Tag Archives: Culture

AFRO ARCHIVES – A PERFORMERS WORLD – Episodes 1-3

Our hair, we are born with it yet there is so much we do to try and change our natural hair texture, and our hair’s appearance. Antonia Opiah’s Huffington Post article  “The Changing Business of Black Hair”  reported that the black haircare industry is estimated to be worth half a trillion dollars, as …

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Kayayei-wear continues to influence high fashion

They say that form follows function. In other words, humans create tools and clothes to deal with a particular problem and the form of the solution naturally follows on. With the head scarf designs of Ghana, the functional element has all but disappeared now that it is seen across the …

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OPEN THE GATE FESTIVAL ~ SATURDAY 6th JUNE 2015

The 6th of June 2015, cultural organisation Open The Gate celebrates its 6th Anniversary with a whole day of cultural entertainment, alongside their renowned African Market.  Open The Gate Festival welcomes an array of live music & story telling acts from Ghana, Somalia, Mozambique Sierra Leone, Mexico and beyond. Take part in …

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Kenya prepares for 2nd International Fashion Fair

The Republic of Kenya is home to a population of more than 44 million people and, from 13th to 16th August, it will host the 2nd International Fashion Fair at the Kenyatta Centre in Nairobi. Thousands of visitors will attend, Africa Fashion takes a sneak peak at what they will see. With …

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Pangaea II at the Saatchi Gallery

“Pangaea II” is the second installment of Saatchi Gallery‘s museum- bringing together artists from two continents that were once untied. The exhibition features 20 artists from Africa and Latin America, displaying contemporary art with strong themes identifying the cultural and social facets of people and places from Africa and Latin America. Runs until …

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