Nelson Mandela's Impact on Music, Concerts, Movies and MoreAs the world mourns the loss of world icon Nelson Mandela, Billboard remembers his influence on the arts: music, movies, books and more.
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Africa on the CatwalkDespite the profusion of fashion weeks across Africa, the continent largely lacks the necessary institutions and infrastructure to advance local labels. Thanks to a new e-commerce site, Kisua, the circumstances may be about to change.
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Source: Design Indaba
Impempe Yomlingo': South Africa Meets Mozart in MunichThe Magic Flute in Xhosa? Mozart may never have imagined it, but it's not such a stretch, and revelers at Germany's annual Tollwood Festival are raving about the production.
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Source: Deutsche Welle
Father to a Nation, and to a FamilyA consultant on the film, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Zindzi Mandela shares her perspective on the depiction of her father's life. Does the story ring true? Yes and no. Read More »
Source: The New York Times
100 Most Influential Africans - Arts & CulturePopularity (or notoriety) aren't always good indicators of true influence, but certain artists do manage to capture the public's imagination. From across the continent, here are ten African talents making people sit up and listen. Read More »
Source: Osun Defender
Meet the Woman Behind Beauty Solutions for Africa's Biggest Shows, Including Face of NairobiWho better to create a line of make-up for African women than an African woman? Suzie Wokabi saw an ugly gap in the marketplace, and she decided to fill it with something beautiful. Her line, Suzie Beauty, has become the go-to cosmetics for African fashion shows, and sales are taking off. Read More »
Nigerian's Art Explores Africa in ChinaAiming to change perceptions of Africans in China, Nigerian artist Ajike Njoko is launching an exhibit of paintings, drawings and photographs that capture the breadth of the African experience in, and contribution to, China. Read More »
Source: The China Post
What Do You Call Eataly in African Diaspora?Wouldn't it be great to have an African food emporium like Mario Batali's Italian equivalent, Eataly? It's easy to picture the huge variety of foods it would carry, but what would you call it? Read More »
Source: Chicago Now
Currier Exhibit Explores Scope of African TextilesAfrica Interweave: Textile Diasporas' is a new exhibit at the Currier Museum of Art, which surveys the beauty, pageantry and history of textile design in Africa. Read More »
Source: The Boston Globe
Gallery: Christmas Takes an African TurnWhy not give your Christmas some African flair this year? Here's a look at some innovative designs that celebrate the holiday with a uniquely African spin. Read More »
Source: Independent Online