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
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
FASHION, BEAUTY AND STYLE BY HELEN JENNINGS LAGOS, Nigeria — Five years have passed since Nigerian designers first strode onto the global fashion stage at Lagos Fashion and Design Week (LFDW). At the time, the world was just waking up to the important role that Nigeria plays alongside South Africa. READ MORE HERE.
INVESTMENT AND BUSINESS In 2016, the world faces uncertainty and volatility – as well as huge opportunities for significant progress. Africa stands not just to gain from these major shifts, but also to lead some of them. The global landscape is certainly challenging, with the political and economic news dominated by slowing growth, rocky stock… Read More 10 Reasons To Watch Africa In 2016
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
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
Experience Africa™, a week long series of events at various venues across the City of New York, to celebrate, focus and expand on Africa as a new Global Destination for Investment, Fashion and Beauty, Food and Drink, Travel, Film, Arts, Culture and Shopping over one week in September 2016. Vision without action is just a dream,… Read More What is Experience Africa