From director Zwelesizwe Ntuli, Bomlambo is a story within a story. To console his granddaughter on the day of a funeral, the old man tells her the story of Siphelele and Nobuntu. The young boy, Siphelele is of the river people; when he washes ashore, Nobuntu is the one who finds him.
#Autumn is coming, and so is snuggle-up-with-a-book-season. #Orleans by Sherri L. Smith is a #SciFi about people of #TheGulfCoast trying to #survive after #hurricanes and #disease have #destroyed the region. Get it at #Mocada #giftshop, and also catch #AwakeintheWater - Meditations on Disaster. (her: MoCADA Museum)
"Wow! Goddamn!"… these are the two words Fela Anikulapo Kuti said when he first saw Nigerian artist Lemi Ghariokwu’s work.
Most renowned for the album covers and sleeves designs he made for the Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, in this video interview the Nigerian artist and illustrator Lemi Ghariokwu talks about the beginning of his carreer, his meeting with Fela, and his recent works.
Known for his vibrant, larger-than-life reinterpretations of classical portraits featuring young African American men, New York-based visual artist Kehinde Wiley has turned the practice of portraiture on its head—and in the process, has taken the art world by storm.
Wiley recently embarked on an exciting new project: a series of classical portraits of African-American women—something he’s never done before. The film, KEHINDE WILEY: AN ECONOMY OF GRACE, documents the project as it unfolds, tracking Wiley’s process from concept to canvas, and coming to know the women whom he selects to paint.
MoCADA Soul of BK Festival Recap
Tuesday, August 19 BLACK ACROBAT x Body Waves The Kymberle Project
Body Waves and Black Acrobat came together from Oakland and Brooklyn, respectively, in a dual showcase that re-imagined stories of the African Diaspora through stunning acrobatics, shapeshifting choreography and theatrical aerial performance. As queer Black circus artists they seek to empower their people through performance and curate spaces for community (r)evolution and sustainment.
Join our friends at JACK in Clinton Hill for an evening of performances by master improvising pianist Cooper-Moore and writer Carl Hancock Rux. The event is this Saturday, September 6 at 8PM. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Visit their website for tickets and more information.