DIGGIN IN THE CRATES

Through music Black people are able to express a wide range of ideas and feelings. Inspired by the artwork of Pedro Bell, most noted for his Afrofuturistic work with the infamous 1970’s Funk group Parliament Funkadelic, students created renditions of album covers responding to the voices of both AfroFuturism and AfroSurrealism. Channeling their atavistic imaginations as seeds of the African Diaspora, the following works are markers of time and space. Our Curator/Artists boldly communicate rich stories of fragmented realities touched by personal and social revelation and strife. The archival album covers serve as referential lineage points and are from the Schomburg Center's Moving Image and Recording Sound Division LP Collection. The Ankh and the Ark album cover appears courtesy of the Henry Lee Dumas Estate. 

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