Posts Tagged ‘Art & Culture’

Shad Cary

Saving Canada’s Black History

I’m afraid my post titles sound all too redundant. This is the second post this summer where the title is “Saving [Insert hisoric site pertinent to Black History here]. Last time, I wrote about 5 Pointz. This time, I’m writing about the Chatham-Kent Black Mecca Museum.

Girl Chief Rocker

Foto Friday – Girl Chief Rocker

My last few months in Ghana were particularly difficult, but that’s another blog post. One of my guilty pleasures to get through was engaging in music photography. I miss this as in New York, at least the venues I’ve been to, it’s hard to engage in photography.

The 7 train rolls by 5 Pointz

Art + Activism: Saving 5 Pointz

  I recently took to the graffiti mecca 5 Pointz, as I got word on twitter that it will be torn down this year to make way for luxury apartments. Over 350 murals can be seen decorating the five story industrial complex in Long Island City (LIC), Queens. The name 5 Pointz symbolizes artists coming […]

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Ghanaian Art: El Anatsui Takes Over Brooklyn

Wanting to get excited about getting in the art scene in New York, I quickly took up my friends Kelly and Rebecca’s offer to visit the Brooklyn Museum on a Saturday. Kelly had written something in the email about El Anatsui. I didn’t know who or what an El Anatsui was, but I was excited […]

Opoku's work Ghetto House

Taking It To The Streets – Art in Historic Jamestown

“It looks like one of those self-made houses in Ghana. Or an opening to a small business or restaurant.” My other friend kindly remembered a hole-in-the wall restaurant on his first visit to Ghana. “Amazing food for about 2 cedis” he claimed in his British accent. Standing in front of a large wooden structure, strewn […]

Fura in Accra

Street Food Friday – Fura in Accra

In search of more street food in Accra, my friend Kaibo and I have been planting ourselves in the neighborhood of Nima over the past several weeks. Walking in Nima, I was curious when I saw these white powdered balls neatly packed in glass boxes.

Teck Zilla in London

Music Spotlight: 7 Questions with Teck Zilla

Meet Teck Zilla. DJ. Writer. Martial Arts Enthusiast. He’s many things, but I got a chance to speak to him as his role as a music producer. He’s been getting a lot of ┬áplay with his groundbreaking audio-documentary series. Navigating unchartered territory,

Kwame Nkrumah

Happy Independence Day Ghana From Spoken Word Artist, Black

March 6th marks the day Ghana turns 56. In 1957, Ghana became the first Black African nation to gain independence from colonization. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was one of the main leaders that helped Ghana obtain its independence from Britain. (Fun fact about Dr. Kwame Nkrumah: he attended the HBCU Lincoln University in Pennsylvania).

Chris Brown

Chris Brown in Accra – What’s the Big Deal?

One of the reasons I was excited to move to Accra is that it’s building itself as a hub in West Africa for digital media. And Ghana is working towards that with the launch of the Hope City Project. Hope City will be an IT hub that will also include Africa’s largest building. Read more […]

Afro JETS Club Project

Revolutionary Music and Politics in Africa 101: A Mix by Teck Zilla

Last week I featured an audio-docmentary of Fela Kuti by producer ┬áTeck Zilla. This week I’ll highlight his first audio-documentary track, The Afro J.E.T.S. Club Project. With J.E.T.S. standing for Justice, Equality, Truth, and Sacrifice, Teck features voices who fought for Africa’s liberation. Leaders like Kwame Nkrumah (Ghana’s first president), Nnamdi Azikiwe (Nigeria’s first president) […]