It has been declared by decree that the Changing of The Mood from this point forth will be an event held quarterly unless otherwise decided upon by the powers that be. For the first incarnation of said gathering of revelers, we were able to raise a bushel of American monetary units and throw a (beyond the) block party that found itself in the Park of the Sunset in the year 2012 of the Christian God. The follow up manifestation will make sure the world knows that Africans are indeed real, by pulling them out of the realm of myths, and pushing them deep into your ear canals, penetrating the furthest stretches of your ancestral souls.
Excitingly, the lineup for said gathering features: a Kenyan superstar scribe making his way down from the upper reaches of the Hudson river, a DJ from Africa of the South who in the current era is able to sell 30,000 physical units of House mix CDs from out the back of his carriage, four Salone borbors including a village chief, a blind genius virtuoso musician, a house music maestro, and His Imperial Majesty Lamin Fofana I. Also appearing in the pageant will be wordsmiths Old Money and beatsmith Matt Shadetek whom both represent the colony once belonging to a great people of the North, but at the current juncture remains under the reign of Emperor Bloomberg of York (the new one).
Join us on Saturday to Change The Mood!
October 13th at Public Assembly, Brooklyn. 21+. $10. 9pm.
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For Immediate Release:
With the help of Bunce Booking and Africa is a Country, Dutty Artz presents the 2nd iteration of the Change The Mood series: Africans Are Real.
In a world of fast-paced information exchange and trending-topic fueled disposable culture, the Change The Mood series seeks to challenge club-going norms by explicitly connecting a hype party theme to its greater social context.This edition of Change The Mood borrows its subtitle from the Africans Are Real EP by Dutty Artz recording artist Lamin Fofana. This occasion will mark his latest and most accomplished release to date.The title of the EP fits firmly into the tradition of Binyavanga Wainiana’s “How to Write About Africa” which has set the standard for criticism on Western media’s take on Africa. To especially commemorate the release of Africans Are Real, Binyavanga will make his DJing debut at Change The Mood!Africa is a Country is a media blog, whose analysis of the West’s complex with Africa, has become a standard bearer for an irreverent view on the state of global media. Africa is a Country will be responsible for visuals during the night, kicking off with a screening of Puma’s Films for Peace 2012 series.We’ve invited some very exciting Dutty Artz affiliated live performers as well. Lamin Fofana will be performing a live set of original material. Sierra Leonean street musician Sorie Kondi, who appeared on Chief Boima’s African in NY EP, will be making his New York debut. Brooklyn- based Old Money, whose song “African Kids” is what “How to Write About Africa” would have been if Binayvanga was a rapper, will round out live performances. Dutty Artz crew members Chief Boima and Matt Shadetek, who both have production credits on Africans Are Real will be doing DJ sets in support, as well as Brooklyn-based GiKu.