Blaxcapade, a portmanteau of ‘Black’ and ‘escapade’, is an aural ‘innerview’ series. It archives adventures and fantasies of Black people who have passed through Dartmouth.
The focus on fantasy might lead some to say it’s a futuristic archive, but dreams draw on what their hosts have already known, so Blaxcapade also tells histories. It bends time in this way, synthesizing past, present, and possibility.
Episode 5: Lineage
This week’s episode features a bite of Dean Rachel Edens' 2018 Black Lady Genius Address, a poem by Chiemeka Njoku '18, a bite of Sonia Sanchez's 2018 Black Legacy Month keynote, Part 5 of a late-night kiki with friends, a song by Vermont-based artist/educator Rajnii Eddins, a poem by Liza Wemakor '18, and a bite of Cornel West's 2017 'Intellectual Vocation' lecture. This week’s visual art was created by Celeste Jennings ‘18.
*CENSOR BLEEPS HAVE BEEN ADDED TO SOME RECORDINGS FOR THE SAKE OF ANONYMITY.
Blaxcapade is the recipient of the 2018 Kramer Prize.