chi-readingafrica:

From director Zwelesizwe Ntuli, Bomlambo is a story within a story. To console his granddaughter on the day of a funeral, the old man tells her the story of Siphelele and Nobuntu. The young boy, Siphelele is of the river people; when he washes ashore, Nobuntu is the one who finds him.

h/t: Shadow & Act

dynamicafrica:

Lemi Ghariokwu: Afro Art Beat

"Wow! Goddamn!"… these are the two words Fela Anikulapo Kuti said when he first saw Nigerian artist Lemi Ghariokwu’s work.

Most renowned for the album covers and sleeves designs he made for the Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, in this video interview the Nigerian artist and illustrator Lemi Ghariokwu talks about the beginning of his carreer, his meeting with Fela, and his recent works.

Find more about Lemi Ghariokwu’s work here : myspace.com/ghariokwulemi

Interview filmed at Art Arc Gallery, London
artarc-collective.com

October: Highlighting African Art & African Artists

medievalpoc:

I’ve featured the amazing work of Kehinde Wiley for Contemporary Art Week here previously. PBS has created a documentary about some of his works and creative process, and although it premiered on Sept. 5th, I’m sure you can check your local listings to see if it will be re-aired.

Known for his vibrant, larger-than-life reinterpretations of classical portraits featuring young African American men, New York-based visual artist Kehinde Wiley has turned the practice of portraiture on its head—and in the process, has taken the art world by storm.

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Wiley recently embarked on an exciting new project: a series of classical portraits of African-American women—something he’s never done before. The film, KEHINDE WILEY: AN ECONOMY OF GRACE, documents the project as it unfolds, tracking Wiley’s process from concept to canvas, and coming to know the women whom he selects to paint.

MoCADA Soul of BK Festival Recap

Tuesday, August 19

BLACK ACROBAT x Body Waves

The Kymberle Project



Body Waves and Black Acrobat came together from Oakland and Brooklyn, respectively, in a dual showcase that re-imagined stories of the African Diaspora through stunning acrobatics, shapeshifting choreography and theatrical aerial performance. As queer Black circus artists they seek to empower their people through performance and curate spaces for community (r)evolution and sustainment. 

Join our friends at JACK in Clinton Hill for an evening of performances by master improvising pianist Cooper-Moore and writer Carl Hancock Rux. The event is this Saturday, September 6 at 8PM. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Visit their website for tickets and more information.

Join our friends at JACK in Clinton Hill for an evening of performances by master improvising pianist Cooper-Moore and writer Carl Hancock Rux. The event is this Saturday, September 6 at 8PM. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Visit their website for tickets and more information.