Category : Events

  • African woman European standards

    Posted May 2nd, 2006 By in Art, Events With | Comments Off on African woman European standards

    For the past few years I’ve been reading a lot about a talented Kenyan-born artist named Wangechi Mutu. Ms Mutu’s art “explores the contradictions of female and cultural identity and makes reference to colonial history, contemporary African politics and the international fashion industry”. Having seen images of her work I can see what all the …

  • African Film Festival returns to New York

    Posted Apr 28th, 2006 By in Events, Film/Television With | 2 Comments

    The African Film Festival returns to New York for it’s 13th installment. This year’s theme, Africa in Transition Today, explores contemporary African issues like the effects of war, personal tales of displacement, the HIV/AIDS plague, and the search for reconciliation The Festival will spotlight a wide array of U.S. premieres of internationally-acclaimed films, including Drum …

  • Liberian wins Environmental Award

    Posted Apr 24th, 2006 By in Events, General, Politics With | 2 Comments

    For those who were wondering about Google’s latest logo, this past Saturday marked Earth Day 2006. In commemoration of Earth Day and to promote environmental awareness worldwide, The Goldman Environmental Prize will be awarded today in a ceremony in San Francisco. One of the six recipients this year is Silas Kpanan’Ayoung Siakor (36), a Liberian …

  • Actor Don Cheadle documents Uganda’s “Night Commuters”

    Posted Apr 21st, 2006 By in Events, Film/Television, Politics With | Comments Off on Actor Don Cheadle documents Uganda’s “Night Commuters”

    In May of 2005, Academy Award-nominated actor Don Cheadle (Crash, Ocean’s Eleven, Traffic, Boogie Nights) traveled with his family to Kampala, Uganda to attend a charity screening of his award-winning film Hotel Rwanda. The screening was held to raise money for a group of children called the “night commuters”. They are called “night commuters” because …

  • Indie Rock group and Nigerian frontman begin tour

    Posted Apr 18th, 2006 By in Events, Music With | Comments Off on Indie Rock group and Nigerian frontman begin tour

    Having won the Short List with his band TV on the Radio in 2004, Nigerian renaissance man Tunde Adebimpe is about to have another great year. His 2004 album, Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes, earned his band praise from artists as diverse as Morrissey, Mos Def and Trent Reznor. But this was not Adebimpe’s first …

  • Hugh Masekela past and present

    Posted Apr 14th, 2006 By in Events, Music With | Comments Off on Hugh Masekela past and present

    South African trumpeter, Hugh Masekela is in concert in the USA this month. He will be promoting his latest cd “Revival”. Known throughout the world as one of Africa’s great musicians. Hugh Masekela was one of the first African artists to break into U.S. pop radio. If you’re into a more funky African sound check …

  • Cape Town Fashion Week dates announced

    Posted Apr 13th, 2006 By in Events, Fashion, Film/Television With | 5 Comments

    One of the largest gatherings of African fashion talent will take place this July in Cape Town, South Africa. Nokia Cape Town Fashion Week will take place 11th -15th July 2006 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. With the rising interest in African fashion, Cape Town Fashion Week is positioning itself as the gateway …

  • Sneaker Pimps in South Africa

    Posted Apr 10th, 2006 By in Events, Fashion With | Comments Off on Sneaker Pimps in South Africa

    Freshness Magazine has some pictures of the Sneaker Pimps 2006 Tour which stop in Capetown, South Africa in March. The Sneaker Pimps Exhibition is the worlds largest touring sneaker show featuring up 1000 pairs of rare, limited, artist collaborated sneakers and a collection of sneaker inspired artwork, fashion and photography. South Africa is becoming quite …

  • Puma backs African teams for 2006 World Cup

    Posted Apr 6th, 2006 By in Books/Magazines, Events, Fashion With | Comments Off on Puma backs African teams for 2006 World Cup

    Puma announced that it has partnered with German charity United for Africa to support the African countries who are participating in this summer’s World Cup. The press conference was hosted by Ghanaian football player and journalist Anthony Baffoe (Go Ghana!). Our favorite Senegalese singer Akon was in attendance with his father Mor Thiam, and British/Nigerian …

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