Vernon Reid presents Artificial Afrika

Vernon_ReidSaturday October 24 8:00 PM

World Financial Center Winter Garden
200 Vesey Street New York, NY 10281

Renowned musician and visual artist, Vernon Reid presents the world premiere of Artificial Afrika, a multimedia work based on the various ways that the West has mythologized and invented an image of “African culture,” through appropriation of mythology, religious traditions, visual and musical forms. The work includes a multi-screen video exhibit that is itself a kind of appropriation –using digitally manipulated images as genuinely African–and music that is a hi-tech, up-tempo blend of live electric guitar, electronic sounds and digital processing. (Source)