Burna Boy and Stonebwoy To Headline Afrochella This Year

(Article by Sughnen Yongo-Okochi posted on okayafrica.com. Photo Credit: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Roc Nation)

“This year’s Afrochella Festival will have Burna Boy and Stonebwoy as its headliners. The two-day event, which has become known for its immersive experience and cultural depth, will be held at the El Wak Stadium in Ghana. According to Afrochella’s website, the theme for this year’s fest is “Afrofuturism,” which the site describes as a term that was “created to explore the developing intersection of cultural aesthetic, philosophy of science, and philosophy of history as it relates to the African Diaspora.”

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Afro Con returns to Jackie Robinson Family YMCA

(Article by Beth Accomando on kpbs.org. Photo Credit: Deniran Films)

“The second annual Afro Con takes place this weekend at the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA. Afro Con evolved out of the Afrofuturism Lounge that took place outside of Comic-Con back in 2018. That was the year that “Black Panther” rousingly brought Afrofuturism to mainstream consciousness…”

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DJ Perception explores Afrofuturism on debut album, Journey To The Star

(Article by Zoey Shopmaker on ra.com. Photo Credit: Timehri)

DJ Perception is releasing his debut album on Timehri Records. Arriving October 27th on digital and vinyl, Journey To The Star sees the London-based artist exploring Afrofuturist themes of interstellar travel and Black determination in the face of oppressive infrastructures. Across nine tracks, the LP touches on UK garage and dub. A limited-edition zine narrating the journey will accompany the vinyl.”

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Afrofuturism Connects African Diaspora Culture At Cube Fest 2022

(Article by Susan Bland posted on vt.edu. Photo credit: Alice Rogers for Virginia Tech)

“This year’s Cube Fest celebrates immersive Afrofuturist music with works from leading artists selected from an international pool of submissions. Presented by the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology and the Moss Arts Center, the festival runs from Friday, Aug. 19, through Sunday, Aug. 21, with events taking place in the Cube and Perform Studio, located in the Moss Arts Center at 190 Alumni Mall…”

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The Past and Future of Afrofuturism

(Article by John-Baptiste Oduor posted on artreview.com. Photo credit: Kara Walker)

“The body of work loosely contained under the label of Afrofuturism exists within two radically distinct but conceptually overlapping timelines. The first encompasses the history of the United States but focuses its attention on slavery and its aftermath, traced all the way into the current century – the longue durée…”

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Sci-Fi Short Film “Telescope”

(Video by Collin Davis & Matt Litwiller posted on youtube.com. Photo credit: screenshot)

“This thoughtfully crafted short film follows a brave cosmic archaeologist as he travels back in time to capture photos of the once vibrant planet. As he travels further back in time, we learn that the galaxy and time he came from has a lifeless Earth with no organic life left on its surface. It’s hard to finish the film without feeling nostalgia for an Earth that is being taken for granted…”

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/mMGiYQPBaVk

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Imagining New Black Futures for a Good Cause

(Article by Pendarvis Harshaw posted on kqed.org. Photo credit: EOYDC)

“Not only are there Black folks in the future—they’re fly, too. At the Black Futures Ball at the Bridge Yard on Aug. 6, you’ll see a blend of Comic-Con with a traditional gala and Town culture, says Selena Wilson, CEO of the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC), which is hosting the event…”

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The World’s First International Black Heritage Month Connects The African Diaspora To Celebrate Juneteenth (USA) And Windrush Day (UK) Around The World Virtually

(Article by editor on africa.com. Photo credit: editor)

“With a digital media platform that focuses on World Shapers, Afro-Futurism, Cultural Bridge Builders, and much more for 2022. Can you imagine the modern world without the influences of Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Idris Elba, Naomi Campbell, Lewis Hamilton, or Sade? When we look at science and inventions, the contributions by people of color go wide and far from developing mathematics to architecture and much more especially from the continent of Africa…”

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What Missy Elliott did for Afrofuturism

(Video by Say It Loud posted on youtube.com. Photo credit: Say It Loud)

“Missy Elliott and her frequent collaborators have produced over two decades of music videos that we are going to attempt to justify as Afrofuturistic work. Grab your inflatable trash bags, as we take a stroll down memory lane…”

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Afrofuturism vs. Africanfuturism

(Article by Alyssa Shotwell on themarysue.com. Photo Credit: Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios 2018)

“Later this year, the highly anticipated sequel to Black Panther (2018), Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, releases. This will likely mark another big surge in wider public excitement and shared fan art depicting elements of Afrofuturism and Africanfuturism. Despite their similar origins and many cultural ties, these two genres within science fiction and speculative fiction tell very different stories…”

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