Black History Culture : The Founders of Afripedia Are Changing the One-Sided Story About Africa

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  1. Liberty

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    Art, film, fashion, and design are retelling the narrative

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    Afripedia is a new discovery platform and a visual guide connecting art, film, photography, fashion, design, music, and other contemporary cultural ideas from African creatives worldwide. Growing up and working in the creative industry, Goitom and co-founder Senay Berhe always felt the need to change the narrative of how Africans are being represented and valued.“We see the creation of Afripedia as providing a resource to highlight Africans on the continent and in the diaspora overall.”

    The dynamic duo’s next move in breathing life into the platform was making Afripedia a curated outlet where users can share knowledge, access stories, and build their respective networks, eventually growing into a destination and database for African creative content and services. “Our goal is to build an online and offline platform to highlight and showcase African creatives worldwide. Creativity has no borders, and our common interest in culture is key to a deeper relationship in unifying us.”

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    Good stuff, thanks for sharing this ...




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    Sounds like a very good idea. Good luck....
     
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    yvw... I was playing around on the site last night, it looks very promising!

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    ty ... It really does. Interestingly, it's about the contemporary side of Africa we know little of.

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    The Internet Needs More Afripedia – An Interview with Teddy Goitom, the Ethiopian/Eritrean Film Producer Behind It

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    Afripedia is a digital series that profiles young African creatives from
    Senegal, South Africa, Kenya, Angola and Ghana. There’s a Senegalese photographer takes photos of his countrymen in elegant poses against the intricate designs of African fabric. There’s an androgynous musician in Ghana who moved to Accra away from her conservative hometown so she could make it. There’s a Kenyan digital artist, Andrew Kaggia, who is one of the leading 3-D artists in the world.

    I saw four complete episodes of this series last year at Rio’s Black Film festival–
    Encontro de Cinema Negro, Brasil, África e Caribe.

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    Check out the previews at the bottom of this post.

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    http://shadowandact.com/2016/05/04/...he-ethiopianeritrean-film-producer-behind-it/
     
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