Category archives for: Artcultainment

Ghanaian Culture Performers Making Waves in the U.S.

by Kofi Ayim Okyerema Asante was first introduced to Akan drumming by his uncle at age 3 in his native Koforidua, the administrative capital of Eastern Region, Ghana. His uncle was an Okyerema at the courts of both Koforidua and Juaben in the Ashanti Region. Okyerema is an accolade bestowed on an Akan drummer who […]

Beyoncé and Jay-Z to Perform in South Africa for Mandela Tribute

by LYNSEY CHUTEL After more than a decade, Beyoncé and Jay-Z will finally perform in Africa again. The super-star couple will headline a tribute concert to Nelson Mandela in December. The concert was announced on July 9 in a video featuring Coldplay’s Chris Martin and the South African rapper Sho Madjozi. On Dec. 2 in […]

The Temptations and The Four Tops At NJPAC Friday, October 6, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with The Temptations and the Four Tops. If you love Motown, then you can’t afford to miss this electrifying evening of elegant harmonies and smooth-stepping moves with two GRAMMY-winning legend of classic soul and R&B: The Temptations (My Girl) and The Four Tops (Baby, I Need Your […]

Actress Mercy Johnson gets government appointment

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi in Nigeria has appointed Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson as his new Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on entertainment, arts and culture. Johnson’s appointment was announced with 62 others in a statement issued in Lokoja on Tuesday by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr Folashade Ayoade. The appointments take effect […]

South Africa: Film Banned in South Africa to Screen for the First Time in 44 Years

For the first time in 44 years the first South African independent film Joe Bullet will be screened. Produced in 1971 it was one of the first local films to feature an all African cast. It starred Ken Gampu and Abigail Kubeka and centers on the story of a local soccer team who fall prey to a […]

Ghanaian architect who designed US’ African American museum honoured

A renowned Ghanaian architect, Mr David Adjaye, has been honoured by the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) for his outstanding achievement in architecture. He was presented with a citation by the Chairman of the NDPC, Professor Kwesi Botchwey, at the ArchiAfrika Design and Architecture Gallery at James Town in Accra last Friday. Mr Adjaye is […]

Dancing for Mother Earth to save ecology

Ever met African dancers whose goal is Earth Consciousness? Meet Siren – Protectors of the Rainforest. Founded by Mambo Tse, a former UNESCO Center for Peace executive member and prolific choreographer and entertainer. The group’s mission is to save and protect the rainforests because it significantly influences the health of the entire ecosystem, the health […]

A Cultural Connection

by Gregg McQueen Edwin Pagán is on a mission. The renowned Bronx photographer, writer and cinematographer grew up in the borough during the 1970s, when the region took on a notorious reputation, one synonymous with crime, chaos and urban decay. Discouraged that the “Bronx is burning” image still persists to this day, Pagán wants South […]

3G Media announces the 6th Annual 3G Awards in NY

3G Media, Inc. presents the 6th Annual 3G Awards Gala. The Awards ceremony is in recognition of exceptional leaders and their contributions to the Ghanaian and Global communities. The event will be held on Saturday, November 5th, 2016 @ IGA Banquet Hall, 12, Brook Ave, Bronx, New York, USA. The event is produced by 3G […]

Let Tarzan Rest In Peace Why and how does Hollywood still make a film about a White man, Tarzan, as King of the African jungle?

by Milton G. Allimadi Tarzan will always epitomize the history of eurocentric racist demonization of Africa — whether it’s the old blackand-white Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan of the 1930s with his jungle cry and interacting with bug-eyed African “savages”, the 1950s Gordon Scott era or the Alexander Skarsgard 21st century version who has to be armtwisted […]