Sound Fragments: Collaborative Curation with The Black Power Station

What happens when colonial sound fragments are actively transformed through the visual arts, roaring praise poetry, and Afrofuturistic remix culture? What are the possible pathways between the International Library of African Music–the world’s largest archive of ethnographic music and sound in Africa–and The Black Power Station, an independent inter-generational arts activist collective in Makhanda, South Africa? What is the solution-oriented work that collaborative sound curation can build? Hip Hop Arts Activist Xolile ‘X’ Madinda, founder and CEO of The Black Power Station in Makhanda will be in conversation with Noel Lobley (Music Professor and Sound Curator, University of Virginia). Visit our website for the 1 minute primer.