Otherworldly Videos: Trip Into the Underworld - Kode-9 & The Spaceape and Okmalumkoolkat Otherworldly Videos: Trip Into the Underworld - Kode-9 & The Spaceape and Okmalumkoolkat #music #afrofuturism Kode-9 & The Spaceape’s “The Devil Is a Liar” from the upcoming EP, The Killing Season. This EP covers themes of confronting illness, the unknown, and “things not being what they seem or appear to be.” In the video, Spaceape (Stephen Gordon) is clearly dressed like Baron Samedi (Hatian Voudou loa of death), one of the influences for the look of the video. Read more in the interview about the… View On WordPress

Otherworldly Videos: Trip Into the Underworld - Kode-9 & The Spaceape and Okmalumkoolkat

Otherworldly Videos: Trip Into the Underworld - Kode-9 & The Spaceape and Okmalumkoolkat #music #afrofuturism

Kode-9 & The Spaceape’s “The Devil Is a Liar” from the upcoming EP, The Killing Season. This EP covers themes of confronting illness, the unknown, and “things not being what they seem or appear to be.” In the video, Spaceape (Stephen Gordon) is clearly dressed like Baron Samedi (Hatian Voudou loa of death), one of the influences for the look of the video. Read more in the interview about the…

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This is one of my favorite designs from @dopeciety - read an interview I did with its founder, Denisio Truitt: http://goo.gl/37Dw1t #fashion #apparel #clothes #afrofuturism #africandiaspora
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Behind the Mask: Interview with DOPEciety’s Denisio Truitt Behind the Mask: Interview with @DOPEciety ‘s Denisio Truitt #fashion #apparel #afrofuturism Fulani T-shirt Recently, at MoCADA‘s Soul of Brooklyn Launce and Concert, I was introduced to Denisio Truitt’s line, DOPEciety, which she described as afrofuture apparel. I was intrigued and so I interviewed her to find out the inspiration for her line and her plans for it. Read below: 1) How did you become interested in fashion and how did you start your clothing line, including creating its… View On WordPress

Behind the Mask: Interview with DOPEciety’s Denisio Truitt

Behind the Mask: Interview with @DOPEciety ‘s Denisio Truitt #fashion #apparel #afrofuturism

Fulani T-shirt

Recently, at MoCADA‘s Soul of Brooklyn Launce and Concert, I was introduced to Denisio Truitt’s line, DOPEciety, which she described as afrofuture apparel. I was intrigued and so I interviewed her to find out the inspiration for her line and her plans for it. Read below:

1) How did you become interested in fashion and how did you start your clothing line, including creating its…

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Currently at the ringShout reading series event in #Brooklyn #books #reading #elizabethnunez #bridgetdavis #saeedjones #ringshout
Moving on the Wires: News, Posts and New Music Moving on the Wires: #News, Posts and New #Music #afrofuturism #afutureancient Support this blog by donating to my Paypal (send donations to my email svfreebird87@gmail.com) or my become a patron on my Patreon page! *Growing up, I remember seeing shows like Sabrina The Teenage Witch or movies like The Craft, and wanting to see women of color as witches (although The Craft did have Rachel True). If I did see women of color as witches or magic(k) women, they were usually… View On WordPress

Moving on the Wires: News, Posts and New Music

Moving on the Wires: #News, Posts and New #Music #afrofuturism #afutureancient

Support this blog by donating to my Paypal (send donations to my email svfreebird87@gmail.com) or my become a patron on my Patreon page!

*Growing up, I remember seeing shows like Sabrina The Teenage Witch or movies like The Craft, and wanting to see women of color as witches (although The Craft did have Rachel True). If I did see women of color as witches or magic(k) women, they were usually…

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This exhibition by Gladstone Thompson is currently taking place at the Block Association Garden in #Harlem #gladstonethompson #bertwilliams #georgewalker #exhibitions #art
“Altering the medium of presentation … alters the message, not only through technological advances, but by “closing” the text… . Whereas an “open” text, such as an oral narrative, is characterized by a dynamicism that allows cultural variation and nuance appropriate to time and location, the closed text remains constant… . In addition to neutralizing potentially offensive elements and refiguring the plot line to mesh with Disney specifications (Manichaean struggle between good and evil; narrative closure with hetero-normative coupling), the fact that the cartoons are fleshed out—given a voice, demeanor, and body—further limits potential interpretations of the text. Moral nuance, ambiguity, and personal interpretation are eliminated in favor of a clear, solid, universally palatable product. (66)”
“In the still heat of the Post-Reconstruction South, this is how they seemed to Jean Toomer: exquisite butterflies trapped in an evil honey, toiling away their lives in an era, a century, that did not acknowledge them, except as “the mule of the world.” They dreamed dreams that no one knew-not even themselves, in any coherent fashion-and saw visions no one could understand. They wandered or sat about the countryside crooning lullabies to ghosts, and drawing the mother of Christ in charcoal on courthouse walls. They forced their minds to desert their bodies and their striving spirits sought to rise, like frail whirlwinds from the hard red clay. And when those frail whirlwinds fell, in scattered particles, upon the ground, no one mourned. Instead, men lit candies to celebrate the emptiness that remained, as people do who enter a beautiful but vacant space to resurrect a God. Our mothers and grandmothers, some of them: moving to music not yet written. And they waited. They waited for a day when the unknown thing that was in them would be made known; but guessed, somehow in their darkness, that on the day of their revelation they would be long dead. Therefore to Toomer they walked, and even ran, in slow motion. For they were going nowhere immediate, and the future was not yet within their grasp. And men took our mothers and grandmothers, “but got no pleasure from it.” So complex was their passion and their calm.”
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Currently reading Nova Sparks book, “The Dome” that I bought at @afropunk. I will write a review on it in the coming weeks #scifi #books #fantasy #aliens #sciencefiction
Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth: Elizabeth Nunez ‘s Books of Caribbean Magic Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth: Elizabeth Nunez ‘s Books of Caribbean Magic #books #caribbean #afrofuturism Next week, Elizabeth Nunez will be read from her memoir, Not for Everyday Use, at the fifth annual ringShout event, which will be the Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend event. The event will take place September 16 at 7pm at the Franklin Park Bar and Beer Garden in Brooklyn, and also features Bridgett M. Davis (Into the Go-Slow), Saeed Jones (Prelude to Bruise), and Lauren Francis-Sharma (‘Til the… View On WordPress

Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth: Elizabeth Nunez ‘s Books of Caribbean Magic

Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth: Elizabeth Nunez ‘s Books of Caribbean Magic #books #caribbean #afrofuturism

Next week, Elizabeth Nunez will be read from her memoir, Not for Everyday Use, at the fifth annual ringShout event, which will be the Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend event. The event will take place September 16 at 7pm at the Franklin Park Bar and Beer Garden in Brooklyn, and also features Bridgett M. Davis (Into the Go-Slow), Saeed Jones (Prelude to Bruise), and Lauren Francis-Sharma (‘Til the…

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Check out music videos from Vaudou Game and Ibeyi on my Otherworldly Videos post: http://goo.gl/U71IDr #ibeyi #vaudougame #yoruba #orisha #vaudou #vodun #voudou #music #musicvideos
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This is an art piece by Gordon Skinner. Check out the Afropunk feature on him and other #news , posts and new #music on my Moving on the Wires post : http://goo.gl/XrYC5F #afrofuturism #blogs #gordonskinner
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Otherworldly Videos: The Spirit in Music - Vaudou Game + Ibeyi Vaudou (Voudou, Voodoo, Vodun, etc.) and Yoruba Orisha religions have spread all over the world despite efforts to quiet it and here are two musical acts who incorporate the spirituality from the various variations, related and descended religions, like Santeria, Lucumi, or Candomble into their work. First is Vaudou Game’s “Pas Contente”video and their genre of Vodun Funk. “The band of six is led… View On WordPress

Otherworldly Videos: The Spirit in Music - Vaudou Game + Ibeyi

Vaudou (Voudou, Voodoo, Vodun, etc.) and Yoruba Orisha religions have spread all over the world despite efforts to quiet it and here are two musical acts who incorporate the spirituality from the various variations, related and descended religions, like Santeria, Lucumi, or Candomble into their work. First is Vaudou Game’s “Pas Contente”video and their genre of Vodun Funk. “The band of six is led…

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“You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.”
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