The Afropolitan Festival is three days of exceptional programming dedicated to Afropolitan art, creativity and state of mind, presented by BOZAR and its partners, with honorary guest artist Fredy Massamba, the great voice of Afro-soul. Some thirty multidisciplinary events with over 70 artists and cultural players from Belgium, the two
My first outing to the London Jazz Festival (LJF) 2016 isn’t going as I hoped. It’s an obstinately wet and miserable day. I traipse all the way to the Barbican Centre in central London to discover that the Jazz Records Request event I planned to attend is an underwhelming affair. The host
My mixed identity abroad is a malleable one. It’s a part of me everywhere I go, but its meaning changes with each place. I am constantly shifting, which is paradoxically both limiting and expansive at once. I bounce somewhere between the only girl that’s of colour in many instances, and the girl
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
For a long time, when I was living in France, a lot of my close friends were mixed race people. It had never been a conscious choice of mine, it just happened. They were French-Senegalese, French-Guinean, French-Malian, or French-Gabonese. I had also dated a Belgo-Congolese, a French-Cameroonian and a French-Ivorian.
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