Sit back, relax, and enjoy the sweet sounds of the first Diaspora Babes Radio Waves installment. Enjoy recently released tracks by queer artists of color. Their songs are accompanied by their thoughts on ecstatic experiences reached with music and how they use music to connect to others. The artists, their included tracks, and the time stamps:
AlmanaK, Belly of the Beast 0:00
Yummy Online, Playstation 2:50 月曜日 6:03
Sukha, Euphoria 9:33
Idrys, Joyaux 13:56
Layle Omeran/ 7afsa قالولي 20:04
Mia Listte, Bella 27:32
Performing March 10 in Glasgow and in Paris May 9th and May 14th
Layle Omeran/ 7afsa
A message on love for Valentine’s Day. I talk about posts by @virginalvigilante @bunnymichael and @jessica_lanyadoo and read from adrienne marie brown’s Emergent Strategy. Revolutionary, queer love. Trauma. Do you worship fear? Do you let others sacrifice you to their fears? I also use tarot and talk about the Ace of Cups and our internal fountain of love. This episode is more improvised than usual, so let me know your thoughts on IG at @diasporababes, by email at email@example.com, or send me a voice message on WhatsApp or Anchor. I love you, babes.
Ja’Tovia shares the quotation from Toni Cade Bambara, “The role of the artist is to make the revolution irresistible.” She also shares her thoughts on cyclical time, looking back to move forward, Afro-surrealism, her relationship with Orishas Yemaya and Oshun, centering Black women in her work, and much more.
From her website:
Ja’Tovia M. Gary (b. Dallas, TX. 1984) is an artist and filmmaker currently living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Gary’s work seeks to liberate the distorted histories through which Black life is often viewed while fleshing out a nuanced and multivalent Black interiority. Through documentary film and experimental video art, Gary charts the ways structures of power shape our perceptions around representation, race, gender, sexuality, and violence. The artist earned her MFA in Social Documentary Filmmaking from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
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Music by Layle Omeran
Why is it easier to be radical in our idea and yet stick to traditional media? I explore hegemony of form, self worth, colonial media, and giving art and yourself permission to come as you are. With guest contributions from Chloe and Fatem.
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Music by Layle Omeran @laylomer
I have a conversation with queer POC astrologer Alice Sparkly Kat on art as a social relation, fan fiction universes, and navigating community and branding as an artist surviving under late capitalism.
What is our dreaming space in 2019?
Music by Layle Omeran @layleomer
How do you lose yourself in art, work, music, love? This episode is inspired by Neptune, the planet that represents dissolving into the collective. This year will have three Jupiter squares to Neptune, and I made this episode in the wake of the first one. Music by Layle Omeran. Instagram: @diasporababes
What might it look like to decolonize your art practice? Here I offer a variety of perspectives from myself and others on decolonizing your creative practice. I include Frantz Fanon, quotes from Rocío aka @d0glover69, and adrienne marie brown and her book Emergent Strategy. Included are voices from Bushra, Fatem, Alex, Akhir, Rephael, and Clover. Music by Layle Omeran.