Greg Tate at UCSD

October 18, 2016


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October 18, 2016

6:30 - 8:30pm

Visual Arts Facility

Performance Art Space

UC San Diego

In the early 1990s, Greg Tate was one of the first to illuminate the relationship between music and science fiction, from Sun Ra to Public Enemy and beyond, and his writing and teaching have continued to deepen and expand our understanding of Afrofuturism across disciplines. He will be giving a free lecture on October 18, 2016, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, at the Visual Arts Facility Performance Art Space at UC San Diego (no RSVP required), presented by the UC San Diego Visual Arts Department, the Black Studies Project at UCSD, and the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination.

Since launching his career at the Village Voice in the early 1980s, Greg Tate has been one of the premiere critical voices on contemporary Black music, art, literature, film, and politics. Whether interviewing Miles Davis, reviewing an Azaealia Banks mixtape, or analyzing the ties between Afrofuturism, Black feminism, and social movements, Tate's resounding critical insights illustrate how race, gender, and class manifest in American popular culture.