Tagged: Afrofuturism

New Article: The Futurism of Hip Hop: Space, Electro and Science Fiction in Rap

Adam de Paor-Evans Published Online: 2018-07-25 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2018-0012 Abstract In the early 1980s, an important facet of hip hop culture developed a style of music known as electro-rap, much of which carries narratives linked to science...

“Okay ladies, now let’s get in formation!”: Music Videos and the Construction of Cultural Memory

Laura M. F. Bertens Published Online: 2017-09-02 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0009 Abstract The paper explores strategies for constructing and perpetuating cultural memory through music videos, using Beyonce’s Formation (2016) and Janelle Monae’s Many Moons (2008) and Q.U.E.E.N. (2013)...

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