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9 Feb

‘My Body Full of Stars’: Afrofuturism Project Explores Black Mythocracy Through Essay & Music

by  Jennifer Sefa-Boakye | OkayAfrica Irish-Nigerian writer and sociologist Emma Dabiri recently reached out to us with a new project she’s been working on about Afrofuturism. The multi-media piece, My Body Full Of Stars, explores the use of Afrofuturist aesthetics in music as a tool for rewriting history and imagining the future. Consisting of an essay by Dabiri and an hour-long mixtape curated by music journalist and producer Ian McQuaid, the project presents a sonic framework that allows for Afrofuturist readings of music from the continent and across...
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6 Feb

Hey NYC! A Black Indies Feast (1968-1986) Feb/2015 @ Film Society of Lincoln Center

Still from "Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads" by Tambay Obenson IndieWire (Now Shadow & Act) Wow! This is an absolutely awesome-looking series that New Yorkers who love cinema would surely be interested in - the kind that, if I had the resources, I'd put together myself.I'll dig into specifics in future posts, highlighting individual films and filmmakers (most you'd already be familiar with, especially if you're a reader of this blog) leading up to the launch; But, for now, I'll just dump the lengthy press release...
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6 Feb

Google Doodle Honors Langston Hughes’ 113th Birthday 02/01/15

What does “I Dream A World” mean to you? To doodler Katy Wu, Langston Hughes’ poem is a message of equality and hope. “This poem has a hopeful message and I like that. It comes from a time where there was a lot of work to be done for civil rights,” says Katy. That’s a sentiment Hughes also shared when writing his poem, which first originated as a lyric in the the opera Troubled Island by William Grant Still. As Hughes experienced...
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