By Alice Gbelia Cool art. Printed your way. AYOK’A Meaning ‘welcome’ in a native language of the Ivory Coast, Ayok’a is a new platform designed to make the work of emerging and established black artists from across the diaspora available in the form of fine art prints, phone cases and t-shirts.
Tommy Evans is a British-born vocalist, broadcaster and postgraduate researcher. For his inaugural article for Afropean, he had the great fortune to speak to Somali-British architect Rashid Ali and British photographer Andrew Cross, the individuals behind the fantastic ‘Mogadishu – Lost Moderns’ exhibition currently on show at The Mosaic Rooms,
Marrakech is a multicultural city with African, Arab, Berber and French influences and could almost be described as an Afropean Mecca, where Africa meets Europe without losing its identity. Johny Pitts searched the souks for some Afropean culture, and found everything from Arabic Neo Soul to North African street photography
Art Deco & Africa, 1925 This weekend, after picking up an ENAR Foundation Award in Paris for the Facebook page Afropean Culture (Woo Hoo!), I spent some time with my good friend Chris and his lovely (& expecting!) lady Naj at their home near the 13th Arrondissement. In between hours