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Welcome to Afrofuturism: Space Is The Place (1974) + Drexciya (2010) + Groove God, Jaïr Darnoud (LIVE) + Sunny Saimuns (DJ set)

Welcome to Afrofuturism: Space Is The Place (1974) + Drexciya (2010) + Groove God, Jaïr Darnoud (LIVE) + Sunny Saimuns (DJ set)

Kriterion and CPT Collective present an evening full of film and music. The evening will be rounded off by artist Groove God, Jaïr Darnoud, who will provide an Alt-groove session.

CPT Collective
A collective, set up by Amsterdam natives of color, that strives for equality in the underground art and culture scene. CPT provides a platform for people of color to express themselves - authentic, raw, and disruptive.


Space Is The Place (1974) - directed By Sun Ra & John Coney

Sun Ra and his Solar Myth Arkestra return to Earth after several years in space. Ra proclaims himself to be “the alter-destiny” and sets out to enact his plan to use music as salvation for the black community—even battling with the devil himself to save black people from oppression.


Drexciya (2010)- directed by Akosua Adoma Owusu

A portrait of an abandoned public swimming facility located in Accra, Ghana set on the Riviera. The Riviera at one time was an upscale development, consisting of luxury high-rises and five star hotels. Since the 1970s, the Riviera has fallen into a disheveled state.

This short documentary was inspired by afro-futurist myths propagated by the underground Detroit-based band Drexciya. They suggest that Drexciya is a mythical underwater subcontinent populated by the unborn children of African women thrown overboard during the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. These children have adapted and evolved to breathe underwater.

Groove God, Jaïr Darnoud (LIVE)

Groove God, Jaïr Darnoud: Inventor of the Alt-Groove and a fresh new face in the electronic music scene. Ready to break neck’s and have fun on stage with his Push.

Jaïr is a rhythm driven musician Funk, Ska, DNB, Alt-Groove, House, Hiphop and Disco all play their part in this adventure, for which Jaïr exclusively uses material from (un)released tracks off his own label “Honingrec.”

Filmtheater Kriterion

Kriterion is a movie theater and café run exclusively by students since its founding in 1945.

It operates without subsidies and non-profit, and strives to financially support its employees during their studies. Kriterion offers students the opportunity to gain experience in a wide range of positions, ranging from bartender and board member to programmer and designer. In addition, the association aims to offer visitors a broad and in-depth program, both in the cinema and in the café.

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Kriterion is a movie theater and café run exclusively by students since its founding in 1945.

It operates without subsidies and non-profit, and strives to financially support its employees during their studies. Kriterion offers students the opportunity to gain experience in a wide range of positions, ranging from bartender and board member to programmer and designer. In addition, the association aims to offer visitors a broad and in-depth program, both in the cinema and in the café.

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