James Stinson's wife pens open letter ‘to fans and listeners of Drexciya’
Andrea Clementson-Stinson wrote the letter addressing the unofficial use of Drexciyan lore
The wife of the late James Stinson, Andrea Clementson-Stinson, has penned an open letter discussing the unofficial use of Drexciyan imagery and mythos.
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The letter was published on May 11 in the Drexciya Research Lab blog, where Clementson-Stinson states that "no one person is capable of relaying or expanding on the myth/story of Drexciya other than its creators.
“Drexciya's music was never supposed to be associated with race or a race war. Techno and electronic music brings all types of people from all world’s together."
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She added: “To those who seek to put a divide, we are asking you to stop/ cease and desist. Outside of the music there is no other product under the name of Drexciya. This applies to comic books and any apparel baring the name Drexciya.”
She also thanked the fans for their support.
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The open letter comes after a number of exhibitions and events, as well as merchandise and comics have been made exploring the lore that the duo created over the course of their careers.
The duo were known for their creation of an afro-futurist utopia through their music and the imagery associated with it. James Stinson passed away in 2002.
Tope Olufemi is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow them on Twitter