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Daily Archives: 2017/07/22

Far Out Afrofuturism

Selection of some of far-out Afrofuturistic Music Videos
To see Afrofuturism in action is when music videos consider Afrofuturist aesthetics. Some of the weirdest, strangest, most popular and memorable music videos actually fall under the Afrofuturism umbrella: like Michael and Janet Jackson’s “Scream,” almost every Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes video, Grace Jones,Here we are featuring some stellar Afrofuturist music videos , but keep in mind that this selection is merely the tip of the iceberg.
These particular videos showcase diverse subplots of Afrofuturism: from surrealism and space travel, to dystopians and love fantasies.

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Petite Noir “Best” (Magical Realism)
https://youtu.be/7XvD1QN3enQ
In this stunning, otherworldly music video, Congolese
artist Petite Noir travels, by foot, to several otherworldly destinations. There’s a barren desert, harboring only beautiful souls that haunt him as he runs; a neon green forest of digital nature, and a foggy heaven where beautiful angels await, before he’s transported to a deeper spiritual state. By fusing magical realism with the beauty of Africa, Petite Noir illustrates a narrative where fantasy is juxtaposed against nature: emphasizing the notion that Africa is a place of wonders and mystery.
Erykah Badu “Didn’t Cha Know” (Space Travel)
https://youtu.be/Np21rH7Ldto
Wu-Tang Clan “Triumph” featuring Cappadonna (Social Sci-Fi)
https://youtu.be/cPrksKwEdUQ
FKA Twigs “Pendulum” (Future Feminism)
https://youtu.be/O8yix8Pzklw
Ibaaku “Djula Dance” (Dance Apocalyptic)
https://youtu.be/XbdBpiRywIA
Kanye West “Runaway” (Romantic Fantasy)
https://youtu.be/Jg5wkZ-dJXA
Bootsy Collins “Party on Plastic” (Funkadelic Future)
https://youtu.be/0end00Llzlg
Janet Jackson “Rhythm Nation” (Dystopian Revolution)
https://youtu.be/OawaNWGLM0c
Flying Lotus “Coronus, the Terminator” (Afro-Supernatural)
<a href="https://youtu.be/Ak4vLebxIo4″ target=”_blank”>https://youtu.be/Ak4vLebxIo4
Jojo Abot “Gods Among Men & Marching” (Unapologetic Black Superpowers)
https://youtu.be/ovdFduauzEM

Pottery with Supriya Menon

Through talks with Supriya, a ceramic artist, we get to know about herself, her studio and her arrival to the city of dawn.
Pottery is the craft of making ceramic materials into pots or Potterywares, one of the oldest occupations of humankind that involves physical, mental and spiritual activity which can give one great pleasure to give shape to clay and birth of a new life with the help of a wheel and a kiln.

The Auroville Charter

Auroville was born on 28 February 1968. Its founder, the Mother, created the Auroville Charter consisting of four main ideas which underpinning her vision for Auroville. When Auroville came into being, All India Radio (AIR) broadcast the Charter, live, in 16 languages. Aurovilians apply the ideas of the Auroville Charter in their daily life, in policy-development, and decisions, big and small. The Charter thus forms an omnipresent referent that silently guides the people who choose to live and work for Auroville.

The Auroville Charter

Auroville belongs to nobody in particular. Auroville belongs to humanity as a whole. But, to live in Auroville, one must be a willing servitor of the divine consciousness.
Auroville will be the place of an unending education, of constant progress, and a youth that never ages.
Auroville wants to be the bridge between the past and the future. Taking advantage of all discoveries from without and from within, Auroville will boldly spring towards future
realisations.
Auroville will be a site of material and spiritual researches for a living embodiment of an actual human unity.

During the Auroville inauguration in 1968, youth from 124 different nations and 23 Indian states, deposited a handful of their native soil into the Urn, a marble clad structure in the form of a symbolic lotus bud, located in the centre of the Amphitheatre (see photo). The Auroville Charter – handwritten in French by the Mother – rests along with this soil, sealed in the Urn, as a powerful message and promise.

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