The 5Ws: Conflict and Skin: The Persistence of Victorian design in Namibian Women’s Fashion

The 5Ws: who, what, why, when, where in Experience Africa is a series that informs on events, exhibitions, cutting edge solutions, projects and initiatives about Africa. Atim Annette Oton selects in each edition selects the featured project for the 5Ws. Image: Catherine McKinley Who:  Namibian women’s fashions What:  ”Conflict and Skin: The Persistence of Victorian design… Read More The 5Ws: Conflict and Skin: The Persistence of Victorian design in Namibian Women’s Fashion

Benin’s Angelique Kidjo wins world music album

TRAVEL, MUSIC AND FILM Source: BBC   Benin’s Angelique Kidjo has won the best world music album of the year at this year’s Grammys in Los Angeles.The New York-based singer won the award for her Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg collaboration, Sings. ”I want to dedicate this Grammy to all the traditional musicians in Africa, in my… Read More Benin’s Angelique Kidjo wins world music album

Behind the masks in West Africa

CULTURE, ART, FOOD & DRINKS Photographer Selim Harbi was drawn to West Africa for its culture and its handicrafts — specifically, its masks. When he visited the region in 2014, he spent time asking people all about the masks: their meanings, the tribes they belonged to, the symbolism behind them. READ MORE. Why ‘outstanding’ and ‘affordable’ African art… Read More Behind the masks in West Africa

NEWS, TRENDS AND EVENTS – March

EXPERIENCE AFRICA INSIDERS Events  ART: 2016 Armory Focus: African Perspectives, Piers 92 and 94, New York, March 3-6, 2016, Details here. MUSIC: How Five Cities Propelled Modern African Music at SXSW, Austin, Texas, March  18, 2016, Detail here. ART: Market Symphony by Emeka Ogboh at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Details here. ART: 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, New… Read More NEWS, TRENDS AND EVENTS – March