EHALAKASA SLAM III

Ehalakasa in collaboration with TalkFACT3, Foundation for Contemporary Art (FCA), Nubuke Foundation, Inkfluent and I.U.B invite you to an earful of the raw uncut beautifully woven kente lyrics from 12 outstanding Ehalakasa bards in 3 rounds of vocal magic! Previous winners of the first 2 slams include Chief Moomen, Tasha Viets-VanLear, Poetra Ama Asantewa, D.K. Osei Yaw, Anyuinsem Mu Komfopanyin Sedi and Andy. They sit on their thrones patiently awaiting the next 3 winners to be seeded from this Slam and the final 3 winners come September to face off in the grand finale in November.

GATE: GHC 5.00
DATE/TIME: 27TH JULY/6PM
VENUE: NUBUKE FOUNDATION, EAST LEGON behind MENSVIC GRAND HOTEL

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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou. Untitled (Vodou Series), 2011.

Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou’s photographs of the people of Porto-Novo, Benin (formerly Republic of Dahomey) are drawn from street life, his friends, family and studio customers. Benin is all about colour – Porto Novo is like a visual assault.In Leonce’s impressive portraits, wild combinations of locally designed Dutch imported textiles create extreme gradations between background, foreground, person and clothing. Leonce is part of a generation experiencing rapid change and his photographs capture the energy and unfettered zest for life of a people caught between tradition and progress. 

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anotherafrica:

In Conversation with Dr. Pachanga, a Johannesburg-based Vintage Clothier

NOT x Chris Saunders | A Fashion & Photography collaboration from New York to South Africa featuring Dr. Pachanga

For some fashion merely constitutes items of clothing to cover the body, and for others it’s the palette for creativity and individuality. Johannesburg based vintage clothier,  Jean-Rene Onyagunga who goes by the alias Dr. Pachanga, falls into the later category.

Leading up to the NOT x Chris Saunders exhibition in New York, and tandem with their current Indiegogo fundraising campaign Another Africa over the coming weeks introduces each of the collaborators. This week we introduce Dr. Pachanga!

Read the interview on anotherafrica.net

Images courtesy of Chris Saunders. All rights reserved.

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gohoneycocolove:

What Really Happened in the Congo: Belgium’s ‘Heart of Darkness’

Leopold famously said when he was forced to hand over the Congo Free State to the Belgian nation: “I will give them my Congo but they have no right to know what I have done there,” and proceeded to burn archives.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/belgium-confronts-its-heart-of-darkness-6151923.html

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