Video presented by DRØME and Mr. Doing Too Much
On May 27, DRØME attended FWD, presented by Nubian Mafia. The get down, held at former glass factory The Knockdown Center, celebrated Thandiwe and Niambi Sala of OSHUN, who recently graduated from NYU. Hosted by Zuri Lyric Marley, FWD was an afternoon of incredible music and dancing, featuring performances by NAKAYA, JIL, Highclass Hoodlums, DJ Shiva and OSHUN themselves. The focus of the concert was the initiation of positive momentum going into the future — for recent graduates like Thandiwe and Niambi as well as all young artists. FWD delivered a powerful message: in uncertain times, young artists are generative and perseverant, finding strength in one another.
Watch the video above for DRØME’s full visual recap of the event.
In the making of DRØME we hope to showcase a community of doers and nourish an attitude of empathy in a world that teaches us to pass judgment rather than practice kindness. The stories, images, and people shared in this magazine are an amalgamation of perspectives often overlooked or explicitly excluded from art and media worlds. The dearth of diverse identities and viewpoints within the arts is harrowing, especially for a young generation that is fighting its hardest to overcome conservative notions of order ultimately practiced as acts of discrimination against the very people and things we find most inspiring. In DRØME, the featured creators and creations encourage us to never shy away from who we are and what we want. Each artist, in sharing their story, embodies their own definition of agency. Against a mainstream ideology that indoctrinates patriarchal, capitalist, and hateful theories turned into policy, the artists in our first issue represent the ways in which art can take power back from society's denigrating control.