Arts and culture inspiration. 2/14/2021

What I'm digging this week:

        1. This experimental music collection curated by Angel Bat Dawid, a Black American Composer, Improviser, Clarinetist, Pianist Vocalist and vinyl junkie.  https://bandcamp.com/endoplasmic2020
         

          2.  The African Film Festival is virtual this year. Showcasing over 70 short and feature-length films from Africa, Europe, North America, and South America. The 28th New York African Film Festival (NYAFF28) is presented under the banner, “Notes from Home: Recurring Dreams & Women’s Voices.” Programs in this edition of the festival present the many different “types of Africa”, reflecting the dynamism that is “Africaness,” and highlighting the myriad ways in which we are all connected in cyclical dreams of hope and change. NYAFF28 showcases over 70 short and feature-length films from Africa, Europe, North America, and South America. (AFF) is dedicated to advancing an enhanced understanding of African culture through the moving image. It offers diverse platforms for the wide distribution of African media through its flagship annual film festival and complementary year-round programming. Running Feb 4 to Mar. https://africanfilmny.org/

           

          3. I am excited to see the Bisa Butler exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago soon.  Bisa Butler’s portrait quilts vividly capture personal and historical narratives of Black life. https://www.artic.edu/exhibitions/9324/bisa-butler-portraits

              The Broom Jumpers, Bisa Butler

               Image: The Broom Jumpers, 2019 © Bisa Butler

               

              I would love to know what is keeping you inspired these days. Feel free to send me a message.

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