Africa is the source and origin of human life and much of humanity’s history, culture and evolution. Many of the foundations of science, medicine, astronomy, technology and mythology are directly traceable to Ancient Egypt (Kemet), later disseminated to Western civilization through Greece and Rome. Despite the oppression and underdevelopment of colonialism as well as limited access to … More Thoughts of a Kente weaver on the unity of African art, culture, design and spirituality
Nike NIKE HIRES NIGERIAN ARTIST LAOLU SENBANJO TO CREATE AIR MAX INSPIRED ART IN NEW YORK Niyi Aderibigbe Mar. 19 2016, 10:00 am Reprinted from The Nerve Africa For Nigerian visual artist and musician Laolu Senbanjo, all he wanted as a kid was happiness and growing up to become someone relevant to the society. While … More The most fly kicks ever – with an African flavor!!!
Laolu Senbanjo is capturing center stage these days, including a high profile collaboration of his unmistakable body painting style with Beyonce, on her upcoming HBO premier of Lemonade. Senbanjo describes his body painting is part of the sacred art of the Ori; it binds both himself as an artist and the subjects of canvas. “In my language, Yoruba … More Laolu Senbanjo’s high energy collaboration with Queen Beyonce in “Lemonade”
Ghana has many rising stars – Patrick Awua is educating a new generation of engineers, programmers and entrepreneurs. Patrick Awua TED Global talk. This articles is reprinted from Rising Africa At a time when quite a number of Africans queue up at the embassies of foreign countries, with the hope of being granted visas into countries … More Ghanaian millionaire quits Microsoft to build university that Educates young Africans
Artist Joshua Mays describes this beautiful painting as “Advance possibility through advanced perspective.” I was immediately drawn to the painting, of course, because of its title. It has a feeling and an energy that expresses something of what I experience as a Kente weaver, which ties into the idea of the African Creation myth of … More The Weaver
http://www.ultimatehistoryproject.com/kente-cloth-and-the-history-of-the-ashanti-people.html By JESSICA ACHBERGER Kente cloth is deeply intertwined with the history of the Ashanti nation. The Ashanti Empire or Confederacy, which was located in what is today Ghana, first emerged in West Africa during the seventeenth century. The Ashanti are members of the Akan people who speak the Akan or Ashanti dialect. The word … More Kente: Not just any cloth