New Documentary Explores Drexciya and the Rise of Afrofuturism




The myth of Drexciya, that is, the Drexciyan empire that James Stinson and Gerald Donald spoke about in their music and its accompanying artwork, is one that has been perplexing the mind for nearly 30 years. Rising to even more popularity since the passing of Drexciya frontman James Stinson, the legendary duo since its inception expanded far beyond their incredibly futuristic and visionary music, to concepts of a mythical, highly advanced underwater empire formed by the unborn children of female slaves who were thrown off ships during the height of the slave trade of Africans, after mutating and adapting to breathing underwater.


Videographer Ivar Laanen has created a short, but very insightful and well crafted documentary titled "Afrofuturism and the Myth of Drexciya", exploring the rise of the Italian futurist movement, to the eventual rise of Afrofuturism and the birth of one of the most intriguing bands of the 20th century, the one and only Drexciya.


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