Cultural Crossroads: Afrofuturism and Music, Film and Book Recommendations

sunraMarch 27, 2014 – Segment 4

It’s our monthly Arts and Culture segment with Center for Emerging Media’s Cultural Editor, world-renowned Gospel and Blues singer Lea Gilmore! We talk Afrofuturism, with: Baltimore-based producer, DJ, and singer Blaqstarr; poet, MC, singer and producer Camae Defstar, aka Moor Mother Goddess; and author, filmmaker, dancer, and futurist Ytasha L. Womack. Womack’s latest book, Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci Fi and Fantasy explores black sci fi culture, bleeks, black comix, and the legacy of futurism. Blaqstarr will be performing at an event this Saturday, March 29,  highlighting Afrofuturism in Baltimore.

We close out the show with Lea’s and Marc’s reflections and recommendations on what they’ve been reading, listening to, and watching.