An Educational Guide to Afrofuturism

(Event posted on inmenlo.com. Photo Credit: Celia C. Peters)

“An Educational Guide to Afrofuturism” is a multimedia primer on the definition, origins and foundations of Afrofuturism. It explores the cultural phenomenon across its various expressions in art, music, film and fashion, including an introduction to the players whose works comprise the genre. On Wednesday, April 27, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, resenter Celia C. Peters will provide a multifaceted introduction to what is one of the 21st century’s most powerful cultural juggernauts…”

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What Is Afrofuturism?

Article by Allia Luzong on alittlebithuman.com. Photo Credit: Doja Cat.

Inside this article:

  • Afrofuturism is a sci-fi subgenre that imagines a future through the lens of the African diaspora.
  • Black Panther, the most mainstream Afrofuturistic piece of media, is a great example of the politics and themes that the genre tends to address.
  • Some argue that Afrofuturism is one-dimensional and still centers colonialism and Western oppression, leading to the birth of a second, related genre called African Futurism.
  • A handful of recommendations for you to check out if you want to see more of Afrofuturism and African Futurism.

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Afro Futures: Better Understanding Afrofuturism

Afro Futures podcast on waer.org. Photo credit: Yusuf Abdul-Qadir .

This week on Afro Futures, Yusuf Abdul-Qadir catches up with politician and Grammy-nominated musician Pierce Freelon. The former roommates chat about what it means to be an Afrofuturist, leaving a legacy, and Pierce’s Grammy nomination.

Listen to the podcast: https://bit.ly/3mFfIBQ

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Kino Lorber Acquires ‘Neptune Frost’ By Saul Williams And Anisia Uzeyman

Article by Valerie Complex on deadline.com. Photo credit: Chris Schwagga.

“The film takes place amid the hilltops of Burundi, where a collective of computer hackers emerges from a mining community, the result of a romance between a miner and an intersex runaway…” 

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Janelle Monae Is Releasing A Sci-Fi Anthology Book Based On ‘Dirty Computer’

(Article by Aaron Williams on uproxx.com. Photo credit: Getty Image)

“Next year, the Kansas City-born singer will turn that intriguing backstory into a full-on book inspired by her most recent album, 2018’s Dirty Computer. Set for release in April 2022, The Memory Librarian is an anthology of short stories by some of today’s most prominent Afrofuturist authors, telling tales inspired by the overarching Dirty Computer mythology…”

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DJ Jigüe Brings Cuban Afrofuturism To The Global Dance Floor

(Article by Richard Villegas on bandcamp.com)

DJ Jigüe is the alias of Isnay Rodríguez, and was conceived as an interplanetary explorer infusing his alien brand of club, house, and techno with Afro-Cuban rhythms and other Caribbean sounds. Over the years, he’s developed an organic-meets-digital musical signature branded as tropical Afro-futurism, cultivated in partnership with virtuoso percussionist El Menor and shared with the world via his label Guampara Music

Source: https://daily.bandcamp.com/features/dj-jigue-cuban-dance-interview

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Bryant Park concert of Nocturnal Nubian Ball toasts the Afrofuturist legacy of Sun Ra

(Article by Nate Chinen on wbgo.org. Photo credit: Marc Millman)

“Craig Harris, the proudly uncategorizable trombonist and bandleader, served a brief but formative stint in the ranks of the Sun Ra Arkestra. That was some 45 years ago, when Harris was an up-and-comer in his early 20s. He racked up his earliest recording credits on the Sun Ra albums Cosmos and Live in Montreux, learning valuable lessons not only from Ra himself but also from faithful acolytes like saxophonist Marshall Allen….”

Source: https://bit.ly/2ZHMz0m

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Scholarship and identity through family, Afrofuturism, and 1,600 vinyl records

(Article by Alina Ladyzhensky in Penn Today. Photo credit: Annenberg School for Communication)

“Many of us can relate to the experience of having certain sensory details instantly transport us to memories of home and formative moments in our lives. As Antoine Haywood, a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate at Annenberg, writes in a new autoethnographic essay, such associations—in his case, through listening to and collecting vinyl records—can serve as potent and profound linkages to one’s cultural and familial roots. As part of his ongoing exploration into multimodal scholarship, doctoral student Antoine Haywood pairs his newly published autoethnographic essay with a curated soundtrack.”

Source: https://bit.ly/3nM7AiN

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Afrofuturism, Cannabis Culture, And Hip-Hop Collide In MH The Verb’s New Video

(Article by The Music Snob in stupiddope.com)

“Rapper, producer, DJ, multimedia artist and activist MH The Verb uses a compelling form of Afrofuturism to tell stories and make socio-political commentary. His forthcoming album Jupiter Sci-Fi  will serve as the third full-length installment in the Afronaut saga, a conceptual multimedia series based on a Black sci-fi heroine from the future who travels back in time to inspire the world…”

Source: https://bit.ly/3Bwy38O

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