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‘Raining Wisdom,’ a giant, colorful African landscape painted by Abdoulaye Conde, wins $125K ArtPrize 2023 ...

Michigan Live 30 Sep 2023
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Artist Abdoulaye Conde has won the ArtPrize 2023 public vote grand prize for ‘Raining Wisdom,’ a massive, bright and colorful mural depicting elephants in the African wilderness that captured the attention and imagination of festival attendees ... Grand Rapids African American Arts and Music Artist Award.

Rhythms on da Runway returns with focus on aqua-life

B & FT Online 30 Sep 2023
The main event in December will feature iconic musical performances, including three-time Grammy nominees Rocky Dawuni and Morgan Heritage, as well as other renowned African artists who will showcase the continent’s musical richness.

Controversial songs from the year you were born

North Shore News 30 Sep 2023
Similarly, many protest songs were written and performed by one artist and then passed down to others in the folk tradition, hitting the mainstream somewhere along the way ... - Artist ... - Artist ... - Artist ... - Artist ... - Artist ... Popular artists like Pete Seeger and Lead Belly would later record their own versions ... - Artist ... - Artist ... - Artist ... - Artist ... - Artist.

Flamenco beats and educational treats: Tallahassee artist finds rhythms of life

Tallahassee Democrat 30 Sep 2023
Tallahassee's Ramin Yazdanpanah is a self-proclaimed musical sponge ... 20 ... Yet, in spite of this displacement, Yazdanpanah found familiarity in the music of his new city ... Language, Learning & Teaching ... During the African Diaspora, many music and artistic practices were appropriated by colonizers and eventually infused with modern-day culture ... What ... When.

Heritage Month

Mail Guardian South Africa 29 Sep 2023
Beyond its specific historical significance, the drum’s name evokes broader ideas of spirituality, healing, and transcendence in African cosmologies ... The nation’s diverse cultural heritage belongs to all South Africans, and it is the duty of archivists, curators and artists to ensure these stories are told in ways that empower rather than silence.

Week in art: Last chance to see ‘Agriculture’ exhibit in Boulder, but folks can still ...

Daily Camera 29 Sep 2023
Featuring lithographs by Santa Fe artist Rodney Carswell; open by appointment only; 1708 15th St., Boulder; ... Art from local, African and Caribbean artists; noon-5 p.m ... 11; Open Studio Tour exhibit features work from local artists who will be participating in October’s Open Studio Tour, up through Oct.

New Initiative Aims to Connect US to Africa

Beijing News 28 Sep 2023
washington - The White House says a new advisory council composed of prominent Americans of African heritage aims at 'enhancing dialogue between U.S ... Group includes clergy, artists, writers ... Silvester Beaman, a bishop at the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and decorated artist, actress, producer and author Viola Davis.

Sneak Peek: Royal Canadian International Circus preps for Columbus, GA shows

Ledger Enquirer 28 Sep 2023
The show includes aerialists and trapeze artists, the African Bone Breakers Contortionists , speed juggler Nilson Escobar, and more.

Win 1 of 4 double tickets to Jazzart’s 50th Dance Celebration Festival - Cape Town only

Independent online (SA) 28 Sep 2023
The festival will showcase an exciting host of national and international guest companies and artists, featuring Jazzart’s young, energetic and ambitious students and professional company of dancers, along with specially invited guests from around the country.

The Aga Khan Museum Reveals a Captivating Fall and Winter Programming Lineup

The Galveston Daily News 28 Sep 2023
Night in the Garden of LoveOpen November 10, 2023 to May 5, 2024, contemporary artist Shezad Dawood’s multisensory exhibition, inspired by and featuring African-American Muslim musician Yusef Lateef, is a dynamic conversation between the artists’ practices and philosophical approaches.

City comedians weigh in on the Trevor Noah show debacle

Deccan Herald 28 Sep 2023
<p>People have blamed the shocking cancellation of Trevor Noah’s much-anticipated shows in Bengaluru on the ineptitude of the venue in hosting artistes of the South African comedian’s calibre ... Peters’ show went off without any issues ... Large spaces don’t work, because a good act should make you feel like the artiste is talking to you, she says.

Tori Sampson’s ‘Cadillac Crew’: Celebrating women of the Civil Rights Movement that history ignored

Rutland Herald 28 Sep 2023
Tori Sampson has written a moving and thoughtful portrait of the overlooked contributions of African American women to the Civil Rights movement,” explained VSC Artistic Director Cristina Alicea. “African American women were often leading the charge within their communities to ...

Road Trips & Recipes: Monet immersion arts excursion in Cincinnati

Auburnpub dot com 28 Sep 2023
The exhibition features nearly 50 drawings, prints and paintings of Charles White — widely recognized as one of the most important and influential African American artists of the twentieth century — which provide lessons in tolerance and compassion that resonate today.

‘This Is Not a True Story’ recapitulates anti-Asian micro-aggressions in purgatory

People's World 28 Sep 2023
LOS ANGELES — Western (i.e., Caucasian) artists have a seemingly irrepressible urge to fetishize, generalize, and stereotype all other cultures and people—Indigenous peoples, Asians, Latinos/as, Africans—and even some now regarded as “white” but who were once “othered” such as Italians, Irish and Jews.

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