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Vernon Reid's Artificial Afrika

Friday, February 03, 2012

Like Gary Marcus, Vernon Reid also plays guitar. But he does have a musical gift – since bursting upon the rock scene with the band Living Colour and founding the Black Rock Coalition, he’s become one of the living legends of the electric guitar. He joins us along with hip hop artist Akim Funk Buddha to talk about a new version of his WNYC-commissioned multimedia work, “Artificial Afrika.”

"Artificial Afrika" will be at Dixon Place until Feb. 25. For more information, click here.


Vernon Reid

Comments [5]


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Mar. 07 2013 11:19 AM
El See

Feb. 04 2012 12:27 PM
ZC Lexow from nyc

Seems Vernon Reid is into archival footage. Mention to him if he is familiar with the archival footage of "The Candy Dancers" -- slaves who would align the railroad tracks. I've never forgotten the rythmn and sounds of those guys. Wonderful.

Feb. 03 2012 02:56 PM
Siouxie from Bronx

Saw Living Color back in 1989 opening for the the Rolling Stones. Blew. Me. Away.

Feb. 03 2012 02:49 PM
Eric Price from New York, NY

Great interview. Grove/Atlantic is in the process of digitizing The Palm-Wine Drinkard and My Life in the Bush of Ghosts

Feb. 03 2012 02:48 PM

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