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Saturday, May 21 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Wondaland Mystery Reveal

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Featuring a very special selection of performances, readings, and surprises from a range of Wondaland artists, associates, and collaborators; this ‘mystery reveal’ represents the beginnings of a larger clandestine project being launched by Wondaland this year. Founded by creative visionary Janelle Monáe, Wondaland Records is home to artists like Jidenna, St. Beauty, Roman GianArthur, and Deep Cotton.


Talent
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Chuck Lightning

Chuck Lightning has been integral to recent developments in musical Afrofuturism, behind the boards and, increasingly, in front of them. Lightning and his Morehouse College roommate Nate Wonder comprise the avant-funk duo Deep Cotton. Lightning and Wonder have produced music for Grammy nominated, rabble rousing R&B singer Janelle Monae. Deep Cotton’s song "We're Far Enough from Heaven Now We Can Freak Out" appeared in a Sonos commercial... Read More →
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Janelle Monae

Janelle Monáe is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, performer, and producer known for her unique style and groundbreaking sound. In 2010, Monáe released the highly anticipated and critically acclaimed “ArchAndroid,” which reached No. 17 on the Billboard Charts and earned her two Grammy nominations. In 2013, she released the critically acclaimed album “The Electric Lady” featuring artists like Prince and... Read More →
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Greg Tate

Greg Tate is a writer, musician and producer who lives in Harlem. From 1987-2005 he was a Staff Writer at The Village Voice. Tate's  writings on culture and politics have also been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Artforum and Rolling Stone. He has been recognized as one of the ‘Godfathers of Hiphop Journalism’. His books include Flyboy In The... Read More →

Program Themes
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Afrofuturism

Do androids dream of analog synths? Combining elements of science fiction, astral jazz, historical fiction, psychedelic hip hop, fantasy, and magic realism with non-Occidental cosmologies in order to critique not only the present-day dilemmas of the other, but also to revise, interrogate, and re-examine the historical events of the past. From the vibrant, frenetic canvases of Jean-Michel Basquiat to the extraterrestrial mythos of... Read More →


Saturday May 21, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Armory 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

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