i’m in New York for the holidays. seeing family, friends, and art. i caught another excerpt from Kahlil Joseph’s Shadow Play at the New Museum. per usual, i was blown away.
having watched Black Mary throughout last month, i am so full off this iteration. i can honestly admit that I have a reverence that borders on jealousy for film artists/makers. where and when the visual and the sonic meet is everything. Kahlil has certainly mastered that space while leaving room for the viewer to float, bounce, rock, melt, soak…to BE in that in between.
i could’ve watched this short film all day. i might go back, before i leave for cali, and take it all in again.
here are the sounds for Fly Paper, currently on view at the New Museum. read up on the exhibition and more here.
i’m a lil homesick this week for family and friends back in NYC. “Possibly” is a Afrofuturist escape by the homies, Jazze Belle. every time i watch, i’m soothed by Taylor Simone’s voice, inspired by the visuals, and filled with a boost of heartfelt love for the rooftop scene! i love seeing my friends shine! forever Black joy y’all.
a sonic companion to the 5/5 group show and for your listening pleasure….
Blitz the Ambassador just released his fourth studio album Diasporadical. He’s a Ghanaian-American hip-hop and visual artist I’ve been following for a while. The 3 music videos below were each shot in a different location: Accra, Ghana, Brooklyn, USA and Bahia, Brazil. Together they form a 15-minute short film.
“The album title ‘Diasporadical’ was born out of this experience” Blitz explains. ” The radical notion that no matter how fragmented the African diaspora is, the influence of rhythm and spirituality remains largely the same.”
SHINE (prod: IAMNOBODI)