening, the festival started with the futurist and professor of management, Nat Irvin II, discussing the importance of futuristic thinking. His son is actually Nat Irvin […]Read More From the Top: Recap of Festival of the New Black Imagination
Rob Fields, creator of the black music blog Bold As Love, is planning for the first Festival of the New Black Imagination in Brooklyn, New York on Oct. 15 and needs your support. This is the description of the festival: “Our Story The Festival of the New Black Imagination is about the future of black […]Read More The New Black Imagination!