Looking to the future to remember Stephen Lawrence

(Article by News Reporter posted on londonnewsonline.co.uk. Photo credit: Ancient Futures Picture: creativepowerr)

“Afrofuturism theatre, robotic swans performing on water, and aerial performances have been announced in a festival which marks 30 years since Stephen Lawrence was murdered. UK and international artists are being brought together with a programme of outdoor theatre, performance, art, dance and circus in iconic public spaces across London…”

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Restaurant In DC Celebrates Afrofuturism and Flavors Across Africa

(Article by Parker Diakite posted on yahoo.com. Photo credit: Derek and Victoria Miller)

“Uber rides and travel inspired the newest Black-owned restaurant in Washington, D.C. Keem Hughley was inspired to create Bronze during the pandemic. The restaurant takes its inspiration from Afrofuturism, melding fantasy and gastronomy with the culture of the African Diaspora…”

Read the entire article: https://yhoo.it/43NVBW6

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AI is Everywhere

(Article by Ngozi Nwanji posted on afrotech.com. Photo credit: Rick Kern)

“Over recent years, we’ve seen the rise of crypto, non-fungible tokens (NFT), and now, artificial intelligence (AI). The trending topics have made their way from the tech world and into pop culture. During an episode of the popular “The Friend Zone” podcast, the hosts even discussed a controversial viral moment involving AI. A clip circulated online of an AI-backed voice filter mimicking Kendrick Lamar’s voice…”

Read the article: https://afrotech.com/chatgpt-ai-chatbot-breakdown

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Senegalese legend Baaba Maal makes retro Afrofuturist music on Being

(Article by Noah Berlatsky posted on chicagoreader.com. Photo Credit: Matthew Donaldson)

“Maal has forged an uplifting, soulful, and danceable Afrofuturist sound that also feels rooted in the past—director Ryan Coogler and composer Ludwig Göransson cannily recruited him to collaborate on music for the Black Panther films (and he makes a cameo as a funeral singer in Wakanda Forever)…”

Read the entire article: https://chicagoreader.com/music/baaba-maal-being/https://chicagoreader.com/music/baaba-maal-being/

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Sun Ra Arkestra Share Dynamic New Song “Chopin”

(Article by Alexandra Kozicki posted on mxdwn.com. Photo credit: Arkestra)

“Afrofuturism pioneers Sun Ra Arkestra have shared a new song, “Chopin,” from their forthcoming album Living Sky. The jazz group’s first studio recording in years, “Chopin” is a deeply stunning and hypnotic exploration of sound, anchored by the virtuosic playing of alto saxophonist Marshall Allen…”

Read the article: https://bit.ly/3B1VzMN

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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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(Article by Bryce West posted on theilluminerdi.com. Artwork: Shof Coker)

“Nigerian brothers and co-creators Shobo Coker (Buckhead) and Shof Coker (“Moremi” feature in Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire) portray a striking vision of West Africa under the thumb of alien colonizers in the forthcoming New Masters. The trade paperback edition will collect issues #1-6 of the immersive Afrofuturist series and land in stores from Image Comics this October…”

Read the article: https://bit.ly/3BEnNyN

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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…”

Read the article: https://bit.ly/3AQTJy2

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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.”

Read the article: https://ra.co/news/77737

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The Black Sci-Fi Book Club

(Event posted by Moon on meetup.com. Photo credit: Moon)

“Online Meet & Greet! Hey Black Sci-Fi fam, let’s connect for a casual online Meet & Greet to get to know one another, decide how often we’d like to meet and what books and authors (besides Octavia) we’d like to explore together. See you soon…”

Join the event: https://www.meetup.com/the-black-sci-fi-book-club/events/287354981/

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