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Black Star Lines: Afrofuturism Across the Black Cultural Cosmos

May 10, 2016 from 6pm - 7pm

Afrofuturism generally refers to fictive, futuristic, artistic expressions of Blackness—tomorrow’s Black aesthetics today. Our view of Afrofuturism is ever-expanding, revealing a universe that reaches beyond fiction and includes the orbits of many planets including history, politics, and philosophy. Join four scholars as they take us "Black to the future" on a journey to the constellations of music, visual art, theater, literature, and many other stars along the way. Panelists will include: playwright and Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance from Colorado College, Idris Goodwin; Professor of Black Studies and Sociology at UCSB, George Lipsitz; Associate Professor of English and Black Studies at UCSB, Stephanie Batiste; and doctoral student of Ethnomusicology at UCSB, Alex Blue V. The panel will be followed by a reception where existential turntablist DJ Frane will improvise an audiospiritual expedition through the space-funk diaspora.


Event Details

  • Organizer/Sponsor: Nonprofit General
  • Starts: May 10, 2016 6pm - 7pm
  • Price: Free
  • Location: MCC Theater
  • Website: http://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu/