A Harvard University Encounter with Princess Nokia’s Afro-futurism and Urban Feminism
Nuyorican urban feminist Hiphop artist, Princess Nokia, comes to Harvard with her female punk energy, spiritual mysticism, and enigmatic musicality. This independent musician hosts her own weekly radio show, “The Smart Girl Club,” and will discuss her artistic activism and her animé-‐inspired hacker girl character, Princess Nokia. We will screen the director’s cut of her recently released music video, “Young Girls” from her debut album Metallic Butterfly (2014), and will with a musical performance by Princess Nokia herself. Princess Nokia’s artistry fuses sci-fi feminist afro-futurism, indigenous inspiration, an urban witch’s sound.
This is co-sponsored by: Harvard Divinity School, the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University, the Hiphop Archive & Research Institute, and the Afro-Latin American Research Institute.
For information contact Professor Aisha Beliso-De Jesús
Open to the public.
Card image: Photograph by Dylan Johnson, courtesy of Princess Nokia.