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Contemporary Black Canvas celebrates the depth and breadth of the Black artistic and intellectual traditions from across the African Diaspora and Africa. Through conversations with leading writers, musicians, filmmakers, visual artists, dancers, radical gardeners, and institution builders, we examine the Black imagination as a vital, vibrant, and dynamic force for individual and collective transformation. This podcast is an accessible and mobile university without walls that presents the ideas of leading Black creators, thinkers, and builders to Black audiences world-wide.

Contemporary Black Canvas Dr. Pia Deas, Professor of African American Literature, interviews Black novelists, poets, filmmakers, visual artists, and radical gardeners and farmers

    • Arts
    • 4.8, 18 Ratings

Contemporary Black Canvas celebrates the depth and breadth of the Black artistic and intellectual traditions from across the African Diaspora and Africa. Through conversations with leading writers, musicians, filmmakers, visual artists, dancers, radical gardeners, and institution builders, we examine the Black imagination as a vital, vibrant, and dynamic force for individual and collective transformation. This podcast is an accessible and mobile university without walls that presents the ideas of leading Black creators, thinkers, and builders to Black audiences world-wide.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Verifiedsherron ,

In Love

I came across this podcast last week when searching for black artist podcast and I'm addicted now. Hopefully there will be more episodes in 2019!

D@nG1 ,

Wonderful podcast

Contemporary Black Canvas is fantastic! Just listened to the interviews with Evie Shockley and John Keene.

Jessicajones123456 ,

thank you, such a great and needed podcast!

I love this podcast! I am so grateful it exists! The conversations are so rich and listening to theme opens up so many spaces to think and breathe -- To me it is like reading or listening to a poem. I can't wait for more episodes! I really also like the proposal to interview artists working in different kinds of mediums such that if you begin an inkling for one (poetry for example) you get interested in the others (dance, etc). I also love how we hear about the artists' processes, how they came to write or make the kind of art that they do, what their searches and their needs to express were, how this is connected to memory, to the body, to everyday life. It's very inspiring.

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