Afrofuturism Radio

Mathew NYC Gallery
46 Canal St, #2 (RING BUZZER)
New York, NY 10002

What is the sound of Afrofuturism? In Afrofuturism Radio, co-presented by Montez Press and Carnegie Hall, BISR faculty Ajay Singh Chaudhary and Rebecca Ariel Porte will explore the Black arts aesthetic that weaves science, technology, and futurism with a concern for the histories, sufferings, triumphs, and potentialities of the Black African diaspora. With guest Kazembe Balagun, Ajay and Rebecca will play a special live edition of their bi-weekly podcast Practical Criticism, in which Kazembe will be asked to respond, on the spot, to an Afrofuturist work of Ajay and Rebecca’s choosing. In the second half of Afrofuturism Radio, Ajay and Rebecca will spin a set of Afrofuturist records, asking, as they go: How can we understand Afrofuturism, in all its diversity–as an aesthetic, a social critique, and a mode of political expression?

Afrofuturism Radio will take place Sunday, March 27th, from 2-6pm ET, at Mathew Gallery NYC, and will stream live to Montez Press Radio. To attend in-person and/or receive a reminder, please RSVP below.

Afrofuturism Radio is being held in partnership with Carnegie Hall as part of Carnegie’s Afrofuturism festival, taking place February-April 2022. For more information and a list of festival programming, please visit Carnegie’s event page


Event Schedule

Sunday, 2:00-6:00pm ET
March 27, 2022


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