Posts Tagged ‘Beijing’

DJ Rob Swift in Beijing

Beijing received a treat last week when DJ Rob Swift came to rock live music venue Yugong Yishan. Originally from Queens, NY, Swift was part of the DJ group, The X-ecutioners.

Akon in Beijing

Thanks to being a writer for Society HAE, I was able to attend Akon’s concert on November 4th here in Beijing at the MasterCard Arena (formerly the Wukesong Arena if you were wondering). The concert proved to be energetic, with Akon even proving his music prowess on African percussions. See below a short clip of […]

Interview with Black Expat Magazine

We here love Black Expat Magazine. Black Expat does a great job of highlighting Blacks who packed their bags and tried a stint at living overseas. From teachers to entrepreneurs, writers to lawyers, the profiles of Black expatriates are varied on this e-zine. These stories serve as inspiration to those on the fence of living […]

Snapshot — Nigerian Beer

Restaurant Turay’s Africa House in Beijing serves as a meeting place for those craving home-made pan-African food and simple camaraderie. Diplomats and everyday folk alike can enjoy a meal at this no-frills restaurant. Visitors can even see Nigerian beer brand “Star” on the menu. Dating back to 1949, Star beer was the first indigenously brewed […]

Indian Reggae: Yaar Sajan by Kailash Kher

If you’ve never visited to Beijing, China, you may be surprised by the large African and Caribbean population that, live, work, and play in the city and their contribution to the ever changing demographic landscape of Beijing. Recently I attended live music venue 2 Kolegas‘ Roots Rock Reggae monthly party. With an outdoor DJ set, […]

Spotlight: DJ Pete Rock in Beijing

I had an opportunity to interview hip-hop DJ/producer Pete Rock during his first visit to China for culture blog Society HAE. Photo credit: Jasmin Stemmler

Photo Exhibit “Africa: See You, See Me!” hits Beijing

Global photography exhibitions Africa: See You, See Me! Comes to Beijing as part of the Caochangdi PhotoSpring Festival. The exhibit highlights photography in Africa and the Diaspora.

Snapshot: From the Bronx to Beijing, Graffiti Wall in China

One of the many walls of graffiti in Beijing’s 798 Art District. Filled with boutiques, cafes, and art galleries, 798 Art District, or simply referred to as “798,” spotlights Beijing’s art community. 798 was a former electronics factory. One can still see remnants of now defunct factories walking through this district. Words by: Roxanne L. […]