Donte' K. Hayes "Cosmic Remix" Opens With Artist Reception

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Donte' K. Hayes "Cosmic Remix" Opens With Artist Reception
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Garner Narrative says
*** opening reception with the artist Feb. 3 6-9 p.m. ***

Donté K. Hayes
Cosmic Remix
Feb. 3 - Mar. 31

reception with the artist Feb. 3, 6 - 9 pm

Donté K. Hayes returns for his third solo with garner narrative, Cosmic Remix, a continuation of his larger Afrofuturist exercise of political agency through art.

Hayes celebrates how the people of the African Diaspora adapt new technologies and reinvent their own identities in foreign and difficult environments. In turn Hayes adapts and reinvents, looking to the future.

Hayes's research for this project included a visit to Cuba. "...there is a strong culture of Africa, the Afro Cubans that came from West Africa during the Atlantic Slave trade for the sugar cane industry.

"While in Cuba I was struck by how the Cuban people have to find creative ways to use and maintain technology that is old and obsolete. ...In the late 70's to the early 90's the boombox was the tool that brought the plight of urban people to the entire world. Obsolete yet still can be used to admit sound. ...The boombox is a technology that reminds you of Hip Hop culture but also a way to unite and bring people together socially and even politically like the political soap box."
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By: Garner Narrative

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