Latest News for: African artists


How 2021’s Venice Dance Biennale is Honoring Germaine Acogny, the Mother of Contemporary African Dance

Vogue 31 Jul 2021
Running until August 1, the contemporary festival brings together more than 100 artists from around the world ... The main thing I noticed was how contemporary artists such as Modigliani and Picasso were inspired by African art, but didn’t always say it; look at Les Demoiselles D’Avignon by Picasso and you can see it is African art.

Announcing The Invincible Hands Exhibition

Business Day Online 31 Jul 2021
Over 100 artworks will be on display, covering different periods and artistic media ... It aims at being an active agent in giving these artists higher visibility ... She diligently curates the works of indigenous and Pan-African artists and maker-communities by recognizing and challenging some of the most poignant topics in the arts and culture ecosystem.

Kabza De Small wins big at Samas

Independent online (SA) 31 Jul 2021
While it was Blaq Diamond who made history as the first outfit to ever be crowned artist of the year at the South African Music Awards (Samas), it was Kabza De Small who walked away as the nights biggest winner ... He walked away with four awards, the biggest number by a single artist this year followed by DJ Maphorisa with three ... Artist of the Year.

Mumbai's Volte Art Projects aims to bring blockbusters to Dubai

The National 31 Jul 2021
Starting in September, the gallery which shows a mix of international artists such as Wim Delvoye, James Turrell, Francesco Clemente and William Kentridge, as well as regional artists like Nalini Malani and Ranbir Kaleka, will be staging around three exhibitions a year ...We can bring in major artists who people want to see,” he says.

Review: Sarkodie justifies the hype with a solid "No Pressure" album

Ghana Web 31 Jul 2021
Midway through the album comes a line-up of intriguing rap artiste with "Jaara" featuring Medikal, "Married To The Game" featuring South African rapper Cassper Nyovest and "Fireworks" a cool mid-tempo hip-hop tune featuring American rapper, Wale.

AFRIMA announces three new award categories for 2021 edition

Business Day Online 30 Jul 2021
... of AFRIMA and the AFRIMA International Jury in March 2, 2021, the Jury noted that the new categories were selected to capture all aspects of music including its utilization in the movie industry and in recognition of the waves being made by African artistes in the world.

Avenue of Art — a walk through 100 years of Sarasota County’s history

Sarasota Herald-Tribune 30 Jul 2021
Chalk Festival’s triumphant return brings artists, the community together ... Both were also painted by artist Lori Escalera, a perennial favorite at Chalk Festival events in Sarasota and Venice who flew from Southern California to paint eight squares ... “She had to take some artistic liberties with each image.”.

Extract | A rare pamphlet from a historic Black art exhibition by the Spiral collective

The Art Newspaper 30 Jul 2021
This group of 15 Black artists—including Romare Bearden, Emma Amos, Hale Woodruff, Charles Alston and Norman Lewis—came together in the summer of 1963 to debate and discuss the role of African American artists during times of racial adversity ... Writings by and About Black American Artists, 1960-1980.

Sarkodie talks to LootLove about Asakaa and 'No Pressure' album

Ghana Web 30 Jul 2021
Oxlade).”. He also discusses his new album, "No Pressure", working with artistes like Cassper Nyovest and US rapper Vic Mensa, how he promotes Ghanaian artistes in London and abroad, and what excites him about the next generation of African talents ... So he as a young artist wrote the song, thinking this song is for Sarkodie. Yeah ... .

Bonolo Molosiwa believes it’s her time to shine on Kaya 959

Independent online (SA) 30 Jul 2021
Media personality Bonolo “Bee Sting” Molosiwa is the latest addition to Kaya 959 family, a dream come true for the Mahikeng born star ... “As a Sama 27 judge, I am a huge advocate for South African music, so you can expect a lot of interactions with South African and African artists, plus goa gonna monate! (It’s going to be a vibe).” ... .

Museum Matters: What’s the weather?

Traverse City Record-Eagle 30 Jul 2021
Who can blame us? ... Until Aug ... African American Artist as Agents of Change,” along with three different exhibitions from Michigan-based artists Rufus Snoddy, Russell Prather, and Tom Parish ... Democracy in America” from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program, or see work from Tusen Takk resident artist Nishiki Sugawara-Beda ... We can prepare ... .

Restoration of popular art project in the Triad will be celebrated in early August

News & Record 30 Jul 2021
It was created in 1999 by Gregory Warmack (1948-2012), an internationally acclaimed, African American artist most often known as Mr ... Local sculptor Duncan Lewis, a member of DENT’s board of directors, led a three-artist team that performed the restoration, which began in April ... Imagination) and local artists ... Artists meet-and-greet 8 p.m.

Empower women to thrive—Oxfam

Graphic 30 Jul 2021
The statement comes at the back of the commemoration of the Pan African Woman Day on July 31. It explained that the importance of the African Woman who continues to be the backbone of economies as entrepreneurs, farmers, traders, scientists, artists, agriculturalists and leaders in many other sectors could not be overemphasised.

Lincoln Crossroads Music Festival returns with eight days of concerts

Lincoln Journal Star 30 Jul 2021
“The last festival was about cultural groups,” said Executive and Artistic Director Erik Higgins. “This year we have artists from India, African American artists, artists with roots in the Middle East ... "We’re really lucky it’s happening with all these great artists.”.

Leela James Is Ready for Her Spotlight

Rollingstone 30 Jul 2021
“That was dedicated to the industry, a letter about how I was feeling as an artist, a woman, an African-American woman, who is feeling unseen,” James says ... ....