Category archives for: Artcultainment

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 […]

WHO ARE THE AKAN? A Prologue to the much acclaimed book published March 2015: The Akan of Ghana.

By Kofi Ayim The continent of Africa is located in the middle of the world, and the country of Ghana is the closest landmass to the actual center, where the equator and the Greenwich Meridian meet. The Akan people of Ghana occupy the southern half of the country, alongside various other ethnic groups. Besides the […]

Travelling the World With The Reggae Chefs®

The Reggae Chefs first delivered Jamaica to your doorsteps, now they are taking you on a Journey tasting the world in search of their Jamaican roots. New York, NY, June 20, 2016 What do you get when you pair an innovative business concept with an equally innovative cultural project? You get to experience world cultures […]

Bob James to headline 2016 Stanbic Jazz Festival

Bob James, two-time Grammy Award winner and smooth jazz keyboardist, has been announced as the headline act for 2016 edition of the Stanbic Jazz Festival. This year’s event is scheduled for the Accra International Conference Centre from June 24-26, 2016. Also on the bill are saxophonist Tom Braxton and a host of local acts notably […]

Nigerian Drums Festival Bursts Onto the Scene

By Molara Wood The first ever Nigerian Drums Festival, which held over four days in the Ogun State capital, Abeokuta, from 19th to 22nd April, 2016, has been the country’s most significant cultural event of this year so far. Organised by the Ogun State Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the festival was staged in the […]

Congo-Kinshasa: Papa Wemba’s East African Connection

By Amos Ngaira Congolese rumba maestero Papa Wemba was buried this past Wednesday in Kinshasa, DR Congo, in a celebration of a life that touched many music lovers around the world. Papa Wemba was laid to rest at the Necropolis Cemetery in Kinshasa. Earlier, there was a requiem mass at the St Mary’s Catholic Church. […]

Nigeria: Felabration – More Than a Music Festival

By Nseobong Okon-Ekong Despite the Ebola scare which threatened a cancellation, the annual festival to honour Fela’s memory recorded another resounding success, writes Nseobong Okon-Ekong. The stakes continue to go higher in the annual festival – Felabration – conceived to keep the memory of iconic musician, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, alive. Arguably the only anniversary in Nigeria […]

Africa: Ghanaian Crowned First ‘Miss Africa Continent’

Barefoot, wearing traditional costumes including animal hide skirts and elaborately beaded headdresses, the contestants strutted the stage before Ghanaian Rebecca Asamoah was crowned the first ‘Miss Africa Continent’. The 24-year-old dental hygienist beat 11 finalists drawn from an original list of 40 contestants from across the continent in the inaugural pageant at Johannesburg’s Gold Reef […]