The past week in the African art and culture scene can be described as one of awe and recognition. The proliferation of a coming generation of practitioners in a multidisciplinary scope is an indication of the diverse forms of expression soon to be encountered in the contemporary art scene.
This week in African art and culture, there are new spaces to explore art and new exhibitions to view new works by emerging artists in the contemporary art scene.
In this livestream performance, the Houston Symphony is shining a spotlight on extraordinary women composers, past and present. The program starts with music of Reena Esmail, whose compositions have been hailed as “crystal clear, beautiful, thought-provoking, and unlike anything I’ve ever heard before” (Los Angeles Times).
This week, works were acquired, art from across the diaspora traveled for new audiences, and Twitter memes capturing moments of this week’s Verzuz battle evoked childhood nostalgia.
Above: Image courtesy of BET BET has done it again. The BET Awards today had my fam glued to the TV with our candy and lemonade iced-tea mix, sure to keep our sugar up in these festivities.
New Music USA announces six composers who have been co-commissioned to write new orchestral works through its Amplifying Voices Program, supported by the Sphinx Venture Fund.
Malian superstar Oumou Sangaré today announces Acoustic, a forthcoming new album re-imagining her much-praised 2017 release Mogoya, totally unplugged, in live sessions captured over just two days.
BILLY PORTER PREMIERES VIDEO FOR “FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH” AT JOE BIDEN’S “SOUL OF A NATION” VIRTUAL EVENT
In a major ICYMI moment, Billy Porter premiered the lyric video for “For What It’s Worth” on Saturday (4/25) at Joe Biden’s “Soul of a Nation” virtual event.
Nona Hendryx Brings Special Multisensory Tribute to Afrofuturism Pioneer Sun Ra to The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Above: Afrofuturism- Francesca Harper- State of Grace Park Avenue Armory -Credit Marc Millman Harlem Stage, the legendary uptown venue that for over 35 years has promoted the creative legacy of Harlem and artists of color from around the corner and across the globe, is proud to present its Spring 2020 season of performances.
Above: No copyright infringement intended. Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) Chairman Mark Davidoff and President & CEO Anne Parsons announced today that Italian conductor Jader Bignamini has been appointed Music Director beginning with the 2020-2021 season, details of which the DSO also announced today.