When Africa is changing, when the world is changing and the perspective is shifting, the image of Africa and Africans needs to change too.
Afripedia is promoting and collaborating with a new generation of storytellers leading the way. A source for art, design, videos, photography, fashion, visual arts, music and contemporary culture from the African continent and African creatives working all over the world, Afripedia is a platform and future forum for African creatives worldwide.
Five short films and live musicians exploring contemporary culture from Ghana, Senegal, South Africa, Kenya, and Angola, presented by the Dillon Gallery with special thanks to New Museum’s New Inc., featured at the new multimedia arts venue National Sawdust in Williamsburg.
Afripedia (November 14 and 15, 2015) will be a new film/music/discussion series exploring creativity in an evolving Africa. This five-part documentary will reveal the latest art and music scene in Ghana, Senegal, South Africa, Kenya and Angola, giving the featured new generation of creatives who are participating in contemporary culture an unprecedented level of exposure before U.S. audiences. Afripedia‘s 5 short films are part of a transmedia project that will expand into a global platform for Africa and the African diaspora to inform, connect, follow and showcase their artistic practices.
About National Sawdust: (NS), an unparalleled, artist-led, non-profit venue that will be a place for exploration and discovery. A place where emerging and established artists can share their music with serious music fans and casual listeners alike. In a city teeming with venues, NS is a singular space founded with an expansive vision: to provide composers and musicians across genres a home in which they can flourish, a setting where they are given unprecedented support and critical resources essential to create, and then share, their work.
>>>Afripedia Exclusives: Angola’s Kuduro Scene
>>>Afripedia Exclusives: Senegal & Côte d’Ivoire
>>>Afripedia Exclusives: Ghana
>>>Afripedia Exclusives: Kenya’s Afrofuturist Scene
>>>Afripedia Exclusives: South Africa
South Africa Trailer