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LOOK: ‘I am an African’ exhibition opens in Durban


DURBAN – An art exhibition seeking to highlight social inequality and promote African identity has opened at the Durban Art Gallery. 

Titled “I am an African”, artworks are presented in clay, paint and other forms.  

According to publicist Yaya Mavundla, the exhibition has been arranged by the KZN Department of Arts and Culture and features five artists from the Umkhanyakude District, on the north coast. 

The exhibition poses questions about background, cultural and social standing and the true definition of being African, said Mavundla.  

“Our identities differ according to our mindsets, those who were affected by oppression and apartheid would classify Africans by colour and those born into the free world classify African by continental demographics. Who and what defines us as African?”…

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Kigali hosting African fine coffees exhibition


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13.02.2019 at 21h21
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APA News

The 17th African Fine Coffees Conference and Exhibition, the largest such gathering in Africa opened in the Rwandan capital Kigali on Wednesday.The main theme of the event is “Specialty Coffees at the Heart of Africa”.

The agenda of the three-day meeting is to discuss actions that will raise the quality and competitiveness of coffee from member countries, helping grow existing coffee markets and securing new opportunities, according to a statement obtained by APA in Kigali.

The annual conference, hosted in rotation among its 11 member countries, is Africa’s largest coffee trade platform that brings over 1,000 regional and international coffee roasters,…

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School of Architecture alum leads ‘African Modernism’ exhibition in Uganda


In her hometown of Kampala, Uganda, Doreen Adengo ’05 M. Arch. co-curated a chapter of “African Modernism: Architecture of Independence,” an exhibition that documents how African nations celebrated their postcolonial identities through architecture.  

In the late 1950s and early 1960s, a large number of central and sub-Saharan African countries gained their independence. To commemorate these watershed moments, leaders began to commission ambitious architectural projects such as parliament buildings, central banks, stadiums, conference centers, universities, and independence memorials. Although these structures represent some of the best examples of modernist architecture worldwide, they remain largely “undiscovered” and absent from dominant histories. Manuel Herz, a German…

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Exhibition brings African-American music legends to life | Virginia Tech Daily


It was one of the great eras in African-American musical history, and Wornie Reed, his new camera in hand, was on a mission to capture it.

As a graduate student in the 1970s, Reed often had a front-row seat at performances by Aretha Franklin, Duke Ellington, the Staple Singers, John Lee Hooker, and other gospel, blues, soul, and jazz music legends.

“I was trying to capture in the photographs how I felt when I heard these people perform,” said Reed, a Virginia Tech professor and director of the university’s Race and Social Policy Research Center.

Through Feb. 15, Reed’s 22 photos of these famed performers are on display at the Armory Gallery at Virginia Tech. The exhibition, called Sweet Soul Music, documents in photos, mostly black and white, and in sound the black music culture in…

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Caribbean News – A Month Long Caribbean Culinary Exhibition Is Coming To South Florida


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News Americas, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019: Caribbean immigrants and friends of the region’s culture will soon be able to “ooh” and “aah” at a culinary exhibition that is all about the Caribbean this Black History Month.

Dubbed “The Caribbean Culinary Museum and Theater,” the exhibition is set to open on Friday, February 22nd from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lauderhill Museum in South Florida.

The exhibition explores the food histories of the Caribbean region with informative graphics, historical artifacts, and dramatic video presentations. Visitors will learn how the islands of the Caribbean are connected by flavor profiles, like savory rice and ground provisions, sweet tropical fruit, and spicy peppers. They will learn about the culinary artifacts…

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Colonial Williamsburg recognizes 18th-century African-American residents by name in new exhibition


Ayinde Martin, 37 of Hampton, has worked as a journeyman carpenter in Colonial Williamsburg for nearly a decade, and rarely do visitors ask him the questions he wants them to ask. (WYDaily/File photo)
Ayinde Martin, 37 of Hampton, has worked as a journeyman carpenter in Colonial Williamsburg for nearly a decade, and rarely do visitors ask him the questions he wants them to ask. (WYDaily/File photo)

This February, one room at the Raleigh Tavern will name each African-American man and woman who was known to have once lived in Colonial Williamsburg.

The exhibition will be called “Revealing the Priceless: 40 Years of African-American Interpretation,” and it’s part of a series of events scheduled for February.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is celebrating Black History Month by highlighting some of its year-round African-American programming, leading tours and hosting the special exhibition at the Raleigh Tavern, according to a news release from Colonial Williamsburg.

The interpretive…

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