Sun Dec 15, 4:00 PM - Sun Dec 15, 6:30 PM

The REACH at the Kennedy Center

2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

Community: Washington DC


FREE event, no tickets required! Attendees are asked to RSVP in advance ➡

Event Details

Sonic Futures brings together three musical giants who have made monumental contributions to Afrofuturism as we know it today. George Clinton, Nona hendryx, and Vernon Reid will be joined in Studio K at the #KenCenREACH by world-renowned scholar and critic Alondra Nelson for an hour-long exploration of Afrofuturism—where it came from, where it is going, and what it has to offer us. Opening remarks by Dr. Gus Casely-Hayford, Director of the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution. The discussion will be followed by a sonic exploration of Afrofuturism in the Skylight Pavilion featuring DJs Adrian Loving and John Murph.

This event is part of the Smithsonian Institution’s 2019 Year of Music programming. It is co-organized by the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of African American History and Culture, and National Museum of African Art.


PLEASE NOTE: Reservations are coordinated by the Smithsonian Institution. If you have signed up in advance, please make sure to arrive to the check-in table outside Studio K before 3:45 p.m. or your spot will be released. After 3:45 p.m., all remaining seats will be released to the public on a first-come first-serve basis.

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