For the first post of the new year, here is a short manual of lessons I was able to tease out from reading Toni Cade Bamabara’s The Salt Eaters. The Salt Eaters is a novel about a small Southern community of Claybourne who are searching for the healing properties of salt while also preparing for […]Read More The My-Stery: Manual for The Move Forward (Based on The Salt Eaters)
Brooklyn Museum assistant curator Rujeko Hockley moderated a conversation at the Studio Museum last week with artists Sanford Biggers and Saul Williams and their relationship to afrofuturism. Here are some notes from the conversation: *Rujeko thinks of Afrofuturism as a process rather than a label, using it as a label may be too restrictive. But […]Read More Modern Griots Recap: Sanford Biggers and Saul Williams in Conversation
If you can keep dancing especially when no one thought you would survive, then you have traveled to a region beyond death. Last weekend, Movement for the Urban Village‘s (MUV) Sankofa performance showed how our expressions (dance, music, words, names and silence) transcend boundaries and even death. As George Clinton says in “Mothership Connection,” “You […]Read More Modern Griots Review: MUV’s “Sankofa”
“Aiye Aiye Ft. Eli Efi, V.I., Amma Whatt, For Something & Oloriwaa!” From the Egbe Iwa Odo Kunrin/Brinrin group I have written before on expanding what we think of as time travel in terms of mental and spiritual time travel. One way that I did not think of until last night’s program at Schomburg Center […]Read More Modern Griots Recap: The Rite Path
Hey everyone! Last weekend, when I attended the A Is for Anansi conference, I won a few books in the raffle, two of which was the same copy of the Sankofa: A Journal of African Children’s and Young Adult Literature. The journal does not receive a lot of attention, although it should. If you search […]Read More Moving in the Wires: Giveaway!
*Hey everyone! I just want to let you know that if you enjoy my blog and want to see it continue, please consider supporting it by donating at the side (–>). Any amount is welcomed. Thanks! * I was thinking about creating an official logo for my blog. I have a basic design based on […]Read More Moving On the Wires: Logo Submissions