On February 13, nearly 200 scholars and artists gathered at “Tomorrow is the Question: Afrofuturism, Sound and Spirit”—a symposium at Union Theological Seminary in New York exploring what an “Afro-future” might sound like and mean today. Panelists included multidisciplinary artist Korby Benoit, electronic music composer Val Jeanty, and scholars Beth ColemanMichael VealAlexander Weheliye, and event moderator George Lewis. Benoit opened the event with a DJ set, and Jeanty provided the closing with an improvised sonic performance. The event was organized by the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life and Columbia University.
Full house at the Union Theological Seminary in New York.
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Korby Benoit aka Negus Korby on the mic during the panel's capacious discussion. 
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Haitian born artist Val-Inc closes us out with a hypnotic performance.
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Event Sponsors: 
 Institute for Religion, Culture, & Public Life; Columbia Department of Music; Columbia Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race; Barnard Africana Studies
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