Hithumb = bioengineer, Palestinian, 22, pastry chef, gay, multilingual, loves fluffy animals, hip-hop, and comics! "...to learn is not to know; there are the learners and the learned. Memory makes the one, philosophy the other..."
Jaqi Sparro - Ships In The Night full set
Last weekend, Jaqi Sparro played a queer party in SF, Ships In The Night, while I photographed the event (photos up soon!). Tag teaming, we tried to hype the night starting with her opening set. There was a surprisingly good turn out for 9:30pm, and a ton of people came up to me to give her props during the set. Later in the evening, I led my second roof-top twerkshop in the “vip” area of the 2 story venue. The amount of trap and twerk pyramids hitting this oakland party got the babes hype.
Take a listen and download the set, SO DANK.
We hope to throw down more Browntourage love at our sisters’ events all across the bay <3
Browntourage presents: BORNTORAGE VOL. I
We officially have a mixtape series launched by our good friend, J^qi Sp^rro! The levels on this mix are literally off the charts and showcase what we love about Sp^rro’s eclectic aesthetic— hard, edgy, subtle transitions, and interplay with refined minimal beats. We enter the trap, graduate to the VIP lounge, take a trip down memory lane and exit through the cloud rap. You are now trapt in the House of Sp^rro, and you ain’t even mad.
Give the set some love and look out for big things from J^qi Sp^rro by way of an EP and collaborative art projects with us.
“A Women’s Charm is Fifty Percent and Illusion,” 2013. Acrylic on velvet with gold frame.
NEW TO KONVERSATION:
March 20th marks this year’s equinox, the day where the sun lights exactly half the earth and teeters the cusp of Picses and Aries. In 2597 it will be the Age of Aquarius. March 20th is also annual Storytelling Day — the theme this year was Fate and Fortune. In reflection of these facts, we are happy to present Yetunde’s work alongside our own in Konversation.
Currently Yetunde is working on a project called the “AUTHENTICITY PROJECT” that explores the authenticity of emotions and the trauma that happens in everyday life.
“One thing I’m working on is getting audio clips of people dealing with or narrating instances of trauma/emotion for an audio/photo installation project I’m working on — exploring the way we process and cope with sadness and how technology has made it easier for us to empathize/connect with others but, in the same breath, has made us unable to handle raw emotions with ease and quick to question authenticity of negative emotions.
To me, and quite possibly many others, the expression of emotions (i.e., sadness, loss, grief, fear, loneliness, happiness, contentment, joy, pride) has within the last decade been met with skepticism and doubt. I attribute this to the ease with which one can connect with others via social networks and technological advances.
With this project I hope to explore how sound, story telling, placement in our respective timelines, and authenticity come to play in how we empathize and address each others’ fragility and fortitude.”
If you would like to contribute please contact: olagbajuy [at] gmail.com
LOL YUP, it HAD to happen: People in Harlem SCHOOOOOOL the Harlem Shake.
I love this video! Finally people putting in to words like “HI LET ME USE SOMETHING FROM YOUR CULTURE FOR JOKES AND PAGEHITS AND COMPLETELY STRIP IT OF SWAG AND RESPECT CUZ I REALLY NEED TO MAKE THIS EDM SONG/PARODY VIDEO FOR PEOPLE WHO ONLY KNOW TRAP AS A DANCE CLUB.”
p.s. they touch on the way I feel about all appropriation in high fashion or music from minority or underground cultures AKA “the white man paid offa alla that”
p.p.s. I can’t find the Azealia Banks remake of the Harlem Shake! Holler at her reclaiming- but its very hot!