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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Blood Psalms to introduce the world to Afrofuturism from a South African perspective

(Article by Zaza Hialethwa on news24.com. Photo credit: multiChoice)

“Set 11,000 years ago, Blood Psalms is an African epic that follows a teenage princess, Zazi, as she rises to power. After taking the throne and now queen, Zazi is tasked with battling a world-ending prophecy that sees her navigating ancient curses, long-standing tribal vendettas and the wrath of the gods…”

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Afrofuturism and its possibility of elsewhere: The power of political imagination

(Article by Lina Nasr El Hag Ali on dailymaverick.co.za.)

“The work of imagining alternate futures is also about imagining alternate pasts. Pasts in which Black and Indigenous people feature as more than just passive observers. It is about rewriting the narrative on agency and action and it is deeply political. Pay attention to the visions for the future put forward in today’s world by politicians, intellectuals and scientists: The development of technologies to sustain human life on other planetsnew digital realities; the altering of human DNA. Who is this for?

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Afrofuturism in one-person exhibit at Mandeville

(Article by William Jaeger posted on timesunion.com. Artwork: Alisa Sikelianos-Carter’s “Afronauts and Ancestors,” 2017. Photo: William Jaeger)

“Thank goodness for one-person shows. Even a fairly small affair like “In the Eye of Belonging” at Union College’s Mandeville Gallery has enough depth to get to what matters in the several different directions Alisa Sikelianos-Carter takes us. This is an artist whose mixed-media paintings have both visual panache and far-reaching content, creating what she calls a ‘mythology that is centered on Black resistance.'” 

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Why We Should Embrace The Optimism Of Afrofuturism

(Article by Tina Charisma on graziadaily.co.uk.)

The Afrofuturist movement imagines an optimistic future for Black people. Tina Charisma explains why looking backwards is no longer enough… reclaiming Black history has come to involve the revival of Afrofuturism, where looking back isn’t enough. Instead, we can look forward into a future that exists beyond black trauma. Black stories do not always have to revolve around pain. Instead, culture and notions of Blackness can be redefined for the future.”

Source: https://graziadaily.co.uk/life/real-life/afrofuturism/

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Public Space One increases art accessibility with Close House

(Article by Arabia Parkey on dailyiowan.com. Photo credit: Jeff Sigmund)

“Public Space One announced its recent purchase of the historic Close House as the new home of the Media Arts Co-op, the Center for Afrofuturist Studies, and space for other nonprofit and art collective initiatives.”

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

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What Is Afrofuturism? An Intersection Of Culture And Technology

(Article by libbymaynard in youthkiawaaz.com. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons. Serengeti Cyborg by Fanuel Leul)

“Afrofuturism, in some cases described as African American hairdo society, is a multi-dimensional cultural aesthetic, approach as well as scientific research of black history that examines the junctions of black diaspora culture and modern technologies. It was created in the mid-1990s by Afrofuturist thinker Mark Dery and explored in the later 1990s using conversations led by Alondra Nelson to mark the beginning of its rebirth. The “New Black Sensation” looked to link the void in between historically true and also regarded representational representations of black hairdos.”

Source: https://www.youthkiawaaz.com/2021/10/some-facts-on-afrofuturism/

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Visionary film explores Afrofuturism – deadline

(Article by amberlamitie on illinoisnewstoday.com.)

“Director Anisia Uzeyman and versatility Sole Williams Dive deeper into Afrofuturism in a new movie Neptune Frost..Premiere at Directors’ Fortnight CannesOfficial selection at the Toronto International Film Festival and the New York Film Festival, this is a bold story about how the power of music, technology and dreams influences human connections. Erotic visuals, coupled with anti-capitalist themes, are original and surreal. The setting is a bit dark, but this is a movie about finding happiness in the community and embracing the future.”

Source: https://bit.ly/3pX7Y0s

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Afrofuturist and Horror Writer Tananarive Due: “Invite More Black Creators To The Table”

(Article by Roxane Gay published in www.inverse.com. Photo: Amanda Edwards/Wire Image/Getty Images)

“Due is also an Afrofuturist and horror writer with deep roots in the civil rights movement by way of her activist parents, Patricia Stephens Due and John Due. She has written award-winning short stories and novels and is also working in film and television. As a professor at UCLA, she teaches a fascinating, popular course called “The Sunken Place: Racism, Survival, and the Black Horror Aesthetic. We spoke, via Zoom, about her work as a pioneer of horror, how she got her start, and the future of Afrofuturism.”

Source: https://www.inverse.com/entertainment/tananarive-due-roxane-gay-interview

I bought my first book by Ms. Due, My Soul To Keep, in 1997 because my book club decided to read something new. I was blown away. Amazing writer. Enjoy the article.

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Nigeria’s Lekan Babalola on ‘Lakaaye’ his Afrofuturist version of Ogun, the Yoruba God

(Article by Dami Ajayi published on theafricareport.com. Photo: Lekan Babaola / Twitter)

“Lakaaye, an 11-track-long album, is an acoustic journey that gives Yoruba worship a contemporary spin. Steeped in the idioms of praise-singing, it fuses musical styles, myth and diverse cultural experiences into this shape-shifting innovation. This album shares a kinship with classics like King Sunny Ade’s Odu and the eponymous debut of the Afro-Cuban sisters Ibeyi.”

Source: https://www.theafricareport.com/135150/nigerias-lekan-babalola-on-lakaaye-his-afrofuturist-version-of-ogun-the-yoruba-god/

Once again we find an Afrofuturist interpretation of an African spiritual tradition connecting past, present, and future in song. Curious to know where this musical spiritual journey will take us.

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