Black Notes/Femme Futures

LiveWire

The Apollo’s Live Wire series was created to spark deeper insight and consideration of the contribution of Black arts and culture to the broader American canon.  These electrifying events feature discussion with impromptu performative elements that shed new light on the timely topics of today.

For this Live Wire event, two female-identifying panelists contemplate the future of Black life and the digital space. With an artistic manifesto rooted in the beliefs of the Black Femme Future, DJ Likwuid is an educator and music curator that utilizes hip hop fusion to empower women in the music and entertainment industry. Rock/jazz drummer and educator Frae-Frae: Daughter of Drexciya has artistic roots ranging from blues and spirituals to afro-diasporic futuristic soundscapes that explore time travel, prayer, meditation, and the African American ecstatic tradition.

Leadership support for the Apollo Education Programs is provided by BNY Mellon, Fund II, the Hearst Foundations, the Jerome L. Greene Arts Access Fund in the New York Community Trust, The Pinkerton Foundation, and public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with New York Council Members Ben Kallos and Bill Perkins.

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