At first glance, the term “Afro-punk”” may seem like an oxymoron, a historical inaccuracy. The most famous bands in punk history, from the Ramones to the Sex Pistols to Black Flag, were made up of a particular subset of white culture, driven by adolescent angst, strangely passionate dispassion and musically enacted violence.
But if you head over to the Afropunk Festival this weekend in New York City, you’ll find that the term makes perfect sense.
So excited for Bad Brains, Sharon Jones, Cold Specks, and everyone else this weekend! If you are anywhere nearby GO!
Umbra. No. 2, Dec. 1963.
photo via Amistad Research Center
I think the image of the ideal ‘sharing’ black brother or sister is what keeps me from writing down to black people (and keeps me searching through our writing even in unlikely places), for no matter how presently worthless American society may consider our efforts we are the guardians of certain hidden truths, secret stories the real stories of the journeys of our people.
A great many disabilities are invisible to the outside world, meaning you might look at a disabled person and never have any idea that they had a disability, even one that has an extreme impact on their lives and mobility.
On Saturday 9th August at 3PM, THE FUTURE WEIRD presents REMOTE CONTROL at the Museum of Arts and Design’s MAD Biennale, in association with Spectacle TheaterREMOTE CONTROL is a program of short films concerning witches & bitches – women who see, take, and sell things they cannot grasp. Whether they wield powers to possess, or are somehow controlled, the technologies these films document are deployed without regard for reciprocity or consent.Presenting shorts by Zina Saro Wiwa, Fyzal Boulifa and Shola Amoo, we’re talking possession, surveillance, “brain to brain interface”, and the human use of human beings.THE FUTURE WEIRD is a screening series dedicated to speculative, experimental and weird film by directors from Africa and the Global South.WHERE: Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus CircleWHEN: Saturday 9th August 2014 @3PMTIX: $10/$5 concessions
Hello! I’ve recently written and produced a fantasy web series called MisSpelled. Please take a 23 second look at our trailer!
MisSpelled is about five girls who mysteriously get powers and have to learn to deal with them and each other. It features an all women of color cast and we hope it offers you some giggles and goosegumps!
Three episodes are out now! If you like I ask you share with the community to help get the word out!
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a documentary about an awesome group of people who make intricate large puppet shows for the Village’s Halloween Parade.
Belated outtakes of the Beelza Barb Entourage for Hudson Valley SUPER Brawl II.
There needs to be more tumbling of the awesome stuff that goes on up here in the Hudson Valley! Beelza Barb had an amazing entrance and entourage at the Hudson Valley Super Brawl.
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