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Afro Futurism

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AFRO FUTURISM: A CREATIVE RESPONSE
Of oppression,
Of depression,
Of lost origin and lost heritage,
Plucked from the safety of our home,
Strange, unfamiliar lands to roam.
Put to work,
Duped to work,
Long days and longer nights,
Every second wishing for morning to come,
Morning comes bringing impossible limits.
Rising up,

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Uprising,
Expensive freedom and gradual results,
Slow but sure, pushing the barriers,
A people awakened.
Finally free,
Finally seeing,
Eyes opened and feet unshackled,
Chains broken, eyes riveted towards the sky,
The Wind in our hair, clouds in sight.
Astrodome,
Cosmodrome,
Stars shine bright, and the cosmos seem bright,
Our feet on new ground,
Astro black, afro future.

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Name 1 Name: University: Course: Tutor: Date: AFRO FUTURISM: A CREATIVE RESPONSE Of oppression, Of depression, Of lost origin and lost heritage, Plucked from the safety of our home, Strange, unfamiliar lands to roam. Put to work, Duped to work, Long days and longer nights, Every second wishing for morning to come, Morning comes bringing impossible limits. Rising up, Name 2 Uprising, Expensive freedom and gradual results, Slow but sure, pushing the barriers, A people awakened. Finally free, Finally seeing, Eyes opened and feet unshackled, Chains broken, eyes riveted towards the sky, The Wind in our hair, clouds in sight. Astrodome, Cosmodrome, Stars shine bright, and the cosmos seem bright, Our feet on new ground, Astro black, afro future. Name 3 Janelle Monae’s short film, Many Moons, uses music and visuals to pass a powerful message concerning social issues that still plague the society today. It is set in a futuristic city called Metropolis where there is an annual auction of show droids. The alter ego of Monae, Cindi Mayweather, is called to the stage as the prototype for the new line of these androids. She is tasked with performing for the crowd. Meanwhile, model droids all played by Monae walk the catwalk in different outfits showcasing different personalities and are purchased by various wealthy people in the audience such as city officials, crime lords, religious authorities and technology wizards. Cindi Mayweather’s energetic performance gradually rises to ...
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