*For those who will be in Missouri, one of my supporters, Reynaldo Anderson will be having a talk at Missouri History Museum on February 1st, called Afrofuturism: Race, Art and Politics in the Age of Digital Reproduction. Hopefully, the conversation will be recorded and the rest of us can listen to it later. *The filmmakers […]
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Meridian – “Truth” This video is interesting. Before I saw the quote at the end, it made me think of how the introduction of an alien or new tool or culture can change another society, and the benefits and/or dangers of that introduction. Some of the clips are from a South African film, The Gods […]
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I found out about this band some time ago and also just found out that Spoek Mathambo said in an interview they were one of his favorite groups. The Brother Moves On are also from Johannesburg, South Africa. They describe their group as “The ghost inside the magic, the stranglers of an innocent idea of […]
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The African Cypher The underworld culture of street dance in Soweto, South Africa, where dancers transcend their space and time with their bodies and minds. “The African Cypher is the birthplace of ritual celebration, council, story telling and dance … When he [Tom London] dances on the street corner with Mada [Sthembiso]; the kids, the tsotsi’s […]
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Simphiwe Dana – “Nderedi” Thandiswa Mazwai – “Ingoma”
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Culoe De Song feat. Chappell I like the mysterious priesthood imagery, and the connection of technology and electricity to rhythm as spiritual life force.
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This will be a new segment in my blog where I highlight artists, musicians, filmmakers, etc. who blend together influences from the past and present to create new, even futuristic, stories. The first post is of the South African rock band, Blk Jks (pronounced Black Jacks). Besides performing with Alicia Keys at the 2010 World […]
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via The Ase Fountain “AfroFutures. Postmodern Ancients. Spoek Mathambo – Control This is such a great video, it can be read on so many levels. A South African cover version of an English tune (Joy Division – She’s Lost Control) to me it plays with the kinds of images that signal a terrible, fearful ‘voodoo’ to the […]
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