Modern Griots Review: Kenya Wright’s “Fire Baptized”


Towns named after on Santeria gods and goddesses in Miami. Supernaturals forced to live in caged cities and branded with symbols. A city of fairies, vampires, trolls, shapeshifters, witches, mermaids, and pixies as pets. A love triangle and a romance between college revolutionaries who are fighting against social system hierarchy. A serial killer detective story. […]

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Modern Griots Review: Tunde Olaniran’s “The Second Transgression”


“Kill or Be Killed” Singer Tunde Olaniran continues his disorientation from the norm through his hybridizing of sounds, styles (ex. electronic, rock, afro-beat, house, hip-hop, pop), identities and thoughts in his The Second Transgression.  The five-track EP presents a dark, dramatic soundscape that lends well to fantasy visual, as in his video above for “Kill […]

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