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Carnegie Hall is releasing a limited-edition podcast series exploring the world of Afrofuturism, the thriving aesthetic and cultural movement that looks to the future through a Black cultural lens.
Inspired by the Hall’s 2022 citywide Afrofuturism festival, the five podcast episodes examine the multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary nature of Afrofuturism, including music, literature, visual arts, science fiction, and technology.
Topics cover the history of Afrofuturism and its present-day practice including Afrofuturism’s roots in the Black Arts Movement, the influence of the Caribbean diaspora on the development of Afrofuturism, and its relevance to society and democracy today. The Afrofuturism podcast series extends the reach of the Afrofuturism festival, inviting people to embark upon as well as continue their journey into this forward-looking theme.
Each of the five episodes is hosted by a member of the visionary Afrofuturism Curatorial Council—five of the most knowledgeable authorities in the Afrofuturism field—Reynaldo Anderson, King James Britt, Louis Chude-Sokei, Sheree Renée Thomas, and Ytasha L. Womack—brought together by Carnegie Hall to help shape the Afrofuturism festival’s line-up of events.