Directed by Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman and Nick George • Documentary • 2018 • 13 minutes
Onyx Ashanti is a Detroit-based Afrofuturist living in a basement with only an extension cord from a nearby unit. When he's not traveling the world having sonic conversations about evolution and technology, he's using a homemade 3D printer made from recycled electronics to work on wearable kinetic modular digital synthesizers. The implicit story of music on earth is that of a shared destiny, a deeply-felt common bond that transcends space, time, and tribe, and helps to define us as a species. Onyx works in evolving rituals, from the ancient to the contemporary, forging new paths and passing down timeless practices.