Arts/Culture

David Adjaye: Architect Of US National Museum of African American History

David Adjaye

Name: David Adjaye Home: New York City and London Age: 50 Profession: Architect The National Museum of African American History and Culture, located along the Mall in Washington D.C. is finally here after eight years in the making — and David Adjaye, the architect behind the project can’t believe it’s actually done. “It’s been eight years in the making from …

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AfroXmas 2016 In Ghana To Be Exciting Says Syphics Studios

AfroXmas

The AfroXmas Music Festival will set the west African port city of Tema – located in Ghana – agog when Syphics Studios and MIMLife Records hosts the second edition come December 2016. AfroXmas venue goes back to the Chemu Secondary School Park near the Narh Bita hospital in Tema Community 7 this year. Artists expected to perform are multi-award-winning Mugeez …

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What Is 4th Of July To African-Americans In USA?

The ‘What Is 4th Of July To African-Americans In USA?’ piece is by April Dokpesi and was published on VenturesAfrica July 4, 2015. The declaration of independence was signed on July 4th 1776, marking America’s independence from Britain. However, the Black man in America did not get his freedom until 1865 when slavery was abolished. For most Americans, the fourth of …

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Ambassador Smith acknowledges Ambolley’s authenticity in USA

His Excellency, Lt. Gen. Joseph Henry Smith (Rtd); Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States (US) has commended legendary Ghanaian musician Gyedu-Blay Ambolley for being one of the most authentic musicians to ever come out of Ghana. Ambassador Smith said this at an event put together in honor of Ambolley when the musician paid a courtesy call on the embassy of …

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The Art of Ghana

Interest in art from Africa has never been stronger. Auction prices are escalating; the continent’s art is increasingly visible in museums in Europe and especially in the US, where institutions are striving to appeal to their African-American constituencies. A dedicated fair, 1:54, was launched in London in 2013, and last year added a New York edition to its roster. In …

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Twinsax Holds 3rd Gospel Jazz Evening Africa In Nigeria

Twinsax Ayodele; a Nigerian gospel jazz saxophone duo, on April 24, 2016 held the third edition of their Gospel Jazz Evening Africa concert (#GJEA2016). They partnered with their crew — JazzMinded — on the campus of Oduduwa University Ipetumodu (OUI) in Osun Nigeria to host the event. The event provided a platform in the ancient Nigerian city of Ile – Ife for the …

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Bill to study Influence of Africans in America

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine and Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott want to propose a bill to set up a federal panel to study the contributions and accomplishments of African people in America. U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, Rep. Don Beyer of Northern Virginia, Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Rep. G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina and Hilary Shelton, director of the national NAACP Washington …

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Yet Another Tema Arts and Fashion Festival

The Tema Arts and Fashion Festival is happening this year, once more. Last year was a success, and riding on that success is many more packed into this year’s event. This December 4-6, expect art and fashion on display in Tema. The three-day festival has been segmented into three eras; the past which represent our history, the present which holds …

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David Adjaye builds museum of African American history

David Adjaye

David Adjaye is a New York City- and London-based architect born to a Ghanaian diplomat. His work includes the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo and the National Museum of African-American History and Culture, scheduled to formally open in 2016. Below is an interview he granted Joseph Stromberg of the SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE in 2012. While growing up, you lived in Tanzania, Egypt, Yemen, …

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