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'We Rise Above,' an A experience at Black Lives Matter Plazas

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Time Out says

Afrosurrealist artist, Vince Fraser, has created a virtual reality experience via ARTECHOUSE for visitors of any one of the Black Lives Matter Plazas (across the nation). Called "We Rise Above," the AR artwork can be seen trhoughthe ARTECHOUSE app, which is free. 

The three extended reality experiences are "Reflect," A tribute to show gratitude, respect, and admiration for George Floyd that includes music by Lloyd James (AKA King Jammy), with lyrics and vocals by the Reverend Al Sharpton; "Inspire," an exploration of traditional African Masks and their symbolic importance, featuring music by NaNaBcool, written by Gabe Fox-Peck and Nana Boamah-Acheampongl; and "Empower," a symbol of the fight and the importance of pushing diversity and inclusivity to spark the change. The music is by Djembe Monks, Thando, DJ Vs Djembe Monks, Thando, and DJ Vs.1



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