Fahamu PECOU

    Fahamu Pecou was born in 1975. He lives and works in Atlanta.

    Native to Atlanta, the artist Fahamu Pecou explores the aesthetic codes of African-American society through elements of popular culture. Continuing his recent research on his West African heritage, his work focuses on the communal and ritual implications of the African Diaspora.Fahamu Pecou’s syncretic works describe the « boom box », an icon of classical hip hop, as the drum of the new age. By making this instrument a sacred object, Fahamu Pecou alludes to the deep cultural and spiritual links between this popular movement and more traditional forms of ritual music, particularly those linked to the cult of the Orishas.

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