Watch The Black Constellation’s (Sparkles)

The Black Constellation's Sparkles


“(Sparkles)…Recollections of the Wraith”, a new minifilm from The Black Constellation collective featuring music from Shabazz Palaces. The film is part of a thirteen part adornment, performance and object based ritual that began in the fall of 2010 dedicated to transitioned science fiction writer Octavia E. Butler. The video was initially shown as a large scale projection on a continuous loop for four months as an installation during the Frye Art Museum’s “Moment Magnitude Art Exhibition”.  The (Sparkles)…Recollections of the Wraith clip was conceived, written and directed by visual artist and TBC collaborator Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes and produced by photographer Kyle Johnson and shot at various locales throughout Washington State.

Shabazz Palaces is currently wrapping up a North American tour with Sub Pop Label mates (and Black Constellation collaborators) THEEStatisfaction. The tour is in Houston, TX tonight, Friday May 3rd at Fitzgerald’s and ends on May 10 in Vancouver, BC at Fortune Sound Club.  Shabazz Palaces will then head overseas for performances on May 12th at Camber Sands Holiday Centre, UK for the All Tomorrows Parties Weekend (curated by TV On The Radio) and May 13th, for a live session on the Boiler Room.  Additionally, Shabazz Palaces will also perform on July 13th at Sub Pop’s Silver Jubilee in Seattle, WA and August 2nd -4th in Happy Valley, OR at the Pickathon Festival.  Please find a full list of tour dates below.

Tour Dates
May 03 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s*
May 04 – Austin, TX – Red 7*
May 06 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge*
May 07 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge*
May 08 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
May 09 – Victoria, BC – Upstairs Cabaret+
May 10 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
May 12 – Camber Sands Holiday Center, UK – All Tomorrow’s Parties Weekend 1
May 13 – Boiler Room Session
Jul. 13 – Seattle, WA – Sub Pop’s Silver Jubilee
Aug 02-04 – Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon Festival
* W/ THEESatisfaction
+ W/ Monolithium


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