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'Blacktronika: Afrofuturism in Electronic Music' Exhibit
Sunday: 10 AM - 10 PM
Monday: 7:30 AM - 10 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 10 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 10 AM
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 10 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 6 PM
"Blacktronika: Afrofuturism in Electronic Music" exhibition runs Feb. 7, 2023 - March 25, 2023
This exhibit celebrates and shines a light on the UC San Diego course Blacktronika: Afrofuturism in Electronic Music, created by music professor and industry practitioner King James Britt. Throughout Winter Quarter 2023, view an assortment of Professor Britt’s exciting course materials, a selection of vintage and modern electronica instruments-of-interest, and ephemera associated with Britt’s career and his current research.
Blacktronika: Afrofuturism in Electronic Music is a new UC San Diego lecture course that focuses on researching and honoring the people of color who have pioneered groundbreaking genres within the electronic music landscape. Genres span from Chicago house, Detroit techno and drum’n’bass music. Using his position in the industry, the class has been attended by many, including Questlove, Julian Priester and Flying Lotus.
Location: The Nest at Geisel Library, 2nd Floor
Parking: All visitors to the UC San Diego campus are required to display a valid parking pass. The closest parking to the Geisel Library is the Hopkins Parking Structure. More information about parking on campus. Follow these guidelines for accessible parking.
Blacktronika: Club Experience
Friday, March 3 | 7 p.m.
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
The Blacktronika: Club Experience pop-up is a physical in-person extension of the Blacktronika: Afrofuturism in Electronic Music course. The course honors all the innovators of color that contribute to the advancement of electronic music. Chicago & NY house, Detroit techno, Jamaican dub, funk, disco, hip-hop, amipiano and more are all rooted in Black music. These nights provide a remote course with the opportunity to experience the music the way it is meant to be, on a sound system in a safe space. Also provides an opportunity for all to unite for the rhythm.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required at music.ucsd.edu/tickets.