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Chronicling the African Renaissance

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Inside Ackee and Saltfish with Vanessa Babirye
3 years ago

Inside Ackee and Saltfish with Vanessa Babirye

From Solange to Willow Smith, carefree black girls are the “it girls” du jour. Cecile Emeke’s webseries “Ackee and Saltfish” brings the liberating aesthetic to the small …
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Art Talk with MoCADA’s Exhibitions Director
3 years ago

Art Talk with MoCADA’s Exhibitions Director

Since 1999, Brooklyn’s Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) has used visual arts as a platform to explore social and political issues facing the African diaspora. …
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Ruka:To braid/ to knit/ to weave
3 years ago

Ruka:To braid/ to knit/ to weave

Nontsikelelo Mutiti is a Zimbabwean-born artist and educator working across disciplines to produce work that occupies the forms of fine art, design, and social practice. Mutiti received a …
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Behind the Scenes with Afripedia
3 years ago

Behind the Scenes with Afripedia

New web series Afripedia is a new five-part documentary series by Sweden’s Stocktown Films that focuses on creatives in Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, and South Africa. Ayiba’s Akinyi …
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Laughing out Loud with Daliso Chaponda
3 years ago

Laughing out Loud with Daliso Chaponda

Funnyman Daliso Chaponda is a man at ease in the world. A Malawian native currently based in the UK, Daliso has taken his talents across the seven seas (ok, maybe …
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Artist Spotlight: Omar Victor Diop’s “Project Diaspora”
3 years ago

Artist Spotlight: Omar Victor Diop’s “Project Diaspora”

Senegalese artist Omar Victor Diop never fails to push conceptual boundaries. Fresh on the heels of his acclaimed photography series “Re-Mixing Hollywood,” which re-cast Africans in photographs …
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Young, Ambitious, and Motivated: An Interview with Afrikan Boy
3 years ago

Young, Ambitious, and Motivated: An Interview with Afrikan Boy

Afrikan Boy has been a fixture in the international music scene since he appeared in M.I.A.’s tracks “Hussel” and “Paper Planes.” Now, he stands poised for his moment …
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Kanja: The African King
3 years ago

Kanja: The African King

Kanja (aka the Afrikan King) is determined to make 2014 his year. While Nigerians and Ghanaians tend to dominate the African music charts, this UK-born Kenyan singer is …
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Snapshot: TJ Letsa
3 years ago

Snapshot: TJ Letsa

My name is TJ Letsa. I am twenty-six years old and currently live in Accra, Ghana. I began photography quite accidentally. I had a friend who was into wedding photography …
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An African City: Meet Cast Member Nana Mensah
4 years ago

An African City: Meet Cast Member Nana Mensah

The new web series An African City follows five beautiful African women, raised in the west, who return home to search for love in a continent quite different …
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