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Carnegie Hall Festival Spotlights Afrofuturism

AstroSankofa by Quentin VerCetty, 2021
Quentin VerCetty
AstroSankofa, digital artwork for Carnegie Hall's Afrofuturism festival, by Quentin VerCetty, 2021 (commissioned by Carnegie Hall)

This week's A Tempo focuses on Carnegie Hall's Afrofuturism Festival, which runs through March.

This year's Carnegie Hall Festival is offering a city-wide celebration of Afrofuturism with programs bringing together musical performances, dance, films and exhibits, and A Tempo this Saturday (2/19 at 7 pm) looks at some the events and issues in the spotlight. Host Rachel Katz will speak with Adriaan Fuchs, Carnegie Hall's Director, Festivals and Special Projects, Ayanna Cole, Director of Social Impact Programs for Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute, and Ytasha Womack, an Afrofuturism Curatorial Councilmember.

The Afrofuturism Festival kicked off Feb. 12 and continues through March.

Rachel Katz is the host of A Tempo which airs Saturdays at 7 pm.