Summing Up Afro Sonic Mapping’s 2019 Adventures

ASM_HKW_2019

In summing up Afro Sonic Mapping’s 2019 adventures to quote curator Paz Guevara  We Rocked It. All our goals were reached and the promises made, were kept. As with all creative research based practices fresh conclusions were reached, friends artists and scholars expanded the theoretical structures that are in the process of being built.
 
For those of you who were unable to view the exhibition, experience the interviews and performances, or attend the talks, we are offering you the best iteration we possibly can of the Afro Sonic Mapping project which was held at the House of World Cultures Berlin in November 2019. You can get a very good idea of the communal feeling that was present during the guided tours given by Paz Guevara and myself. The jubilation in the audiences at the three performances. The ASM collaborators  were all there from Luanda Angola, Salvador Bahia and Lisbon Portugal, and various other locations in the transnational African diaspora.
 

It was to say the least a great turn out, quite a few surprise visitors attended, old friends were reunited and new friends were made, to sum it up, all the research and ground work that was initiated in 2016 came to fruition in 2019 and has paved the way for other future mappings In summing up Afro Sonic Mapping’s 2019 adventures to quote curator Paz GuevaraWe Rocked It. All our goals were reached and the promises made, were kept. As with all creative research based practices fresh conclusions were reached, friends artists and scholars expanded the theoretical structures that are in the process of being built.

I am looking forward to 2020 being a year of possibly touring the ASM exhibition or at least elements which were presented at the HKW Berlin and embarking on new research in the Francophone and Anglophone Phonogram archives.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s