Reading Time: 6 minutes The splendid aroma of spices wafts through the air as one traverses the enchanting lands of Africa, a continent so diverse that it has emerged as a veritable treasure trove of gastronomic delights. On World Food Day, a noble endeavor established by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, the world unites in celebrating and raising awareness about global hunger and food security.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Seldom are the forces of culture and human nature so interconnected as when it comes to the art world. This World Mental Health Day, we turn our attention to the healing properties of African art and its role in promoting mental health awareness.
Reading Time: 5 minutes As the languid sun sets on yet another 1st of October, the world prepares to come together in a grand celebration of International Music Day. This joyous occasion, established by the International Music Council in the year 1975, reminds us of the vital role music plays in our lives, the connections it fosters, and the cultural exchange it facilitates.
Reading Time: 4 minutes A gentle breeze blows on this warm September day, carrying with it the weight of a global mission: World Suicide Prevention Day. This annual event serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of mental health awareness and support. It is a day dedicated to shedding light on the shadows of despair that envelop the lives of countless individuals, and a day that urges us all to reach out a hand to those who need it most.
Reading Time: 5 minutes African Artist Spotlight Series: The Multidisciplinary Approach of Larry Achiampong As one meanders through the captivating world of the African Artist Spotlight Series, the eye is invariably drawn to the…
Reading Time: 7 minutes In the pursuit of unraveling the threads of human history, the Olduvai Gorge Museum in Tanzania and the National Museum of Mali stand as significant markers. Each museum, rich in its unique collection of archaeological findings, contributes to our understanding of human evolution from diverse perspectives. The Olduvai Gorge Museum, with its wealth of hominid fossils and stone tools, illuminates our biological evolution, while the National Museum of Mali, with its artifacts from the Iron Age and the Mali Empire, emphasizes our societal progression.
Reading Time: 10 minutes African museums are fundamental institutions in preserving cultural heritage, promoting unity, fostering cultural understanding, and educating people about African culture. They house a diverse range of attractions, making them ideal destinations for culture trips. These museums not only serve as cultural repositories but also contribute to tourism and local economies. They leverage technology for better conservation, curation, and engagement with the audience. From exhibiting indigenous art to making art accessible globally, African museums play a pivotal role in cultural continuity and representation.
Reading Time: 9 minutes The journey into the art world of South African Ndebele artist, Esther Mahlangu, is one filled with colors, culture, and creativity. This article seeks to explore various aspects of Mahlangu’s art and life, answering common questions posed by art enthusiasts.
Reading Time: 4 minutes As a global environmentalist, writer, and journalist, I have dedicated my career to raising awareness about pressing environmental issues and promoting sustainable practices worldwide. One remarkable trend that has caught my attention is the growing number of African artists working with recycled materials.
Reading Time: 5 minutes In the pantheon of great leaders who have graced the annals of human history, few stand as tall and majestic as Nelson Mandela. His lifelong struggle against the oppressive apartheid regime in South Africa, culminating in his election as the first black head of state, is a testament to the power of perseverance, courage, and an unwavering commitment to justice. As we gather each year on the 18th of July to celebrate Nelson Mandela Day
Reading Time: 4 minutes The world of the arts, a realm of enchanting creativity, has always been characterized by its intrepid spirit.
Reading Time: 4 minutes When one conjures images of African art, a dazzling array of masks, sculptures, textiles, and paintings may come to mind.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Portraiture is a genre of art that has been an essential part of human expression throughout history. With its roots dating back to ancient civilizations, portraiture has served as a means to document individuals,
Reading Time: 5 minutes The world of African art is a rich and diverse tapestry of styles, histories, and cultural significance. As our global art consciousness expands, it becomes increasingly vital to examine the role of philanthropy in supporting African art.
Reading Time: 6 minutes In this journal, I endeavor to explore the extraordinary impact of African Diaspora artists on the global art scene. The African Diaspora, a term describing the communities of people of African descent living outside of the African continent,
Reading Time: 3 minutes The world of art has been shaken by a new African auction record, with a 1939 painting by the renowned South African modernist Irma Stern taking center stage. This fascinating piece, titled “Children Reading The Koran,” signifies the increasing appreciation for African Traditional Art, as well as the incredible talent that the continent has to offer.