Category archives for: Artcultainment

Africans in the Bronx Find Family on the Soccer Field

MICHAEL SIMPSON One day nine years ago, Abrourazakou Bawa, a truck driver originally from Togo, was in his home borough of the Bronx when he noticed a disappointed kid walking with a soccer ball under his arm. “Where are you going?” Bawa asked the boy. “I couldn’t find anyone to play with,” said the young […]

France to return Benin artworks by 2021: minister

France will return artworks taken from Benin during the colonial conquest of the region by the start of 2021, culture minister Franck Riester said Monday on a visit to the West African country. President Emmanuel Macron pledged last year to hand back 26 artefacts “without delay” in a landmark decision that has piled pressure on […]

Famed Ivorian Musician DJ Arafat Dies in Road Crash

Ivorian musician DJ Arafat has died of injuries he sustained in a motor bike accident, according to his management The 33-year-old, whose real name is Ange Didier Houon, died on Monday in a hospital in Abidjan. He had been undergoing treatment after the accident on Sunday, his spokesman Yves Roland stated. “He was involved in […]

‘Big Bang Theory’ Producer Makes New Comedy, With Nigerian Immigrant Character Lead

by ANTHONY D’ALESSANDRO At a time when President Donald Trump is pushing a fierce policy on U.S. immigration, TV creator Chuck Lorre is out to remind the nation’s TV viewers how great immigrants are again with his new CBS series Bob Hearts Abishola. The Big Bang Theory co-creator showed up at TCA wearing a yellow […]

PIRATES OF AFRICA | A Scintillating new Afrijam music

When it comes to music, it is certainly an African summer! Toby Foyeh and Orchestra Africa have added to the scene with their latest album, Pirates of Africa. This is their 4th CD release and is long anticipated after their last album release, Lagos Ilu Eko, in 2006.  Toby Foyeh, né Tokunbo Olowofoyeku, is a […]

Medgar Evers College Jazzy Jazz Festival Honors Eddy Grant This Summer

Trail-blazing musician, Eddy Grant will headline the 23rd Jazzy Jazz Music Festival sponsored by the Department of Mass Communications, Creative and Performing Arts and Speech, Medgar Evers College, The City University of New York scheduled July 5th through Labor Day weekend. A number of featured musicians and performers will bring to the yearly Jazzy Jazz […]

Afrochella: An Annual Conflux of Music and Culture on the Continent

by Rachel George  With a mission to “welcome multi-generations around the world to celebrate African culture through art, fashion, food and the universal language, music,” over 5,000 were in attendance at the first Afrochella edition in December 2017 in Accra. Ghana again hosted Afrochella 2018 this past December. Last year over 4,000 people from around […]

Senegal Opens New Art Museum Honouring Black Civilization

Senegal has opened one of Africa’s largest art collections, one of a series of new museums on the continent that could eventually receive thousands of artefacts from European museums that were looted during the colonial era. “It’s the system that is working. It’s a process whereby we are deploying technology and utilizing best practice methods […]

Concluding our serialization of the book JACK CUDJO

You can buy Jack Cudjoe: Newark’s Revolutionary Soldier and First Black Businessman on Amazon Cudjo versus Cudjo During the Revolutionary War, John Murray, Earl of Dunmore and governor of Virginia established the Ethiopian Regiment for the loyalists. While General George Washington was being pressured by his commanders to recruit slaves for the war, Lord Dunmore, […]

REFLECTIONS ON MARCUS GARVEY’S POEM: THE BLACK WOMAN

by Prof. Kofi Asare Opoku At this critical time in our history, and after centuries of unrelenting denigration of Africans because of their skin colour and other external bodily features by others who have even sought to ground their attitude on the Bible, it is grievously disheartening to observe that some Africans continue to give […]

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