AFRICANS ON FILM FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 10TH 2016

AFRICANS ON FILM FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 10TH 2016

Afrikans On Film Festival (fka Welcome To Busseywood) is back with a ‘matatu’ load of films, many of which have never been seen in the U.K or even on the big screen anywhere in the world! Afrikans on Film Festival screens films across the 3 floors of The CLF Arts Café, Bussey Building, situated in the heart of rapidly changing, Peckham SE15. With over 20 films crammed into one day, this 5th year promises to be another where the visitor’s only problem will be how to watch 3 films at once!…

EVENT|AFROSHOOT@THE OTHERS, STOKE NEWINGTON 10TH JUNE 2016

EVENT|AFROSHOOT@THE OTHERS, STOKE NEWINGTON 10TH JUNE 2016

EVENT|INAUGURAL AFROSHOOT EVENT@THE OTHERS, STOKE NEWINGTON 10TH JUNE 2016 Afroshoot @Afroshoot  is a platform created with the mission to celebrate the work of photographers from Africa or of African descent whose pictures of Africa and Africans and the world as a whole are of an AfriKan-centred vision and a direct repudiation of mainstream media images of Africa, thus creating a different vision, narrative and perspective of Africa. The creation of Lisa Aissaoui and Tiffany Kamagate, who have been supported by the Centre of African Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies…

In The Name Of Ali’s Radical Blackness

In The Name Of Ali’s Radical Blackness

In the name of Ali’s Radical Blackness Written by Isidore Noel   On Friday afternoon I had a conversation with a sister who is awakening from her white supremacy induced slumber. I spoke of race, segregation, dysfunctional integration and ancestral veneration. Of course I spoke about Muhammad Ali, the man I sometimes liked to call my last living icon. For how can one talk about those that waged the war against white supremacy without mentioning Ali? Hours later I learned that The Greatest was in his final hours of transitioning…

AFRICAN THOUGHT | OUR HAIR

AFRICAN THOUGHT | OUR HAIR

Our hair By Isidore Noel Life usually proceeds in its normal ways and accordingly it did so again this morning. I got to work and my white colleague walks in with a bunch of hair in their plastic wrapping, talking about she is selling hair. I had a what the heck moment. My fellow black women were exuberant and luckily for them since it was just two days after payday, they could happily buy the hair. In the midst of my what the heck moment, I realized how normal this…

African Thought | Return and Fetch It

African Thought | Return and Fetch It

Written by Isidore Noel At some point in one’s awakening towards black consciousness, one will be confronted with the question of religion. When I first started to occupy myself with the effect of colonialism and conquest, I still prayed to white Jesus to help me put it all in perspective. I eventually realized that the servitude and bondage to a white savior was a part of the subjugation. At first I tried to justify my beliefs with a color-blind, all-loving God who is there for everybody regardless of what color…

Blog Love | Afro-Synth

Blog Love | Afro-Synth

HAPPY 2014 Folks! If it’s in synths you trust then you might be interested in this blog we recently came across. Afrosynth is a blog run by DJ Okapi and started in 2009 and showcases a nice collection of South African bubblegum disco from the 80s and early 90s. It is an extensive library collection that covers the popular American-influenced genre known as bubblegum or disco, as well as kwaito, jazz, reggae, mbaqanga and maskandi incorporating some music from other African countries too. A treasure trove for anyone interested in…