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Six Draughtsmen Opens At MoCADA

The Six Draughtsmen exhibit opens at the MoCADA this weekend and runs from October 24, 2013 - January 19, 2014.


This weekend marks the opening of Brooklyn museum MoCADA's Six Draughtsmen exhibit which showcases the drawing practices of six artists of Nigerian descent, including Wura-Natasha Ogunji (who we spoke to earlier this year about performance art and spectacle in Lagos), Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze (exhibition curator), Toyin Odutola, Temitayo Ogunbiyi, Nnenna Okore and Odun Orimolade. Though these artists are primarily based in the U.S., at the time of curating five out of the six women involved were actively engaged in studio practice in Nigeria. Six Draughtsmen shows at MoCADA from October 24th - January 19th. Head here for more details.

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9 Black Electronic Musicians You Should Be Listening To

Featuring DJ Lag, Spellling, Nozinja, Klein, LSDXOXO and more.

We know that Black queer DJs from the Midwest are behind the creation of house and dance music. Yet, a look at the current electronic scene will find it terribly whitewashed and gentrified, with the current prominent acts spinning tracks sung by unnamed soulful singers from time to time. Like many art forms created by Black people all over the world, the industry hasn't paid homage to its pioneers, despite the obvious influence they have. Thankfully, the independent music scene is thriving with many Black acts inspired by their forefathers and mothers who are here to revolutionize electronic music. Here are a list of the ones you should check out:

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